499 S Vance St, Lakewood, CO 80226 Directions

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They do not have a GF menu. The server went through the menu item by item and was very helpful. I did NOT get sick. They do not have a dedicated fryer so therefore there is cross contamination risk of the chips and some rice dishes.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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As soon as I asked for GF options the waitress brought me corn tortillas since I couldn’t eat the chips and let us know that they don’t have a separate menu but they are trained on it and have a list of modifications they keep in the back. She asked what I wanted and helped me make the adjustments needed to make it GF

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Do NOT eat here if you have any type of gluten intolerance.

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I let the waitress know as soon as i got there that I needed to know their GF options, and it is their procedure to send the manager to talk to you about it. The manager specifically asked why I needed GF- when i told her I was celiac, she knew exactly what to tell me was off limits, was very knowledgeable about cross-contamination, and told me what was at risk. She baked me a separate batch of chips, and told me to order without rice bc the rice was at risk for cross-contamination. I ordered the stacked enchiladas with no rice- the corn tortillas, roasted chicken, tomatillo sauce and refried beans are all GF. It was very easy to order after speaking to the manager.

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You don’t have a GF menu if you can’t offer a meal! Most frustrating experience when you are excluded from almost every item in the place. reminds me of how fast food restaurants list their condiments as GF. That does not mean you have a GF menu. Don’t waste your time.

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Talk to the manager before you order. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Chips were baked vs. fried and found out all meat can be made gluten free. Manager worked with me to make a custom meal that met all my dietary needs.

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The managers are always very willing to help, so don’t hesitate to ask! They need to clean the tortilla hot top before making safe tortillas. The kitchen doesn’t have dedicated space, but they are super nice and willing to accommodate! The ranchero sauce is probably the safest for enchiladas. Make sure to ask for pulled chicken or ground sirloin.

Celiac

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Only gluten free options are oven roasted chicken and possibly a salad. All items are cooked on the same grill and in same oil or prepared on same surfaces, definitely cross contamination.. Waitress was not knowledgeable but manager was but tried to convince our table that sometimes cross contamination can be an issue but in most cases not..

Celiac

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No GF menu. Warms corn tortillas and flour ones on same surface so can’t even have corn. Chicken is marinated in beer. Could easily offer enchiladas, corn tacos, and Mexi salads gluten free (with small dedicated prep area and grilling non marinated chicken and offering GF ranch dressing) but chain apparently doesn’t want our business or the family members we take with us to places that offer safe options.

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Staff was knowledgeable however, our son was severely contaminated. Have eaten at another Chuy’s in Richmond, VA with no issues but this location doesn’t have a safe environment for anyone with celiac.

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Barely anything is gf.. the chicken is marinated in beer and the rice isn’t even GF.. most of the sauces are not GF. They couldn’t guarantee that anything wouldn’t be cross contaminated. I got something with unmarinated chicken and beans and it was not worth it.

Not celiac

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VERY limited allergen menu. Server was accommodating but there is zero meat options available.

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If you ask to see the manager when placing your order they will give you the MOON! If asked they will bake the chips. The ground beef is gluten free but the steak fajitas are not. Tacos can be made with soft corn tortillas. Cheese dip has gluten in it .. we had a great experience but always deal with the public

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I wish I could give this restaurant a bunch of stars because the manager and waiter were extremely knowledgeable and careful by telling us there was not anything safe for a celiac On the menu even the corn tortillas since they are made in the same fryer as gluten. We brought my 4 year old son’s food with us so it was totally fine, but then the manager brought out safely prepared chicken breast tenders (with foil on the grill) with gluten free ketchup on the house, which he didn’t eat since he was already full, so I can’t speak to CC, but I felt safe offering it to my son due to their knowledge about cross contamination.

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Got sick both times I’ve tried to eat here.

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There is nothing here to eat. Everything is cross contaminated and there are really no options per the manager.

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Manager explained what I could have so I ordered exactly as she explained: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom enchiladas with refried beans and no rice. Tested with my Nima Sensor and it tested positive for gluten. The manager was kind and took the meal off the ticket. They did bring me baked tortilla chips and salsa but I did not test them for gluten.

