Freebirds

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

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879 Embarcadero del Norte
Goleta, CA 93117

Most Recent Reviews


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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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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It’s been a while since I tried to eat here. But that the last time I did, staff didn’t know what Celiac was or what gluten free meant. Was a hard pass for me at the time. That may have changed, but proceed with caution. Also the website listed here is not correct, this Freebirds is not affiliated with the Freebirds chain of restaurants. I don’t think they have a website.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Most things here are considered gluten free, except the tortillas and steak. I always get the nachos and have never gotten sick. (I went to college here for 4 years and have come back every year for 3 years to eat here)

Another user said that the correct website is not listed, but that is in fact the correct website. Freebs is a chain!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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 1 year 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
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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PEANUT OIL!

I had the nachos and they tasted great. I also have a peanut allergy and I am lucky I asked the right person because I didn’t see that they used peanut oil for the beans and rice. Just a heads up for any one who might have that allergy as well. As far as gluten free they changed their gloves and helped avoid cross contamination :)

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

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

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