Carlos O'Kelly's

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Late Night, Mexican + 2 more
66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702 Directions

(319) 236-8730
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    this restaurant is closed

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Changed their GF menu and it is not as good. But Carlos O'Kelly's is always the perfect and easy stand by. Celiac Safe

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    527 S Ridge Cir, Wichita, KS 67209

    3 of us are celiacs and had no problem when we stopped here. Good service and nice GF menu. I always appreciate waiters and restaurants that mark the order ticket itself as GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    909 E 30th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502

    Huge GF menu. Dedicated chip fryer. I had the seafood enchiladas with Mexican rice and fajita vegetables. I am severely intolerant and had no side effects. I will come back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

    Love there gluten free food! Never got sick from eating

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    1 rating
    3 months ago

    2635 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    They gave a very nice gluten-free menu and a dedicated GF frier for tortilla chips and other menu items. My daughter has Celiac Disease, she ordered El'Guapo Tacos from the GF menu. Food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful, however before dinner was over it was blatently evident that my daughter had been exposed to gluten. I spoke with the manager, who appeared to be knowledgeable about Celiac Disease, he was very concerned for my daughter and he promised that he would find the source of contamination.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2635 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    Good selection on the GF menu. Friendly staff that is aware of the policy and what has gluten in it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    527 S Ridge Cir, Wichita, KS 67209

    I give them 5 stars because I've never been sick from eating here ( I'm Celiac and pretty sensitive) they have a separate GF menu, even the chips are GF, ( unlike On theBorder). But...it's tex mex, and sometimes a little lack-luster.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    527 S Ridge Cir, Wichita, KS 67209

    Dedicated fryer for chips! Good gf menu. Recommended.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    4825 Highway 52 North, Rochester, MN 55901-0162

    Eaten here several times and never had any problems. Lots of tasty options!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    1810 Diers Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803

    Love the chips here. They have a separate gf menu with tons of items. Highly recommend the brisket tacos! Staff was knowledgeable about gf.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    3320 Armar Dr, Marion, IA 52302

    they are knowledgable about what is available thats gluten free!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2635 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    good good, nice gf menu. enjoyed.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    3425 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66611

    They still have a gluten free menu (also includes vegetarian choices) and chips and salsa. There are lots of options, kids meals aren't listed but you can do kids meals out of adult gluten free menu items (for example kids enchilada meal as enchiladas are gluten free). Our child with Celiac disease didn't get sick. The chips are gluten free but they tasted a little off like they needed to clean or change their grease. The rice was undercooked in places. Overall the food quality was good, not great, but good enough that with the gluten free options and friendly service we would probably eat there again.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

    Large Gluten Free menu

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    4825 Highway 52 North, Rochester, MN 55901-0162

    I would have put this lower, but you can not. The whole place was disgusting. There were chips everywhere on the floor both in the seating area and back by the kitchen. The kitchen cleanliness itself was disgusting. You can tell by walking to the bathroom and looking into the kitchen. I have had a strong reaction as a result of this place. I do not recommend!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554

    Very slow food prep, most of our food was dried out on top, from sitting in a warmer too long. I ordered from the gluten-free menu and was served a dish with with flour tortillas - wish I had known before I ate half of them! Wait staff poorly trained on GF, absolutely NOT safe for Celiacs and not worth the risk!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    330 South Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502

    Gluten free menu with 12+ entrees including salads. I had enchiladas. I ordered three with my choice of meat. I chose pulled chicken, fajita chicken and steak. But they messed up by giving me chicken breast for all three. The manager gave me my entree for free. Much more than I expected. Either way the food was great and the chips and salsa were good. My wife loved her fajita salad. This will be one of our go to places when we move to Manhattan in the fall

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554

    Wait staff very knowledgeable. Nice GF menu. Separate fryer for chips! Delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650

    Many great gluten free options. Food is delicious!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2259 So. 9th, #64 Central Mall, Salina, KS 67401

    They have a pretty good gf menu. The staff is very nice and the food is OK (not great). The restaurant needs to be renovated.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    4825 Highway 52 North, Rochester, MN 55901-0162

    they have a gluten free menu. good choices

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002

    My favorite place for Mexican. Gluten free chips, salsa and quest. Huge gluten free menu and drinks! Never gotten sick!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    2635 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    I had the GF Combo #1. fine meal for lunch. they were unexpectedly busy due a neighboring restaurant being closed, but they did a great job of keeping everything running well. This was a good experience!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 years ago

