3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 9 ratings

1200 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 441-7200
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    1 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    I originally wanted to go to this joint because my girlfriend had gone before multiple times and had an amazing safe meal. I have celiac disease, and I only attend places that have gluten-free on the menu and have been visited by sensitive friends. If they get sick, I'm not going, but I heard it was really great! So I was excited. That was, until I sat down. So, like always, we sat down, and when the server came, we told him that we had specialty diets. He made this contorted face like "eh, yuck"and we said to reassure him "It's just gluten free and dairy free, we just wanted to tell you, so you could let the chefs know." He seemed confused, and pointed out to us that the gluten-free items were clearly marked on the menu (Obviously). He then went away and the three of us just starred at each other wondering what just happened. We've all been through this before, where the waiter just had a misunderstanding on what we were asking. So we gave him another chance. We then asked why the tacos (the easiest thing to make GF) weren't marked gluten-free when other things were that had similar ingredients. He battled with another person in our group saying that it was the sauce in the meat. Now, head scratch here, it's the same meat in the other dishes marked gluten free. He then went on to say that it was "just a little sprinkle" of the seasoning. At this point, the look of confusion was more like terror. Another person stopped by, maybe a server, and we begged to speak to the manager again, since it had been a few minutes. The first arrogant waiter stopped by again and said, "I heard you want to talk to the manager, but I know the menu from the top to the bottom." You could tell that he was arrogant and thought he knew it all. I told him that we had to talk to a manager because we don't want to get sick. He said "well, you know it's not really our fault if you get sick."Now, I understand why restaurants have the legal clause that it is not a gluten-free kitchen even though they prepare gluten-free food, but it's not an excuse for you to not do your job! Especially if you advertise gluten-free food. The level of smugness from this guy was dripping. He came back out and told us that the manager was in a meeting and that we couldn't meet with him. We told him were were leaving and I asked for a bill. He said that we didn't have to pay and he understood why we had to leave. I had never dealt with that level of rudeness, smugness from a server before. All you had to do was send over a manager. In fact, when we left, one of our party ran into her old server and he had no problem serving us gluten-free safely. But at that point, my blood was boiling and I was out the door. So, thank you, ONE SERVER for wasting our time, energy, and emotions. I understand how to navigate a restaurant gluten-free to stay safe - but do you? You would have gotten a great tip from all of us. We would have been great people in your section. But instead, you let your arrogance stand in the way and managed to turn me off from your restaurant. One that is rated in Find Me Gluten Free. One that is recommended by celiacs. Absurd.

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    3 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    Did not get glutened here, but was underwhelmed by the food. GF options were marked on the menu, but there were very few and they were all seafood and salads. Waiter seemed clueless about celiac. Quality and taste was not equal to the many great Mexican places in town. It's a cute atmosphere, but I won't be back.

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    1 ratingOctober 24, 2014

    I ate chips & salsa, sprite and the garlic prawns dish. I asked all the questions, dedicated fryer, etc and was given the right answers but ended up getting glutened!!

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    3 ratingMarch 05, 2014

    I was so excited to find a Mexican restaurant with gluten free options! They have gluten-free items clearly labeled on the menu and the servers seem to be educated on it. However, I wish I had asked more questions before trusting Mayahuel completely. I ordered the chips and guacamole and a bowl of their (delicious!) poblano soup. I should have been thorough in checking to ensure the chips are made in a dedicated fryer. The soup came with what I thought was a corn tortilla strip as garnish, but when I took a bite it tasted more like a flour strip? I'm not exactly sure, but a day later I am having a symptom flare-up, which I have not had since going strict gluten free. I may try Mayahuel again, because having a place to go out with friends to (without getting sick) is so important to me, but next time I will need to be much more thorough and ask plenty more questions. If I do, I will update with another review. The food was amazing! If you are not a Celiac and eat gluten-free for other reasons, I definitely recommend this place!

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    4 ratingAugust 31, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Mayahuel. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, the menu was labeled clearly, and the food was terrific. The only entrees labeled gluten-free were sea food dishes, but this was offset by a range of gluten-free appetizers, salads, and stews. I'm also dairy-free, and the kitchen modified one of the gf dishes to suit my needs. Ambiance was urban without being uncomfortably 'upscale' or 'hip.' Will return.

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2013

    Excellent......Food, atmosphere and service! This was my second visit to this wonderful establishment, both times have been amazing. The first time was brunch and I enjoyed every moment and bite. The second visit was dinner and was better than the first which was hard to believe. The Totopos con Chile was great as was the Ensalada Tropical and thankfully I got to try the Pozole Verde con Pollo. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone, but especially to those looking to eat Gluten Free.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2013

    The service was great. Really cool place to go eat. It is definitely full of suites during the day. The menu was fantastic! The majority of the menu is Gluten Free. My only problem came from the soup the give you as soon as you sit down. There was no ordering of it and when I asked a passing waiter if it was gluten free he said yes, but with no confidence. I didn't eat it. But the rest of the food was delicious! Definitely want to go back again some day!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2013

    Mayahuel has numerous gluten free options. Delicious food, great atmosphere and wonderful service!

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