El Merkury

11 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
2104 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Everything but the churros is GF, and the staff says the corn taquitos and tostadas are fried in a separate fryer from the churros. Taquitos were delicious and caused me no problems! The pupusas were really good, though far from the best I've ever had - but it's GF pupusas so you won't hear me complaining!! Recommended, I will be back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff, dedicated fryer, insanely delicious food with no reaction from me or my (also celiac) partner. They were also accomodating of my dairy free need as well. Highly recommend the dobladas, chicharron pork pupusas, and tostadas.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Quality & Quantity


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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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Everything but churros gluten free. Also incredibly clean, wonderful atmosphere and great music!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 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

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

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Tostada, pupusa, and 3-cheese rice
Taquitos, chicken and chorizo
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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My absolute favorite. All allergens clearly listed on the menu, almost everything is naturally GF! Also fantastic price point.. what’s not to love?!

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 7 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Pupusa was amazing! Staff was knowledgeable and immediately told me that they were gluten free.

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

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, the second I said I had Celiac she told me that everything on the menu but the churros is gluten-free. Plus, the churros have a separate fryer and are prepped in a separate area. She immediately knew what she was talking about and made me feel really safe. On top of being safe, the food is unbelievably good! Pretty reasonably priced and truly delicious! It’s my new happy place!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious and offers delivery, we enjoyed our meal and drinks in the comfort of our Airbnb

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Ordered from here after seeing all of the great reviews. Everything is GF except the churros. Soooo so good.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


El Mercury is awesome!! Really delicious food, almost everything is GF, maybe only churros aren’t. Woman owned restaurant, excellent food. I am a frequent customer - can’t recommend more highly!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The vast majority of the menu is gluten free, and they are very knowledgeable about cross contamination. The only non-GF menu items are the churros, which are prepared in a separate fryer. The food is delicious and by personal experience celiac friendly. Pretty sensitive and have eaten here multiple times.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 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
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything but the churros are gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fan-freakin-tastic. Taquitos, something we’ve never had, were delicious and the cheesy rice side was awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Really good food. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Only the churros contain gluten and they keep them separate from the other food. Never had a problem when I’ve eaten here and the food is delicious!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Good food. Served fast and online menu clearly labels GF food.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Everything gluten free except churros. Lots of options and also delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing Guatemalan food. Unlike any other food I’ve had in Philly. Everything savory on the menu is gluten-free and made in its own fryer. Tons of choices for me as a vegetarian as well, and the food is filling - no more boring grilled vegetable salad bowls for me now that El Merkury is in town!! Everything tastes fresh and high quality, including the Guatemalan chocolate. YUM.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything except for the churros (which are fried in its own fryer) is gluten free and made toOrder!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


El Merkuy provides Central American Street foods. They have Toquitos, Pupusas, and Tostada's, salads, and sides. The chrros are the only thing not gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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