El Pinto Restaurant

7 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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10500 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Most Recent Reviews


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El Pinto is always a great option as a celiac. The chips are the only thing in that fryer but other fryers are shared and they have a good gluten free menu. The standard red Chile is not gluten free but they have gluten free jarred Chile they can use. One of the meats for tacos has gluten (I forget which beef but the waiter knew). If you are celiac, ask for steamed tortillas for enchiladas etc. they are in the pricier side.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for chips. GF menu. Understanding of GF safety. The server told me that the GF orders go on a separate line. I am a very sensitive celiac. They told me to have my tortillas steamed and not fried. I had this 2 nights in a row and it was fantastic!!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Nobody came to wait on us for 17 minutes after we were seated, despite my desperate stares at any of the three servers around us to come wait on us. People seated well after us got waited on before us. I think it was the host’s fault for seating us somewhere that wasn’t assigned to a waiter, but it was pretty obvious no one had brought us waters, chips, or anything and I would have expected the waiters near us to notice that and help us. I finally had to get up and track someone down to help us. Our waiter wasn’t sure if the chips were celiac safe but went to ask and they were (which thank god, we were starving at that point). Enchiladas were just okay, I’ve had way better ones. My margarita was good. Overall, bad service and mediocre food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year 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
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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We eat here about once per month and have never had problems. I typically get the nachos with chicken and always make certain to request the chips are cooked in a dedicated fryer.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

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Ordered takeout here three times with friends . they havent gotten it right once. Dont bother this kitchen doesnt get it or care.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free menu. The waitress was very kind and reassuring that she’d let the kitchen know I had celiac. Much less options than the regular menu but still more options than most places. Table chips and salsa are gluten free

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We made reservations and ate one the patio. Amazing atmosphere and decent gf menu. A bit pricey, but was worth it.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They were super accommodating and I had no issues. I basically got grilled salmon, vegetables and a salad and didn't try for a more traditional New Mexican dish but the waitstaff was very knowledgeable

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Outstanding green Chile cheeseburger. Knowledgeable staff and when I told them I had celiac they modified their gluten free menu for me to make sure I avoided cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing! So delicious! Staff was very allergy aware. They had a gluten free menu clearly marked.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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A fair amount of GF options. They seem to do only super mild (almost bland) and super spicy, without any in between. Nice atmosphere. Great and knowledgeable service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extensive GF menu and friendly service. Delicious food and great margaritas. I've been looking for a good New Mexican restaurant and I'm very pleased with the service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This large, mid-scale, casual restaurant has very good Tex-Mex food and the staff is friendly and well-trained regarding gluten-free. As an out-of-town celiac, I was pleased with the gluten-free menu choices. Tell your server you must have gluten-free because of allergy. Some sauces come in both gluten-free and non-GF versions. The tortilla chips are fried in dedicated oil separate from other foods. We ate there three times in one week and I never got sick (chips and chile sauce, chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, rice, huevos rancheros with papas (fried potatoes), and a green chile burger on GF bun). My wife was very pleased with all her non-GF meals. Very nice interior décor and two very attractive patio dining areas. Located on the north side of Albuquerque about 10 minutes from the hot air balloon park and about 1½ miles west of I-25.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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LOVE this place! Staff is so friendly and knowledgable. Gluten free menu is full of yummy entrees and you won't feel like you're missing out on anything. I'm not 100% sure if chips are fried in the same fryer as sopapillas are, but I are plenty of them and didn't get sick. Get the guac and a margarita!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Loved eating here! Beautiful restaurant, great GF menu selection, & knowledgeable staff. The food was great. I would definitely come back to eat here when we visit Albuquerque again!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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They have a gluten free menu with corn chips all over menu, but they fry their chips in same fryer as sopapillas. They offered to bake the chips instead, but it was really dry.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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