Iguana Mia

13 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
11 ratings

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1027 Cape Coral Parkway East
Cape Coral, FL 33904
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Celiac

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The Manager personally went to the kitchen to make sure that they changed their gloves & made them aware that my order was for a Celiac. I have been there 3 times & haven’t been sick once. HIGHLY recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was really excited after all these reviews but when I arrived they told me I could not have the chips as the fryer is cross contaminated. The only menu items I was told I could have was the red rice and fajitas with either shrimp or steak.

We ended up leaving. Really disappointed.

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

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 6 months ago read full review

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We enjoyed our visit here, there was quite a few options to eat. Although they don’t have a specific GF menu, they have a menu that lists everything (sauces, meats, etc) that is and isn’t GF.

Updated 6 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Shredded Chicken Tamales with Refried Beans
FRESH GLUTEN FREE CHIPS!
Verde Enchiladas with red rice
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing to at they have a GF dedicated chip fryer! Love this! But unfortunately, ALL of their cheese had gluten in it, which is our next fav after chip. So many Mex places have GF cheese - please consider doing this!

But otherwise, major props for safety!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I can’t say enough good things about my experience here! When I mentioned I was GF for Celiac, my waitress brought out the manager who took the time to go through the entire menu with me to say what was safe and what he would recommend (she said that’s their protocol!). He came to check on me during the meal as well. I felt very respected and cared for. They have a dedicated fryer for chips and I had the Verde Enchiladas which were delicious. The food was good but honestly I would go back to this place just for the incredible service and attention to GF! What a breath of fresh air!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We had a great experience here the other evening. It was our first visit, for our son’s 18th Birthday! We love Mexican, but with my Celiac, it is always difficult to find restaurants that offer a wide variety of GF options, especially GF CHIPS! They were soooo good! Completely dedicated fryer. I experience no reactions. I had the chips and salsa (Queso is NOT GF.) and I had shredded chicken tamales.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great food! Manager came out to make sure I had the GF menu and to see if I had questions. Had the grilled fish tacos with black beans and Mexican rice-good and fresh tasting. Had a house margarita too. Chips are in a separate fryer as others have mentioned so they were safe. All around good food and good service!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Manager came out told me what was GF and oversaw my meal eaten here twice no reaction.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Another excellent Find Me Gluten Free eatery. Iguana Mia stands above all other local Mexican choices. Serving tortilla chips cooked in a dedicated fryer. Choice of four dips and six sauces at the table. Look forward to returning to try more GF options.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager came out and immediately started answering questions I was prepared to ask. Right away told me fries were corn chips fried in a fryer all by themselves and were safe. He then took me through the menu and told me what to avoid and what is popular for gf customers. I was told queso was not gf. He told me waitress would give him my order and he would oversee prep and that meal would come out by itself. He hand delivered meal and reiterated safety precautions. I cannot express enough how great this service was! No gf menu but explanation of menu was thorough enough to not need one and still have a great experience.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I ate here for my husbands birthday. I am sensitive to Gluten & Dairy. I get a terrible rash that takes forever to heal. My son has a peanut allergy. The manager made it a point to go over the menu with each of us to select a safe entree. They soak the chicken in a beer marinate so it is not safe. I ordered the salmon, rice, and zucchini dish. It was delicious. Their corn tortilla chips have a dedicated fryer. I was fine with my dish and felt like they were extra diligent in the handling of my food since the manager was supervising. I would def. Recommend to anyone with a food allergy.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

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Went last night and the fajitas are marinated in a beer batter and are not safe.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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My husband and I go every week and the entire staff goes above and beyond for myself, which is very allergic to gluten and pineapples. Not only can I have chips and salsa, I get fresh guacamole, the manager makes my fajitas special and serves with corn tortillas! To top it off I can have margaritas too!! Must try!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice atmosphere and good food. Their chips are made in a dedicated fryer. Their GF menu is actually a list of which of their ingredients are GF, but it was easy to see what I could have. I enjoyed it and would go back.

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They had multiple fajita options with corn tortillas. And when I expressed a dietary restriction they were super accommodating.

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went here for my husbands co-workers retirement party and was worried based on the reviews but was pleasantly surprised. They have a gluten free menu (lists what protein, sauces, etc you can have and what does have gluten and then you have to cross reference to the menu). The chips are safe and good, made fresh in a dedicated fryer. No queso but salsas are ok. The server was knowledgeable and told me the steak for fajitas was marinated in soy (even though steak was listed on the gluten free list) and I couldn’t do grilled chicken so she suggested shredded chicken and shrimp. So I had that with corn tortillas. Didn’t get sick!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hostess station had one list of gluten free options, wait staff insisted that list was not valid. Very limited GF options, with no confidence that anything was really GF.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Had a list of gluten free ingredients. Food wasn't that good. Service is awful.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Not much to offer for gluten free

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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