Meet some old friends there for lunch. Ordered the Baja fish tacos, in corn tortilla. Order came and I knew right away they were not corn tortillas. They use a flour corn blend. Ended up scraping the filling out, which was just one little piece of fish, no bigger than a fish stick, in each taco. Very disappointed. Won't go back.
Enjoyed my lunch, and everything was good. Good variety of options on the gluten-free'ish menu.
The food here is tasty, but the service is terrible.
Menu is “gluten free-ish” which is understandable but they advertise it as “gluten free”. Also the staff wasn’t knowledgeable nor did they care. I ordered from the menu and explained what I needed. Flour tortillas still came out on my plate. No dedicated fryer for the chips.
Update: I tried again. Def got super sick. Never again. 0/5 stars. Avoid at all cost. Also the waiter tried to con me into leaving him a bigger tip. Very uncool.
A summary of my review: You can safely eat here, but ONLY after asking a lot of questions. Don't eat without asking questions!
Reasons why this place IS Celiac friendly:
-dedicated gluten free fryer for chips (MUST REQUEST CHIPS FROM THIS FRYER SPECIFICALLY)
-GF menu available
-Will work with you to create a meal you want to eat
-Management is attentive when asked for help
-Sweet and sour mix in margaritas is gluten free, and many of the tequilas they use are also GF.
-I did not get sick after eating here.
Reasons for the 3-star review (as opposed to a higher rating):
- I had to ask a LOT of questions - more than I normally do, and each question resulted in a long, long wait for the answer.
-They didn't know the ingredients in every product they use in their Mexican rice, so even though it's listed on the GF menu, they couldn't actually guarantee that it's GF (and Mexican rice often uses a tomato product that can contain gluten).
-The waitstaff is not knowledgeable; the waiter went to ask the kitchen if the chips were fried in common oil, and he came back to say that the chips are not GF. But the manager said he was wrong and that they DO have two fryers, one exclusively for GF fare.
-If you don't know to request chips specifically from the dedicated GF fryer, you may get chips that were fried in common oil - it's tortilla chip roulette!
We spent all Friday afternoon sitting at the bar enjoying ice cold Omission (like literally turned into a slushy when poured in a glass) We also ordered the Queso dip with steak in it. It was heavenly!! I will post a pic of the Gluten Freeish Menu
Gluten free-ish menu. Chips and queso are safe and we had fajitas with corn tortillas. They had a wonderful GF chocolate mousse for desert that our children enjoyed. Daughter is highly sensitive and did not have any symptoms.
I was a little worried about this place given the last review but I ended up really liking this place. Yes, the menu is labeled “gluten-free ish” and is followed by a disclaimer that they have a shared kitchen and therefore they can’t 100% guarantee that there won’t be cross-contamination but that’s pretty much every restaurant. All in all, they were much better about knowing exactly what was in each of their recipes than most places. All I had to do was ask about cross contamination levels on things and they could tell me. I am pretty sensitive and had plenty of choices and I did not get sick at all. They DID have a separate fryer for the chips and the salsa was incredible.They even asked if we had any gluten allergies in our group when we walked up to the hostess stand. My only complaint was our waitress kept disappearing which was a little odd.
Gluten Free-ish menu. Ignore the reviews on this place. It is not a dedicated fryer. No separate food prep area in kitchen. We left immediately. It drives me nuts when there are good reviews on places Ike this.
Dedicated fryer for chips, great guacamole. The Pescado Del Mar was also delicious! So many gluten free choices on their menu. Good place to enjoy the view & the company and not be in a hurry.
Food was delicious with many options! Did not get sick. Server was knowledge and had many suggestions. Can't wait to go back!
Great options on the gluten free-ish menu. I was so happy to see a long list and variety of offerings after several days of small lists at other Riverwalk restaurants. They even had a non ice cream dessert option- chocolate mousse (it was delicious!!) Everything tasted great and it felt so nice to be able to eat 'regular' food. A little bit slow on service but that may have just been our waiter. The food was worth it.
