El Naranjo

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 9 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Mexican + 2 more
88% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

85 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701 Directions

(512) 474-2776
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    21 hours ago

    Our family LOVED this place! It was truly authentic Mexican and the service was fantastic. The chips are not gluten free because they are cross contaminated and the empanadas aren’t either. However, the homemade corn tortillas with the queso and guac are delicious. Each one of us got something from the “small plates” and despite the title, they were very filling. The meat here is unbelievable and the server was very knowledgeable about gluten free items on the menu. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes Mexican food!🇮🇹🌮

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    We have eaten here twice in the last two years, most recently in December 2018. The food is good, but the staff is incredibly poorly trained and I did not feel safe eating here. Much of their menu is gluten free, and those items that are not are marked. When we were seated we informed the server that I had Celiac; we ordered two appetizers and I had tacos. When the brought the appetizers they came with chips, which I ate, because I assumed they wouldn’t serve me anything that contained gluten or could be contaminated. I was wrong. The server came by to see how we were doing and informed me that the chips just brought with the appetizer were fried in a shared fryer with flour burritos. I told her that I absolutely should have been told that before I ate any, and she replied that it was all right, because ‘the fryer kills the gluten.’ I got really upset and asked to see the manager, who told us that the oil had been changed that day and nothing with flour had been cooked. I did not have a warm fuzzy; their carelessness in giving me something that could have been contaminated and not informing me of the potential for cross-contamination is unacceptable. Add to that the server’s belief that gluten can be ‘killed’ by high temperatures and this place is very likely to make someone sick. We’ll dine elsewhere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Food was amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Whole menu is GF except a few things.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food, celiac friendly, and lots of items to choose from. Our waiter was knowledgeable about celiac. Nice atmosphere and a great location.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Was able to safely order a delicious meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Celiac safe and the tacos were delicious ! Definitely recommend. Server was knowledgeable.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Perfect for a fancy night out. Almost the whole menu (including the chips, yay!) is safe for celiac! They actually mark what is "ngf - not gluten free" instead of what is!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Amazing, authentic Mexican food. It's not TexMex if that's what you are looking for don't be confused. It's wonderfully savory high-end Hispanic food! EVERYTHING on the menu is gluten-free except two items so you don't even need to ask the waiter to be careful. I recommend reservations if it is a Friday or Saturday night! Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11 am - 2 pm, 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 2 pm, 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 2 pm, 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 2 pm, 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 2 pm, 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 2 pm

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