Calacas Mexican Cuisine

12 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Tacos
Safety Rating
12 ratings

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411 Korean Veterans Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
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Symptomatic Celiac

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They have little wheat icons on items that cannot be/are not gf on the menu. The tortilla chips ARE fried in a shared fryer just fyi. With that in mind, I had the Cocktail de Chamarones as an appetizer and it was fantastic! For dinner I had both Carrne Asada which was so amazing, literally a flavor bomb! The black beans are so flavorful. I also had Tacos Al Pastor. Good and different, on a nonfried shell. Our server was phenomenal! He came back and forth after double checking with the chef on several menu items. Assured me they clean the grill where they will prepare the gf dishes etc before I even asked. I walked out full and without one problem, it was so refreshing to eat at a restaurant and be able to still enjoy the rest of my night/rest of the weekend! I highly recommend this restaurant !!!

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

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 dinner
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Enjoyed a nice meal. The bartender talked me through what was GF and safe. Had chicken tacos with rice and beans. Not a lot of flavor but was a simple meal in a calm environment for downtown Nashville. Chips are not safe for Celiacs.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Excellent service and wonderful gf menu

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 6 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food, excellent service. Multiple food allergies were not a problem. Our dinner was perfection from start to finish.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was outstanding, gluten-free items were clearly marked on the menu, and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful about gluten-free options.

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

Celiac

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Despite this website (FindMeGlutenFree) saying that this location has a dedicated fryer, they do not. My waiter, who normally works in the kitchen, said to stay clear of the chips because of it.

Items containing gluten were marked on the menu, and the waiter made suggestions for items which I could safely eat without cross contamination.

However, despite following the waiters recommendation, I got sick.

If you are sensitive, I recommend a pass on this place.

Safety


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

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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WOW. This was incredible. I have celiac + shellfish allergy so it’s been a long time since I’ve had sage Mexican food which I love. Everything here was OUTSTANDING. Their barbacoa was incredible. You know how remy in ratatouille talks about all the flavors coming together to just create a symphony in your mouth, that’s how I felt eating here. This was amazing food. My food allergen detection service dog cleared everything we ordered which was amazing.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Really tasty food. Knowledgeable helpful staff and plenty of choice.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My tacos and rice were absolutely amazing! The menu has more gluten free options than not, and it was very clearly labeled. I wanted to order practically everything. Chips were gluten free. Server understood and was knowledgeable on the gluten in the kitchen. Would definitely come back!

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


The menu was clearly marked what has gluten and what doesn’t. The food was amazing and drinks were great as well!

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place was amazing! Service was outstanding and the food was delicious - some of the best Mexican food I've had in years. The best part is that the majority of the menu is gluten free and they actually have special markings for gluten-containing items. This may seem silly, but it felt so much less ostracizing and totally inclusive. I didn't feel like I had to be worried about being the one ordering something "special". I highly recommend coming here, as it's great whether you're gluten-free or gluten-full! (The Tacos Al Pastor were *chef's kiss*)

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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90% of the menu is gluten free & the items w/ gluten are labeled. Frier is seperate so you can eat the chips. It was the best restaurants I have been to in years. The waitress & Manager were amazing & very knowledgable. I am celiac & no issues what so ever

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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