Not celiac

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Manager stated that fajita meat is gluten free as is the shredded chicken in the enchiladas.

Not celiac

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If you have a Gluten Allergy or Celiac the only thing you can have are the vegetarian enchiladas. All of their meat is marinated in Shiner Bock Beer. The staff is not knowledgeable.

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Basically nothing at any Chuy’s is gluten free. Even their tortilla chips are fried in a shared fryer. They marinate all their meat in beer. If you have celiac, best steer clear.

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Manager was very helpful with finding options that is safe for those with Celiac Disease. I had the fajitas with Chicken (it’s oven baked) and the chips are fried in a dedicated fryer.

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Spoke to manager Ricky about my need for a truly gf meal. He specially prepared a grilled chicken salad and baked some gf tortilla chips for me. They might not be able to make these accommodations at peak times, but at 2PM I got a safe delicious meal.

Not celiac

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The food sucks here. I got the chicken enchiladas or whatever they are called and it was terrible.

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Update: This restaurant is very dangerous for a celiac. All meats are marinated in beer. The corn tortillas are made on the same tortilla press as the flour tortillas. Only a couple of the sauces are safe. Chips and queso is not safe. I got extremely sick after eating here the 2nd time. I will not be back. Original review: Our waiter was unsure what was safe so he had the manager come over to talk to me. She was knowledgeable and explained what I could eat. You have to be very careful here and make sure they know if you have celiac. They prepared me my own chips and had to clean the tortilla maker and make me corn tortillas. I had chicken enchiladas with boom boom sauce. They were delicious. Only a few of the sauces are gluten free so make sure to ask. The queso is not gluten free. They have to prepare all of the meats without any seasoning to make it gluten free also. My food was good and I felt fine afterwards. Just be careful.

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No meat at all on gf menu. I ended up eating an appetizer of guacamole and a small side salad for dinner. Left there starving. Will not be back

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If you’re celiac, you can eat very few food in this restaurant. We had Tacos without meat there. They do have a gluten free menu but they cannot avoid cross-contamination. Comparing the gluten-free menu to their normal menu, we think they could have made much more food gluten-free than what they currently have. It seems that some of their food (like all the meat and sauces) are Packaged food, which contains gluten so they cannot substitute anything.

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They brought us their GF menu and it was ridiculously small. So disappointing. Apparently the food is supposed to be good. What we got off their menu was sub par.

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Told to avoid it if I have celiac from management

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Are you crazy?!!? Like seriously?!? They make flour tortillas in the restaurant. They cross contaminate everything. This is were I went when I had to gluten myself to get diagnosed. Avoid Chuys.

Not celiac

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I am gluten intolerant. The manager came to our table and explained everything that would be okay for me to eat. He was so friendly and helpful! I will come back to this location when I am in Kansas City again!

Celiac

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Just diagnosed with severe Celiac disease, (still in denial), and this place was a no go for me. From what I've read, if the staff and manager is knowledgeable, they should be able to come up with something, but the chips share the fryer and the corn tortillas share the grill with the flour. So eat at your own risk 💩 Love the mojitos though!

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Unfortunately Chuy's is no longer safe. I was informed on Saturday that they now marinate their fajitas meat in beer. Also the corn tortillas are cooked on the same surface as flour tortillas.

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A lot of the staff are not knowledgeable of what is celiac friendly and what isn’t... beware a lot of the meats are marinated in beer!! And lots of cross contamination issues, i got super sick before I even left the restaurant.

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The manager was very knowledgeable and very helpful. He even knew that I couldn’t have the fajitas because they’re marinated in beer. Staff was awesome. Unfortunately, very few options, but I would definitely return, just for the service. I got the mexi-Cobb salad with roasted chicken and a side of guacamole instead of dressing. Super yummy, and I don’t feel sick at all.

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Very few gluten free menu options - which is odd for a Mexican restaurant, and is a strong sign that most of their food must be factory processed before it gets there. My meal must have been cross contaminated.

