87% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1511 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007 Directions

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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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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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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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Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Tacos

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

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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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We ordered my son grilled chicken, rice and corn tortillas. It was yummy. They don't have a dedicated fryer, so no chips:(

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I specifically told my waiter that I needed my dish (tortilla soup) to be gluten free for a celiac, and he assured me that he would take care of it. Typically they leave out the tortilla strips that have been fried in the same fryer as other food. After I started eating my soup, I realized that it had the contaminated tortilla strips at the bottom. When I started asked questions. It turned out that the waiter had never told the kitchen. The manager came over and profusely apologized, but unfortunately, it was too late at that point. I was sick for several days afterward.

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Menu is mostly GF, and anything that HAS gluten is noted. Beef fajitas typically have gluten due to soy sauce in the marinade, but Lupe Tortillas are gluten free-yay! it's a bit pricey but worth is to enjoy beef fajitas and delicious homemade corn tortillas. They will also sub tortillas with large pieces of romaine lettuce to create a "taco" if you request them.

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I've never had an issue here. I get green chicken enchiladas and fajitas with corn tortillas. The corn tortillas are the best I've ever had.

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

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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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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.

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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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.

Not celiac

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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!!!!!

Not celiac

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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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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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Celiac friendly! Menu is marked and staff was knowledgeable.

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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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On July 13 we had dinner here and the staff was not very good handling GF request. They mixed up flour and corn tortillas on our plates and had to send back to kitchen. They do have GF baked chips but they always seem to burn them. Very disappointed this time! Be careful eating here.

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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

Celiac

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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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Best Mexican restaurant for gluten free in Katy

Celiac

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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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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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I got glutened here, flour tortillas mixed in my fajitas

Celiac

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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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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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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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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!

Not celiac

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

Celiac

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They do a great job making sure everything is gluten free

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Amazing fajitas! They have so many gf options and their chips are gf as well! Everything we had was so so good and the service was great! I didn't get sick. We will definitely be back!

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

Not celiac

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Awesome in everyway! Lots of gluten free options. So many that they just mark on the menu those items tgat are not. Fatitas were the best I've had and tgat is really saying something. You won't be disappointed!

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