81% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly

9643 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, HI 96796 Directions

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Ordered gluten free tacos. Mentioned gluten allergy. Definitely had a bad reaction to the chips from cross contamination. Not celiac safe

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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Had the mahi-mahi tacos on corn tortillas - did not get sick - the chips are fried in the same oil as flour tortillas but the gal at the counter warned me, good service. If you’re extremely sensitive I would be worried about cross contamination issues...

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Celiac

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Had mahi mahi tacos and made sure to tell them I have celiac (I also said this is a gluten allergy, since allergies are the only thing people really understand). I did not get sick and the food was pretty good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Mahi mahi tacos
Smoked pork on corn tortilla. Ask about dedicated frier for chips. They didn't bother me but my intolerance isn't severe.
Shrimp with papaya seeds and corn tortillas. Didn't ask about dedicated frier for the chips but they didn't bother me.
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Before ordering, I asked the woman at the counter how the tacos were made, if the flour and corn tortillas ever touched. She said they did and asked if I was celiac. She went to the back where the kitchen was and told the chef that this order was for a celiac and he took care of the rest! The tacos were good. They were kind of expensive for the size, but the most important thing is that I didn’t get sick. I would recommend going at off-times so it’s not too busy and they can go slower and really pay attention to your order. It seems like the other reviews talk about misinformation and the staff not knowing about cross-contamination but it seemed as if they had learned and are really trying to do things safely.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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While they do have lots of GF options (w corn tortillas), cross-contamination is definitely a possible issue. The cashier told us they had been busy and couldn’t guarantee against contamination. At least they were honest, but it was no go for celiac.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Despite previous reviews, the woman at the register said they cook corn tortillas in the same place as flour and she showed no concern about cross contamination. We didn’t get anything.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy mahi mahi tacos. Knowledgeable about gluten free. They ask if you are celiac so they can assure no cross contamination. Super yummy and didn’t get sick

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Chips were burnt. Very limited options for safe food.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always 5 stars when the food is good and no one gets sick. The girl at the register didn't know what to do with us but the manager (owner?) asked if my daughter had Celiac and placed a special order for us. She talked to the kitchen so they could clean the grill and prepare her pork taco separately. Good food, and she stayed healthy on vacation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and accommodating staff!They offer corn tortillas and corn chips + salsa. They only will substitute the corn tortilla for the taco options, but the variety is enough that there's still multiple choices. My husband had the kalua pork and it was definitely the best! I tried the special which was Cajun shrimp + pineapple, which was also good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very friendly staff and willing to accommodate multiple allergies. Knowledgeable of what was in their food and the lady behind the counter made some recommendations. I have issues with both dairy and gluten (husband has dairy allergy) and we both were able to eat here. I highly recommend the shrimp tacos with papaya seed. Smoked pork was delicious too.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They have great food, they actually know what all of their food is made out of, they seem to understand cross contamination. I am an unusually sensitive celiac, and I usually don't eat out at all because of that. But I had heard enough good things about Island Taco that I thought it was worth the risk. I talked to the cook who knew exactly what was in everything, all the way down to the individual spices. The corn that they make their tortillas out of isn't certified gluten free, so I had the Kalua Pork on a plate with rice and beans instead. It was AWESOME! And I didn't get sick! Thank you, Island Taco!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgable about celiac. Food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a great experience we had! We interacted with several people who all were knowledgeable about celiac and the importance of making sure that food was handled safely. They were very focused on avoiding cross contamination from the time they took our order until the time we left. The food was great too! We highly recommend eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Took advice of another review and came here. Staff was very knowledgeable of gf menu items although no gf menu.tortilla chips, are not fried in separate dryer but corn tortillas available for their yummy shrink and fish tacos. They were willing to change their gloves for me upon asking. Great attitude, yummy, hearty filling food.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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