El Ranchito

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 1 rating
$$Gluten Free Menu, Mexican, Lunch, Restaurant

1305 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 376-7040
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    3 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    GF menu, but be careful. Rice is fried in mixed use fryer before boiling. We ordered:Tortilla soup (w/o rice=GF) but it had the rice. No chips or anything fried. My celiac daughter enjoyed a chicken/veggie bowl.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2017

    204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

    Loved this place! Lots of options on a gluten free menu.

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    3 ratingAugust 21, 2016

    27941 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    The staff are friendly but there is not a dedicated fryer and they admitted that they have no way of guaranteeing the meal would be 100% gluten free.

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    2 ratingOctober 26, 2015

    204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

    Food is delicious but was glutenized. If you are a celiac be careful or turn around.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    27941 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    Food is excellent! Chips are NOT fried in a dedicated fryer. Our server Emmanuel was all over making sure my food was safe. Chilli Rellenos are fried in the same fryer as the chips. They have a good GF menu. We sat outside and enjoyed every bite!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2015

    27941 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    Excellent! I'm always nervous to try new restaurants. When we walked in the door the manager greeted us and went over every single gluten-free option with me before we were even sitting down. She made me feel totally at ease. We decided to stay. The chips are made in a separate fryer from everything else so I was able to have chips and salsa at the table which I haven't had in ages. I ordered the carnitas with beans and rice. My symptoms usually appear within 24 hours of eating the food and a week passed without a problem. I would 100% recommend this place for anyone eating on a gluten-free diet including celiacs like me.

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    5 ratingNovember 07, 2014

    2515 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92625

    Fantastic carnitas and salsa! We are not celiac but basically eat gluten free Paleo. The atmosphere was delightful as well!

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    4 ratingSeptember 28, 2014

    204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

    While our waitress was kind of snotty, the manager confirmed that the chips were made in a sep fryer... The chefs offered to make crispy tacos in that fryer, so for the first time in ages our 7 year-old celiac son had crispy shredded tacos! Very appreciated.

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2014

    204 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

    Gluten-free menu with many delicious options. The Baja Bowl with corn tortillas was fantastic and fresh. Recommend.

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    1 ratingMarch 24, 2013

    2515 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92625

    Staff is not knowledgable and cross contamination is very likely. Even the chips are not gluten free, according to the waitress the last time I was there.

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2012

    2515 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92625

    Really good food, good variety too

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
10 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm

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