Jalapeno's Bar & Grill

2 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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1921 Caldwell Blvd
Nampa, ID 83651

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I've been eating here for about a year. The waitstaff is knowledgeable about gluten, and I ask them to note the gluten intolerance on the order ticket. All of the sauces and seasonings here are now gluten-free. I will continue to eat here with minimal concern about cross-contamination.

We were there a few days ago, and I asked about the tortilla chips. The waitstaff said the chips are all fried in the morning, and the oil is changed daily, so there would not be cross-contamination. The same fryer is used to deep fry chimichangas and such, but later in the day. I ate three chips and did not get sick. However, I would be hesitant to believe they change the oil daily, as most restaurants do not.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Minimal options, if any. Wait staff uneducated and unaware of what gluten even is. The kitchen didn't have any more knowledge. The waitress asked the kitchen there was "wheat" (I was trying to keep it simple), in the enchiladas or chili relleno. She came back and said, "yes. I think they have wheat in them". She didn't offer and suggestions or alternatives. I don't blame her because she was completely oblivious about gluten, or "wheat". A bit later when she came to ask me what I wanted to order, I asked if the tamales had "wheat" in them. She obviously didn't want to go ask, so pondered for a moment and said. "yes. I think so." I ate their chips, beans, and salsa. No I'll effects. But with my personal AI I ain't be able to notice immediately. Their mixed drinks though are amazing.

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

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Not Celiac friendly. I was assured by 4 employees that the tortilla chips had a dedicated fryer. So I started eating them. I then discussed with my waitress what I could order. She came back a few minutes later and told me the enchilada sauce is not gluten free and everything is cooked in the same fryer so the chips I ate were cross contaminated. It is now 6 hours later and I'm definitely having a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

Not Celiac friendly

3 years ago

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Been eating there for over two years with a serious celiac allergy and have had no issues ever. Just order the corn tortillas with your meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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