Jose's Cantina

11 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1101 N State St
St Ignace, MI 49781

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Never again. Currently sitting on the bathroom floor with my eleven year old after 2hrs of puking. I knew something was wrong with the food and called the waitress over to verify everything was gluten free and kitchen took precautions. She assured me it was safe. Very wrong.

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?

— Most

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We both had chicken enchiladas with beans and rice. Cute atmosphere and decent food. We didn’t have alcoholic drinks so not sure how they tasted but the looked good. I never thought I would say this but the food needed salt. I’d rather have it the way they made it than too salty but you may need to ask for salt. We didn’t have dessert. Woman was knowledgeable to GF needs and confirmed that the free chips before the meal share a fryer.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Average

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ate here while vacationing on Macinac, and had no reaction, 24 hrs later! I had the panseared whitefish (not breaded) with mango habeñero salsa, rice, veggies, and refried beans. I did not eat the chips, as I asked about the fryer and they did say they fry other wheat breaded things in there. Overall, the food was good and filling (more of the salsa would have been nice), though it is pretty similar to any other Latino restaurant in the Midwest. I would definitely go back!

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

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

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

Photos


The bar area. It opens at 12 noon so we got there before anyone else.
Inside the restaurant
Chicken Enchiladas
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Celiac

It was okay. I didn’t get sick. But This is definitely white people’s version of Mexican food.

1 year ago

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So good and most of the menu is gluten free!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Stopped here on vacation. Good options. Friendly staff/owner. Made sure we were happy and everything was to our specifications. We felt very well taken care of and accepted. Definitely on the list to visit again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We have dinner at Jose’s Cantina at least 3 times a year while we vacation in the UP. Most of the menu is gluten free and the servers are very helpful. I enjoy the chicken fajitas with corn shells. Their rice and beans are also gluten free. My favorite place to eat in St. Ignace! UPDATE: tortilla chips are no longer gluten free 5/19 🙁

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There are not a lot of options in this small town so I was happy to find this place near our hotel. It was tricky getting information from our server at first due to language barrier. Had the cheese enchiladas. No reaction which I’m grateful for but as far as the food- meh at best

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I have a very bad reaction to gluten which makes me hesitant to eat out. Our server was very understanding and knowledgeable and said they would work very hard to avoid cross contamination. I got the mushroom enchilada. It was delicious. My husband ordered the fish tacos and said that they were very good. I had no reaction! We would definitely eat there again. Highly recommend it.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here with no issues. Menu says most things are GF but isn't specific. I had chicken fajitas with corn tortillas.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great food, staff was somewhat knowledgeable. No reaction!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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