La Principal

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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700 Main St
Evanston, IL 60202

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I’ve eaten here like 15 times this year and have never been glutened. The items that are gluten are sandwiches (“Tortas”), fried fish tacos, and churros. They’ve told me almost everything else is gluten free. I remind every server that I have Celiac and need the meal to be Gluten Free and no cross contamination and ask them to write that down on the ticket. I try to remember to ask the kitchen to change gloves and sanitize the area before preparing my dish. Their fryer has gluten in it, so I don’t order the chips (they’re fried in a fryer with gluten in it). The food is delicious if you like Mexican and the service is great!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My partner has celiac and is very careful about eating out. She decided to try this place after a 5ish year break from eating in restaurants. We called ahead to ask about their ability to accommodate a person with celiac. Over the phone they explained all the steps they take in the kitchen (that another reviewer also mentioned). It was everything you'd want to hear. There is very little gluten/wheat used in this style of cooking. We went in person at 8pm on a Saturday, which is the tail end of their dinner rush. The server explained all the same gluten protocols and my girlfriend had a fantastic meal. She enjoyed the left overs too. She and I highly recommend it for folks with celiac. We will be coming here regularly.

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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La Principal has been very accomodating for me. All their tacos, salads and pozoles are gluten-free, as well as all but one of the appetizers (chicharrones). Their tortillas are hand made with 100% corn flour. It's good to let your server know if you have celiac or a gluten intollerance and they will work with you and take extra safety steps. When I tell them about my requirements, they are very friendly and make me feel welcome, I've never had any bad attitude from them.

I eat here at least once every 10 days and I have never got sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 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

  • Beer

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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