0% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly

16092 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr, Peoria, AZ 85382 Directions

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They changed their recipes and now the "gluten free" stuff isn't any good. Very limited on what is decently safe to eat.

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The manager told me not to eat there since it's not really gluten free!

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This restaurant is NOT gluten free. Their chips are fried with gluten products. The server said nothing on the menu is considered gluten free. They have a "gluten-sensitive" menu meaning they don't purposely put gluten in it, but everything is open to contamination. No separate oils, cooking utensils, pans, or prepping areas.

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This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Abuelo's has a "gluten sensitive" menu, not a gluten-free menu.

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Staff is helpful depending on which location you go to and who is working at the time. They give you special chips that are GF but they're not very good.

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While I was able to eat without getting sick, the food is not very flavorful. If you don't like spicy food, this is your place. I do live 7 miles from Mexico, though, so I'm used to authentic Mexican, and this is not it.

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I got sick. They said they stopped gluten free because of covid :( the gluten “sensitive” menu only have like 3 options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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You can ask for your food to be prepared with caution in mind

Very limited menu if you are celiac or sensitive you can’t eat the corn tortillas. With the virus restrictions they have shortened the menu so now only two items are available on the gf menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Not celiac

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We eat here all the time. Not a lot of options, but we are also dairyfree, but they do a good job of keeping you safe.

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Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas. Really good.

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Yes

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The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. As soon as the waiter knew I was gluten-free, she started preparing the gluten-free chip option (not listed on the gluten-free menu), and the salsas and dips are so good! The bacon-scallop fajitas and sangria are amazing!

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Yes

Not celiac

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Gluten-free menu with a variety of options - combination plates, fajitas, and salads. The food was average, but the service was below average. The stars are awarded for the food, bonus points for a gluten-free menu.

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The options are there, but the staff are not super well trained on gluten free. There’s always an issue with the food, just about every time. When it’s right, it’s good 👍

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The tacos were fantastic! I had a great experience here.

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Yes

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Very small gluten free menu, the waiter has no knowledge and the manager was too busy I guess to come over. The food was not good and service was just ok at best.

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I’ve come here twice with a family of four, we are all gluten free, but I’m the only one who is intolerant. I’ve never had bad food, and our service was very polite. I cannot say if there is cross contamination but I’ve never had any major discomforts. It’s TexMex, but it’s still good.

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While they do not guarantee a gluten free environment, they do have a gluten-free menu and will serve baked (bland but I am grateful for them) tortilla chips in place of fried.

I do well here despite being highly sensitive.

If they had more GF salsa and if they had better tasting GF chips I would give 5 stars.

Last week, I ordered carry-out from here, and the soft corn tortillas were handmade and AMAZING! 4.5 stars for me now!

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Chips are safe but unremarkable. Service fair

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Yes

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Food was tasty but I got sick. Waiter said queso was gf but perhaps not 😔 I also ate the shrimp bacon fajitas so not sure which made me sick.

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This was disappointing. I got a tamale which obviously had been frozen and stuck in the microwave to heat up. When the waitress served it, it was way too hot to eat. It took about 10 minutes to cool down enough to eat. Even then the cheese burned the roof of my mouth. They were expensive for what they are and bland. Overall, it was not a pleasant experience. They may have gluten free options. But I won’t be returning.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The gluten free menu is on the reverse side of the vegetarian menu, so don't mix them up. The manager is very knowledgeable, so if you want to be sure, ask to speak to him. Our waitress had gluten allergy awareness, but did not know that the enchiladas had flour in the filling. Manager caught it though. Only gave 4 stars because the options are still limited

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I didn't get sick, but the food was not the greatest. I had vegetarian fajitas. The veggies were 80% onions and barely cooked. Kind of a bummer.

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Not many choices, and if you don’t are can’t eat pork your stuck with soft tacos that are bland with no flavor, spoke with management they will not work with you on nothing

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Gluten Free menu is available. The food was great

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Good food. GF menu was small but at least had a little variety and included appetizers, entrees & a dessert option.

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Our waitresses were awesome and sympathetic, they asked the kitchen lots of questions for us to make sure we avoided cross contamination. They have a separate gluten free menu that you can ask for, which is pretty small but has some tasty options! They special made my fiancé chips using the oven instead of the fryer. So far he has no gastrointestinal issues!

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Yes

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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.

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Yes

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Typical “gluten sensitive” environment. Dont risk it if you are ncgs or celiac.

Not celiac

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Abuelos had a small but nice gluten free menu. They even brought me out baked chips for the chips and salsa. I had the soft corn tacos but the tamales dish sounded delicious too!

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Yes

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Very accommodating. Baked the chips since not a dedicated fryer, GF selection was not large but was EXCELLENT. Waitress was knowledgable. Will definately come back.

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Yes

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Ordered the soft taco plate off of the gluten-sensitive menu and it was not gluten-free.

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No

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This was just awful for GF! the server was uninformed and the meal that I was served was mostly grease. I do not recommend. There are so many better options for GF Latin food.

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No

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Best experience ever plus the have an excellent gluten free menu! Angela was a spectacular waitress.

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Yes

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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.

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Good menu for gluten free but very dry soft tacos. Tasteless food. Bland. Won’t go back

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Yes

Not celiac

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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.

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The waitresses are very knowledgeable; however the food had no taste.

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Yes

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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.

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No

Celiac

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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.

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The chips are not gf since they are fried in the same oil. Although the chef baked the chips for me and they were delicious! My server checked with the cook to make sure that my food was prepared safely and I didn’t get sick! 10/10 would return!

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Yes

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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.

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Yes

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The staff was very knowledgeable of all menu items and very helpful.

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Very knowledgeable staff, they took extra care in making sure our food was gluten free and was prepared and cooked away from the other food to avoid contamination. The food was really good and the atmosphere was very friendly.

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Yes

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I absolutely love this restaurant! I am Celiac and have extreme allergies to items. I have not once been sick or had any reaction to their food. It's the best Mexican restaurant in town! Flan is totally gluten-free too!

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Yes

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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.

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The server we had took celiac very seriously. He went the extra mile with gf chips and making sure things were cooked and served separately. I didn't get sick and it felt like a victory, as having celiacs has made dining out mostly unpleasant.

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Yes

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Waiter wouldn’t confirm ingredients on any “gluten sensitive” menu items. Refused to speak to chef. Only useful information I got was that the sauces on both entrees on the menu contain wheat.

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No

Not celiac

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Small gluten free menu. Delicious beef tacos, attentive wait staff that is informed and sensitive to food allergy requests.

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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.

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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!

Not celiac

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This restaurant had the most flavorless gluten sensitive options I have had in years. Really awful. And there were no prices on the gluten sensitive menu. I ended up paying twice as much as I wanted to for food that I didn't like at all.

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my wife only has half of a colon due to celiac we have tried the gluten-free menu 3 times each time reducing the items and each time a bowel explosion worse than the last the Manager says it's gluten sensitive not gluten-free

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No

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Delicious food and knowledgeable servers and kitchen staff. Huge portions. GF menu is limited, but includes tacos, chips, and fajitas and salads.

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Ask for the gluten free menu when you arrive. They also have gluten free chips on request. Gluten free salsa options are limited though.

Celiac

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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.

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