Carmelita's

5 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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217 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We came here because of this app. The staff were all happy and friendly. The restaurant filled up just after we came in so it seems very popular. The server was reassuring about most everything being gluten free. One said the fryer wasn’t used for anything with gluten in it - all corn based but another said they did sometimes put flour tortillas in it. But assured me the chips we had were in the fresh oil. It was all really very yummy and so pretty! Hubby had a chicken tortilla soup and I had a shrimp enchilada. Totally enjoyed being able to have the chips and salsa and beans (nice option) after so many Mexican restaurants saying no to me.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We came here because everybody said it was perfect and everybody was knowledgeable here. Nobody knew what the heck were talking about when I mentioned gluten-free. They were confused, so I didn’t even bother trying it. This happens a lot on the site lately I end up disappointed and starving. I really want to trust this app but I can’t when this keeps happening we were hours away from home.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter was very knowledgeable and welcoming to gluten free. The food was amazing, chips are fried in dedicated fryer and it was a really wonderful experience.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 11 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 a dedicated fryer
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Carnitas plate was delicious! It was great to be able to eat the chips and salsa as well.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


A charming Mexican eatery in the heart of Laguna Beach. You can see the beach and the volleyball players. All of the dishes are made with corn tortillas. Dedicated fryer for chips with wonderful salsa and bean dip. Flour tortillas require a special request. I had cheese enchiladas with green sauce. I have not eaten enchiladas in a restaurant since I was diagnosed. Excellent meal! I wish I lived closer!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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