Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

9 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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6195 NY-31 Suite 14
Cicero, NY 13039
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Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the chicken tacos on corn tortillas. No issues after eating there. Definitely safe and now have a new satisfied customer!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated just now read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lots of gluten free options with none of the worries! Owner has celiac and is truly the sweetest. Good prices and atmosphere. My favorite restaurant.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Love this restaurant so much! The owner has celiac, so is very knowledgeable about gluten and cross-contamination. Almost everything on the menu is GF, and the things that are not are clearly marked. I have been here a number of times, and the food is always delicious and made fresh.

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
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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4 years ago

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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This is my favorite sit down Mexican place for celiac friendly restaurants. Most of their menu is marked GF and they are able to make GF substitutions if needed. They make all of their corn tortillas in house and use them for their chips. We’ve had no issue with the fryer, as I believe only corn tortilla products are fried. I always get the nachos and tacos!! So delicious and the servers/kitchen are great with no cross contamination, as well as being educated on celiac. Love this place!

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 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


The best gluten free corn tortillas you can buy.

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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was here when they first opened (6 years?) And hadn't been back since. I think the food has improved since then. Had a combo plate with salad, rice, beans, steak, guac. It was just right.

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


Authentic Mexican food & many excellent gf options, including flourless chocolate cake.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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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Incredible service and wonderful food! The owner has celiac so they take cross contamination very seriously. It was our first visit but won’t be our last - we can’t wait to continue to support this family business. My husband ordered his burrito GF so we could share and it was amazing! I had the chicken tostadas and they were excellent. Highly highly highly recommend whether you have celiac or not!

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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The owner is Celiac guys. She’s got this. The food was amazing. They actually have a dedicated space in the GF kitchen where they prepare the few things on the menu (wheat wraps) that aren’t GF. How’s that for a reverse. Really nice food.

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
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


This place is so tasty for both gluten free and non gluten free patrons. The crunchy gluten free shells are delicious! They often have gluten free desserts too. Staff has been very friendly and knowledgeable over the phone whenever we have placed an order. We have been here a few times and I never have had any problems.

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Excellent food. Very authentic and GF safe. Very happy Everytime. :)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very good Mexican food! There are a lot of options and desserts

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I am in LOVE with Carmelita's!!!! Theresa (the Owner) is Celiac and everything in the restaurant is SAFE. The have a few GF items on the menu but they are prepared totally separate. I adore going to a restaurant and being faced with the dilemma of so many choices to pick from.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food & service were both fantastic! Wait staff was knowledgeable about CD. Great to be able to eat out without worrying about getting sick from cross-contamination! Owner even came to talk to us! Wonderful experience, will definitely be going back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Carmelita's is hands down the best Mexican food I have eaten in a long time. Everything is delicious and prepared fresh. The salsa has a wonderful, mysterious pepper flavor to it and the guacamole is terrific. I had steak tacos and they were perfectly seasoned, juicy and tangy.

Plus -- the restaurant is entirely gluten free with the exception of flour tortillas, which are stored separately from the rest of the food. The owner, Theresa, has celiac disease and takes extreme care to make her menu safe for "people like us." She sat down and chatted with us for a few minutes about how she trained her kitchen staff about gluten contamination. The fryer is gluten-free, and so the homemade tortilla chips are delicious and FRESH.

It is such a relief to have a restaurant where celiacs can eat freely and without worry! Even if I didn't have celiac, I would be coming back here on a regular basis. Even the wines they serve are gluten-free, and you can get bottled local cider if you want.

Also, get the rice pudding.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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ordered the gluten free street tacos....loved them!!! they were supposed to have avacado on them and they didn't. other than that it was really good!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner has Celiacs. She is very aware of gluten free cooking. Food is authentic, delicious and freshly made. A must eat!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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100% safe for Celiacs. Luv this place. Everything is amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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New to the CNY food scene, but a continuation of an old favorite. The owner is celiac, you will be safe here! It's a small restaurant in a shopping center, perfect for the weeknight don't wanna cook days. We had a taco salad, enchiladas (not gf), and a house special chicken taco. Taco salad was the least popular, others were very good. Desserts are all gluten free. I plan to try them all eventually. This is a new favorite for us.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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