Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

4 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
1940 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85203

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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I love this place. It’s so yummy. But, out of the three times I’ve been to this location, I have been glutened once. I’m miserable tonight. I am a very sensitive celiac. At your own risk, for sure.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We called the Restaurant first, asked to speak either to a manager or Chef. We spoke with the Chef. He went through a brief review of what he could make gf. He stated the chips were not gf, fried in the same oil as flour containing items, but the salsa was gf. He stated to let him know as soon as we arrived, and he would cook some hot oil to fry us some fresh safe chips!

We went and Ivan, the manager came to talk to us. He went through the menu options. No beef. No cheese (they shred it and mix it with flour to keep it from clumping). But we could have tacos and fajitas and soup and salads (with modifications). No gluten free menu, but he was knowledgeable to know what we could have. We ordered the Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas. They were very good. The chicken is grilled separately than the other chicken. So I needed some salsa to spice it up! The chips were fresh and hot and very good! Good corn tortillas.

We enjoyed our meal. Best part is that I didn't get sick (very sensitive). Ivan came out to make sure our meal was appropriate and everything turned out great. I felt they did a good. The rice and beans are GF also. We will be back.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Flavor was so bland. Also got very sick. Definitely will not go back.

Updated 7 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

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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Very knowledgeable about celiac and will accommodate for people with celiac. Monique and Ivan guided me toward a wonderful meal. 5 star service and 5 stars for knowledge of menu.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Sensitive

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I had a really good experience here. The waiter we had was extremely professional and a good server all around. He accommodated all diet restrictions without any judgment and was always cheerful. I was worried about getting sick still but I feel fine and I had our meal 3hrs ago. Also the meal with cheap!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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I’m happy some people have good experience. However I decided not to eat here. The manger/owner brushed me off when I asked about gluten free options. Only one of waitresses spoke English enough to understand me. She came off very aggressive and treated me like a burden. Said everything was gluten free with corn tortillas. Including the chips which when I asked were actually not gluten free. When I told the waitstaff I appreciate the help but I didn’t feel comfortable eating here. I was met with attitude and eye rolling.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

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Ask for the Gluten Free menu, wait staff was very knowledgeable, water server not so much.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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They have a gluten-free menu. The chips and salsa and bean dip are GF. I ordered the Enchilada Trio with the sauces were listed as GF and it was so good! I didn’t get sick after eating here.

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

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I understand they are trying since they have changed most of their ingredients to be gluten-free. However, my husband, who has celiac, still got sick. Based on his symptoms, it had to be cross-contamination in the kitchen. Sadly, we won't go here again.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Average

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