Colita

45 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Dessert, Tacos
5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
From the owner

Colita is a Oaxacan inspired restaurant featuring an entirely gluten free kitchen and heirloom corn tortillas.

On safety—Our entire kitchen is gluten-free, with no ingredients containing gluten ever being cooked within our space.

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Celiac

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The food is SO good. And the best part is, you can have anything on the menu because it’s a gluten free kitchen(aside from the beer of course).

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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This is literally one of the best dedicated gluten free restaurants I’ve ever been to. If you come in, request Todd - he’s super personable and makes the experience very fun! Lots of options to pick from and authentic! Highly recommend.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing experience! Service staff are top notch. My friends loved the food and they are not celiac/gluten sensitive. I wish I had this place back in NY. Can’t wait to come back on my next trip!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Kosher Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


Colita is a Oaxacan inspired restaurant featuring an entirely gluten free kitchen and heirloom corn tortillas, nixtamalized entirely in-house with Texas style smokers to capture the signature flavors of southern Mexico. Guest favorites include our beer-battered tempura shrimp tacos, Kansas City pork ribs that fall right off the bone, and the roasted sweet potatoes finished with chipotle remoulade, all completely gluten free with no fear of cross contamination. After dinner, try our churros with dulce de leche or our spiced chocolate cremoso with candied cacao nibs and pear whipped cream. Our bar program boasts an extensive selection of agave spirits, wines, cocktails, house-made fermentations, and a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails.

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Tempura Fried Shrimp Tacos
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Spicy Margarita
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Symptomatic Celiac

If you want to eat after 6 make a reservation. Even on a Tues. arrived by 7 and next seating would have been 8:15.

1 year ago

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Celiac

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Unbelievable food and drinks. There is an unpublished kids menu. My celiac daughter loved her quesadilla and churro for dessert!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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 absolutely love coming here! Everything is gluten free and the churros are amazing

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This wasn’t just gluten free food. This was a gluten free experience! This will definitely be on the list of have to go in Minneapolis!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food was so incredibly good!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great restaurant, food, and atmosphere. They even had Glutenberg Beer in a can. Only recommendation would be for the serving of Burning Bros beer which is a Local GF Brewery…

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. The ambiance in the restaurant was delightful. The service was impeccable. The food was amazing. What a treat. You must go there. Now!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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We had a 5pm reservation and it is recommended because the place filled up quickly. The shareable plates were amazing. Everything we ate and drank was delicious. The churros for dessert were divine. Being able to pick anything off the menu was amazing and freeing experience. This is a must visit for anyone who is gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing food! Even better service! Try the local house ferments. Shrimp tempura tacos were the best I’ve ever had!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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absolutely fantastic food, experience and atmosphere! One of my favorite restaurants in the minneapolis area and it’s a fully gluten feee establishment. Try the Elote and Churros!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Went there for a friend's birthday because he daughter has celiac. Spend but wonderful. Incredible food, drinks, SERVICE and atmosphere

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious! Not a speck of gluten on site.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Everything I had was delicious from the Kansas City Ribs to the tacos, and churros!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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This was our first time here. Expensive, but very high quality, subtle flavors, well-balanced. My husband can eat anything, he’s a major foodie. He declared this the best dedicated GF restaurant we’ve eaten in anywhere including restaurants coast to coast. We definitely will be back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So happy!! Served tapas-style, so we tried the cold tuna tostada, the cacio e pepe stacked tostada, the spare ribs, the green chile pork tacos, and the corn elote, and liked them all (would go back just for the stacked cheese tostada!). We each got our own churros-with-dulce-de-leche and didn’t regret it a bit! Fun wine selection, too, and my husband enjoyed their version of an Old-Fashioned.

