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Gloria's Secret Cafe

$$ - $$$
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Central American
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12500 SW Broadway St, Beaverton, OR 97005-2136
+1 503-643-2320
09:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 09:30 - 15:00
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Portland, OR
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cash only, Daytime hours. But excellent; food is fresh and homemade, hence the small menu. It's a small place where the owner is also the cook and waitress. It's cozy and delicious.

Thank traveldreamer03
Aspen, Colorado
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a true family run restaurant- including the grandkids. Gloria's grandson waited on us!!! The restaurant is small, and inside can't seat more than about 15 total. There are a few outdoor seats as well. The decor is truly "old Mexico", similar to what I saw in Cancun 35 years ago. The food is very good - all prepared... More 

Thank Michael C
Beaverton, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I haven't actually been here for a while, the main reason being the hours. It is not open for dinner which is when I usually want to go out for a delicious, big meal, which is what you will find here. I am still giving it 5 starts because it's so good, but I really wish it was open for... More 

Thank Shelly E
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Best lunch ever and felt like family while eating there. I have whatever the daily special is and have never been disappointed.

Thank Michael B
Portland, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch after reading all the wonderful review. However, I was some what disappointed with the food. I order chicken tamales instead I got pork. Which were over salted and looked nothing like the server discribed. I talked to the server but she insisted they were chicken. The chicken mole my boyfriends was delicious. Cute decor and somewhat... More 

Thank Marlene A
Portland OR
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Excellent food! My wife is gluten-intolerant and I don’t eat meat. But we found an absolutely delicious vegetarian dish that somehow (given it was mostly rice, beans and cheese - with a very fresh side salad) extremely well seasoned and tasty. In fact, we took some leftovers home and our son told us it was the best food he’d ever... More 

Thank RobertPater
Beaverton, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Been eating here for 5 years and the issue was always they didn't take credit cards and I don't carry cash. What was fixed last month, and now we eat their a few times a week. Gloria has many regulars who you tend to see often, the menu is small and some of the items need to be ordered a... More 

Thank PaulMCohen
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Everyone raves about the interesting and delicious tamales at Salvador Molly's, and they're right-- they're very good. These. Are. Better. Seriously, if you like Salvador Molly's eclectic foods, you'll like this place even more. It's a real hole in the wall so you might need to look twice to see it.

Thank Steve B
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

What can you say about Gloria? She makes you feel as if you stumbled onto a great little cafe in a far away town. Her food is great, even though you have to BYOB.

Thank Hoergutzu
Portland, Oregon
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191 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Very friendly servers, Gloria greets each table. The daily special was wonderful! The other order was average. The food is not spicy, the salsa was very mild. The restaurant itself is very tiny and unique, a fun place to visit in, the short street that is, downtown Beaverton. The menu is small and some things may run out early, all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Mexican, Spanish, South American, Central American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12500 SW Broadway St, Beaverton, OR 97005-2136
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Beaverton
  • Phone Number: +1 503-643-2320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?