Makus Empanadas

12 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Empanadas
Safety Rating
11 ratings

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1125 W North Carolina 54 #304
Durham, NC 27707

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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My husband has pretty sensitive Celiac disease. We bought a package of the frozen GF empanadas, took them home, made sure they were marked "GF", and baked them in our GF kitchen, and two hours after eating he was violently ill. These are definitely not Celiac-friendly and not worth the risk to ever go back.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Delicious GF empanadas! You have to bake them at home but it’s so worth it. My kids loved the pepperoni and bacon/cheese especially!

Quality & Quantity


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 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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GF IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR FROZEN EMPANADAS!! That said the gf empanadas are absolutely fantastic for gf persons and muggles. They do not serve at the restaurant as there is only one oven.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 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

  • Empanadas
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Im a very sensitive celiac. I definitely was cross contaminated by this restaurant. There is no way to know if it was from the empanadas, sauce or beans and rice.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Me and my brother both have celiac. I have a rather mild reaction but my brother gets violently ill. He threw up 2:30 hours after eating, which is always what happens when he eats gluten. The food was good, but I would not recommend it to anyone with celiac or an allergy.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The BEST and ONLY place in the area to offer gluten free empanadas. I am from Argentina and grew up eating empanadas, I was so upset when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Having the option to get one of my favorite foods, made me extremely happy! Thank you Makus for making this happen, not just for me, but for all those out there that suffer from the same condition as me! I strongly recommend Makus for your gluten free empanadas! Spinach is my favorite!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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My one and only place for gluten free empanadas! The staff is super nice and the empanadas are delicioso! My favorite is the spinach and cheese. Savory with a flaky crust. You can't go wrong with any of their combinations. A Sunday staple in our house for sure.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I am celiac and I am really sensitive to gluten, I have tried the gluten free empanadas from Makus and not only they are delicious but also I didn’t had any allergic reaction. as sensitive as I am to gluten, I would totally recommend this place for any person doing a gluten free diet and also people with celiac.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF empanadas are available for online ordering the day before for baking at home. The owners and staff offer the GF empanadas in this way in order to try to avoid cross contamination. Taste of the dough and fillings is excellent. Pork chimichurri is my favorite but my family and I like them all. Chipa bread is also GF and great and is available for bake at home similarly to the empanadas.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great empanadas. Bought the GF empanadas (to bake at home) for my celiac son and we all loved them. Empanadas are sold frozen to avoid any possibility of cross contamination.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gluten free Empenadas! The chipa bread is incredible too!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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