July2023: I’ve been back several times now, and am always happy and safe!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The entire restaurant is gluten free and delicious. It’s definitely worth visiting!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious and dedicated gluten free! Spicy to boot

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for peanut-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Kosher friendly
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is spectacular! The service is outstanding. One of the best meals I’ve ever had in the Twin Cities.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing to be able to order anything and share!! Plus everything is delicious. Great cocktails. We ordered 8 dishes to share and they were served two at a time instead of all at once. Perfect!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Colita is excellent! The food is delicious and the fact that they are dedicated gluten free makes dining there so easy and enjoyable.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing and totally GF

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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This place is amazing. Completely gluten free. Can work with other food issues as well. Staff is helpful and friendly. The food is incredible.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Felt very safe eating here. Everything was absolutely delicious. Loved the flavor pairings. Can not wait to come back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I love that it is a dedicated GF kitchen so I could order whatever I wanted with no worries of cross contamination! The food was delicious and the churros were AMAZING! Will definitely be going back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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THE BEST wait staff. THE BEST BARTENDERS! And most importantly…THE BEST gluten free food! O..m…g… to go to a restaurant with a GLUTEN FREE KITCHEN… I have no words. Well done!!!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac. Fabulous gluten free food. Wonderful staff. I had the tempura shrimp tacos to go. Delicious. Quick service.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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THE LITERAL BEST!! Everything is gluten free (even the desserts) so the menu is free reign. It is definitely a bit of a special occasion dinner as it is on the expensive side but I’m dying to go back for the churros :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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My FAVORITE restaurant. Everything is GF and absolutely delicious. The churros are SO GOOD and all of the drinks are wonderful.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Everything I've had there is delicious!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Service is outstanding. It’s a little pricey if ordering multiple dishes (some are pretty substantial on their own, such as the ribs). Lovely atmosphere. A popular place even on a Tuesday night, I’d recommend making a reservation. The churros & horchata were especially delicious!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Everything we had was amazing! All gluten free (except regular beer). Try the churros

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious good. On the pricey side but everyone loved what they got. Churros are amazing! Wished we got two orders of those!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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We just had the most delicious and joyful experience. We even brought our five year d and she enthusiastically ate from a very sophisticated menu. Highly recommended!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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 can’t wait to go back. The churros are a must get

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Incredible food, fun atmosphere and the best house classic margaritas. More expensive but worth every penny! Entire menu was gluten free!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this restaurant. EVERY time I am in the Cities, I eat here. The Tuna Tostadas are to die for, but everything I have tried is yummy. Dedicated gluten free. How can it possibly be bad?

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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After reading everyone else’s reviews on here, I couldn’t wait to try out this restaurant. It did not disappoint! The whole place is gluten-free and let me just tell you that the shrimp tacos were so amazing, but the ultimate treat was the churros for dessert! I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is fabulous! Everything is gluten free but you would not know it. I ate with 3 people who were not Celiac and they also loved it.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Excellent Dining experience! Each small plate was amazing with varied flavors and the drinks were the same caliber. Fine-casual setting and a bit more on the expensive side, but we’ll worth it for flavors, service and safety. Highly recommend!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Colita is my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis! The food is delicious, and I love not having to worry about cross contamination since the entire menu is gluten free. The scallops and shrimp tacos are my go to, and it’s always worth it to get the churros!! Yes, it’s expensive, but the food and service are always top tier. Highly recommend!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful! Everything we had was delicious and the portions were generous. A bit pricey but so worth it having a nice night out with no worries about what you order. Fun drink menu too!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible food! Expensive but worth it.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Fully gluten free kitchen. I had zucchini enmolatas and chicken tostados, both of which were wonderful. The only dessert on the menu is churros, but that’s fine because they were incredible. Plenty of outdoor seating, plus it’s mostly open air anyway.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is delicious! Had such a great time eating out and not having to worry about getting sick! We even brought churros home to our son who has celiac. He loved them!! Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Simply fantastic: service, food, drinks, ambiance, decor. So very happy to have found my new favorite, go-to GF restaurant.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

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