Mama Lu's - A Modern Day Taco Shop

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 4 more
92% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

149 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684 Directions

(231) 943-2793
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    Great food and knowledgeable. I let them know I needed gluten free and I got corn shells and corn tortilla chips. I ate WAY too much, but everything was SO good!!! Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Amazing. Tacos can be made gf and are to die for. Even the chips and their two salsas were excellent. It is a small restaurant so it was packed at noon on a Saturday. But the service was great and fast.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Chips and guac are GF! Tacos are so good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Yum! We had tacos street corn and cherry margaritas. Everything delicious and all made gluten free for me. The staff was very knowledgeable about celiac needs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    We vacation in TC every summer and this is our new “go to” place for Celiac friendly street style food. The tacos are so good and the margaritas are spot on. You leave here feeling like you got quality food for a fair price. Be warned: This place is small but totally worth the wait. Would be hard, if not impossible, to bring a large group to eat here on a busy night.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent tacos! Staff is very knowledgeable about GF. No dedicated menu, but basically everyone on the menu can be GF!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wow!! I wish I could eat here everyday! Everything was gf except a couple things. Waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable about gf food and cross contamination. Can't say enough about how great our meal was!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Being celiac I hate going out to eat, however on vacation I really didn't have a choice. The menu does offer gf items & when I told them they said they treat every gluten free as celiac. She said it may take a little longer because they had to prep the kitchen (which I was ok with, ensures they did take the time). I'm sensitive & I had ZERO issues here & the food was good! I highly recommend if you're in town. Just let them know ahead of time & they'll go above & beyond. I wish they knew how much it meant to me! Let me add that yes they don't have a lot if options but the resturant in general doesn't have a lot of options. It's a street taco spot!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Originally went here because the business directly told me they had a dedicated fryer and that the majority of their menu was gluten-free. Since that contact last September, they have eliminated the gluten-free fryer and changed their menu. There were many items that had fried ingredients on them, making that selection no longer gluten-free. Our waitress was knowledgeable about what was safe and recommended certain items. They even recreated the chicken taco by rolling it in crushed tortilla chips and baking it, instead of giving me the fried chicken. Overall the food was good, just highly disappointed about the change in menu, which makes me only give it two stars.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    if your a celiac this is the place for you. I have serious wheat allergy and the staff was very knowledgeable and had no problems explaining everything on the menu. I was so full and had a great time. plus they do a white wine sangria that looked delicious ♡

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I am GF and DF. Lots of options. I could eat the chips and I preferred the creamy tomato salsa. Short rib taco was to die for. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend this place!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious! What an amazing find. Definitely a must the next time I'm in town.

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    I loved this place!! Unique flavor combinations. All but two items are gluten free. Great creamy tomato salsa. So very good! Our waitress did forget part of our order, but all of the wait staff was very friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place was awesome! Almost the whole menu is gluten free. I came with my boyfriend and we split the chips and salsa (the Mama Lu's special salsa is to die for. They are going to begin selling it next summer!) he got two different tacos and I got the nachos. Will definitely be back next time! Server was very knowledgeable which makes me think everyone there must be as well :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Almost the entire menu is gluten free as is. No asking for a different menu! There was only one taco and a dessert that was not gluten free. The corn tortillas are made in house. Even the corn chips are produced in a gluten free facility. GREAT! Separate fryer is used for the items with gluten so no worries about cross contamination. Knowledgeable staff was able to answer questions quickly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Everything is GF except for two items in the menu! Delicious!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
Closed

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