Freebirds

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 2 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Tacos, Allergen List + 7 more
50% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

879 Embarcadero del Norte, Goleta, CA 93117 Directions

(805) 968-0123
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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 days ago

    5001 183A Frontage Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    they have corn tacos and chicken meat.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    1000 E. 41st, Austin , Texas 78751

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    11302 Broadway Suite #110, Pearland Town Center, Pearland, Texas 77584

    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.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    40408 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

    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...

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    11101 Burnet Rd., Suite B130, Austin , Texas 78758

    All meats but the steak are gluten free

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 months ago

    1841 Belle Isle Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    11302 Broadway Suite #110, Pearland Town Center, Pearland, Texas 77584

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    120 N New Rd, Waco, TX 76710

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    1640 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    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

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    8603 State Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78245

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    9774 Katy Fwy. Ste. 700, Houston , Texas 77055

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

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    3 rating
    11 months ago

    4025 Del Rey Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    8603 State Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78245

    No Gluten Free menu!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8603 State Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX 78245

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4965 Overton Ridge Blvd., Fort Worth , Texas 76132

    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.

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    3322 N Loop 250 W, Midland, TX 79707

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

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    5170 West Main Street #900, Frisco, TX 75034

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4032 S Lamar Ste 100, Austin , Texas 78704

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

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    1000 E. 41st, Austin , Texas 78751

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    319 University Dr., College Station , Texas 77840

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1640 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    Awesome!!! Great knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    5170 West Main Street #900, Frisco, TX 75034

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

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    8240 Preston Rd Ste 115, Plano, Texas 75024

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

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    515 S. Congress, Austin , Texas 78704

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1640 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    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.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    909 State Hwy 80, Suite #c, San Marcos, TX 78666

    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.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    11224 Huebner Rd., Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78230

    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.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1000 E. 41st, Austin , Texas 78751

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    120 N New Rd, Waco, TX 76710

    had the bowl, was great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    4000 Arlington Highlands Blvd. Ste 121, Arlington, Texas 76018

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

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    6940 FM 1960 West, Houston , Texas 77069

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    4025 Del Rey Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    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.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    4025 Del Rey Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Very tasty and allergens are clearly labeled.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    5424 South Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

    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. :)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    20811 U.S. 281, San Antonio, TX 78258

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    40408 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

    The best experience, each and every time. They are soooo careful. They scrub up to their elbows, change gloves, wash a tray and have a separate gf menu. Ask for Bobby to take care of you - he knows about celiac disease and really looks out for his guests. Food is great too!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    120 N New Rd, Waco, TX 76710

    Enjoyed this place very much!!!! The staff was great and took the time to use a different utensil to serve everything, so they didn't cross contaminate anything. Was very impressed with them. And the food was delicious!!!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    4025 Del Rey Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Manager was knowledgeable about what was gluten free - the rest of the staff not so much. Most everything there is gluten free. Chips are made in fryer that is not exposed to gluten so they are not cross contaminated. Had nachos and they were great. Didn't get sick!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    310 Palladio Pkwy #703, Folsom, CA 95630

    Great food and lots to choose from!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 years ago

    2050 Texas Ave., College Station , Texas 77840

    I went when it was not crowded at all. They were very careful with my food and avoided cross contamination. I basically could have meat and lettuce though. The cross contamination on a busy day would be through the roof so I could not ever eat there on a busy day.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1632 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867

    Would not recommend for Celiacs. Workers were not at all aware of cross contamination or contentious. Some sauces are not GF and neither is steak. Sauces are placed in a way that the can drip into each other. Looking back I think they used the same spoon for all the meats. I wish I had just left and headed to Chipotle. Now I am paying for letting myself get over hungry and making a bad decision.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    120 N New Rd, Waco, TX 76710

    On a road trip with three dogs, super accommodating of gluten allergy, put on new gloves, got new utensils and gave me an allergen menu. Very friendly staff, great for dogs for outside seating. Perfect road tip stop. Out door seating for dogs is in shade at 6 p.m

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1512 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    I asked if the corn tortillas were just corn and gluten free and the employee asked another longer term employee who did not know for sure but said "probably." He said there are lists of ingredients somewhere but didn't know where. He did look for a bit but Wasn't successful. I wouldn't have given a two star rating with just that, but the fact that the original employee had an obvious smirk on his face the whole time and looked like he was trying really hard not to roll his eyes at me was really uncalled for.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    1512 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    I've always had a great experience here. As a gluten-free vegetarian I enjoy the tempeh they have in a burrito bowl. The first time I asked for it there was some confusion about my allergy but the manager went over all of the ingredients with me and we cleared up any confusion. They're very friendly & the food has a lot of flavor! Better version of Chipotle I think!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    1512 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    When I asked about gluten free, the server looked like a deer in the headlights. He had to go find a manager. They couldn't find a list of allergens or of gluten free items. They asked if they should change their gloves. I walked them through based on info I pulled from their website (from the Find Me Gluten Free App!). t

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    700 Earl Rudder Freeway, College Station , Texas 77840

    Great menu options. Any burrito can be made into a gluten free bowl.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    125 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

    Not one of the stoners behind the counter could tell me what was GF...not even the manager. Went once. Won't go again.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    8240 Preston Rd Ste 115, Plano, Texas 75024

    amazing. great taste and variety of options for gluten free. they also already had the gluten free menu printed out and handy, so there was no wait for the menu, unlike other restraunts.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    5105 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, TX 75703

    Love this place. Manager and employees will change gloves when you tell them you have gluten allergies. Only 3 items not gluten free.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex
Monday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Tuesday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Wednesday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Thursday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Friday
12 am - 3 am, 11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 3 am, 11 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 3 am, 11 am - 12 am
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