Barrio Star

8 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
2706 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Very friendly great service but not blown away by 20 dollar tacos. The tortillas are really good but the chicken could use some more seasoning. Also think that 14 would be more reasonable. Other reviews say gluten free churros available… they do not have a dedicated frier so sadly no gluten free churros or tortilla chips for that matter either.

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

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We loved it and went there twice in our 1 week trip to San Diego. The tacos were great, and very different from other tacos I've had before. They tasted very homey. You could taste the grill char on the chicken. I got the spicy chicken taco both times I went and they had different sauces so flavor might vary day to day.

But the star of the show is Churros! Nothing with gluten goes in the frier and they have 3 desserts that are all gluten free, but the Churros are amazing! It's so rare to get something like this while GF, you have to go.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very nice. The menu was marked with gluten free options. We loved their hand made tortillas. The tacos were amazing. They also had gluten free churros!!! Which was very exciting. The staff was very kind and so attentive.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 6 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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There are lots of gluten free options available on the menu, but the food wasn’t great. I tried the chicken taco and the potato taco, and both are very basic and flavorless. While they did a good job with the gluten free aspect, the flavors were lacking.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Below Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great tacos and handmade corn tortillas. Got the cucumbers in place of chips since they have a shared fryer.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about celiac. The chips are marked as GF on the menu but when I mentioned I had celiac, they said those were not celiac safe as they fry them in the same fryer. Took my order very seriously and even had the kitchen make my tacos twice to ensure there was no cross contact!

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

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?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great food. Gluten free tortillas so I had tacos for the first time in years. Server seemed confident about gluten free foods.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! The manager came out and talked to me about how they make all “celiac” safe food on a separate area. While there are 100% guarantees, they did a stand up job making my food prep as safe as possible, and I didn’t get sick. Cutris was our waiter, and he was awesome!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is absolutely one of the BEST places by far for dining. They are very educated on knowing about gluten allergies. Michael will recommend what's best for what you typically like & what their specialties are. Their food & chips & sauces are all made from scratch as well. For those who DON'T have gluten issues, my brother-in-law who eats Chile relleno wherever he goes says this is to die for! You won't be disappointed and tell Michael how you read our review!! Can't say enough of how impressed we are with this place and with Michael!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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So many gluten free options. They mark everything on their regular menu so you know. Delicious food and friendly staff!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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has Gf items on menu, sat down to order and spoke to the server who said there is a lot of risk in their kitchen even with Gf items. did not feel safe as a celiac, wouldn't recomend if you have serious issues with gluten. risk too high.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly labeled options on the menu and many can be altered to eliminate gluten containing sauces or spices. Great tamales, tacos and more. At the time of our visit the chips were good to go as there were no battered/fried items on menu with which to share the fryer.

Our server was awesome and knew all the gluten containing ingredients and was a great resource. He also altered some orders so our son with celiac could get what he wanted.

Great vibe, casual and quality ingredients in a cool, transitioning neighborhood.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great GF options - cool atmosphere...but pricey! Go during happy hour to avoid overpriced menu items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Easy to see gf options on menu, and many to choose from. Amazing Mexican food in a low key environment!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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