Asada Cantina + Kitchen

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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225 W Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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We eat at Asada pretty often and although I can’t remember if the items are marked GF on the menu or not, I have asked our server whether or not things are served with corn or flour tortillas just to make sure. I can say the chips and salsa are great and I never have a reaction to them and the little street tacos are good and their nachos. At one point they had a GF beer but they have since taken that off the menu.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The service was excellant and the server and manager did their best to accomodate me. However, the chips and crispy taco shells that someone else wrote about are cross-contaminated. They are fried in the same fryer as flour ingredients. The soft corn tortillas are heated on the same surface as flour. Several of their meats are marinated in beer, which contains gluten. I ended up eating the asada bowl with carnitas, which is not marinated in beer. It was delicious. I will probably not return because it was too difficult to wrap my mind around all the possible contaminants. Thank goodness the manager was knowledgeable and helpful.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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First, I should say that I am not super sensitive, but definitely know when I've been glutened! But I was not glutened here! I got the crispy corn tacos with beans and rice... No issues. The staff was very knowledgeable and confirmed this would be fine for me and it was. The food was excellent.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 9 months 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Asada Cantina and Kitchen was excellent! I spoke with manager Chelsea who informed our server of my celiac and the two of them made sure the kitchen was clear on my allergy! Food was EXCELLENT! I had the Mexican Cobb Salad with chicken, corn, pico, guac, queso fresco, chipotle ranch. Can’t wait to go back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Staff was very knowledgeable explaining what was not gluten free on the menu. They took extra precautions to make sure everything was safe to eat.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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