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I can’t speak for the rest of the restaurant chain but the Chuy’s in Sterling was great! Jeff the manager was very kind and sat down and told us what we could have on the menu. We called ahead and they prepared chips gluten free, drained the fryer and refilled with new oil. The key is call ahead and let them know you are coming and you have a gluten issue. I had tacos and my daughter had nachos. The boom boom sauce was a great alternative to the queso which they make with a rue.

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Manager Reggie was exceptionally knowledgeable about gluten free items on the menu and even offered modifications of other menu options. Excellent Tex-Mex, margaritas and outstanding service.

Not celiac

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Called ahead to learn about GF options; the person who answered the phone wasn't particularly knowledgeable about it but she was patient with my questions and willing to go find someone who knew the answers. Got to the restaurant, and the server confirmed that the chips are GF and cooked in a dedicated fryer. She said the proteins are all GF. My daughter wanted the nachos; she was first told they are not safe because the chips used are different from the ones on the table and aren't fried in the dedicated fryer. But then the server came back and said they could make the nachos with the same chips that are served on the table -- just ask for the "trash can nachos." Overall they could be a little more helpful to their GF diners. Wish they offered either a dedicated menu or even GF indicators on their regular menu. Plus, it should be easy to swap out a flour tortilla with corn if someone wants tacos.

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Our waiter was able to direct me to wheat free options and even knew which salsas/sauces were safe. He offered to sub non-marinated meat at my request. Very good service! However, all fajita meat is marinated in beer and they use shared fryers—I don’t know that it would be at all safe for Celiacs.

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I love Chuy’s! I’ve learned, however, what I can and can’t eat after talking with managers at different locations. I always get the Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom and I’m fine eating that! I am also fine with the chips, but I am not sure if they are contaminate free. I do sometimes have problems with the ground beef.

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Not many options, use beer on meat

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Options are extremely limited here! There was only a couple of items I was informed could be modified to be GF. I was even told to avoid the chips and salsa! I appreciate the staff but I will not be returning.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants but it is absolutely NOT celiac friendly. I don’t have severe immediate reactions from cross contamination, but I was more sick after eating here than any other restaurant since my diagnosis. It was upsetting because I really love Chuy’s.

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Ate at the one in Olathe tonight. The fajita meat is marinated in shiner bok beer. The enchiladas, tacos and flautas are all options with a variety of sauces that are GF. The manager spent a lot of time explaining. He confirmed a separate fryer for the corn chips, and they fried my flautas in this fryer, but nothing with flour is done in this fryer. I will eat here again.

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great job manager Dan. waiter Cody. friendly. very attentive. went thru options. provided details. sample gf sauce plate. very accommodating. dedicated fryer.

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When here with family I asked if they had a GF menu, they literally have not one item that is gluten free if you look on the nutritional pages on the website. Really says a lot about the quality of food. It is all processed nothing fresh here so nothing they can do to help you eat. Many other good places in the area to eat.

Not celiac

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Incredibly tasty Mexican food. Just avoid the obvious tortilla based dishes. Had the chicka boom boom enchiladas and they were SO GOOD! Doubt chips are in dedicated fryer but that never bothers us so I don’t ask. Will definitely be back!!

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The manager came over and listed which items were safe, but did warn me that they don’t guarantee. I’ve heard that in other restaurants and didn’t have a problem since I don’t have a severe allergy, but I got violently ill. I only get that sick when there is a lot of gluten in what I ate. Beware.

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The food tastes wonderful, so my family loves going, but I always get sick. Like, seriously sick. Last time I had to eat here, I ended up laying in bed for a day or two in pain.

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I spoke with the manager about being celiac and he personally made me a deluxe chicken enchilada to ensure no cross contamination. The menu is not marked, but JUST ASK the right questions! Manager was awesome.

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I am a celiac and sensitive and I have eaten at Chuy's several times in the past 12 months. Never had a reaction. The manager I spoke to was knowledgeable and some servers were. The servers who were unsure, went to the manager to get a correct answer for me. I always get three chicken enchiladas with Ranchero sauce and Mexican rice and refried beans; they have always been tasty. I suggest you be sure to tell the server you are celiac so they won't think you are a fad dieter.

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