El Cholo

2 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1037 Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Top Reviews


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Unsafe restaurant. Meal came with black beans in a fried flour tortilla bowl and the waiter told me it was corn.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was incredible!! I saw mixed reviews about the gluten safety so I wasn’t sure. Staff was super knowledgeable and careful. The chef said they recently separated their fryer so one is dedicated to only chips and no cross contamination. So I enjoyed guacamole and chips. So amazing! The fajitas were incredible. Highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They take it very seriously when I told them I have celiac disease .everything including tortilla was gluten-free according toNima sensor

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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I tested the Tortilla Chips with my Nima tester and no gluten was detected. I also ordered the steak fajitas with no sour cream, no cheese and with corn (not flour) tortillas and extra guacamole. The server substituted black beans for refried beans automatically. I felt the server was very accommodating to my allergies and would recommend El Cholo. Just let them know ahead of time specifically what your allergies are. Thanks, El Cholo!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NOT Celiac safe. Wish it was. Be careful as the fryer isn't dedicated and some sauces contain gluten flour.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is great. No dedicated GF menu, but the chef baked me GF chips and switched out the sauce on my enchiladas to be GF. Great service and very understanding about cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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No dedicated gf menu but will accommodate and make modifications. Staff understands and will cater to your requests. Stay away from chips as used in same fryer. But will give you corn tortillas to eat if you mention it.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Not celiac

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El Cholo was extremely accommodating! Chips are corn, and they have many corn tortilla options on the menu. They spoke with the kitchen for me about my allergies and brought out GF beans and ensured the meal was entirely GF for me.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Excellent

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