Mario's Mexican Food & Cantina

5 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortilla Chips
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
18603 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Staff was extremely familiar with gluten issues. They have a gluten free menu, but they explicitly do not guarantee lack of cross contamination, however. Tacos are cooked on foil to prevent contamination. Food was yummy!

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

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so I live very close here you can get grilled chicken soft taco and the rice is safe. that's it for celiac. the chips don't have there own frier! hope this helps;) I still talk to manager every time;)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Decent at best food, poor GF prep, had to ask for the manager and she had limited knowledge of the menu.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 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

  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Not celiac

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I am really sick and tired of uneducated restaurants. I called because I wanted to confirm the chips (I am just a freak and like to hear it myself). I asked the girl who answered the phone if they have anything gf, and she says, "ummm no, everything pretty much has gluten." I basically called her out on it saying that there were reviews stating that people had been there gf. I hate that companies put forth ZERO effort to educate their staff. I may have been rude, but this just seems shocking to me. NEVER will I eat here.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They only got 4 stars because they did not understand what gluten was but happily answered all of my questions. Their chips are 100% corn and are fried in lard which is not the healthiest but they taste amazing and are as gluten free as it gets (nothing else is fried in this oil...I mean lard). You can order pretty much anything on the menu with corn tortillas as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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