chef came to the table without us asking very knowledgeable staff and great food
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.
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.
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!
My favorite place for Mexican food! Gf items are marked on the normal menu. I usually take the beef fajitas with corn tortillas (which are amazing!) and replace the beans (not gf) for black beans (gf). The regular chips are not gf because they use the same fryer. But you can ask for the gf chips that they prepare in the oven. It takes a bit longer to get them (usually they arrive at the same time with your order or just a bit earlier) but they are really tasty! Again, the beans for the chips is not gf but the salsa is ok.
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.
I absolutely LOVE Lupe Tortilla!!! I could eat their bean dip as the main entree. I always order beef & chicken fajitas on corn tortillas. Most menu items should be gluten free - just ask for corn tortillas. Only down side is that this location is small so you have to wait to be seated and service is not always great at this location.
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.
I have eaten here many times and the food is always delicious; however, each time I have gone, I have been told something different. One time I was told they could make some GF chips by baking them; the next time, I was told they could not do so since the GF chips would get mixed with those that were not GF. Also, in the many times I have eaten here and expressed to the manager that I and my children were GF for medical reasons (not just a preference), we have always ordered rice and beans as our sides. However, yesterday I was told by a very knowledgeable server that the rice and beans were not, nor had they ever been , GF. I and my children are not Celiac, and we rarely experience symptoms that manifest themselves obviously and externally, so we didn't know. I will not be returning to this restaurant until the entire staff is properly trained and informed. For a great GF Mexican alternative, we will be at Aldaco's.
Um, there is definitely no gluten free menu, I asked to speak to a manager and don't know who I got - but she told me sour cream wasn't safe. Serious miscommunication here. Maybe some staff is better educated than the ones I talked to? Definitely cross contamination on chips and corn tortillas - she could tell me that. Hoping I don't get sick.
The menu is clearly labeled as far as what has gluten that cannot be removed. Be aware that the corn tortillas are made on the same press as he flour and the chips are fried in a shared fryer. The fajitas with no tortillas were excellent!
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.
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.
I love this place. Every server I've ever had has always been very knowledgable about gluten. I've never been sick eating here. Their chips are fried in a fryer with gluten, but they will bake chips for you. If you call ahead they'll be ready when you arrive. The food is amazing! So are the margaritas!
Not for Celiacs for sure!!!!!! Waiter first thought cups were made from "flour" so not gluten free (I'm like... They're corn tortilla chips right??!!), then came back and said never mind they are corn tortilla chips so gluten free! But are they Celiac safe? He did not know much about anything for gluten contamination..worth it
Manager took us to our table explaining kitchen and cross contamination. They make their own corn tortillas. Have dedicated gf area in kitchen so it's not 100% safe. Had the signature chicken lupe and corn tortillas and they were delicious and i did not have issues after dinner. Server Steven was celiac and very helpful. Outdoor patio with fire pits look like they could be fun in the fall. Menu clearly marked. My vegan-dairy allergy guest did not have as much to choose from. Atmosphere is stereotypical mexican fiesta but areas were clean and well maintained. Restrooms were clean.
Place looks like a fun place to hang out- great patio-firepit setup - probably very fun when it's not 100 degrees out. Food was great. Server stephen was very familiar with gf diets. Manager took us to our table and explained the kitchen & gf choices. They make their own corn tortillas - Service was timely & dining areas were very clean. I ordered the signature chicken lupe and was very happy with taste and portion size.
Not the best Mexican restaurant I've experienced but they were pretty knowledgeable with keeping my meals GF. The margarita was delicious which made up for the dry & small portion of pork in my carnitas tacos. It was more like a lettuce taco topped with a few chunks of pork, not pulled pork like typical carnitas.
I talked to manager. He looked into it after he tried to give me a standard response. I guess he saw that I wanted a dinner. He was very polite afterward and made me feel comfortable. Ordered the fajitas with corn tortillas and mgr said chips were fried with breaded items. I did not get sick though.
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