La Calaca Feliz

4 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
2321 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Celiac

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Most of menu is gluten free. I've eaten there at least 10 times, never an issue.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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95% of their menu is naturally gluten free. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and they are happy to make accommodations. The service is impeccable and they even offered the change the orange liqueur (triple sec) or well tequilas in my margarita that they said tends to bother some people, which I didn’t know! My favorite is the shrimp tacos and their guacamole. 5 stars!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Seafood enchiladas (to DIE for)
Chicken mole with plantain cakes
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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy! They have such unique dishes... I had the shrimp and grits tacos!😋. Guacamole was delicious too! We will definitely be returning!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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This place was amazing! Almost everything on their menu is gluten free & they also had some vegan/vegetarian dishes. I ordered the chicken enchilada & it was delicious. Our table also ordered the table guacamole which was also excellent! The chips & salsa were also great! I highly recommend this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything except one item Gf in brunch menu! Chips were safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All but two items on the menu are gluten free. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about celiacs and said there there were no risks of CC - even the chips were gluten free! I had the guacamole, lamb taquitos, and Mexican chocolate cake for dessert (and I’m still in disbelief that the cake was gluten free - it was so good!). Everything was wonderful, definitely a must when I’m in philly from now on

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very knowledgeable and friendly about celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Ordered late night and no side effects. I ordered the mushroom tacos.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place had amazing gluten free food! It is so convenient because it is located near many museums. It is also vegetarian friendly. EVERYTHING on their menu is gluten free besides their Carnitas, and a couple tacos that used gluten , but even with those tacos you can ask for a corn tortilla instead of wheat. So since nothing went in the fryer that contained gluten, their amazing chips were gluten free, and their was no cross-contamination (which usually happens at other Mexican restaurants). I would absolutely recommend this place if you are spending the day in Philly. The food was delicious and it was very Celiac friendly.😀

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Both my daughter and I are Celiac - and both of us and my husband and other daughter (not Celiac) LOVED this place! Delicious fried fish tacos, mushroom tacos, and chicken tacos. Nachos were awesome as well. Server was very knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination. Walking distance of art museums and Franklin Institute. Will come back very soon!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Almost everything on the menu is gluten free, the staff is knowledgeable, and the food was absolutely amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My family and I were amazed at this place while on a college visit! Only one item on the menu wasn't gluten-free so everything was an option. My wife had the mole that was the best we've ever had(including rice-flour pancakes) and I had the bass which was sitting on top of the most delectable rice mix. Don't miss the sweet plantains either! By far our favorite restaurant of the trip - recommendation - get reservations!

(FYI - wife and daughter both celiacs - no problems and the whole staff is very aware of the issues - rare in Philly!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Awesome Mexican restuarant. Great atmosphere, knowledgeable and authentic staff, but the best part, is the food! All the food on the brunch menu can be made gluten free. Yes that is right, ALL the food! Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices if you are a Celiac! There were two desserts (chocolate cakes) that were not gluten free, but after the main meal you will not have room for dessert! The corn tortillas were excellent, maybe even hand made??? The plating of the food was incredible as well. I would highly recommend going here and I will be back on my next trip into philly. There are multiple locations in Philly so you have no excuse not to go! Expect to pay around $20 a head for an entree, drink and side.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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