83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly

22465 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77377 Directions

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Yes, Celiac Friendly! Best and safest place I've ever been! The largest selection of gluten free items I've ever seen! So much so that no separate menu is needed. Infact, there are very few items that do have gluten. The Founder had a gluten intolerant child and developed the recipees out of love!

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We eat here often and it’s so mice to have many gluten-free options. I’ve never gotten sick from anything. The crab & avocado enchiladas are my absolute favorite!!

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Yes

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Great food and it’s great to know almost whole menu is gluten free. They say the chips and salsa/beans are gluten free, but I had some issues that evening. I don’t usually have issues after eating there, but I did have some issues this time, so I will be more careful next time, as may have some cross-contamination for that part of the meal. ******Update 8-18-18 I asked if they could baked corn chips like I had received at another Mexican restaurant and they said they could. I did have to wait about 5-10 min, but so worth the wait. I had no issues at all with cross-contamination at all today, because of this small request. Staff still very helpful and attentive to making sure a safe meal.

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Yes

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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

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex

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Gluten free corn tortillas cross contaminate but there rice, corn, fajitas, and more is gluten free

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MANY gluten free items, almost all of their meals can be made gf. The regular menu has symbols of which gluten items to avoid.

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I have always relied on this restaurant to accommodate my gluten free/dairy free needs but the last two times I have ordered from their menu and specifically requested no cheese/queso, my food has come with it anyway. The first time the manager was very apologetic and said my re-made meal would be free....it was not. Last night when the same thing happened, I gave up. Will not be eating here again.

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No

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they always have been good to me. getting different story on rice being GF have gotten so busy during weekends and prices have gone up. we are looking for alternative GF Mexican in area, this place doesn't seem as affordable anymore

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Our family of 11 visited your restaurant Sunday, August 24. We arrived about 1:15 and waited outside until after 2:00. We noticed several empty tables while we were waiting. It was extremely hot. We had out of town friends who had never been to Lupe Tortilla's. We noticed that the water and ice tea tasted strange (my daughter said it tasted like dirty water). We have always been pleased with the food and service but this day it was not acceptable. On top of that, our friend became quite ill before we got home. We think it could have been food poisoning. I think you should be aware of this experience and also that we will not be coming back to this particular restaurant again. I rarely write such a review of a restaurant but this time I thought it was necessary.

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Heavenly beef fajitas!

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My nutritionist advised me to go gluten-free since she senses I have an allergy. After browsing dozens of menus, I felt most confident dining out GF (for the first time) here. Our waitress was Desiree, and she was phenomenal. I wasn’t sure if the chips were GF or not, so I opted not to eat them. I had the Chicken Lupe Del Mar with corn tortillas - my husband had the same thing. My dad had the tortilla soup with some tacos. Our food was brought out separate, and I was extremely impressed with how many GF items were on the menu. Unless specified, everything is GF. That really put me at ease.

I’ve also had the salmon, mahi mahi, and other dishes here with seasonal veggies instead of rice. The menu really accommodates to those watching calories or who have food allergies.

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

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?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Best Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston!!! I love Lupe Tortilla because a) the bean dip & salsa are both gluten free and b) the beef fajitas are gluten free. Just make sure to order corn tortillas. I go to Lupe Tortilla a lot and have never had a problem eating here.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Does not have the same menu as a lot of Lupe’s so no gluten free items marked. Manager said they were not set up as gluten free and wasn’t confident about being able to avoid cross contamination.

No gluten free options. Manager said he could make something, but wasn’t confident about it being safe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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Excellent gluten free service during vivid-19 take out period. Margaritas to go as well!!

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These reviews must be from employees. Every time I have eaten here (three strikes you're out) I have gotten sick from cross contamination.

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No

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Really good, but sad that no dedicated fryer and thus no chips and salsa for me.

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Yes

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Staff was helpful and seemed to understand gluten allergy. Almost everything on the menu is or can be made gluten free, but you'll need to ask your server whether an item is gluten free already or has to be modified. The main thing to look out for are things with flour tortillas and things that are fried (which includes the chips), as they do not have a dedicated frier.

I had the Tex-Mex enchiladas, which did not need to be modified. Great meal, no gluten reaction.

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Yes

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Very knowledgeable, plenty of options. Definitely the best Tex-mex in town, even for folks who aren’t gluten free.

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Best Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston!!! I love Lupe Tortilla because a) the bean dip & salsa are both gluten free and b) the beef fajitas are gluten free. Just make sure to order corn tortillas. I go to Lupe Tortilla a lot and have never had a problem eating here.

