75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3369 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94546 Directions

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Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Totally judged and laughed at by a young staff when I asked for the gluten free protocol. I was so embarrassed. Shame on them. I walked out

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I am a celiac and always ask them to change their gloves. I find the staff to be super helpful, but the managers sometimes yell at the employees for walking me down the whole line to make my food, which is why they get 4 stars. Otherwise, I find I can eat here easily. I do have a reaction to the salad dressing, which is supposed to be gluten free, so I advise you consider avoiding the dressing if you're super sensitive.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The only gluten element is the tortillas. I've never gotten glutened here from cross contamination. They will change gloves if you ask.

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Nut-Free
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Peanut-Free
  • Plant Based
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Notes


Chipotle does not have a gluten free menu but instead has a list of gluten-containing ingredients to avoid. Cross-contamination is a concern, however, so let the person taking your order know that you are gluten free and if you need them to take the proper precautions. From their website: "If you avoid gluten, don't eat our flour tortillas. If you are highly sensitive to gluten and would like us to change our gloves, just let us know at the start of your order. You should be aware items containing corn, including corn tortillas (chips, soft corn, and crispy corn tortillas) and corn salsa, may have a small amount of gluten from potentially co-mingling with gluten-containing grains in the field."

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
yesterday
Celiac friendly

This location had very accommodating staff. Changed gloves, spoons, even grabbed new bins to avoid contamination. Helpful and knew the menu well. Food tastes great!

yesterday
Not celiac friendly

Not celiac friendly. Nor is any chipotle.

Celiac
2 days ago

Amazing food; it IS a Chipotle after all. Gluten free chips, they will change their gloves for you too. However, the person doing my bowl seemed slightly annoyed with me.

Celiac
4 days ago
Celiac friendly

I usually get a chicken or carnitas bowl, got a veggie bowl-(lettuce, half of brown and white rice, little bit of black beans, mild salsa, and guacamole) instead now that I'm on a gluten-free diet. Didn't want to risk cross-contamination with the meat. I cooked me some salmon once I got home. Told the server I was gluten-free. As I was telling her this, I also told her how to prepare my order, she immediately changed gloves and grabbed a bowel from underneath the counter. I felt perfectly fine last night after eating my meal, and feel great this morning. No symptoms at all.

Celiac
5 days ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free if you dont eat the flour totillas, I checked and had the burrito bowl to be on the safe side. This is sort of fastfood takeaway chain type Mexican, so we were a little disappointed but we are Aust so maybe locals know. Not bad. Quick and tasty for fast food. Veggie bowl, chicken burrito (hubby) and two small sodas ( in Aust we would call these medications to large) cost USD20.30.

Celiac
5 days ago
Celiac friendly

Burrito bowl all the way have never had a problem with it

Celiac
5 days ago
Not celiac friendly

I wound up not eating here because they would have had to change out every bin of food. The spoons touched every tortilla that went through making everything contaminated. What a bummer!

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

They are very nice here and are always happy to clean the line, get fresh ingredients and new gloves.

Celiac
1 week ago

Staff was very knowledgeable and acommodating. Everything except their Tortillas are GF. When I told them about my Celiacs they made arrangements, changed their gloves and actually got new spoons for all of the items that I got so that the risk of cross contamination was as small as possible.

1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

It tasted good but I got super super sick from here. Will not be going back.

Celiac
1 week ago

Great experience here! Walked up to the line and said I had an couple of orders for people who have Celiac. Both people stripped off their gloves and one went to the back to fill my order from fresh food.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is accommodating and friendly about it. Will wash hands, change gloves, get clean utensils and untouched ingredients. Most items are GF anyway.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Helped me out when I was first diagnosed. Burrito bowls and salad both are gf if you talk to the staff about it. Also they have crispy corn tortillas if they are out of chips which are gf. Never gotten sick but not 100% gf facility

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledgeable staff! They changed their gloves, cleaned the work space and even pulled out fresh ingredients and utensils to make my food since the ones on the line could be contaminated.

2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Get the bowl, I always get the veggie bowl though. I’m not 100% on the meats since I need to try it on a day when I can see if I get sick or not. Avoid the lettuce, they grab that with their gloves that have touched the flour tortillas so I imagine it’s cross contaminated.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

No clue how to do a gluten free order. I hate that Chipotle's are hit or miss!

Not celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The first time I went the staff member I got seemed knowledgeable. They washed their hands, changed gloves and got me fresh cheese. The second time I went I got a different staff member who didn’t seem to understand what gluten free meant and made my bowl like everyone else’s. I knew what I could have and couldn’t so I felt fine afterwards. Just a warning to watch for potential glove cross contamination with some staff.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is very knowledgeable and can change gloves upon request. The utensil are slightly cross contaminated because they touch the burritos. If you are SUPER sensitive you can request them to get food straight from the kitchen.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

I was planning to have a meal here but the entire restaurant from the doors to the floors to the bathroom were disgustingly dirty. I left and went somewhere else.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I have Celiac Disease and have had wonderful luck with Chipotle. I recommend the following procedure: immediately tell whoever is prepping your food that you have celiac disease. Typically they will automatically go and change their gloves and follow you down the line. However, if they seem unsure just explain this is what you need. Also, once they change their gloves tell them you will need fresh ingredients that have not been touched with any potentially contaminated gloves. They are always extremely happy to do this and seem to be well trained in this. It is so appreciated as eating out can cause so much anxiety! Chipotle has become a well trusted place for me. (As long as you remember to be clear with your needs!)

