Bartaco

19 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
17 ratings

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1048 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

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Had a great time with my family. GF options listed on the menu and pretty much everything is GF. The tacos were delicious and did not make me sick

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered takeout and was severely glutened from a GF taco and a bowl. I noted in my order that I had a gluten allergy on both items and called to confirm the gluten allergy note was received and noted by the kitchen. I was assured both items would be made strictly GF, and I was sick within an hour of eating. I’d just gotten home from a trip where I hadn’t been able to find safe food for over 24 hours and had only eaten a protein bar and water for an entire day. It was definitely the meal from BarTaco that made me sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great celiac friendly place and delicious food, good priced and vibe.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 10 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
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


Great tacos. Pretty much everything is gluten free. You order through their app now, even sitting in the restaurant, which was rather annoying, as it was just a lot of tapping and clicking to see what was in each taco. You can mark any allergens on your order. Buuuuuut, the servers just kind of auction off the food when they come to your table, so I was a little nervous about whether the tacos prepared for me were truly prepared with allergens in mind. Did not have a reaction. Whew!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

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We enjoy this place each time we go! The servers are knowledgeable about celiac needs and are very helpful. The ordering is through your phone and you can indicate gluten allergy (and up to 4 other allergies like dairy, etc.) on each dish. Our server said there are only three items at the moment that contain gluten and they seem easy to avoid.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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?

— 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 vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I used to eat here pre-celiac diagnosis and never got sick. However, I’ve been incredibly intentional about zero cross contamination since diagnosis 3 weeks ago. Haven’t gotten sick at all since.

Ate here last night and (despite alerting the staff to the fact that I have celiac disease) woke up last night with the classic stomach cramps and have nausea this morning (my typical gluten exposure symptoms).

Not sure if it was unlucky or if I have just grown more sensitive to gluten CC since my last visit. Sad nevertheless!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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All you celiacs who say you’re not getting sick eating here are lying to yourselves. They’ve always used seasonings & soy sauce that contain wheat gluten verbatim.

My NIMA has detected gluten every time I’ve tried anything from Bartaco, at both locations. Despite managers insisting that things are fine, this place isn’t safe for celiacs.

Sometimes it seems that when ppl see a bunch of safe celiac reviews, they don’t truly listen to their bodies & they just keep super high hopes without a realistic analysis of what they just put into their bodies. If you aren’t testing with a NIMA, u have NO way of truly knowing if a restaurant is serving you something that’s actually celiac safe.

Also, all u celiacs who eat corn need to knock it off 😂 you’re skewing the results for those of us who are intensely sensitive. & You WILL eventually have damage & reaction from corn..just give it time 😣

Quit eating junk, friends. Even if you find it here in this app or at Bartaco. We need to be overall MORE careful w our bodies than non-celiacs so that we know what we’re actually reacting to& what’s just residual damage.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was AWESOME! The ordering style is kinda different, but the server was able to tell me what was not gluten free very easily. My only complaint is the tacos came out all together which would be a problem if some of the tacos weren't GF, but my husband also ordered GF tacos so it wasn't an issue. Expansive menu, lots of options, delicious food. I'm celiac and did not have a reaction. Fair warning, it is kind of pricey.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Such a great place to go when wanting to eat GF! Almost all their tacos are GF, except the lamb. Chips and guac and street corn all GF. Their menu is all online and they list the allergens for each item. You order online and add in the request for GF just so the chef’s know but wasn’t really a concern.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I really wanted to love this restaurant. They came out boasting that almost everything was gluten free. I loved all the awesome options on their menu. I ordered kids quesadillas for my celiac son and gluten sensitive other kids and specifically asked it be made GF. After biting into them realized they were on flour. We sent them back. And then 2 more sets of quesadillas were brought out to us, again all on flour. . There were new people in the kitchen and I think they also had some that only spoke Spanish (the waiter said there was some translation issue?) food was coming out slow and we had to keep Reminding them what we ordered. they comped our entire ticket and apologized profusely, but its frustrating when you try so hard to not ingest it and ask All the right questions, say all the right things and still end up ingesting it.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing!!!! Pretty much all their stuff is gluten free, even the fried Baja fish tacos!! My favorites are the pork belly tacos and the fried bananas. This place is always on my list when We are Boulder.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything there is basically gf. Everything is on corn tortillas or chips. Good experience

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?

