Freebirds

2 recent ratings
$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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5424 South Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Good experience, they all changed their gloves and had a sheet telling me what was safe and not safe! Would come back for sure.

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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great taste. Got take out online and given that I had put gluten allergy for the nachos - they called me to talk about the chips, although gluten free they are from a factory that handles gluten products. She put them on the side and opted for a safe chip choice and put the nacho mixture on top.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here successfully many times. Let the staff know & they have procedures to help you through the line. Bonus: all staff wearing masks & wearing them correctly! Thank you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

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

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Celiac

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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. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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very delicious food!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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?).

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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They couldn't understand that I needed clean gloves. In fact, everytime I said I need fresh gloves. I'm gluten-free. They tried to give me a low Carp tortilla but when I asked if it was gluten-free, they didn't know. They finally were able to determine which products were gluten-free. And then proceeded to give me cheese by reaching into the container as opposed to using the spoon. So there is quite a bit of cross-contamination. At this location, it's went downhill.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Daughter is celiac. We have been many times and they have an allergy chart posted for them to see. Only chicken is GF (other meats are not) but my daughter loves it in a bowl! They washed hands and changed gloves. She has not have any symptoms of being glutened.

Gluten Intolerant

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I asked for the gluten-free menu and ordered chicken on salad. I still got glutened. I suspect that they prepare all the food on the same surface. The employees seemed pretty clueless about what gluten intolerance means.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

Review


Great food. Does not appear to do anything to prevent cross-contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Celiac

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If I could do no stars, I would. We went on Saturday the 28th of May. The guy guaranteed me that everything was Gluten free. Needlessly it wasn’t. I spent the rest of the evening seriously I’ll. I wouldn’t go here at all ever. Don’t do it. So I am spending Memorial Day in bed, because the pain in my body from being Glutened is horrible. Stay far away from this restaurant.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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