Matador

2.5 stars 2.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Late Night, Mexican + 2 more
33% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 Directions

(253) 627-7100
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Not safe for celiac. Waitstaff point blank told me not to order with true allergies. Gluten free options on menu if not celiac.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Let me start by saying I have Hashimoto's, not Celiac, so staying away from gluten is important, but worrying about cross contamination is not as big of a worry for me. That said, they have one fryer that is used for everything. ( As a regular, I'm going to try to change that by being a squeaky wheel). I have been a regular for 7 years and was only recently diagnosed, so I'm happy I can still hang out here. It is true their menu is limited, but it is labeled and can be easily customized to your liking. My favorite appetizer is the stuffed jalapeños, and right now ( it's summer) I am loving the Strawberry salad that I order with extra strawberry, and added shrimp and avocado! The wait staff and cooks are knowledgeable about the menu and can help you make safe choices. Might I also recommend their Margarita? 😉

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Chips are not friendly cooked in same fryer as the calamari. West Seattle Matador uses a separate fryer. They only have one fryer in Tacoma, need to change the breading to gluten free on the calamari. Otherwise you have a few choices.

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    Sicker than a dog. Don't chance it if you have celiac.

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    2 rating
    4 years ago

    Gluten free menu sucks as you can get a gluten free chip. Their gf sandwiches don't have bread or any substitute (shar buns?). Also udi's gluten free tortillas are amazing. Was very disappointed. This is not a gluten free friendly restaurant. Will be checking back for changes because the restaurant is very nice.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    they are very knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity and their gluten free menu indicates items that are fried in shared oil

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Tuesday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Wednesday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Thursday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Friday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 10 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 10 am - 12 am

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