— 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

Celiac

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Review


Wonderful food and so many options for gluten free! I was able to select my food allergies when ordering my food. We ate here twice while in town and both times it was delish! I’m very sensitive to cross contamination and had no reaction. So good!

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious and everything is gluten-free except for the kids quesadilla and the desserts! You can denote "gluten allergy" on the order too. Fantastic experience!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


The fried fish tacos and street corn are delicious

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was great. Delicious food and great service. As a sensitive celiac I did not get sick. Mushroom taco, fish taco, chicken verde taco and chicken verde bowl were all delicious as well as street corn and chips and guacamole. Nearly everything on the menu is gluten free.

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?

— 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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything but the kids quesadilla and churro are gf! Amazing food. Loved the falafel, plantains and duck. Great kids meal too. Holidaily gf beer available too

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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

Celiac

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Review


Incredible- almost everything here is gluten free! I love the street corn and plantains and even got a fried fish taco that was fried in rice flour. My mouth is watering just thinking about my meal there last week!

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?

— 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

Celiac

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Review


Had a great meal of various tacos. Orders are placed on your phone and you can type in that you are a Celiac and they will accommodate. Almost all items are gluten free. Host was very helpful.

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

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Excellent food and service! The quality of the food is amazing and can’t believe the low cost of each taco. Salsas are delicious. We had the pork, chicken, portobello, duck and pork belly. All excellent.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


All I can say is wow! Hope was great and very helpful. They definitely take gluten allergies seriously. Almost all the food there is free of gluten and they have dedicated fryers. I had the pork belly, duck, baja fish and brisket. The pork was out of this world. I travel a lot for work and to happen upon a place like this was a real treat. I'm super sensitive and had no issues.

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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Almost entire menu is gluten free and celiac safe! We really enjoyed the duck tacos but there really weren't any bad options! Tasty cocktails too!

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 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Most of the menu is gluten free! I had the mushroom tacos and the chicken tacos and they were both great. I asked my server about allergies before ordering and she was very knowledgeable.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of options! Delicious flavors. Will definitely return!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I’ve had lunch at bar taco a few times without any reaction. The duck tacos are really good! Almost the entire menu is gluten free and the margaritas are delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was our first time here, and I asked the hostess about GF food to make sure it would be safe for our daughter. They have mostly GF food and menu items with gluten are clearly marked. They have a dedicated fryer for GF chips.The street tacos were tasty! There's a kids menu with GF items. Daughter had no reaction after eating there, so another restaurant we can add to our list of acceptable places! Cool outdoor seating great for people watching, music, etc. Inside was nice too. This is a chain, but I didn't know that at the time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Stopped in for a quick lunch date and had a fantastic time! I’m a highly symptomatic celiac and was able to enjoy my full meal without any worries. I enjoyed the gazpacho to start which was delicious on a rather warm day sitting on their patio plus their small trio of dips with the corn tortillas. Then I had one each of the chicken verde, fried fish, and chorizo tacos. They were the perfect 2-3 bite size and DELICIOUS! My personal favorite was the chicken verde. I felt full without feeling any sort of bloat or issues, the server even made sure to double check about cross contamination and ensured us the only thing to worry about having gluten is the desserts & that those have their own dedicated fryer!! So cross contamination isn’t a worry. :) can’t wait to be back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Went for brunch yesterday. The guy said all of the tacos are GF but there were clearly tacos that weren’t like a fried fish taco. Didn’t give me much confidence. Ordered the rib-eye and pork belly tacos. Today I definitely can tell I had gluten. Looked up on their website today and they do have an allergens portion. Turns out the rib-eye was not.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


We loved this place! So tasty and a great atmosphere! Staff was friendly too! Everything on the menu, except the dessert items, is gluten free! I love when I can eat out and not worry about cross contamination from all the other food items in the kitchen!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Overall Rating

Review


Nearly everything is GF but nothing labeled on menu which I wish they would. But great selection and was tasty. Definitely will go again.

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We’re regulars at the Port Chester NY location and had a great experience at the Charlotte one too. Great food and very knowledgeable team. You can specify gluten allergy in the online menu system and most of the menu save for the quesadillas and a few desserts are GF

Safety


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

— Very

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

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