Blue Corn Cafe

7 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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716 9th Street
Durham, NC 27705

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

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Great Service. Very conscious of Gluten Sensitivity.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiacs beware! My girlfriend has severe sensitivity to cross contamination, we called ahead and specified that accommodation would be necessary. All the staff members were aware and handled it like a quarantine grade situation. But she was sick immediately following the meal.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They need to get a dedicated fryer! u hate mot being able to eat the chips at Mexican restaurants and even though they brought me warm corn tortillas for the salsa, I was unknowingly charged extra for them. But the veggie fajitas.... Amazing! And the staff is very attentive.

Updated 10 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Asymptomatic Celiac

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This is a very good, mid-range restaurant that tries hard in its own way. Be warned: while they mention a couple of GF items on the menu -- not all of these items are truly GF, because they are fried with non-GF foods. A false GF claim like that is very dangerous -- this is why they only get three stars instead of four -- but there are actually many items they can make GF. The wait staff is knowledgeable and ready to steer you toward or away from something appropriate. The food is very good, but not amazing. Also, I see in the entry above the reviews that they have GF chips. THEY DO NOT HAVE GF CHIPS. Their chips are fried in their own fryers. The wait staff confirms this. So FIND ME GLUTEN FREE needs to revise that.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I didn't see anything on the menu specifically marked GF, but the servers were knowledgable. My rating is probably more like a 3.5, as the food I had was really good and reasonably priced. My biggest issue was the lack of marking and the fact that they don't have a dedicated fryer. Would have loved to have tried the queso or guacamole but couldn't since they don't have GF chips. So...manageable to eat at, but could have been better with more options.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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I loved the vegetable fajitas and plan to go back! But, make sure to ask questions! The servers are very knowledgable. Some items are marked gf on the menu (empanadas) but really are not (fried!). The server knew this and recommended another choice. Also, some items not marked gf can be altered to become gf. Just make sure you ask!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The menu has one section with gluten free items marked, but they also offered to accommodate any other dishes that could be possibly modified. They have flour or corn tortilla options for entrees. They have excellent vegetarian gluten free options. Almost everything on the menu is made from scratch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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