El Rayo Taqueria

17 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
100% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly
26 Free St
Portland, ME 04101

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was incredible! Didn’t get sick, I got a tiny bit bloated like an hour later but that’s only from overeating! Most of their menu is gluten free (the burritos and quesadillas are not but those are marked as containing wheat. It’s very nice to see a menu that so much is gluten free that they only mark the wheat. Highly recommend. Only gluten free food. Goes in their fryer so I could eat so much

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was great! Excellent drink as well!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Chicken nachos and chicken taquitos 😍
Gluten-Free at El Rayo Taqueria
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


It was good, not excellent.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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El Rayo was my GF Mexican dream come true. The menu is unique in that MOST of it is is GF, and what is NOT GF is clearly marked on the menu. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and the quality of the food is fantastic. Also, amazing margs!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I LOVE el Rayo - I come here every time I’m in Portland. They have a fryer that is safe for GF, so you can have chips, fried plantains, fried fish tacos, etc - it’s amazing! Plus everything is so delicious! One of the best places for lunch in the city!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Very knowledgeable, separate fryer for chips, and most things on the menu are gf!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have safe chips! So hard to find with Mexican food. Most of the menu is already gluten free besides flour tortillas and they are really helpful and knowledgeable. Good food!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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A huge portion of the menu is gluten free! They actually mark items that have gluten on the menu. Food was delicious and service was super quick!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly knowledgeable staff. I was assured that the chefs know how to prevent cross contamination. I love that the menu is mostly GF and items WITH gluten are marked as unsafe. I had a pulled pork rice and beans bowl that was amazing. Will definitely be enjoying this place when I go down to Portland!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Cool, funky place. The papa's fritas were amazing! Felt very safe there and can't wait to bring kids.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great, felt very confident in how safe it was. Has a rice and beans bowl and fried plantains. Really enjoyed my meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF fryer, great for a quick bite to eat. Awesome fried plantains!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Felt very safe eating here. Only items WITH gluten were marked on the menu. The waitress was very helpful and the food tasted great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place. Great food and aside from the burritos (flour tortillas) most things are GF and celiac safe. The counter manager told her son has celiac and eats there all the time without issue.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu notes which items have gluten. The staff was very helpful and the chef made recommendations of which dishes were safest for celiac. Delicious Mexican food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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