Cafe Rio Mexican Grill

1 rating
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
1800 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Celiac

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They have gluten friendly options, but be careful that the corn tortillas contain wheat. Crazy for a “Mexican” restaurant to not have 100% corn tortillas.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Updated 5 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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No cross-contamination measures followed. Not okay for celiac.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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When my husband tried explaining celiac disease to the manager, he was actually mocked. MOCKED. The guy laughed in his face loudly and said in front of other customers, "If you can't eat flour. You are in the wrong place." Then he pointed at the sign and laughed again.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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We went there because it was listed as a gluten-free establishment however when I placed my order the server told me nothing was gluten free

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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They have an allergy menu but just a few gluten free items. I had to wait while they printed out the menu. I had to ask the food preparer to put on clean gloves. Food was good and people were cordial but celiac disease is only peripherally on their radar on a good day. Celiacs tread carefully!

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We came in yesterday my husband loves cafe rio he had been so excited to eat there. We live in Washington now and don't have any there. I have celiacs and can not eat gluten, they have corn tortilla, chicken, fish even steak for me. The fish looked very dry so I got the chicken. I asked for them to change their gloves and the female who was making it said "I just put them on" I was concerned about the fact that the tortilla that was in the tin had been put there by the person making everyone's food. However she should not have argued about it. At this point my husband took over placing the order. My tostada was the worst I have ever tasted it was a salad with little cheese, chicken and some sour cream.The chicken was hard and dry,after the 3rd bite I gave up. My husband asked them to make the chicken fresh. The line cook/server said it would be 10 minutes to cook. 20 minutes went by and not a single word from the staff about the frsh cooked chicken. When we asked to see a manager the cashier smirked and chuckled but refused to answer us.My husband had the Barbacoa pork quesadilla. It tasted good but only had a small amount of meat.There was only enough meat to barely fill 2/3 of the tortilla. They were taking so long to make mine I said nevermind and we left. Very sad. I paid for a 3rd of quesadilla and 3 bits of a tostada. They were rude and did not even care when I told them to let someone know Never mind of the chicken. You should not have to wait 30 mins for chicken and they should have made it the right way to begin with.

Celiac friendly?

No

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