El Charro

10 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
100% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
7725 North Oracle Road #101
Tucson, AZ 85704

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Celiac

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One of my favorite restaurants! The food is always delicious, and the service is always prompt and friendly. They have a stunning amount of gluten free options, and I have never had an issue with getting sick after eating here. I highly recommend the carne seca platter, the tacos, and the enchiladas, but all of their food is amazing. The flan is also a must have! All of their locations are reliable in quality, and they all have a great vibe. Please try El Charro if you want some of the best sit down Mexican food!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here and had take out several times without issue. The food is delicious and there’s several options available.

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Such flavorful food and wide variety of options noted as GF on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and so many GF options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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I’ve seen some negative Yelp reviews but I have to say, for us, it’s been nothing but great at El Charro Cafe (and yes, the one on Oracle Rd in Oro Valley). Now, we do typically sit at the bar, so I don’t know if that makes a difference, but we’ve been treated so kindly by the staff, the bartenders, by everyone. First of all, Ciara has been great, to mention one bartender. She remembers what we like after very few interactions, she’s pleasant to talk to, she’s efficient and personable and makes great drinks and checks on us at the appropriate times. Rachel, if I got her name correct, is also a great bartender. Very pleasant to talk to, knows the menu, knows her stuff as far as mixing drinks is concerned, she’s great too. Margaritas are excellent here, not that overly sweet mix out of a machine but good tasty drinks.

We’ve never had an issue with food not coming out fast enough or anything at all in the service department. And the food is great here. I particularly enjoy the tamale stuffed chicken but there are lots of winners on the menu here. Original enchiladas are great, the hola hemp tamales are also delicious, and the standard fare (tacos, etc) are also quite enjoyable.

You absolutely cannot beat happy hour here either. Incredible value for the quality of food and service you receive.

On top of all that, lots of gluten-free options - and truly careful gluten-free, not lazy “it’s corn therefore it must be gluten-free” but real care in understanding cross-contamination (i.e., yes you can eat the chips without worrying about other fried items because it’s a dedicated fryer).

We will continue patronizing El Charro (we really like Charro Vida too and still have to try Charro Steak) because of excellent food, service, and value.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable. I have eaten here twice without a reaction, and I am very sensitive to any exposure. Food was DELICIOUS. Highly recommend the enchiladas banderas!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I have eaten here numerous times, and I have never had a reaction from the food. They have a good selection of GF options which are marked on their regular menu. They even have a dedicated GF fryer for things like chimichangas. The service is usually rather slow, so have time and patience when you go there, but the food is very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything on the menu is gluten free! I felt very safe here. Plus it’s delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Almost everything on the menu is gluten free.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free chimichangas from a dedicated fryer! Specify that it's for an allergy and they take very good care of you.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing selection! Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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The food was good. Not a fan of the salsa

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Good

Celiac

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They have a separate fryer for the chips and were very helpful in ensuring there was no cross contamination. Such good food!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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

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My husband and I shared the 99 Combination plate, table side guacamole and flan for dessert. Seriously delicious!! Server was knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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

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

— Excellent

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