El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar

6 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Cider
Safety Rating
6 ratings

As rated by the community

1470 Buck Rd
Southampton, PA 18966
Collections
In 2 Public Collections

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Had a wonderful dinner here! The chips and salsa are GF and there are many dinner options to choose from.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Loved this spot! Traveled far from home for the first time since my diagnosis and this place was so great! Separate fryer for all of their chips and almost everything on the menu can be made gf! This place made it so easy to eat out on a day trip!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I have celiac and didn’t have any issues here! Great option for mexican food in the area

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

Updated 1 year 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


Add a photo

More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Food was great. Waiters were friendly. Manager was knowledgeable about cross contamination. I felt comfortable taking my two celiac kids to eat there and we had no issues after. The most exciting part is my kids were able to eat the chips and salsa! They have a dedicated gf fryer. We will be 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Staff is super knowledgeable with dedicated fryer. It’s great to be able to eat fried items and not worry about being glutened. Items are marked clearly on the menu. Sometimes the gluten free items take a little longer but I prefer waiting a little longer over getting sick any day!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I’ve eaten at El Barrio a few times since being diagnosed. Their chips are made in a dedicated fryer. Everything gluten free is marked on the menu, and the staff has been knowledgeable about celiac and happy to make sure the kitchen knows to take precautions. I am quite happy that I can continue to have my favorite nachos…and margaritas, of course.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Let me start by stating it takes a LOT for me to leave a bad review for any business.

We arrived to no hostess but a young waitress in a hurry mentioned for us to seat ourselves and she’d be with us shortly (without ever breaking her frantic stride). We quickly learned why. She was not only waiting on tables, she was answering phones, mixing drinks, and for all we know cooking the food! We actually felt really bad for her.

She brought out complimentary chips and salsa, and I asked her if they were gluten free. She said “I think so”, and I conveyed to her that I am severely allergic, and needed to know for sure, if they are GF and cooked in a dedicated fryer (one that doesn’t also fry food that contains gluten). She checked with the “chef”, and confirmed that they are gluten free.

A while later she returned with the 2 orders of Chicken Fluatas. They were so overcooked that I thought they were sitting in a bed of refried beans. It was actually the chicken that was burnt to a jet-black crisp, and broke free from the rock-hard tortilla wraps that  just crumbled when we took a fork to them. My wife and I took one bite and quickly realize they were inedible. We flagged down the waitress, who then went to her manager, who then took them off our check and gave us cards for a free app and margarita (which we instantly knew, we’d never use). Never once did we see the manager.

We then had to tell her that she had yet to take our main order (this was after being there for at least a half hour). Not feeling confident about the safety of the food, I ordered something hard to mess up — pork carnitas. She then asked corn or flour tortillas, and I replied “Well it has to be corn, because as I mentioned, I’m highly allergic to gluten”. I then asked if the Mexican rice was GF. She replied “what’s Mexican rice?”, which threw us all for a loop. After going back and forth, she finally said “oh, is that the stuff that has different colors in it?”. I replied “yes” and she said it was.

When she returned with our food a loooong time later, I asked if I could have a refill on my soda (my kid’s got a refill earlier). She took the glass, but never returned. Ended up not mattering, because I only took one bite of the carnitas and a few of the rice. The carnitas were cold, mushy, and had some disgusting tasting slop at the bottom of them. I wanted to spit out the bite, but managed to get it down. The rice was flavorless and undercooked, so it was hard.

My wife had a similar experience with her food, and mentioned that she thinks they just took canned beans and boiled them — Zero flavor.

We got the bill, and noticed she charged us for all 3 soda refills. We then had to wait for her to get her unseen manager to correct it. BTW, the waitress made the rookie mistake of handling all of our drinks by lifting them from the rims with her bare fingers (instead of the base where one's mouth doesn't touch).

To make matters MUCH worse, I got gluten poisoning from the little bit of food I ate (2- bites to be exact, not including the chips/salsa). That was the deciding factor to finally leave this review. I now have to look forward to what could be as much as a week of burning hives, debilitating brain fog, sweaty palms, and sleepless nights, due to pure incompetence and negligence.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Most of the menu is gluten free. We go there a couple times a month, no issues

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place is wonderful! Lots of GF options, amazing food and the staff is helpful. I've never had a reaction, but I would check with them before you have anything fried if you are very sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

More Info

Is this your business? Claim the listing

Nearby Restaurants