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

One individual was knowledable of the procedures she changed gloves and wiped down the prep table but then as she was doing that thebother workers just started serving others with tortillas over where it was wiped down. It was kinda downhill from there same utensils used from same existing food dishes. Needless to say i feel bad for this review but chipotle wither has to say they do jot serve celiacs or train their employees better

2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Best cross-contaminants procedures I’ve ever experienced at this chain.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Awful staff member rolled her eyes as i told i had a serious gluten allergy. We then told another worker and my meal was free of charge. I made sure to watch carefully for contamination. have not gotten sick.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I love chipotle and they are very accommodating

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Outstanding! Immediately changed gloves and utensils, super kind. Thanks, Chipotle!

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Gluten friendly. Ate at the one in the mall of America they needed some one to get out and wipe down tables. Dinning area not very clean otherwise good service and fast

2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was happy and knowledgeable to accommodate celiac! They washed hands, changed gloves, AND spoons! Wow! I feel safe!

2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Didn’t get glutened, though this chain doesn’t always keep allergen menus on hand based on previous experience. Look up safe items on your phone first to save time.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Poor service. Overcharged and refused to correct bill. I go to Chipotle often for gluten free options and not impressed by this location

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Always very willing and happy to accommodate requests to avoid cross contamination. Have eaten there many times and never had a problem. Highly recommend

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The staff announced I had an allergy, the woman filling my order stepped off the line, washed her hands, pulled all the contaminated utensils and gave me all food out of unused containers.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I was super impressed with how they handled everything. I told them I had a gluten allergy and so they take all the spoons out and put in new ones and make sure everything is clean to use. Also puts new lettuce and cheese from in touched containers so that way there’s no cross contamination.

Celiac
3 weeks ago

They were very helpful the moment I told them I had celiac. The worker asked the other workers to change their gloves, and then they used a new spoon for each ingredient I wanted. For every ingredient that had to be grabbed by hand (like lettuce), they took a new container from the back.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Crazy busy lunch rush but the minute I told Carla I was celiac, everything stopped. They changed al the spoons, gloves etc to serve me. They did not care that there was a line out the door AND the crispy veggie tacos were to die for!! Love this place!!

Celiac
4 weeks ago

I’m not sure if there food was bad, they forgot some how, or they just weren’t gluten free but I got extremely sick from the one time I’ve eaten there! But the service other then they had no idea what celiac was they were very kind.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly location. Let them know if you have celiac or an allergy and they will change their gloves and get certain ingredients from a separate area.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Avoid this location. Been here a few times now and got sick every time.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Super tasty! Changed gloves and followed the food down the line to keep it safe.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

They always take precautions by changing gloves and spoons, as well as getting a fresh container of lettuce so they're not grabbing lettuce that may have come in contact with contaminated gloves. I've never had a problem and have been impressed with their protocol.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Their new store manager Darren(?)(as of 7/20/2019) was extremely helpful with a glove change request. He followed up asking if it was a gluten sensitivity (we said yes) and then asked if we would be having lettuce and cheese (we said yes). He had the line wiped down and got new lettuce and cheese. An amazing experience.

Not celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Very friendly staff, my daughter has never had an issue with them, she is celiac. Go there so much they start washing their hands as soon as they see me!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is well trained to manage gf and wheat allergies without me directing them.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

While the food is very good, even with changed gloves I’ve gotten ill the last two trips. The style of serving can contaminate the toppings and tools through contact.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

I've gotten their bowls many times and have never gotten sick. They are willing to change gloves and spoons, their food is low risk for cross contact. I have celiac and would recommend Chipotle!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Typical Chipotle experience in a busy suburb - long lines and lots of people working with yummy food. The staff was trained in handling gluten allergies but didn’t seem pleased with me for asking for it - I got an eye roll from one staff member and had to correct her a couple times about not touching dirty spoons as I have celiac. She complied but seemed rushed and forgetful. Overall a decent experience, just wish the staff was nicer.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The girl who took our order knew what to do as soon as we mentioned having an allergy

1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Pleasant staff but totally unaware of allergies. The staff said there was a little gluten in all of their foods. A cross contamination disaster, they didn't think changing gloves would be a big deal since the food that wheat in it already. If you have celiac this is not the place for you.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

This place is celiac friendly is because Long as you tell them you have an allergy. It safe to eat

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

My first few visits were very celiac friendly. I even felt safe ordering via the app until they got my order completely wrong. After that, I tried to go in to order food. Multiple times I have walked in and observed employees placing spoons on flour tortillas and tortillas spilling over into the rice and meat. I’ve walked out. Called Manager and discussed why that is not safe. Was told, oh, we aren’t supposed to do that. I know, but it’s happening. Disappointing but I won’t be risking it.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Do not eat at this location. We have been instructed to place our online order with the name Gluten Allergy for each meal. This has mostly worked very well for us. I ordered crispy tacos with the name Gluten Allergy and was given soft wheat tacos which one of my celiac children nearly ate. Go down to the one closer to Tanque Verde on Grant. It’s super clean and we’ve never had an issue here.

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