100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly

6910 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750 Directions

Reported to be doing delivery during COVID-19

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We were unsure if they had a dedicated fryer so we decided to play it safe and just ordered the tacos with the corn tortilla. Tacos were tasty and were a good size portions.

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 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server seemed to understand cross contamination. I consider myself to be sensitive and had no issues after eating here. Will return.

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?

— 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 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I love El Charro and I’m glad I can still eat there now that I know I have to eat gluten free. It’s nice they mark on the menu which items are GF. Although they do call it “gluten friendly” because they aren’t a gluten free kitchen. I always make sure to tell them when I’m ordering and need GF though just to make sure. I get the impression that most of the menu is available GF but I have never liked flour tortillas very much anyways.

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

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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We’ve always had great food here. Service can be a bit slow at times, but they have a nice kids menu and none of us have ever had a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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I have eaten here multiple times. Everything was amazing. Menu is clearly marked. No reaction. Staff very knowledgeable and they know Glutenfree.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The menu has clearly marked gluten free options and the staff were well versed about Celiac!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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LOTS of gluten free options and delicious, too!! My first time at this restaurant and the manager came out to explain how they handle GF prep and made sure my server and kitchen knew how to prepare (tip: he said ALWAYS ask to speak to the manager when ordering so he/she can confirm with kitchen and server that ALL precautions are taken...separate prep area, change of gloves, etc). Highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!!! 😊

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager's mother is celiac so very knowledgeable about safe handling. Prepared GF fish first to avoid cross contamination. No reactions. Very extensive GF options and amazing food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We had a “gluten found” result on the Nima sensor when ordering the gf burrito. The management was very concerned and suspected a cross contamination issues. They made a new order of chicken fajitas with corn tortillas, beans and rice which all tested “no gluten”. Excellent service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I was a little hesitant after reading the reviews of the "original" El Charro in the downtown area, but our experience at this location was fabulous. Menu was well-marked, and staff checked with the kitchen on all questions. Many GF options, and all in our party (3 celiacs) enjoyed and were safe. Would definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous! Great GF items that are clearly marked on the menu with very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Owner is a fellow sufferer and has created a wonderful GF option.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Chef Carlotta has reengineered many of her award winning recipes to feature rice flour for making enchilada sauce, mole's, salsas and most of her major recipes gluten-free!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The menu is marked and the staff knows about it! Great food and service! I love this place!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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The service is excellent & this place offers inside eating options as well as take out. They were very prompt in their service and very cordial. Food was great and abundant. Ate here because of the high reviews and would recommend it for eating especially if one is hungry

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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They do a pretty good job of identifying dish's that are gluten friendly, however the kitchen doesn't seem to pay attention to allergy information, or the servers don't do a good job of letting them know. I have other allergies beside being Celiac, and every time my dish comes out with something I'm allergic to on it. So be cautious when you order.

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Delicious and so many GF options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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.

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