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We ordered the chips baked. We tested my daughter’s food with the Nima, corn tortillas, rice and frijoles charros. Unfortunately they came back positive. She had already eaten the chips when we tested her food. She usually gets sick within 15 minutes so they appeared to be safe as she didn’t get ill, but I wouldn’t trust their food unless you are only gluten sensitive and have a higher tolerance.

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No

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Mostly gf offerings on the menu. Basically only the burritos with flour tortillas are not gf. Service is hit or miss, but the food always tastes great!

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All of their sauces are gluten free. If you tell them you are specifically GF they will make sure to grill the corn tortillas on a different part of the grill.

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This location is not like others. They do not have a gf menu or items listed gf like most other locations. The corn tortillas and every sauce has flour per the manager. That said the manager was great and pointed me in the right direction. I had chicken fajitas with lettuce to wrap and it was good. The options here are limited.

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Great selection of gluten free meals! Our waitress was super helpful in answering my questions about their menu. They even add the option to get their corn tortillas instead of the flour. The menu is clearly marked with what contains gluten. It's a little pricey but I felt like it was worth it for the menu.

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Almost the entire menu is gluten-free!!! Unless it is marked with a wheat it is already GF or can be by getting corn tortillas. And everything is delicious!!!!!

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I went to the Katy Grand Parkway location. The waiter was kind enough to inform me that there was a very high chance of cross contamination even if I got corn tortillas because they are made in the same location as the flour tortillas. But I was able to eat the fajitas without tortillas. I appreciated the waiter being knowledgeable and letting me know what was and wasn’t safe. I wish the menu labeled things clearly though.

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No

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Celiac friendly! Menu is marked and staff was knowledgeable.

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Yes

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I always order the beef or chicken tacos made with CORN tortillas and black beans. Skip the chips (not GF)...I usually take my own corn chips to eat my queso with.

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Chips NOT gluten free. No chip options, so bring your own chips. Beans that they serve at the table not GF. Only items listed with gluten were burritos, so you MUST ask for prep if you are celiac.

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Their fajitas are amazing. The staff seemed very knowledgeable about what was GF and what was not.

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Have a lot of gluten free options, but not a lot that are vegetarian. Food was really good! Chris helped our table, and was super awesome because he saved me from eating the glutened chips (they baked us special chips, can’t use the fryer). Pretty good margaritas too!

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I have eaten Mexican food in many countries in the world.

Even in Mexico City, I’ve been able to have a very nice and tasty Mexican menu customized to my several food allergies, it’s not too complicated, just a clean pan and the good will, Mexican food is celiac friendly food!

I never imagine that here in US, where there’s enough information about how to handle special diet clients I was going to experience such a rude discrimination and even worst from the restaurant manager!

We came to your restaurant at Katy just because Trip Advisor states that this is a gluten-free options place, but this wasn’t true - confirmed by the person in charge of the restaurant who didn’t make any effort to even try to accommodate my needs.

What was I asking?! Grilled veggies with no lemon, chicken o shrimp with no wheat marinated sauce ... I would’ve been please with a guacamole made from scratch (no lemon) so I could share our Sunday’s Lunch with my familia ... BUT to that simple request He answered that the guacamole was already prepared ... he didn’t even want to take a $1 avocado and serve it ... I held my tears, not my anger because we has so rude :(

He firmly said that that is not a celiac safe place

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Staff was great. Most of menu can be made gf. Best corn tortillas ever

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Yes

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Not celiac friendly. I received my meal with chips on the plate even after informing the waiter that I was Celiac. He seemed to be clueless. Very disappointed.

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No

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Best Mexican restaurant for gluten free in Katy

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Staff was so knowledgeable on gluten allergy. Their chips are fried in a shared fryer so don’t eat if you are celiac. They went above and beyond to make sure we got the right food and that special care was taken for our food. The head chef came to our table to talk to us and explained the care they take our gluten allergies and answered any questions we had. All of the fajitas are 100% gluten free (the steak was our fav) and they come with corn tortillas. The fajitas were out of this world delicious! They made any special accommodations they could so our kids could get food they wanted - ex. Quesadilla on corn tortillas. We will definitely be back!

