I'm sorry, but no. Gloria's didn't do it for me. At all. I went with a group for lunch. The service we got, despite our group being big, was quite good, but the food was terrible.
I was excited to try the black bean dip and the salsa, but my excitement quickly faded when I discovered how bland and overpoweringly tomatoey the salsa was. I think they could have employed some different flavors in there if they'd tried, but they didn't. The black bean dip was better, but it was by no stretch great. I was hoping this stuff would set my mouth afire, to no avail.
For lunch, I got the Tostada Dinner. It had ground beef, refried bean paste, queso fresco (the crumbly white cheese), lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. Each of these tostadas was built as if I had a mouth that would open to the height of the Sears Tower. But it didn't much matter, as almost every single topping fell off of each of my tostadas as I initially picked them up. Way to go, guys. This is why you shouldn't over-shovel the toppings onto the tostada shell, unless you're going to give me another shell on top to anchor everything. Bah!
I couldn't taste the queso fresco at all (this was after I lumped everything back onto my tostada shell via fork). I think shredded cheddar, or pepper jack, would have been better. And the lettuce? It was Romaine. I like Romaine lettuce, but I think it really stifles Mexican food. And, well, there was just too much of it [see earlier rant about my tostadas falling apart]. I tried removing the Romaine again, so I could actually taste the meat, beans, etc, but then everything else fell off the shell again. This was a Laurel and Hardy bit in the making, folks. I finally just ate the meat and beans on each shell and called it quits. Those ingredients tasted just fine, but I honestly couldn't tell they were actually on there until I removed most of the lettuce.
Oh, and our lunch menu had my meal priced at $10.99, yet the online lunch menu I just eyed has it priced at $7.99. WTF? Is this a special screw-Austin lunch menu?
Never again. G-L-O-R-I---NAY!