Blue Corn Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tortilla Chips + 5 more
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

716 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705 Directions

(919) 286-9600
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    4 rating
    April 14, 2014

    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.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 06, 2014

    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.

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    3 rating
    January 28, 2014

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 18, 2013

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 12, 2013

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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