Terrible menu selection (can't even get chicken fajitas) and the chips were awful. No GF queso, mex rice, or refried beans.
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".
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.
Great Mexican food with true atmosphere. they do not have a GF menu, but many dishes are naturally GF. I eat their cheese enchiladas, tostada, beans, and Mexican potatoes with no issues. We eat here a couple of times a month.
I tried this place three times and got excessively sick was fed flan and gf chips but as i asked if the grill was shared with gluten itemd they didnt have an answer. If you are sensitive stay away!
Excellent! When I told the waiter I was gluten free, he went into action. I didn't have to ask for anything. He brought me the gluten free menu and put in a order for gluten free chips right away. The menu gad great choices, and the food was delicious. The only reason I felt sick when I left was because I are so much!
Manager has been great! Came over to the table and has been very helpful with what is gluten free. Our waiter on the other hand a little ditzy.
Good variety of selections for gluten free menu. Had Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp. Traded garden fresh vegetables for cilantro lime rice, and traded refried beans for charro beans. They offered baked corn tortilla chips for gluten free, and separate dish for salsa to avoid contamination from others at table with fried chips. Server was knowledgeable of gluten-free dining and was very nice. We went just before dinner rush which I recommend so that server and chef will be focused on avoiding cross contamination.
Their Gluten Free menu is quite small (no enchiladas :( ), though they do say in restaurant text that meals are made to order, so I wonder if one could ask for corn tortillas instead for meals but the waiter didn't suggest this. Their fried chips are not gluten free but if you ask they will go bake some for you, which is nice. Everything tastes really good, some things were pretty spicy. I was a bit sad at how small my tamales were, though. I'm not quite sure the food is worth the price but overall good experience.
Good menu for gluten free but very dry soft tacos. Tasteless food. Bland. Won’t go back
If you want authentic Mexican food, this is not the place to get it. The gluten-free menu was extremely limited. The vegetarian menu was on the flip side of the gluten-free menu, and there was very little overlap (I’m a vegetarian, also dairy free). The waitress was very patient and helpful; she kept suggesting different items that were not really Mexican (such as a salad with mandarin orange slices). Finally, she recommended that I simply order a side of black beans, a side of cilantro rice, and a side of corn tortillas, and make my own tacos. I did just that, and the food was exactly what I was craving. But I wouldn’t go back if I wanted anything other than corporate food.
The waitresses are very knowledgeable; however the food had no taste.
I got the tamale plate with refried beans and the vegetable medley. They have a gluten sensitive guide but have a disclaimer that they cannot guarantee a meal is entirely gluten free. However the waitress was very kind to make sure to mention it to the cook. I did get a headache after I ate there but I also have issues with dairy which my meal contained a lot of it.
There is a gluten-sensitive menu, but the server warned us that the food is not cooked on a dedicated surface and the cooks do not change gloves. Cross contamination is likely. We really appreciated the knowledge of the server but it seems like it would not be that difficult to avoid the cross contamination, a situation that is beyond the servers control.
My husband loves Mexican food and found this place that carry gluten-free menu. He ordered tamales, lime rice and refried beans. It was delicious and very pleased with the waitress that are familiar with gluten-free. Also have baked tortillas chips that are gluten-free with sauces. Will definitely come back.
Ordered from GS menu: Sweet Tea Gluten Sensitive Chips & Salsa Inferno Nima Tested & Passed: Honey/Chile Pork Tenderloin, charro beans & veggies Staff did say that the menu is GLUTEN SENSITIVE because they cannot guarantee the meal will be entirely gluten free.
nice restaurant, separate but limited GF menu. Baked chips given as regular tortilla chips are fried in shared fryer. Server even brought me my own salsa dish to avoid cross contamination. Food was ok, plenty of it...but it was not my style of Mexican food. Too jazzed up for me but I appreciated the effort put into caring for my meal.
They changed their recipes and now the "gluten free" stuff isn't any good. Very limited on what is decently safe to eat.
Hostess brought my son his own basket of chips and identified the gluten free salsa to us without being asked. Waiter was friendly and helpful, helping us choose items on the gluten free menu that would work in the kids meal. Everything was delicious!
We always get excellent service here. I'm not as sensitive as I use to be but I've never gotten a reaction here. They bake chips to make them gluten free. The gluten free is small but its all delicious. Just make sure to ask for no chip in the guacamole if you order it.
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.
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