El Charro

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 21 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Mexican, Lunch, Restaurant
71% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 Directions

(520) 622-1922
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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    I have celiac disease and I am very sensitive. I had the chicken fajitas and I was fine. I decided not to have corn tortilla chips after reading the reviews about a shared fryer. The server was not very knowledgeable about gluten free and both my husband and I were scared by his lack of knowledge but In the end I was fine and didn’t get sick. The food was okay.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Our waitress really understood Celiac Disease and what gluten free means. They have a dedicated fryer. Food is clearly marked GF on the menu. Large corn tortillas meant I could finally have a burrito again! Very good Mexican food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    We had 2 gluten free meals. Beef fajitas and beef flautas were both excellent. They fry all the chips in separate oil. Flautas & chimichangas can also be fried in the gluten free oil. Allowing us to eat some things we usually can’t enjoy.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I asked about gluten free options and the server didn't know what that meant and had to ask someone. They use a shared fryer and when they brought my food, the server had his thumb on my plate after touching who knows what. I should have just left but I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. First of all, the food wasn't good. Secondly I immediately began having gastric issues and by the time I went home I was in a full blown auto immune attack. Do not go here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very celiac friendly. If they didn't know, they happily investigated, great service. Food was delicious - seriously the best Mexican food I've had in years. Only wished I lived nearby!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great experience here! I had knowledgeable servers that helped me feel a bit easier about ordering. No reactions, and the food was amazing!!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Do not go here if you have Celiac. Waiter, nice guy, but had no idea what I was talking about. The menu has items marked as GF but there was no knowledge or information about cross-contamination or dedicated fryers, grills, etc. I was told chips and salsa are fine because 'chips are just corn' Knew it was time to go when they asked if I wanted corn or flour tortillas.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Knowledgeable servers & kitchen. We were told the owner has an autoimmune disease & keeps a gluten-free diet & that is why the menu is diverse & clearly marked.The awareness of Celiac Disease & related safe food prep was evident. Highly recommend!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Lots of GF items on the menu. Food very good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    My wife has celiac disease and we go here all the time. We love it, we always share the el charro nachos and she's never had a reaction. Love this place, good food and not too expensive

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Not gluten friendly at all!! The servers had no idea what gf was. They don't have a designated deep fryers. They were calling up the tortilla company and googling up ingredients. Ridiculous! And the food was just okay

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Very knowledgeable chef and staff.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Baffled at the reviews. Food was okay, but they brought my flan with crunchy won ton things on it. When I asked for a new one without them, they just scraped it off and brought the same one back. No one there understood why that wasn't okay.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Awesome food!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Fabulous! Tons of GF options. Service was great!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Had bacon wrapped cheese stuffed shrimp. It was amazing.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Best chicken tortillas!!! Amazing Mexican food- corn tortillas are so so. Love the soup though! I go here a lot- flan can be made gluten free but you must not get the stuff on top!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
10 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 9 pm
Thursday
10 am - 9 pm
Friday
10 am - 10 pm
Saturday
10 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm
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