Gloria Rubio and Jose Fuentes introduced much of Dallas to Salvadoran food in 1987 when they opened their first restaurant, in Oak Cliff. As Gloria’s expanded to Oak Lawn, Greenville Avenue and Addison, many Dallas diners for the first time tried handmade Salvadoran tamales and pupusas stuffed with spicy pork.
Anyone who lives in Dallas probably has eaten at Café Brazil a time or two. But true fans of the funky diner, which opened an Oak Cliff location last year, follow Café Brazil on Twitter. They are friends with it on Facebook. And the café pays them back with specials and coupons just for their “friends”