Staff knows how to say yes to "is it gluten free" and then they bring out flour tortillas and flour mixed chips.... they brought out stale corn tortillas with the fajitas after requesting corn and gf.....
Great food, and plenty of gluten free ish options. Kept coming back to try other options while here for work. They can't guarantee against contamination but based on ingredient lists the items are gluten free.
Great dinner tonight. Nice size gluten free menu. The steak fajitas were super yummy.
We had table side guacamole and wonderful, tasty, and huge gluten free entrees. We were too full for the GF dessert (chocolate mousse) but I'm sure it's divine. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and well aware of cross contamination. Our server was Lydia and she was SUPERB!!
Inadvertently glutened!! I ordered off the gluten free menu and they brought me taco shells that were part flour and part corn. Be careful and make sure you reiterate that you need the gluten free meal. Yikes!
Tableside guacamole was wonderful. Vanessa makes it the best! The manager came by and checked on us. The gluten free menu was extensive and food was great.
Very nice GF selection. Out door seating was enjoyable. Table side guacamole is a must!
The food was amazing and the manager cooked the food himself to avoid cross contamination. Everything he made was gluten free. Table made guacamole was the best we've ever had.
kinda pricey but very good tasting food.
I attended a company sponsored event at this restaurant. The buffet they had chosen only allowed me to eat chips and guacamole. The server was very knowledgeable and pointed out things to avoid. He also recommended I try the veggie fajitas from the menu. They were delicious. I have celiac and dairy intolerance and felt well-cared for at this restaurant. I would definitely go back!
As soon as we walked up, the hostess asked if we needed a gluten-free menu. The staff was friendly and understanding. The food was delicious!
knowledgable and helpful staff, and separate menu. Food really good, especially considering right on the Riverwalk!
Yes, this place is packed with tourists since it's right at the rivertour stop, but I LOVE the Pollo Flameado here. The guac is to die for. We always take huge parties of our out of town guests (wild, crazy kids and all) and out of the bazillion times I've been there, they have only messed up once on gluten free (they brought a chocolate dessert in a pastry shell, which I immediately noticed and sent back and the server apologized). Recently, their gluten free menu has become the "gluten free-ISH" menu, which kind of scared me, but I think they are just doing that to emphasize that you shouldn't sue them if you think you got sick there or something.
Very slow, service. 45 minute wait for our food after ordering it and it wasn't very good. The only good thing, it didn't make me sick.
Not impressed. Menu guidelines not followed. Stay away if you are celiac. Staff do not follow GF menu directions. Want to give no stars.
Extensive GF menu, however: Ordered shrimp fajitas - Very bland, corn tortillas pretty raw / wet. Overpriced margaritas. Low overall price / quality ratio. MUCH better authentic Mexican at other restaurants. Slow service. Would not recommend.
Great menu, beautiful surroundings on the river...service was a bit slow but the food was good.
Not impressed. Very friendly staff and nice place however not gluten free and not good really. The meat was severely undercooked and fatty, very small portions, and I'm swollen up this morning. Could barely get my rings off. Will not return!
Great Gluten Free fajitas
Had the fish tacos and the chocolate mousse , both were awesome
Redbridge beer (woo!), but food has shared equipment. so close!
Had the fish tacos and they were amazing!
Huge gf menu! The chicken enchiladas are awesome. Great chips and salsa. A place to enjoy the river walk and not feel like you are eating gf.
Gluten-free menu and GF chips. Great spice on the chips. Shrimp enchiladas were great. On the river seating was really relaxing.
Excellent food with a good GF menu. Chips are GF too! Service was a bit slow but we went at peak time on Friday night.
Slow service. The food was not what I expected. The enchilada sauce was not palatable at all. The food was getting cold as we waited for silverware. The margaritas are good.
Good selection right on river walk
Sad to say they are permanently closed!!
If you call they will tell you they have gluten free options. When you arrive you are told that they are “glutenfreeish” and if you are sensitive to cross contamination they are not safe! They do not belong here as a GF options!