Matt's El Rancho

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 12 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Tortilla Chips + 5 more
81% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2613 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 Directions

(512) 462-9333
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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    I felt nervous the entire time I was eating there because our waitress was not knowledgeable or confident about what was gluten free. I didn't get sick so that's a plus, but I also didn't enjoy the food because I was concerned it wouldn't be OK.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Waitress was knowledgeable about gluten free items on menu. I did not ask if a separate grill was used for GF items. Our waitress did mention the cook left the final coating off the corn tortilla tacos that gives it a more crisp feel. Food was delicious and atmosphere was fun.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The server was great - he said what was already GF (the menu marks clearly as well), and also said that they can make adjustments if there was something else I fancied.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is not a gluten friendly kitchen. they put flour in too many things that actually shouldn't have flour at all... like guacamole!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great service , great frozen margarita!! So gluten helpful!! Salsa has a kick!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    many gf choices. good food and fun atmosphere!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I have Celiac and can always eat well at Matt's! As others have said, the practice of having the manager come to table is so great. They're very patient and answer all questions, and are clearly very knowledgeable about the menu. The one thing I have noticed is the evening staff is the best staff. The brunch/lunch staff seems less knowledgeable and the two times I've eaten brunch at Matt's I've gotten sick (but never at dinner!). Also seems to be miscommunication between managers over whether or not the tomato vinaigrette drizzled on the guacamole is gluten-free, so just avoid that vinaigrette!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I have been here twice since I found out I have Celiacs. The owner or manager comes to the table and goes over any questions about the menu you have. With the exception of a few things, basically their entire menu can be made gluten free. Its nice to have that many choices. The owner said his wife has Celiac and since she is GF that makes him GF so he understands the importance. Per the owner, they have a dedicated fryer.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Manager was very helpful. They have lots of items that are available gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 years ago

    They don't actually have a gluten-free menu, but they have many gluten-free options. The server had the manager come over to talk to me about what I could eat. The manager was extremely helpful and reassuring. Also, the chips are gluten-free and fried in a dedicated fryer!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

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