Just a quick post about a restaurant that is a winner every time........Gloria's. I have been a Patron of Gloria's at The Domain in Austin for a couple of years now and just had the chance to try the downtown location at 6th and Lavaca. All I can say is that the Gloria's franchise has got it RIGHT. The restaurant's are always exceptionally CLEAN, have great ambiance, and the food and drinks are the best.
On my recent lunch visit I had the Grilled Pollo Assado with rice and beans and my wife ordered the Shrimp Plancha with vegetables and a side of Plantains. Everything was DELISH. :o) Treat yourself to a taste of the southwest with a "top shelf" margarita on the rocks.....I did. My wife enjoyed a glass of wine.
The staff is always friendly, well dressed and fast. If you are looking for a place to take a client, friend, or date to IMPRESS them with how "in the know" you are of great places to dine.....put Gloria's on your list. Here are a few pics of when I took my wife there for lunch. Please understand if you hit them at a PEAK time my "fast" compliment might not apply....but be patient.......they'll be worth the wait. :o)
Call ahead and check their schedule because they have music on certain weekend nights and there is a cover charge and dress code. But if you want to dine and then dance......this would be the place.