District Taco

6 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortilla Chips, Tortillas
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
1309 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Celiac

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Stopped here while between tourist sites because of good reviews on here. It was a crazy busy lunch time but guy taking our order made sure to go back and mark our ticket for cc protocols. However, as person after person got their food and we didn’t, it was clear our order got bumped bc of the volume and the need to change gloves and clean- we finally had to ask and they had to go find our order to start making it. Food was good, safe, but going at a busy time was a problem.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is literally so delicious. And online ordering gives an option for “gluten free”! Highly suggest

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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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I've only had tacos. The gf tacos use corn tortillas heated on a isolated grill top. There seems to be a chance of cross contamination as the filling is added to the tortilla but in my 10+ visits, I have not been glutened yet. It is good enough and they take enough care (at non peak hours) that I feel safe eating there

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Nut-Free Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Everything except the Flour tortilla is Gluten free. The chips were good, pretty good sized portions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly recommend! Staff friendly and patient while I decided. It was super easy to order a to-go order and quick! Tried 4 different combinations of corn tortilla tacos and they did not disappoint!! Great way to end our day in DC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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You can have the corn tacos or Burrito bowl without any problems and they can put gf on the order so that cross-contamination is minimized.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a great meal and didn’t get sick. I was a little skeptical when the girl I ordered from didn’t know what meat was gluten free. She asked the other cashier who suggested she go and ask a cook. She came back and told me all the meat was GF. I had the burrito bowl with Barbacoa shredded beef and it was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was really good. We did not have any issues with getting sick.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent place for some yummy Mexican food. I ordered the burrito bowl (but they did offer corn tortillas). The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I did not get sick and will be back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No real GF menu. I had a burrito bowl without any issue

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fresh ingredients, pollo and Carne asada were good but the queso not so much.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Was in DC 3 days sightseeing. I have celiac and so does my son. We ate here four different times and loved it. My son liked the tacos but couldn't stop getting the gf queso. For gf orders they have a dedicated person change gloves, wrap fresh corn tortillas in aluminum and prepare the order. Tortilla chips are gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I watched them cook my vegetables right on the same spot they had been warming wheat tortillas.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had high expectations for this place after reading some reviews. I go to all the popular Mexican restaurants so I find it easy to give my opinion here.

Overall the food was decent, no brilliant flavors or spices mostly salt and pepper. The rice is completely unseasoned white rice, no cilantro or lime. The steak was very plain too, however it was tender. I would give their food 2 stars because it was so bland, but adding 1 star because it did taste fresh and they did accommodate gluten intolerant customers.

Their chips and queso are gluten free, and to make all the dishes better I put queso on them.

Be careful because some of their salsas have wheat, you should ask which ones.

I would rate them below all the major Mexican chains even California Tortilla and Moe's...

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We thought the tacos were very good, especially the fish tacos. I didn't have any symptoms after eating there. The order got confused several times, but they did their best to get it worked out.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Unfortunately both times I've been here, I've gotten sick. Make sure if you get tacos that you specify that you want gluten free, not just corn tortillas. They handle them differently. I'm not sure if I picked up cross contamination from the chips or what. However, well priced, and while the food isn't spectacular, it's good with a bit of salt, pepper and lime.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Due to being GFCF I eat a lot of Mexican food but even though it was quick and inexpensive, I wouldn't call it fast food. It was freshly prepared, the salsas tasted home made and it was delicious!! What a wonderful treat. I wish we had these in New Jersey!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Less than $5 for lunch from District Taco - corn tortillas with pinto beans, rice, guac, and mixed veggies. Tell them you're gluten free at the register and they'll make your meal special to avoid cross contamination!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Before ordering I told them I had celiac disease and asked if they knew what it was. The woman behind the counter looked at me like I had 8 eyeballs. I then said I have a gluten allergy and I would need the staff to change their gloves. She still looked at me like I was a freak, but she called out to the staff “gluten free.” (Ok, close enough.) They did change their gloves. Corn tortillas go on a griddle that is separate from the flour tortillas. The chance for cross contamination is definitely via the ladles they use for ingredients, since they touch the tortillas. I didn’t feel super sick after but I did feel a little off the day after eating here. Your experience may just depend on who’s on staff and which location you go to.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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I had heard this place was good for GF people, but the manager was quite rude to me and my party when I asked for the GF menu I had read about. According to him, there is absolutely no way they can properly serve someone with gluten allergies or celiac. Very disappointing after reading and hearing good things.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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Love District Taco! I usually get the bowl, but corn tortillas are gf. Breakfast tacos are good - have to exclude the fries. They make chips, fries and churros in the same fryer, but that’s about the only cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Almost everything can be made gluten free, and they distinguish the corn tortillas as gluten free or not, depending on if they heat them on the same surface as the flour tortillas. Easy, good value and delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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