Red Mesa Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 21 ratings

1544 U.S. 31, Traverse City, MI 49686

(231) 938-2773
90% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2015

    Very good food, great selection, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They steered us away from a couple of items with dairy that wasn't obvious, and had the kitchen modify an item to make it safe for me. I'll definitely be back!

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    1 ratingJuly 25, 2015

    If I could give a negative I would. They brought a flour tortilla to my daughter after she ordered off the gluten free menu, and we trusted them that it was corn. As soon as she eat a bite she said "oh no - that is flour!!" I got the waitress and she came and say yep that is flour let me fix it. What??? Too late. Do not eat here! The food is not even good. We left almost everything on our plates after that, we can not trust this place. I don't care if the owner is serious about celiac, your staff is not!

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    4 ratingJuly 23, 2015

    We just got guacamole and bean dip for takeout. Was good! Their chips are not GF, but you can get GF tortilla chips at the Bayside Market next door.

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    4 ratingJune 27, 2015

    Salsa is flavorful. Rice and beans need more seasoning, very mild almost bland food.

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2015

    fabulous restaurant. great gf and veg. menu. kids are gf for us and they adapted the regular menu to create a meal for them. great staff. great stop in traverse city.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2014

    Celiac Friendly! A GF, Celiac, Vegan menu is available. Many options and, according to our waitress, chips are now celiac approved. Ate there 24 hours ago and have had no issues. Salsa is AMAZING! Roasted tomato flavor with just the right amount of heat. Hubby and I shared the combo faitas that were plenty big for two. Plenty of toppings to make about 5-6 good sized tacos. Margaritas are delicious as well. Overall a GREAT place!

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    5 ratingMay 20, 2014

    excellent food, celiac friendly menu and they do ask if you need one when you come in. The menu is actually a good sized menu and not just 2 or 3 options that are safe.

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    3 ratingFebruary 15, 2014

    This restaurant has a lot of GF options but they need to be more clear what is GF and not GF. We were told the chips on the table are GF - but it would be nice to see that listed on the menu. Our waitress told us that fries were GF but then later came back to tell us she was mistaken. If they have a dedicated fryer - I don't understand why they could make fries in that GF fryer. Some food was tasty. Anyone who got steak in their tacos/enchiladas didn't like the steak because it was lumpy and chewy. For dessert, they offered 2 GF options. We ordered one of them but then noticed that this option was not on the GF menu (like the fries weren't). The waitress insisted that the dessert was GF - she said she has worked there for 4 years and should know (but she didn't know the fries weren't). We were nice about it and chose to have the person with Celiac to just eat the ice cream (which came in a separate dish) but had the non celiac person eat the rest. We didn't complain. We have just been burnt by unknowledgable servers in the past at various restaurants and the consequences are too great. What I didn't like is that the waitress kept coming over to try and convince us that she was right - to the point of embarrassment in front of our friends. She even showed us that it listed as GF on the bill.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2013

    Go here if there is any question, when you walk in the door they ask everyone if they want a vegetarian menu or a gluten free menu, I had the steak...bomb, lots of gf drinks

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    3 ratingJuly 24, 2013

    I was recently in Traverse City and was very excited to learn a place I had eaten at prior to GF was very GF friendly. I have to say I was disappointed. The menu stated the chips served table side were not guaranteed to be GF. That was severely disappointing. I was not helped at navigating the menu at all. They had great priced happy hour eats but the server did not offer any help on anything even though I was holding a Celiac menu. I got the chicken and it was just ok. Tasted like it had been previously frozen or something. It was just ok. We spent almost $70 with tip and left pretty disappointed.

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2013

    Awesome menu. Very friendly staff that are knowledgable. Too bad it's not a chain!!!

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    4 ratingJuly 18, 2013

    Definitely a great place for folks who need to be GF. Dedicated fryer and knowledgeable staff are the big bonuses. The food was good, but I wasn't overly impressed.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2013

    I have been here twice now and love it! The waitstaff is knowledgable and the menu is celiac-friendly. I plan to come back again next time I'm in TC.

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2013

    Awesome food for Celiacs and Wheat intolerant. Servers are knowledgable. Fast friendly and delicious!

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    4 ratingFebruary 06, 2013

    Many wonderful choices for gluten -free dining. The pulled pork was a bit spicy for our 9 year old but she was so excited to have her own menu she ate it all!

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    5 ratingDecember 15, 2012

    Whole family loved the meal! Best gluten-free restaurant meal I've ever had. Excellent menu and wonderful margaritas too. Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2012

    Staff is very knowledgeable, extensive gluten free menu and the chips have a dedicated fryer. The food was delicious and we'll definitely be going back!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2012

    One of the most pleasant GF dining experiences I've had in a while. I felt safe ordering off their "celiac-safe" menu and the staff was very knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2012

    The most extensive gf menu I've seen. Owner has Celiac, so staff is well trained. They even offer gf desserts from a local gf bakery that were delicious.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2015

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    The reviews are true. Very nice amount of GF menu items and staff are very helpful and knowledgeable of their items and gluten options. I didn't feel like I was missing out.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2015

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    Oh. My. Gosh. They had an amazing menu full of choices, instead of the normal two or three gluten free choices. They even had separate tortilla chips, as they could not promise that their regular chips were completely safe. Very tasty, and the staff was very knowledgable and super friendly. One of my favorite GF friendly restaurants so far!

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2014

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    This restaurant is absolutely amazing! A "Celiac Safe" menu, staff is knowledgable and AMAZING food! The celiac menu has a variety of appetizers, special meals, enchiladas, tacos, desserts, mixed drinks, and beer!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2014

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    has A CELIAC menu! Great food and margaritas!

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2014

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    Best gluten free Mexican food I ever had. They have lots if options unlike other Mexican restaurants. Big portions and very filling a great place for dinner.

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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2013

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    Delicious food, and they are confident enough to call their GF menu celiac safe. Chips are made in a shared fryer. They also have an extensive vegan and vegetarian menu, but only one dish crosses over between it and the GF menu - wild mushroom fajitas. They were great though. Would go back again if ever back in town!

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2013

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    I live Red Mesa! They have a gf menu, n I've never had a problem with their stuff. Their chips in TC are gf, so I guess I'll hafta check about that at the boyne location

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    4 ratingMay 10, 2012

    117 Water St, Boyne City, MI 49712

    Gluten free menu, need to watch prep especially on take out, chips not GF

Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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