Chela's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 15 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Catering + 4 more
92% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

683 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Directions

(734) 332-6055
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    This place was a hidden gem! It was a tiny little store front in a strip mall. I had called ahead and the man who answered the phone assured me they take allergies seriously by cooking for celiacs in a separate area. Menu is marked with gf icons and nearly everything is gluten free, all tacos tamales sides even quesadillas. Fish tacos got a 4 stars only because I have had more flavorful tacos. Security and service got 5+ stars, and the tamale was excellent and got 5 stars in my opinion. My friend who ate the elotes said they were the best she ever had. Definitely worth a visit when you stop in Ann Arbor!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    We just moved here from CO and all the Mexican was so bland. So happy to find this place with much more authentic food, as well as an aware staff. As a GF (Celiac) vegetarian, I wasn't sure if I could find something at an authentic place, but they were so helpful, and the food was amazing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Best Mexican in AA!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My first time trying this restaurant and it's AWESOME SAUCE!! I recommend ! So happy this place is gluten free!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We were SO excited to find this hidden gem today after the U of M game! The food was absolutely delicious & the owner came out to our table personally, multiple times! He made us feel so welcome- we can't wait to go back! He also mentioned that if you have a severe gluten allergy they will even take extra precautions, which I truly appreciated. The best part was that the food was authentic & delicious and this GFMexicanGirl is very picky, but my husband & I were both impressed!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Friendly staff and owner. I ordered the tamales (1 pork, 1 chicken) with rice and black beans and a side of chips and guacamole. There are so many gluten free options and they are very knowledgable about celiac disease and cross contamination. We will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Ate here with no issues. The tamales are divine. Chelas also has a station in the U of M hospital cafeteria that I've eaten at many times. The owners are there and always reassure me of their gf items and their understanding of cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great Mexican food. Most food is naturally gluten free, but make sure to tell them you need it gluten free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Staff seems knowledgeable about gluten. Most of their products are made without gluten ingredients; the main exception is the burritos and quesadillas for which they can substitute corn tortillas.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Even though most of the menu is GF, it is important to tell them that you want your food prepared GF. Good food @ reasonable price.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Nothing on menu to indicate what's gluten free. Menu doesn't even distinguish between corn and flour tortillas. When I asked about gluten-free, I was told only to order items on corn torts—no mention was made of anything else.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Delicious food and friendly staff.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Wow,flavorful authentic Mexican food! I have Celiac Diease and am highly reactive - I have had no problems since eating there yesterday. The food was wonderful! Most of the menu is GF and happily - SOY FREE TOO! The best part, the prices were incredibly reasonable and not more expensive because it was GF. It was the best tasting meal I have had out in years. Very family friendly, has an old diner feel, not the romantic date place, but you can order ahead and take it to go. Yum!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Authentic Mexican food. Owner is celiac so knows his stuff with most of the menu is gluten free.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Catering
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Taqueria
Monday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 8 pm
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