El Pelon Taqueria

5 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
92 Peterborough St
Boston, MA 02215

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Celiac

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Really depends which staff member takes your order—one didn’t know anything about gluten free and the other did and told us there was a separate frier. Don’t know about any other precautions taken—separate space, changing gloves, etc. Delicious food! Made me a bit sick but I’m unsure if that’s because of contamination or just the fact that it’s Mexican food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Good precautions are taken

Good quality and never got any reactions

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My celiac son loves this place. We've eaten here a number of times w no issues. The tacos are on corn tortillas (they only use flour tortillas for burritos and quasidillas). The staff was v knowledgeable and helpful. Mind you, we never go when it's packed (Sox games).

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

  • Dedicated Fryer

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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I went here based on positive reviews from other folks on this website, but hate to say that I was unable to eat anything. When asked about gluten free options the cashier said the fish tacos are GF, but didn't understand any of the usual follow up questions about GF prep space, cross contamination on cooking surfaces, or dedicated friers. Many menu options are on flour tortillas, so the risk of cross contamination seemed high, especially in a smallish kitchen.

To be fair, they don't advertise themselves as having gluten free options, and my family (all non-celiacs) said their food was great. So, 5 stars from my family for the food, but I had no confidence that I could eat there as a celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Good News! No issues for me, biopsy diagnosed Celiac Sprue. I asked what was my best GF option and went with her suggestion. I had the fish tacos with all the normal toppings and sauce and all was well. Tasty and quick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great food! I’ve eaten there 10+ times and have never gotten sick. Very safe, 100% recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Eat lunch here all the time. Never an issue and the tacos are great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Tasty food- large portions. Little to no indoor seating however

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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knowledgeable staff and almost everything there is gf! didn't get sick, definitely going back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Absolutely love this place; one of my go-to's in Boston. The only gluten in their restaurant is the flour tortillas, so avoid those and you're good. I always get the carmelos steak tacos with guac. Fried plantains are to die for. I have eaten here regularly over the past 4 years and never been sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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separate gf fryer, knowledgeable staff and fantastic food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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One of my favorite local restaurants since before my CD diagnosis! My first time back since being diagnosed, the cashier understood my allergy and said that she had CD herself! One of the major reasons she chose to work here was because she felt safe eating their food. They have corn tortillas, and the plantains are fried in a GF fryer. I always get the El Guapo either in a bowl to take home to my own GF wraps, or with one of their corn tortillas. The people handling the food always change their gloves when there is an allergy. I haven't gotten sick yet!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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