High quality, mostly organic, locally sourced, traditional recipes, Mexican and southwestern food. You place your order at the counter and can discuss your dietary needs with the the knowledgeable person at the counter. This visit I had the Taco platter (corn tortillas; chicken, beef, and pork fillings). I have dined here often, avoid fried items, and have never had a gluten reaction. Excellent Margaritas. Celiac friendly and reasonably priced breakfast, lunch or dinner in an expensive town.
The chicken taquitos were delicious (and gluten free!) Their chips & Salsa is gluten free as well. The mixed green salad with their cilantro lime dressing is fresh and a step above most side salads. They also use organic ingredients which is a plus. They do fry everything in the same fryer but I had no problems.
Asked what was gluten free and was told "everything except the burrito because it has a flour tortilla." After asking more questions she told me the chips are fried in the same fryer as flour products. Decided to play it safe and ordered corn tacos. The chicken was flavorless, and veggies had a strange taste. I am hoping I don't get sick from this place!
There are GF options here, but I didn't feel totally safe eating here. I opted for the tamale plate after learning that the enchiladas were somehow contaminated with the oil used for the battered chile rellenos and the tacos were prepped on the same surface with wheat flour tortillas. The menu is not marked, so you have to ask the staff. You might not get the same answer from different folks. I didn't get sick, but felt safer at Honga's.
Truly delicious, safe, family friendly, not expensive, truly delicious.
If you are in Telluride please stop by this place, it was amazing! They have fantastic mexican food and the prices are also great. This restaurant is perfect for people who need gluten free options.
La Cocina has several GF menu items, including a surprising blue corn waffle! I had their enchiladas, filled with carne asada with a green chile sauce and found then to be very good. I'd heard several recommendations from locals that La Cocina has the best Mexican food in town and we weren't disappointed. Plan to eat dinner early if you can, it fills up fast so you might find yourself searching for a table if you arrive later or with a larger group.