We called Cantina 18 ahead of our visit to ask about their gluten free prep procedures, and were impressed. They have a separate prep area just for gluten free items and spoke very comfortably about keeping things safe. While they don't have a separate gluten free menu, the manager carefully showed us which items were safe on the menu and checked on us multiple times during our lunch. I had beef hard shell tacos while my husband had the steak burrito (served in a bowl without the tortilla). Both dishes were delicious and neither one of us got sick (I'm gluten intolerant, he's wheat intolerant). Their chips are also made in a dedicated fryer. We enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back!
This is our go-to gluten free restaurant. They are so accommodating and friendly. The food is excellent, both the GF and non-GF. After 4pm they have curbside takeout, which is great when we are grabbing a pizza to go.
I called the manager answered and told me if you were gluten free, you cannot eat here, they have no GF menu. Places like this with a straight forward disposition on GF should be avoided. At least they are honest! I would much rather the straight forward no then lie and have us come in and get sick. :)
This place is great. Most of the the menu was gluten free and for the burritos they substitute out the flour tortilla with I think it was a corn tortilla bowel. I had the Santisma special tacos and my son had the steak quesadilla. both were wonder. Great friendly staff too.
I think the nama has changed to La Santisma Gourmet Taco Shop.
Location and ambience is exceptional. It's very cozy and right on the water, and right off a boardwalk which is fun with shops.
My waiter seemed very GF knowledgeable. I wish the whole restaurant was more so. When the dishes come out I expect my dish to be known as GF, but they started to give me the wrong dish.
That said, the food was very good and I did not get sick. The scallops I ordered were excellent.
Awesome place! Friendly staff! Lots of different options! I have a long list of allergies & try to eat whole foods most of the time....but when I want a treat or something for a special occasion this is where I go!!!