Abuelo's (Closed)

7 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
8255 Georgia St
Merrillville, IN 46410

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

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

  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


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

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I truly enjoyed eating here. They even made me a batch of chips under their broiler so I could enjoy some of their salsa with chips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I am extremely gluten sensitive. This has become one of our favorite date spots. The food is delicious and the staff is very knowledgable about cross contamination. Elizabeth and Steve are the servers that we always have and we have never left disappointed. More importantly, I have never left feeling ill. Excellent food, excellent service and its more than worth your time and money.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Although the menu has a disclaimer that indicates the kitchen does not have a dedicated prep space, the staff take precautions to ensure there is no cross contamination. My wife is extremely sensitive and we nearly left after finding out there was a possibility of cross contamination. The staff, especially GM Carissa, were wonderful about ensuring our meal was safe. Excellent food, fantastic price and an extremely attentive staff. We will definitely stop back when we have a chance. John Fort Wayne, IN

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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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Tamales were a great choice. Brought out gluten free chips. Not as good as the real chips but ok for dipping.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout

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