Blanco Tacos & Tequila

14 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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14 ratings

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2502 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Celiac

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Server seemed knowledgeable about celiac, but was slightly rude about it when I asked my questions to confirm safety. Also, the ordering process didn’t completely put my mind at ease. However, after receiving the steak fajitas (made with tamari, soy is mentioned on the menu), I enjoyed the meal and had no issues afterwards. The chips are fried in a solely gluten free fryer. But, I didn’t end up having those. Would recommend if you want some Mexican food.

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Can eat anything as long as it's not a flour tortilla. Separate fryer with your own chips. Great food.

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 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Overall great experience. Food was really good and the wait staff and management team were outstanding.

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 4 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

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Server knew GF options. Lots to choose from. Good food

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

Celiac

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Have now been here three times, all safe. They definitely get it. Lots of choices but make sure to let them know you want the chips from the gf fryer. Bonus points for the waitress telling me the flan is technically gluten free but has a few ingredients that come from facilities that handle wheat. That’s above and beyond!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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They had gluten free tortilla chips, just gotta ask for them

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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Alerted the waitress about my gluten allergy and she informed me the ships are made in a dedicated frier and everything is gluten free if you have a corn tortilla or can be made gluten free. Very good food, would recommend.

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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The server was very knowledgeable and willing to talk to the chef for me. The menu does not note any gf items. The waiter said the safest bet was a bowl so we each got the machaca bowls. The star though was the ceviche. It was the best we have ever had. They also brought us chips from a dedicated frier. Overall very good experience.

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?

— Some

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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Ate there last night. Kitchen was busy so it took about 20 minutes to get chips from the dedicated GF fryer. Had the Mahi & Short rib tacos with a Side of street corn.

Server very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Other


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

Overall Rating

Review


It was pretty good. I have pretty high standards for Mexican food and this is more Mexican inspired.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing!! So yummy! They took the time to make separate chips in a dedicated fryer, got me my own salsa for my chips, and my meal was so delicious. Didn’t get sick and would definitely come back again. Very knowledgeable when answering questions about CC and ingredients.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Some

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

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We called in to place an order and the hostess who answered was not sure about the safety of the food. She was willing to find a manager and talk with the kitchen staff, even though they were very busy, who were able to confirm that my daughter’s food would be OK. She is very sensitive and felt great. All of our food was delicious!

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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My best celiac dining experience yet. The bartender keenly understood celiac disease, to the extent that she brought me my own salsa with my gluten-free-fryer chips to avoid any cross contamination from my friend’s normal-fryer chips. Then they let me take the leftover chips home with me (breakfast!). Pretty sure this place is my personal heaven. Thanks, Carrie!!

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 space in the kitchen
  • 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 takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate basket of GF chips! Waitress knew the difference between celiac and gluten intolerance! Highly recommend for sensitive celiacs!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

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My daughter order carnitas from the adult menu and they were delicious. The staff was knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. They even brought her out safe chips and dip. The waitress always checked for safety of every item we ordered, even the drinks. She did not get sick and she is very sensitive.

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?

— Some

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 takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sat at the bar. Bartender knew exactly what I could and could not have. Tacos were excellent as were the nachos. They make a killer margarita. Everything tasted fresh and no reaction after. I’d return to this establishment.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food! They have gluten free tortilla chips upon request. Almost all of their dishes can be modified to be gluten free! Even the kids menu they can make gluten free! My kids loved their bean and cheese burrito. Their tacos and quesadillas are delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Very dedicated fryer. Knowledgeable about celiac

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Once I mentioned I was gluten-free, they offered gluten-free chips prepared in a dedicated fryer. It took just a little extra time and they were delicious. I had a bowl so the ingredients were fine. March 2018

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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6/20/16 GF chips in a dedicated frier on request. Had the chicken fajitas with corn tortillas (note the shrimp is basted in a beer batter so not GF) The chicken fajitas were awesome and had no reactions. Highly recommend. Their guacamole was great. 4/29/17 Update, the fajitas now use soy sauce in recipe so you must ask special to eliminate and make special it'll take longer but they will accommodate. I Had the beef enchiladas made with layer corn tortillas like a lasagna.....GF and delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food. I too had a very knowledgeable server who had a sister with celiac. They also offered fresh chips from the dedicated fryer at neighboring Zinburgers (ate there the next day). Only issue was the server did not bring out the dishes herself, and the plates were mixed up on the table. That isn't very reassuring to a celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Seriously good food. Server was VERY knowledgeable, and my guest (not gfree) tried a bunch of stuff, and while I thought I'd be limited on choices per another review, I was shocked at everything I could eat!!! Tacos galore, and they even made me a crisp (normally on flour tortilla) on a corn one. The manager even walked next door to fry me chips because their other restaurant next door has a gf dedicated fryer. Talk about great hospitality and customer service!!!Yay blanco and great servers!! Can't wait to go back!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Be Careful! I read such good reviews about Blanco Taco and Tequila in Scottsdale I couldn't wait to try the restaurant on Camelback in Phoenix. I called ahead and spoke to the owner or manager - Matt. He assured me he could take care of me and I could safely eat there. I get there and the waitress brings me the allergen list. They don't have a gluten free menu. She tells me I can have the pork tacos. I asked her about the garlic in it because I don't like garlic. She goes to ask Matt, he comes over to the table and tells me the allergen sheet is wrong and the pork is made with beer. He then tells me he also owns another safer restaurant a couple of stores over and that I would be safer eating there. My family ordered Mexican. I ordered a salad from the other place which was delivered to my table in Blanco. I wanted a meal not a salad. I hated the salad and left hungry. Matt never should have told me that I could eat safely at Blanco if it wasn't true. He said I can make you something but you can't have the marinades and the flavor will be terrible. He felt I would be safer eating at his other restaurant. Stay away. Very disappointing experience.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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