    2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554

    Food was very bland. My husband said his chicken tasted old and reheated. Okay in a pinch but not very good unfortunately.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    909 E 30th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502

    never had a problem with cc here. always my go to when I'm in town.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    6507 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Nice choices on the gluten free menu! Good amount of food for the cost!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    1411 Waterfront Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240

    Good place for gf mexican food. Their margs aren't too bad either.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650

    Great service the waiter came back and told us one of the sides my sister ordered had gluten and told us about another side she could chose from that was gluten free

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    1810 Diers Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803

    4.5 stars. Jumbo margaritas on Thursday special had a tiny amount of alcohol in them. Mild salsa is very mild, spicy is very spicy. But charge extra to get a little of each on the side. Had the two enchiladas with steak and brisket. Quite good!

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650

    HORRIBLE!!!! Since when did fajitas not come with rice and beans?! Horribly slow service. Not worth the money at all! My husband and I both feel sick to our stomachs (literally not figuratively) after eating there. I would have rather have given it zero stars.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    3425 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66611

    Awful...

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    6507 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Not good at all. Corn tortilla fell apart and was tasteless. Chicken , beef and veggies in their Gluten Free Fajitas were not good. Ordered Jamieson soda she brings it with Tonic.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    3025 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226

    Decent food and pleasant service. Don't order the fish, but I haven't ever been I'll from this establishment.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650

    I was very happy to see the Gluten free menu at our Carlos O'Kellys. They have a good selection of food choices. I would eat there every week if I could!

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    2 rating
    3 years ago

    9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650

    Gluten friendly, but not free. Got sick after eating the chips; be careful! Manager was non-responsive to our concerns. Wouldn't go out our way for this place again.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521

    they re-did their gluten free menu, have so many options now its hard to choose what to eat

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    2635 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    new gluten free menu! brisket taco is very good.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    3425 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66611

    Very good gluten free menu! Even got to have chips and salsa!

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521

    the Glen free menu was great. lots of options. I did however get sick. I believe it must have had msg in the food. I know this is different from gluten, but it does make a lot of people sick.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    1411 Waterfront Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240

    Staff was knowledgable and friendly. Got the enchiladas and they were great. Was also impressed with gluten-free chips and salsa!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554

    Our server Andrew was awesome and the GF menu was wonderful and tasty

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    2306 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    They have a gluten free menu, good number of choices. Salsa and chips are gluten free. They said they have dedicated fryers. Server was new. The order was specifically put in to be gluten free as the server who brought it out identified it as a gluten free meal.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    321 North Roosevelt Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601

    This restaurant has closed.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    5735 Falls Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

    This restaurant has closed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    527 S Ridge Cir, Wichita, KS 67209

    Wonderful service :-) had chips and dip - they use separate fryer... Yummy chicken enchiladas ... Salad.. And my son got applesauce for his side :-)

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 years ago

    4371 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310

    This location is now closed

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    321 North Roosevelt Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601

    Good Menu Horrible Service Too Expensive for Mistakes Like giving you Flour tortilla when you order from the GF menu. Don't recommend coming Here!!!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    714 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

    I love Carlos O' Kelly's

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    631 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010

    I have eaten here several times with no issues. They recently expanded their gf menu.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    2105 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704

    We have gone to Carlos O'Kelly's twice now since going GF. The first time was on New Years Eve and even though they were totally packed (a group of 30 put their order in at the same time we did) our meals were excellent. In fact it was so good we decided to go back just last week. However the second time we went the waitress didn't really seem to know much about their gluten free menu. I ordered a Monterrey Torta and when it came out I was SHOCKED! It was over loaded with this nasty cheese sauce. The quality control the second time we went was not good at all. When I came home I was noticing that I was not feeling good at all. My stomach was in so much pain and my daughter who really is the one who has been diagnosed with a sensitivity was sick for 2 days afterwards. She kept telling me her tummy hurt and was extremely fussy. (she's 2). I went online to check out the nutritional information from their website and upon finding nothing on their website I emailed them. While I will say I got a response within 24 hours I was shocked at what it said. "We are hoping to have a Gluten Free Menu release within the next 3 months and are currently working on making it available to our different locations. Also we do not have nutritional or allergen information available because our chef retired at the end of the year and he was the one who had the calorie count for everything." They went on to tell me while they look like a large company they are still a small company. I was rather shocked because they have advertised on this website to have had GIG training.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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