1300 Contra Costa Blvd #12, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Knowledgable and very friendly staff. Excellent food, very nicely prepared with great presentation. Lots of GF choices. I had El Aguila cater a small all GF party with many Celiac guests and not one issue reported. One of my favorite restaurants in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek area. Upscale restaurant food in a taqueria setting.
eat here frequently for lunch. can be very busy at times.worth a wait in line if you have the time. my favorite is the stewed black beans and rice with Alaskan salmon. they make an extra effort to avoid cc if you let them know you are celiac although its not a dedicated facility and they can't guarantee its safe for celiac. I've never had a problem.
hostess said yes we have gluten free options and said the waiter would explain them. the waiter handed me a menu and said 'basically everything is what it says it is". I said from what I can see it looks like the only thing I know is safe is salad with no dressing. he said 'yeah basically." we got up and left.
Food was great. I loved my burger, covered with cheeses, with a gluten-free bun. My friends loved the advocado wedges with coconut crust. There was a small problem with our order (we ordered in) , so they corrected our order and added a cupcake as well. I recommend this for g-f and non-gf peopke alike.
This was a great experience and the food was yummy! The waiter, Thomas, was very attentive to the need of GF. He offered flat bread and even left the croutons off of my salad even though I forgot to ask. He also offered a separate plate for the herbs so there would be no contamination. The fact that he mentioned "contamination" was a big plus.
Ate a delicious salad with fresh veggies and roasted chicken slices, and puréed heirloom squash soup made with coconut milk and little curry. Great lunch near Taliesin (Frsnk Lloyd Wright home and school).
Ate here twice. My first meal was a French dip on a gf roll. Just average and the bread fell apart. The second try ( my husband felt like having salmon and he actually thought it was very good) I ordered the wings and was very disappointed when the waiter brought them and told me their blue cheese dressing was not gf. The skin on them was really mushy. They were a bit hot, esp without anything to dip them in and the texture was not good. Won't be back. Two stars for at least tring!
The pizza is very good you won't even know it is gluten free...the waitress we had was very compassionate to my specialty food needs and made sure it was prepared safely. I did have pancakes here once before...gluten free...and they didn't taste wonderful. I can't wait to try many more of their other gf options. and the pizza dough is made fresh there and they can do small..med . large which is rare for gf pizza