El Ranchito

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer, Tortilla Chips + 3 more
66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

27941 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Directions

(949) 349-9100
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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
10 am - 9:30 pm

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