District Taco

2 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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656 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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So good and so cute! Even their queso is gf, and staff is really knowledgeable about allergies. Mostly everything they serve is also gf. I had the nachos they were so good!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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/All

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

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of GF options. Food was filling but just ok.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic 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-contact?

— 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/All

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
Updated 3 years 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
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Nut-Free Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Favorite place to eat out with our Celiac family.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Reliable location. Tastes fresh as always, not the most explosive flavor but it is nice and light for a change. Definitely enjoy the chicken the most and love their queso.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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It was all just ok.

The best part was that they write Gluten Free on the ticket so I know that the kitchen knows not to cross contaminate. I wish everywhere would do this!

Chips were hard and tasted stale. No salt.

Tomatillo salsa was strangely creamy.

Guac was a strange texture and a bit bland.

Corn tortillas were thick and chewy- in a bad way.

Barbacoa is better at Chipotle.

Carnitas were bland.

My friend got the chicken as said it was the best meat in his three tacos.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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A good fast food option, qualitatively better than chipotle with roughly equivalent quantity. They have corn tortillas and bowls as GF options, and are generally sensitive to the gluten free diet; largely by default because of the type of food they serve. The guacamole is good and the salsa bar is worth checking out as well. I recommend take out because it can get pretty loud and hectic in the store at times. Good atmosphere on par with similarly priced burrito/taco shops like Chipotle and Moe's.

tl;dr - Good food, fair prices, good quality, not dedicated gluten free, would visit again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great meal. My daughter had the kids meal with corn tortillas rice and beans. Filled her perfectly and she was thrilled with her meal. 3 thumbs up!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Food is still good but the lady making our food stuck her hand right in the cheese and lettuce. Maybe she only did it with the gluten free. I can't be sure. My kids aren't as sensitive as me but yesterday I had a teenie stomach ache and we ate there also. So ifs def worth eating just as always watch your food.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent! If you like tacos you will love this place. My kids loved it too! You just let them know you need gluten free and they give you a corn tortillas instead. Delish! The pico de gallo is yum! We got the barbacoa ( shredded beef). Definitely recommend!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Easy to order gluten free here and the corn tortillas and fillings are delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great tacos or bowls with lots of salsa options.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I get takeout from here regularly. The salad and bowls can be made gluten free. You can also get tacos on corn tortillas.

You can specify an allergy when ordering online. The chiltomate salsa is amazing.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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I could taste the quality of the ingredients. You can mark gluten-free when ordering from Grub Hub. Felt great after eating it both times and will definitely be coming back.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

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I asked for a GF menu, but they do not have one. The woman informed me she could make a selection to indicate gluten free when I ordered. However, she then asked if I wanted a flour tortilla 😅. They have kiosks you can place your order at as well - which might be better. The food was good. Not something I’d go out of my way for, but if I needed something quick and convenient, it’s great.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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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Celiac and had no reaction. Ordered fish tacos, chips and Guac, rice and beans. All was good just not the most flavorful. But good quality.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Overall Rating

Review


District Taco does an amazing job with gluten free. When ordering on their app or at the kiosk in the restaurant, you can indicate Gluten Free. They change gloves and have strict protocols for GF. They do offer flour tortillas and I asked about cross contamination with the corn tortillas.. they showed me that the corn tortillas and flour tortillas are heated on separate equipment so there is no CC. We really loved eating here prior to Celiac diagnosis and even more so now!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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