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Favorite Midtown Latin restaurant set to close for vibrant updates

Favorite Midtown Latin restaurant set to close for vibrant updates

Gloria's Latin Cuisine Houston Midtown
Gloria's will temporarily close beginning February 17. Gloria's Latin Cuisine/Facebook

In the restaurant business, "closed for renovations" usually means "closed forever." However, some restaurants legitimately take a pause to freshen up their dining rooms.

Gloria's Latin Cuisine will be one of those later few. The Midtown favorite will close beginning February 17 (UPDATE: The closing has been delayed until March 2) for a series of upgrades that will include a brighter decor, an updated bar, and all-new private dining room. After approximately 30 days, Gloria's will reopen with an additional 2,800 square feet of space for dining, drinking, and dancing.

"We're excited to begin our next chapter of serving Midtown Houston with this significant restaurant transformation," cofounder Gloria Fuentes said in a statement. "Gloria's will be undergoing a renovation that will bring a fresh new look and feel to this location."

Known for its innovative take on Tex-Mex and Salvadoran cuisine, Gloria's operates 20 locations across Texas. Opened in 2012, the Midtown location has become a neighborhood favorite that's as well known for its late night atmosphere as its food.

Those who develop a craving for Gloria's signature black bean dip and margaritas while the Midtown location is closed may satisfy them at the Baybrook Mall location in Friendswood. Gloria's will open a third Houston-area location in Katy later this year.