Abuelo's

10 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
87% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
11299 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37934

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Notes


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

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable. There was a great selection for gluten-free and were even able to answer questions about dairy as well. I do wish there was kid size plate options available.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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It was okay. I didn't get sick.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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love abuelos!! defiantly a great place to go especially if you have other allergies besides gluten as well. The head chef came to the table and talked to me about my allergies and helped pick the best meal for me.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I had the tamales and they were.., AMAZING

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This is ok most of the time. They do have a gf menu, and most of the servers we've had have an awareness of the gf menu. They will bring out baked chips on request. We seem to keep going there anyways until we noticed a pattern: we always order the chicken nuggets for our son, and a few times they have come out raw in the middle. Um, gross. After a few occasions of that we stopped going.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Poor service and overall knowledge of gluten free options. ***chips are NOT gluten free. The food was ok, but not impressive.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Ate there last night 7-12-2021 and I have to say, it was delicious! They have a GF page on their menu and I ordered the 3 soft taco plate. It came with a side of cilantro rice and beans. The seasoned beef on the tacos was outstanding. It was so good I feared I would end up sick. I’m a very sensitive stomached Celiac and I had zero issues eating here. They also brought out separate chips and salsa. The salsa was pretty plain, but it was still nice to have the option to eat chips and salsa like others there. Great experience!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable. The menu says “for Gluten-sensitive” but my waiter said it WAS gluten free. They prepared everything in a dedicated space. The menu options are limited, but tasted very good.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful regarding the gluten free options.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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If you ask, they have gluten free chips. The chips are very bland. The menu is very limited, and you can’t order chicken. They were not careful and gave me flour tortillas.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch

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I ha e eaten at Abuelo’s for years, always excellent food. January this year I was diagnosed with celiacs disease. I was so excited to see a whole page of gluten free items. I had the beef tacos with soft corn tortillas, excellent!!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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