We had an excellent experience at Cactus tonight. The gluten-free menu had plenty of options (although their tortilla chips are not GF - bummer!) I ordered the carnitas tacos, which were excellent. When I ordered, the waiter made sure to ask if I had an allergy or if I was ordering from the GF menu because of a dietary preference. I felt great that my order was taken seriously.
Although the gluten-free menu does not include tortilla chips (darn!), the food was good, fresh, and safe for us.
Got super sick eating here. Not safe for Celiac
I've been here three times with my Nima and it's been Gluten Free each time. One of my go to restaurants in Bellevue.
Such a great spot when you crave Mexican! Lots of options. My boyfriend has celiacs and he did not get sick.
Many options that are gf. Fresh and flavorful dishes. A favorite for our gf family. Brunch is also delicious.
After eating at the Alki Beach Cactus multiple times, I had a work lunch at the Bellevue location. Just as previously, at the other location, I was not disappointed. The grilled portobello–vegetable escabeche was delicious, the staff very knowledgeable, and the portion sizes very generous. I appreciated that the waitress asked whether I had celiac disease when I told her I had to eat gluten-free, and that she assured me that she would make a note stating that my food had to be prepared separately. The atmosphere was also very pleasant. I highly recommend this place for celiacs and non-celiacs alike!
Great service and was quick to find out if our daughter was gluten intolerant or celiac. Pointed out immediately she couldn't have the chips. But offered us lots of choices and made sure everything was perfect. The food was amazing and we found several GF items we all loved!
Love this place! They totally understand celiac. They have a gluten free menu and very knowledgable staff. They understand cross contamination. Delicious food! Only downside-their tortilla chips are not gluten safe (no dedicated fryer) but they are quick to mention that.
My son enjoyed his dinner and had no reactions. He had the steak fajitas and said they were delicious. The waiter brought him warm corn tortillas and his own salsa because the chips are warmed in a non-dedicated fryer. He also brought out a complimentary GF Three Milk Cuban Flan for dessert at the end of our meal. My son loved it! We will definitely eat at this location again.
great selection of GF items. cross contamination is possible, but I am celiac and did not have a problem. only been once but I plan on returning. edit: been back several times with no problem. I don't eat the chips since they are fried with gluten items, but this is a go to place.
Not just incapable of proving safe food- but incapable of owning their mistake. Will not eat there again. If I could give negative stars I would. I asked for gluten free tacos and the waitress assured me the food would be gluten free. When I was eating I felt a crunch and called the waitress over - she told me it was breaded and that she had put gluten free on the ticket. On my way to the bathroom I heard her telling the manager I hadn't told them I was celiac.
I had the best experience at cactus. We were first greeted with this waitress who was very excited to tell me about the restaurant about the gluten free menu when I mentioned that it was our first time there and that I had a gluten intolerance. I asked her what she would suggest and she said the brisket tacos which were fantastic. When we asked for the check she came back with a flan on the house just because it was our first time there! What made it even better was that she knew we were from out of town and that it wasn't very likely we will be back anytime soon. I was impressed and if I fly back to Seattle I will most definitely be back!!
Excellent food and large portions for the price ($$ price range). The staff was extremely knowledgable about gluten free foods and celiac disease. This is always very important to me, as a lot of restaurants don't understand the importance of avoiding gluten and cross-contimination. I was told that the majority of items on the menu were either already gluten free or could be modified to be gluten free. Besides this large variety of delicious foods, I was excited to hear that there were also 3 gluten free dessert options. I ended up ordering the Fajitas with portobello mushrooms and vegetables. For dessert, I had the Tres Leches Flan. I definitely recommend this place. The service is excellent, the staff is knowledgable, the food is great, the location beautiful (you can see the water from the window), and there is a variety of gluten free options (including a good amount of vegetarian meals).
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