100% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5424 South Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 Directions

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Just let them know you're gluten free and they will get you a clean tray and change their gloves. I always have had great experiences here and have never gotten sick. :)

Not celiac
4 years ago

very delicious food!

Celiac
5 years ago

I went to Freebirds every single Friday for over a year. I'm Celiac and I never had any issues. Then, out of the blue, they changed their menu options. Hard corn shells went away, portion sizes changed, and the "taco meal" disappeared. I've been back once since. It's still good, but it's more difficult to eat GF now. I get the nachos with carnitas, cheese, queso, lettuce, and tomatoes. They SHOULD have a printed menu of what's gluten free. Have them change their gloves and wash a tray for you. If you opt for soft corn, ask that they warm them up in the microwave (or maybe between foil in the toaster things?).

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Plant Based
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegan Friendly

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Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
1 week ago

Had a GF bowl and it was delicious!

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Have eaten here twice in past month with no problems. Got burrito bowl (no tortilla) with white meat chicken, black beans, Mexican rice, cilantro, lettuce, pico, salsa, roasted peppers and onions, garlic, lime juice, mixed cheese and sour cream. Portion is almost enough for 2 meals. Staff changes gloves when told you have allergy/celiac. More flavorful than Chipotle. Taking off one star since don’t carry corn or other GF soft taco shell or tortilla.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Easy to order but we had a bad reaction to eating here.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Steak has soy sauce in the marinade! Beware!

3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Our go to for a quick healthy gluten free meal.

Celiac
3 months ago

My first experience here was great! I wasn’t going to eat anything because I didn’t see any signs about gluten free options but the guy behind the counter encourage me to order a bowl. He quickly washed his hands and changed his gloves and guided me through my options! I had a yummy chicken fajita bowl and a sweet marshmallow treat too.

4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Easy to order- bowl with rice beans and chicken and toppings. The only things not gf is the steak. Kids eat free on Sundays.

Not celiac
7 months ago

Nachos are a great gluten free option. Add queso for extra spice.

Not celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Super allergy friendly. I'm AIP Paleo and the options are abundant. The staff are educated, friendly and helpful. My MIL is celiac and they took every precaution.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

The tortillas are not gluten free as they're heated up on the same steamer as the flour tortillas. Also, the chips are full of cross contamination because they don't change their gloves before digging in to get the chips. Because of this, the gloves they used to make someone's burrito are put into the chip bin and contaminates the chips. 😕. Everything else is gluten free.

Not celiac
11 months ago

Make your own taco, bowl, or salad. It's like Chipotle, but better, and more toppings to choose from!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Good about changing gloves. Food was tasteless and gross. Won't be back.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Our family has done just fine eating 'bowl's here (no tortillas needed'. We have two gluten/soy/almond/dairy/egg (and more) allergies and haven't had any known reactions.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff made my meal and I was about to pay for it, when Patrick the manager asked me if I was gluten free because of allergies. When I told him yes, he threw the meal away because his staff did not change their gloves. He then said he would make my meal personally to make sure it was done right. He changed his gloves and got out fresh utensils to keep my food from being cross contaminated.

Celiac
1 year ago

they have corn tacos and chicken meat.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Freebirds have 100% dropped off the map! I used to LOVE them and would laugh at people that went to all their major competitors, but they have sold out. Please Freebirds I want to love you, come back to us.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

We ordered our food to go. I tried to plan ahead, but their website isn't very helpful for making smart gluten free choices, neither is their menu, but we worked it out. They have an allergen list, which I hate. Who has time for that? I hope they decide to simplify things in ther future. Having been my first time eating from here, I enjoyed their burrito bowl very much. It was a simple carnita with cilantro rice and pico. Very tasty and I had no issues with cross contamination. What I found most interesting is that I didn't need to add anything to the meal like a sauce or spice. The meal had lots of flavor. I'm looking forward to eating from there again.

1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Wish I could give 0 stars. Went in and inquired about a gf menu and was told there wasn't one. I chose not to order when he said he thought rice had gluten...

