Besito Mexican Restaurant

12 ratings
$$$ • Mexican Restaurant
0% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
205 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609

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Not celiac

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I have a gluten allergy (celiac autoimmune disease) and I have been to Besitos a couple of times without issues, but since they closed during the pandemic and reopened there’s been a lot of changes including the line chef who gave me flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas and made me sick! I understand mistakes happen but the first thing I told the waiter was that I had a severe gluten allergy and his response was “you’re in the right place, 98% of our menu is gluten free” ..... yet I was still given a wheat flour tortilla full of gluten with my dinner! It ruined my entire evening and I was in bed sick all night and the entire next day. My husband was very upset. The waiter and manager apologized numerous times but it only made me feel worse. And after all of that they remade my meal to go but only gave me the meat. No rice or beans or anything else that comes with the order . If I wasn’t feeling so terrible I would have made sure my husband didn’t pay for a thing but they charged him for his meal after expressing they would do anything they could to make it right . Smh.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My stomach killed me for days after eating here. I was so excited because it got great reviews on this app, my server seemed to know what he was talking about, and the food was great, but it was definitely not worth the pain afterwards.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is awesome. The chips are cooked in a GF designated fryer. And 90 percent of their menu is GF. The servers take the allergies seriously and ensure no cross contamination. Great restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Enchiladas Mixtas.
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Celiac

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Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and gf knowledgeable. If we’re in Tampa again, we’ll come back to eat!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about GF, and plenty of delicious options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome food. Very nice place. Chips are GF. Had the steak tacos with corn tortillas and homemade table side guacamole as an app. Def will return.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good! They don’t have a separate GF menu and the items aren’t not labeled GF but server said that 95% of menu was GF. Got the Mixtas Enchiladas which were good.. not what I was expecting but still delicious. The chips are cooked in a separate fryer and were very yummy... thin, crispy, and salty! Yum!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing! have Celiac and never had an issue! the chips are done separately! the table side guac is enough for an entire meal! Any of the enchiladas are great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about what was gluten free and they have a dedicated fryer! I am from Huntington, NY and the Besito in my town does not have a dedicated fryer so I was super excited!! Way to go Besito Tampa. I had the guac, a salad and a Patron margarita.. only because I am vegan.. otherwise there were a ton of gluten free choices. Their patron margaritas are delish! Definitely get one!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Their food is amazing and almost everything is gluten free.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They were knowledgeable and almost everything was gf. They fry their chips in a separate fryer. Great service and awesome food. I wish we had one where I live. It was a pleasant surprise because traveling is hard and I'm very gluten sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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WOW!!!! I am blown away. I was eating next door at the Cheesecake Factory and did not feel safe there at all. I decided to get takeout instead from Besito because its reviews were so good on this app. They were SO knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination, and I ordered the chicken street tacos. It was the BEST food I have ever had and will definitely be back again. I also ordered the fried plantain appetizer. They immediately told me that they bake it instead of fry it for people with celiac to avoid contamination in the fryer. I definitely recommend this restaurant for all people, especially for those with celiac who are sensitive to cross contamination.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for the chips. But have to ask for them. They use corn tacos instead of flour if requested. Staff is knowledgeable about GF and cross contamination

Quality of food is excellent

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Great food, drinks and atmosphere! They have separate gluten free tortilla chips and are very accommodating!

Celiac

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Awesome Mexican food and vibe! They can make the tortilla chips separately if you ask so they are GF. Several GF items on the menu, just ask your server. I had one of the iron skillets and it was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Push the waitstaff, as some may have a better understanding of gluten allergy than others. Also I was upcharged in a way that was unclear but it was resolved easily. Other than that, I think this is by far the best option for a sit down meal for celiacs in the chestnut hill mall area. The food is pretty good and portions are large enough to share.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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