Johnny Sánchez

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Tortillas, Mexican + 2 more
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

930 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 304-6615
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    4 ratingApril 10, 2017

    The food is delicious at Johnny Sanchez, but you have to put a lot of faith in the kitchen to know the intricacies of gluten. There is no GF menu. Most of the meats are marinated and many meals are served with broths, so who really knows. I ordered the Arroz Con Pollo. My waiter came back to the table and told me I needed to select another type of rice other than the type that came with the meal because it was coated in rice flour. I was confused and tried to tell him most rice flour is gluten free, but just changed my order. Maybe the chef thinks anything with the word "flour" means gluten? I didn't feel glutened after eating, but I didn't have a lot of confidence either.

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2017

    Super knowledgeable and accommodating for gf needs. Waitress was able to walk me through the menu and recommend options or modifications they could make. So helpful and friendly!

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2017

    Food was delicious. No GF menu but said pick anything on the menu and we can make gluten free.

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2017

    Walked me through the entire menu & what they'd have to do to make it gf and why certain items were not. Also specified what was cross contaminated

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2016

    Delicious! Our waitress was very aware of limitations. They made a special batch of chips.

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    1 ratingOctober 03, 2016

    Horrible service. Food was mediocre.

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    4 ratingSeptember 10, 2016

    Food is great, but the atmosphere is loud and it is difficult to communicate with the wait staff to share celiac needs. It is pretty difficult for a vegetarian gluten free person to get food since most of it is made with meat. They are very accommodating however, and once it come, the food is pretty good.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    We took our 2 kids here for lunch. They both have Celiac. As others said, they were willing to make chips in separate oil for them. They enjoyed the steak tacos on corn tortillas. Great option for anyone GF, but especially kids.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    the server check to ensure everything was gluten free

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2016

    Super-friendly, very accommodating & knowledgable, and the food's GREAT! We were in NOLA for a business conference and took my wife (the celiac) to Johnny Sanchez. Nothing on the menu is marked GF, but our waitress said most of it is already GF and nearly everything else (fried stuff) can be modified to be GF. They brought chips and we asked if they had been made in a dedicated fryer. Waitress went to ask chef. Came back with a "no" answer and came with warm corn tortillas as an alternative!

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    What wonderful service! My waiter,Carlos, was very helpful. I asked about the chips and a shared fryer. They do fry other things on the chip fryer so the cook heated fresh oil in a kettle and fried up some fresh chips just for me. They were delicious and warm when served. I really wanted fish tacos but they came breaded so the cook made some with grilled fish: wonderfully spiced and yummy. Who could ask for more?!?

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    5 ratingNovember 20, 2015

    The staff were amazing with their knowledge about Celiac Disease... One of the servers that was working when we went there has Celiac Disease, so she came over to talk to me even though I wasn't at one of her tables. The food and servicd were exceptional!

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2015

    Excellent! GF and vegetarian options.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    This place is awesome for a celiac. My server had celiacs too, and guided me to what I could eat. Super yummy, not lacking in flavors! 2-6 is happy hour aka 5 bucks for two street tacos!! Woot! Check them out!

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2015

    While the restaurant did not have a separate gluten-free menu, the staff was very knowledgeable and took excellent care of us. We couldn't eat the chips (common fryer), so our waitress quickly offered to bring us warm corn tortillas. The items we ordered for dinner were modified to make sure they were safe for us. Excellent experience here, will definitely come back the next time we are in New Orleans!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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