Celiac
1 year ago

All meats but the steak are gluten free

Celiac
1 year ago

I was told by the manager today that all meats are no longer Gluten Free. the only option here is a veggie, rice, and bean bowl.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Can do any bowl. Only things not gluten free were the steak and of course the tortillas. They had the allergen guide readily available.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was great. I expected them to just change their gloves. They have a whole procedure which includes fresh clean utensils, a plate straight out of the package and the best part was they seemed very happy to do it.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Wow I'm a Celiac and have been craving nachos, so happy that their fryer is not cross contaminated. So many topping choices, I'll be back. Next day still no reaction

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The allow the utensils to touch the flour tortillas. I asked them what was gluten-free, they said “nothing.”

Not celiac
2 years ago

Awesome staff at this location! Never gotten sick either...

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff was not knowledgeable about their gluten free opinions. They did not know if the nachos were gluten free and had no package there for me to check. The food is in a counter, so it has cross contamination.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Nachos are gluten free, steak may have marinate, but i just go with veggies (guac is free!)

2 years ago

GF was fine, but had to ask staff to pause when they began to place corn tortilla on same press used for flour tortillas. Shifted to a bowl and had no issues, but view it as a near-miss. Tasted better than Chipotle, but otherwise a similar dining experience.

Celiac
2 years ago

No Gluten Free menu!

Celiac
2 years ago

Decent menu. Rice bowl with chicken was delicious and didn't get sick.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Nachos are safe! The employees are always quick to wash their hands and change gloves for me when I tell them I have a gluten allergy.

2 years ago

" I don't even know what gluten is, ma'am." And it shows.

Not celiac
2 years ago

I wish the staff was a little bit knowledgeable sometimes but they always give a list, which helps. The food is great and most things, except the ranch, steak, ancho sauce, flour tortillas, and dessert, are gf.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

only a few things not GF, and they understand Celiac disease. Great tasting food to boot.

2 years ago

The staff member I interacted with was a complete ass about gluten free options. He said the steak wasn't gf because the cows had eaten grass. Clearly this staff had no idea what gluten is. Will not be returning.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They were very knowledgeable about the items they served and served me a delicious gluten free meal!

Celiac
2 years ago

Awesome!!! Great knowledgeable staff.

Celiac
2 years ago

New GF menu. Changed all meats to be GF now!

Not celiac
2 years ago

The food was good and most options are gluten free, except for the tortillas, BBQ, ranch (the staff said), and desserts.

2 years ago

Burrito bowls. I asked him to wipe down the station and he happily did.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I had a grilled chicken bowl and explained that I am celiac. The employees took special care not to cross contaminate. He even changed his fresh gloves as soon as I told him just to be extra safe.

3 years ago

I love Freebirds, maybe even more than Chipotle. Everything is gluten free except their tortillas, of course, and their bbq sauce. Good portion size for a good price. Be sure you let the server know you need to be gluten free and ask for clean gloves etc.. A couple of things they use their hands to get, but they don't have a problem getting uncontaminated stuff from the back. I have celiac disease and have never gotten sick here.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They have gf options of a bowl, salad, or corn tortillas, but the set up looks like a cross contamination nightmare if you're Celiacs.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They did NOT inspire my confidence when they put my GF Tortilla in the common grill press.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

had the bowl, was great!

Celiac
3 years ago

I was feeling guilty for requesting GF. They went out of their way to check my choices before I got in line. Very appreciative.

Celiac
3 years ago

The food was tasty but the girls working there had no idea about gluten free. And continued to insist I could eat the flour tortillas even after I explained that there was gluten in them. It's a bad idea to argue with a customer and even worse when it's over a very bad allergy. I should have left but was tired and hungry and I know my options at freebirds.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The employers have a list of ingredients that are GF, which is located behind the counter. Lots of options were available. I choose to get a burrito bowl. I liked that they did not touch the ingredients with their hands. It was a nice change from Chipotle! I plan to come again.

3 years ago

Very tasty and allergens are clearly labeled.

Not celiac
3 years ago

I spoke with the manager today who told me they do have procedures in place to avoid cross contamination.

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