Cafe Cusco

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 12 ratings

234 East Commercial Street, Springfield, MO 65803

(417) 868-8088
$ Under $10 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Celiac Friendly, Tacos, Appetizers

100% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2014

    This restaurant brought gluten-free eating to new heights. First of all, the menu has asterisks next to the items that are NOT gluten-free. This made it so much easier for us. I had the sweet potato noodle dish and my husband had the shrimp dish, both of which were fantastic! We started off with the fried guacamole. Their Manhattan cocktails were also superb. We ended with the corn pudding which was like apple pie filling. Yum! We highly recommend this restaurant and intend to eat there again the next time we pass through Springfield.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2014

    Delicious, unique & flavorful! I had the chicken rojo on a gluten free bun with iced Yerba mate to drink. Only 5 items on the entire menu contain gluten.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2014

    Great food, great service. They have so many gf options that the regular menu has marked which item are not gf. For .75 cents you can get a delish gf bun for their sandwiches! I will be back.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2014

    Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free. The only things that aren't are marked with an asterisk. The food is delicious and exotic. One of my favorite places in town to dine with friends!

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2014

    This was one of the best gf experiences I have ever had! Delicious and such a great spot- charming!

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2014

    I think only 5 or fewer menu items [out of 30+] have gluten; even the kid's breaded chicken is GF! Not just a great GF restaurant, but also just a great place to eat! it's Peruvian cuisine so be prepared for a party of flavors in your mouth.

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    4 ratingJune 19, 2014

    I was elated to see that the GF options were so extensive that they marked the items that were *not* GF! They also accommodated my dairy allergy. Choices were fantastic and entrees were delicious! Was disappointed with my cocktail (size and taste) and the soup (taste) and appetizer (size for price) but everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Biggest issue was waiting...for the food, for refills, for the check (had to ask for it), etc. but overall we really liked it and would go back (but only order entrees next time).

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    3 ratingMay 08, 2014

    First, almost everything on the menu is gluten free...so if I were basing my review just on the OPTIONS then it would get a 5 star.It is a locally owned restaurant too, which I love. The staff were extremely friendly as well. However, you can tell there are some short cuts taken with their food that I would not expect with a local restaurant. The fries and sweet potato fries are "out of the bag" variety. The spicy pork on the tamale was not a nice shredded pork, but cubed cut up pork chop/loin. The seafood soup that included shrimp, only had 1 piece of shrimp and it was inundated with rice...there were hardly any other ingredients. Also, since it is a family owned business, they run with a very small (3) crew to operate the whole thing on Wednesday evenings...so my service was fast and attentive in the beginning but VERY slow at the end because they were clearly overwhelmed. I would still recommend giving it a try but make sure you have time to spare and be open minded to the preparation of certain ingredient.

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2014

    Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night! Thrilled to have so many gluten free choices! We were surprised how quickly our food was served. Definitely plan to return anytime we are in the area!

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2013

    Staff very helpful and a huge selection of gluten free items. The food was amazing.

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2013

    Three of us thoroughly enjoyed three different entrees: bbq pork panca, cebiche tacos, and sweet potato noodle stir fry. One of us needed gluten free food, but all the food was delicious and the wine too. The service was excellent and the decor interesting. Definitely recommend it and especially hope those who need gluten free food will realize this is the first restaurant in Springfield that I have found that has more gluten free than non gluten free choices on the menu.

Monday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

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