La Luz del Día Restaurant

2 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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W-1 Olvera St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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They had several great options. Fresh, handmade corn tortillas, nopales cactus salad, carnitas, rice, beans and Champurrado (thick Mexican hot chocolate made with corn masa).

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went in to meet a friend for lunch after arriving back in L.A. via Union Station. On arrival I used this app to see if there were any safe options, being that Mexican food can often be made gluten free, but nothing came up for the Olvera Street restaurants. I decided to just go over and ask to see if they could accommodate a gluten free diet. When I did, it took a minute but a very nice man came over and told me they had a vegetarian dish that had avocado and cactus in it because he knew those ingredients didn't have gluten in them. I often find when I tell people I can't have gluten, they offer me vegetarian food so this wasn't surprising. Wanting more clarification I mentioned flour tortillas and asked if they cook them on the same comal as their corn and he said, "We don't have flour tortillas, only corn." YES! Then he informed me that the only thing on their menu with flour was the chile rellenos and they didn't have them that day. Even safer! I ordered a combination plate of 2 carnitas tacos with rice and beans. Everything was delicious! They make their corn tortillas from scratch and they were fluffy and soft and the carnitas were juicy and well seasoned. I can't wait to eat here again.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months 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

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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