El Moose

12 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
83% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
5242 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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Celiac

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*update* Confirmed as another reviewer had said that the fryer isn’t technically gluten free. If you ask them they will say yes, but when I asked if the beer batter for the fish goes into the fryer they said it does, but I think they use Omission beer which is a gluten removed beer and not celiac-safe. The batter is otherwise GF.

Awesome food. Most of the menu is gluten free, except for the tortas, according to our server. I had the sopes con huevos and shared the both guac and the esquites appetizer with the table. Everything was delicious. Very good tequila selection too.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 days ago read full review

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The fryer is NOT safe. They serve beer battered fish tacos and the fryer is shared. Anything non fried is safe though. The enchiladas are good!

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?

— Most

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

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Really nice establishment with even better food. Their menu states 99% of their items are gluten free. I had a quesadilla and they stated beforehand that they don’t even use flour tortillas, so there wasn’t any fear of cross-contamination. Will definitely be returning!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 outdoor seating
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

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

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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If you go for dinner or on a weekend, ALL the food is gf. (If you go for weekday lunch, they serve sandwiches.) Knowledgable staff, good food. Super pricey though!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • 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

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely incredible food - everything on their dinner menu is GF. The only gluten item is on the lunch menu and it’s handled on a completely separate part of the kitchen. Fryer is 100% GF too! Will be making this a regular spot for us.

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

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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THEY DO NOT HAVE A GLUTEN FREE FRYER. I asked the server who checked with their kitchen and their beer battered fish is fried in the same fryer. Service was also extremely slow. Took nearly 30 minutes to get tacos when there were only three other tables.

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 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing tacos. 99 percent of the menu is gluten free so totally celiac friendly! I will be eating here a lot!

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Most items are GF here. They have an asterisk next to things that DO contain gluten, it it just seems to be the tortas. Ask server, but I ate here with reaction. Seriously tasty.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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love this place! eat here weekly and ive never had a reaction.

Safety


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

— Very

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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mostly gf menu. great food and very little risk of cross contamination!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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99% gluten free (aside from bread they put in a random salad that can easily be removed) - excellent authentic Mexican that’s totally safe for a celiac (yes, even the fried food)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I go here frequently and I’ve never been disappointed by anything on the menu. Everything is GF except the bread (they only use corn tortillas). Love the horchata latte.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good! Best Mexican food in Seattle. Very gf-friendly and safe for celiacs like me. They hardly have any gluten in the house.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The food is great! Get the guacamole for sure.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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There is almost no gluten used in any of the menu items. All of the tortillas are corn and the hot out of the fryer chips are amazing. The ambiance is authentic Mexican and very kid friendly. Try the shrimp in a spicy cream sauce.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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