Cocina Calavera (Closed)

15 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
3923 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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Celiac

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I had a good experience with this restaurant a few days ago. Totally GF, and the food tasted good. I had the chicken burrito. The man who helped me was super friendly and kind. The yucca fries were great!! It was a bit pricy though.

Decided to edit my review due to the fact that this place just closed! So sad to see that.

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

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How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great experience here! Loved that the menu is gf and df here. Felt very comfortable and the food was very good.

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. All gluten-free in the facility. They even have gluten-free beer! 😍

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Latin
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Sugar-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Tips


Celiac

Check out the generous Happy Hour (Tuesday - Saturday; 3 - 6 PM) with deals on beverages, appetizers, and tacos.

1 year ago

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Celiac

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This restaurant is 100% gluten free and dairy free as well which is great for people like me who also cannot eat dairy. The service was great and we were able to eat outdoors. The food unfortunately was just ok. It was overpriced and I didn’t find the food to be anything spectacular. I had the combo fajitas and the meat was overcooked. Nice ambiance but not worth the price for the food.

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is amazing, margaritas are special, and staff are friendly and kind. Everything is dairy free and there are plentiful vegan options, but my friends with no dietary restrictions loved it, too. Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I felt very safe taking my celiac teen son to lunch here. Taco plate was excellent. He loved it!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All gluten free menu- lots of vegan options as well! We got the fajita burrito and the veggie enchiladas!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was tasty. Guacamole really spicy! I got a steak bowl that was really good and my daughter loved her bean and cheese burrito. It was pretty good - not the best Mexican food I’ve ever had but dedicated safe place means more to me so I was happy to have an option and I’d definitely go back. Very nice waiter helped us and was flexible ordering for my picky 2 year old.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We were excited about a restaurant with a gluten free kitchen. Unfortunately, the food was not very good. We were disappointed.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and service overall! All food is gluten free. Cocktails were ok. Server said some of the drinks are not gluten free, but couldn't say or find out why.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing 100% gluten free menu!!!

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Our new go-to Mexican spot! My wife has Celiac disease and finding entirely gluten free restaurants is really tough. We've had Calavera 4 different times now and it's been so good and celiac-safe every time! The non-flour tortillas are fantastic and all the meats and sauces are so flavorful. We loved the chicken tinga burrito, fish tacos, and enchiladas divorciadas. So excited to have this place dedicated GF place to have amazing Mexican food!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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The Enchiladas Divorciadas plate (cassava flour tortillas; one grilled steak, one grilled chicken) is an absolute favorite. Great to have a place to order delicious food without gluten or dairy, and to have a place to recommend to vegan/vegetarian friends as well.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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I’m so grateful for this place. I’m a very sensitive celiac and I’ve never gotten sick here. Being able to eat a burrito with flour tortillas (cassava flour) is SUCH a treat. Food is delicious, and they have great vegan and non vegan options. We got the two taco plate with a steak and a fish taco and then then enchiladas divorciadas (green sauce was my fav). SO GOOD 😍

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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