Excellent service and good food. They made special effort to keep us safe.
I enjoyed my experience at Abuelo's. The server was very knowledgeable about celiac/gluten. She brought me chips that were prepared separately to avoid cross-contamination. They were baked instead of fried so not quite as tasty, but I'll take that over being glutened anytime. The gluten sensitive menu had plenty of options to choose from. I had the barbecue shrimp fajitas and would recommend them to others. I would go back to Abuelo's when in Roanoke again.
I brought my own plantain chips. When I asked if a specific dish (tilapia) could be made gluten-free, the manager came over to discuss it with me. The cook prepared it with a different sauce so that it would be gluten-free. I was impressed with how accommodating they were, and the food was delicious. It should be noted that I am not celiac, so I am not as sensitive to cross-contamination.
So excited to find Mexican in nwi that offers a gf menu. The tacos with cilantro lime rice were really good. Chips and salsa were a bit disappointing. They baked their homemade chips and salsa verde is the only gf option. But the guava was really good. I'll def be going back.
They are NOT Celiac friendly! I had discussion with the server who asked questions from the kitchen. When I got my food, I started to eat, a min later she ran over and said STOP, don't eat that! I was a few months ago, but I think it was a potato side with a cheese topping. She said the cheese sauce has gluten. She told me to eat around it. Since I have Celiac, I can't have that on my plate! I didn't go back. The pork tasted good, then I found out it had soy sauce... not sure if it was GF soy sauce or not. I really didn't eat what they gave me.
While they do have a limited gluten sensitive menu, the staff are not trained of the severity of this issue. we had 3 orders of the bacon wrapped shrimp, 1 being GF and when the food came to the table the server could not tell which plate was which. The black beans are NOT GF. I ordered them once and was very sick and I'm not celiac; just very sensitive to gluten.
I ate there last year and felt somewhat ill afterward. Today, I went equipped with my new Nima sensor and gluten was detected on their "gluten-free" shrimp. The rice and mixed veggies,however, tested fine. They took my plate and just brought those items back for me. So they were accommodating, but I wouldn't trust their gluten free menu
Very restricted menu but do have chips that can be prepared separate. About 6 items as meals but several are over 15.00. 1 of them being a steak.
Food is very good. There is, however, not much to choose from. Beef soft tacos, tamales, Fajitas (bacon-wrapped shrimp, BBQ shrimp, or veggie) and a couple other things. Salsa is great! The corn tortillas that come with the fajitas look homemade and are wonderful. The chips are TERRIBLE. That is the biggest reason for giving 3 stars vs 4. Chips at a Mexican Food Embassy should not be terrible. I did not get sick, which I realize is the most important thing. There are other Mexican restaurants in OKC (Ted's!!) that are celiac friendly and have amazing chips.
Beware - Went there Monday for lunch. To start the chips were baked - so far good, 3 types of salsa was left on the table with no information- only one was gf - it would have been nice to share that. The manager brought my food and said it was gf with gf tortillas. I ate one of the tortillas then started to compare with what my wife had. They looked the same. Called back the waitress to ask - she said it was gf then was not sure - then determined it was not. Bottom line I got sick - it is now Friday just starting to feel better. I was traveling on business and the rating was good. If you give them a shot double check everything & good luck you may need it.
Though my wife ordered the gluten free chips and a gluten free meal from their menu, there was some cross contamination. My wife is highly sensitive to gluten from her celiac and with 10 minutes she knew she had gluten. For what she ate, she said it was delicious but unfortunately she was sick before we even left
Worked as an employee here before I was diagnosed with celiac. VERY UNSAFE for those of you with celiac. DO NOT EVER consider trying to just "sneak by" at this restaurant. Everything is cross contaminated and plates are only made "Gluten SENSITIVE".
I went last night with my family and the food was delicious. the server didn't know to much but someone informed her of what it was because when she came back around she was so serious and concerned about making sure she didn't get me sick. I had bacon wrapped shrimp fajita without the nacho cheese stuffed inside, with cilantro lime rice and lettuce leaf instead of the tortilla. they said that the corn tortillas are not gf. flan was delicious as well!!! I'm a extremely sensitive celiac and had no reaction.
GF menu very limited unless you like fish. You can only have the ground beef, as all of the other meats are marinated. Beans and rice are not GF. You have to be very careful as none of the help is trained and will bring out glutened sauces with gluten free food. The only sauce you can have on an enchilada is the sour cream sauce which is my least favorite of them all.
Had a great experience here. Good margarita, loved the salsa selections and so excited that they bring gluten free chips on request! The chips weren't great, really, but who cares - they're just a platform for salsa. Entrees were good but I would stick with their nicer dinner specialities; don't think I'd come here for a basic enchilada or burrito plate. Great service and cute atmosphere, too.
They offer a gluten free menu and the service was great! They even offered gluten free chips! We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
Excellent food. The only place I can eat Mexican food. Several good options on the gf menu. I like the cilantro lime rice and the bacon wrapped shrimp or pork fajitas.The salmon is also good. They will bring baked chips if requested. My favorite fresh guacamole. Pete is an excellent waiter if he is there, he only works part time mainly weekend nights.
Very little gf options. Waitress didn't tell us chips were fried with gluten until after we ate them. Food was worse tasting than taco bell and one taco was $3.99. Everyone in our party asked for no refried beans because they contained lard and half of them got beans anyway. Will NOT be going back there.
Have eaten here before and most recently on 4/22. Small number of GF choices but the waiter seemed to understand the allergy. They do NOT have a dedicated fryer (earlier post said they do). They were able to do baked GF chips which were ok. Overall a good experience but not great. Didn't get sick.
I've always had a very good experience at Abuelo's and have eaten there several times. The gluten free menu could have more choices....but then once I tried the bacon wrapped shrimp fajita's I doubt I will ever try anything else anyway. Those are awesome!! Every staff member I have spoken to has been knowledgeable. I even asked about the mints to be sure they were GF, they said they had called the factory and confirmed that they were safe.
Not gluten free!!! Only gluten sensitive. They accidentally plated my food wrong putting gluten containing rice on my plate under my meat & veggies. They just scraped it off. Didn't use a fresh plate. I emailed & they were to get back to me & never did! Definitely not worth going back. Ever! Also a sauce that was suppose to go on my meat didn't. The waiter said it contained gluten. So I couldn't have it even though it was on the gluten sensitive menu. Either the menu needs to be changed and/or the staff needs to be educated. It's not a safe place to eat.
They have a separate menu, the staff is clueless....ordered off the gluten free menu, first bite into my side dish I realize it's something that was not on the gluten free menu, asked the waiter and he quickly snatched up my plate and ran off with it, too bad I already took a bite :( my family was done eating before my food was even out....yuck!
Service and food has always been great the many times I have eaten here. Staff always double checks to make sure the tortillas for the fajitas are gf. I eat vegetarian as well gf (celiac) and the kitchen has always accommodated my requests for different veggies to be used for the fajitas. Portions are huge and I always have enough leftovers for a second meal.
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"Gluten-sensitive Menu" available