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I was a little bit worried about cross contamination because it’s so busy and the kitchen must be slammed. However, I’ve been twice in the past couple of months and didn’t have an issue either time. I played it safe and I didn’t eat any chips or dip. I ordered the steak fajitas, but didn’t get tortillas. They say the corn tortillas are GF, but I’m concerned about the possibility of cross contamination with those. The server wasn’t the most knowledgeable off the top of his head, but checked with the kitchen on a few questions and got back to me with answers (which is what I prefer instead of acting like they know when they really don’t). All around, I had great food and service both times I went. I will gladly go back.

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I love Lupe Tortilla!! I have eaten here numerous times with no issues. I love the chips & bean dip. The chips are safe for those with Celiac Disease. Fajitas are great with corn tortillas. Highly recommend Lupe Tortilla for Tex-Mex!!

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We called ahead and talk to the manager to make sure they could accommodate my daughter who has multiple food allergies. He mentioned that there was seasoning with soy in the rice but that was all. Turns out they fry all the chips and soy as well as use it in their marinades and with most of their meat. So with both gluten and soy as well as other allergies, it was very hard for us to eat here. The baked chips really weren't very good as others have stated. Overall, the food was fine but the process of trying to determine what was safe took so long that we probably would not eat here again.

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Staff knowledgeable, items with gluten marked on menu, I have Celiac and eat here all the time without issues.

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Fajitas are great!!! Corn tortillas are yummy :)

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Very good food! Many selections are gluten free or can be made gf. Excellent service and manager checked on our meal at the table.

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I've eaten here twice--the first time was without incident, the second time I was glutened. I suspect the corn and flour tortillas all share the same cooking space. I never risked the chips.

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Best corn tortillas I’ve ever had! I was sooo nervous about eating here and I thank my lucky stars I found this app.

So many gluten free options and they make sure to not cross contaminate.

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The staff is knowledgeable, and there are lots of great gluten free options.

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Yes

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I got glutened here, flour tortillas mixed in my fajitas

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The corn tortillas are NOT gluten free according to the Nima sensor. The tortilla chips tested gluten free.

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Excellent service, but the menu isn’t very straight forward. The way it’s marked, you think nearly entire menu is gluten free. However, that’s not the case. I assumed the chips were safe and they were not, you have to request baked tortilla chips. Just ask the necessary questions and don’t get lax.

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I love Lupe Tortilla. There are a lot of options on the menu that are gf. Their corn tortillas are the best I’ve ever had. I haven’t gotten sick before and I am very sensitive.

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One of the only places we can get Mexican food and feel safe. Lots of options.

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All items on menu are gluten free, except a few that are marked with a gluten symbol. Best fajitas in Texas. I’m celiac, and this is my main drag for anything Mexican. Thank you so much. Stay G-Free Lupe :)

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This used to be one of our favorites but no longer. Service and food quality used to be excellent. Over the past few months, both seem to have declined significantly. Our recent visit was so bad that we’ve decided it will be our last.

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Best gluten free corn tortillas EVER!

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Yes

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Great restaurant!! One of my favorite places. I eat the queso with taco meat, corn tortillas, beef fajitas and flan. Don’t eat the chips unless they are baked. Love the beans, salsa and rice. They are always very accommodating.

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Great food and it’s great to know almost whole menu is gluten free. Easily able to see what is not able to eat with the “wheat symbol” explained at bottom of menu on one side. Staff is very nice and helpful with assuring you don’t order wrong thing.

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The food was excellent and authentic. The menu is extensive and creative. Nice atmosphere. After telling the waiter I have Celiac, the manager came out to explain their protocols and let me know that the owner’s daughter has Celiac. The place was packed at lunch time which indicates its popularity. I would definitely eat here again.

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Gf enchiladas were not GF—I tested with Nima. The black beans were ok. I’m starving...

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No

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Best Fajitas I have ever had. The C.E.O’s wife is celiac. They went to great efforts to make sure I didn’t get sick. They cleaned the grill to make my corn tortillas which also have gluten free flour in them. Amazing service! Attentive server and management. The chips and bean dip that comes with them are not gluten free. However the refried beans are safe. They make a huge effort to make most of the menu gluten free anyway but when they know you have an allergy they are even more careful!

I’m so glad I went here. Get the steak fajitas! Or the chicken or shrimp but at least try the steak fajitas. Best decision I could have made!

Enjoy!

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Great food, menu marked with GF, fryers are shared, and very spicy/lingering jalapeños!

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Spoke to the chef personally, and she told me that the chips are GF and most things are GF. So, far so good ... The only reason for the 4 stars is I just got home and not sure of the reaction. Time will only tell.

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