Avila's El Ranchito

4 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
2515 East Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92625

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Celiac

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We got catering. I called and said I have celiac, and they assured carnitas, rice, beans and corn tortillas were gluten free. However, when picking up, a server said the corn tortillas were made on the same grill as the flour ones. The tortillas were also packaged together, even though they said they’d package them separately. I did have the carnitas, rice and beans and felt fine, but the communication was not good.

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?

— Below Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fantastic carnitas and salsa! We are not celiac but basically eat gluten free Paleo. The atmosphere was delightful as well!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Staff is not knowledgable and cross contamination is very likely. Even the chips are not gluten free, according to the waitress the last time I was there.

Updated 9 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

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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Really good food, good variety too

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Celiac

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We ate here tonight and it was awesome! We asked if they had a gf menu and the waiter got the manager and she came out with the menu and to answer any questions we had. The food was prepared on the same equipment as their other food, but the cleaned, sanitized, and cooked the gf meal separately. They were all very knowledgeable about what we could have and what we couldn’t. The chips were made in a dedicated fryer as well. Plus the food is out of this world. We will definitely come back and we recommend it highly.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Fabulous food and fast service. They don't have a GF menu, but the server helped me walk through options. I ended up getting the fajitas with corn tortillas and it was amazing.

Safety


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

— 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?

— None

Celiac

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I had a great experience here. They have a separate GF menu, and the server assured me that the cooks would take precautions against cross contamination (which they must have done, as I did not get sick at all). The chips are fried in a dedicated fryer, too!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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They state on their "gluten free" menu that they cannot prevent cross-contamination of gluten. New Celiac diagnosis and I got very sick eating there yesterday. Do NOT eat if Celiac with a gluten allergy

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?

— 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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I have Celiac and I'm proud to report no cross contamination/food safe meal! Which is Rare!!! I had the guacamole, chips and salsa, and the shrimp entree dish with butter garlic sauce and corn tortillas. Food was hot and yummy. I'll definitely be coming back.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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