My favorite restaurant in San Diego! I’ve only been to the Old Town and Carlsbad locations. The Old Town location is amazing when it comes to gluten free. The Carlsbad location is not so be careful there. At Old Town, the chips are safe and almost the entire menu can be made gluten free!
Got glutened. We were given chips salsa and “white sauce” (which I believed to be cheese) when we sat down. I asked if the chips were corn and not flour and was told they were. I didn’t think to ask about what we both believed was cheese. When our waitress came I asked for a gf menu, which she brought me. When my gf food was brought out by the manager, he asked if we wanted more chips and we said yes. He asked me if I had a sensitivity or an allergy, I said allergy. He then was like I hope someone told you that you couldn’t have the white sauce. At first I thought it was joking, but I realized soon that he wasn’t. Once he realized I had been eating it he felt horrible. He was extremely concerned and kept checking in with me to apologize for the rest of the meal. Even though I said he didn’t have to, when I gave my card to pay he covered the cost of my meal. The food itself was very good. But make sure you do NOT have white sauce when given chips. You get it before your server comes.
We settled on this restaurant after reading the reviews. We weren’t disappointed!! They have a separate gluten free menu and they prepare all their gluten free food in a separate area in the kitchen. Tortilla chips are gluten free and cooked in a designated fryer.
Multiple severe allergies (gluten and nuts) and this was a great experience. Chips are fried in a separate fryer and they have a separate gluten/wheat free menu. The staff is also very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely recommend - food was delicious, very kid friendly!
I was excited to come here after seeing the great reviews. I notified the server ahead of time about my celiacs. They brought me layered tortillas with flour and corn. I didn't notice until I had already eaten the top corn tortilla and then saw the flour tortillas under it.
As soon as I asked for the GF menu the hostess informed everyone under the sun about my allergy. They treated me courteously and respectfully, not like I was a problem like most places do. I was so stoked with the service and the large GF menu. There were so many options for me to choose from. Good was delicious and quick. We will for sure be back. My husband even talked with the manager to let him know that we appreciated how allergy-friendly they were.
This restaurant was great! I have a gluten allergy and they have a complete gluten free menu! When I asked for the menu the hostess informed me that the cheese dip was not gluten free as did the bus boy and my waitor. The food was delicious, the service was speedy and courteous!
Fantastic service before we even sat down. I requested the gluten-free menu, and when the hostess seated us, she let our waiter know, so he immediately came over to discuss recommendations from the gf menu. He also told me I could have the chips and regular salsa, but to stay away from the cheese dip. My husband isn't GF, so he asked for both to try. When they were brought out while the waiter was at our table taking our order, he again said "please don't eat the cheese dip, I would hate for you to get sick." I ordered the portabello fajitas with corn tortillas and they were outstanding. I had so much food that I didn't touch the chips/salsa, but they looked very tasty. I felt very safe eating there, and would eat there again for sure.
Atmosphere was quaint, food was pretty good. Chips are not fried in a dedicated fryer. Meal I ordered was marked gluten free on the menu but waiter still brought flour tortillas even after I asked a number of gluten related questions. Service was very impersonal. Old town location much better!
We read above you can have the white cheese sauce and our server let us know the cheese sauce has flour and chicken bouillon, which are not gluten-free. Wheat-Free menu upon request. Fish tacos and vegetable enchiladas were delicious. Many items on the wheat-free menu to choose from with a great variety.
Personnel was a bit confused... they clearly stated what was safe for Celiacs and what not, then brought about dishes and sauces that were just like the regular ones. They changed them upon request and we didn't feel sick afterwards, but it took ages to have lunch and, on top of that, it wasn' t even that tasty. All in all, we didn't feel completely safe
Our server was very knowledgeable about what on the menu was gluten-free and safe for those with Celiac disease (tortilla chips and white cheese sauce are unfortunately not Celiac-safe). I had the swordfish tacos with black beans and white rice and they were delicious! Will definitely be back here the next time we’re in Coronado. :)
Excellent service and suuuper fresh food! My server was honest about cross contamination with the tortilla chips, and very accommodating. They have a separate gf menu. I got the veggie enchiladas with extra veggies instead of the rice (contained gluten). So so good.
After speaking to the waitress for a very long time about our gluten free needs, she said she completely understood and our meal would be very safe. My daughter's gluten free cheese quesadillas came out and I verified it was on corn tortillas. They were not--they were flour tortillas. The server took them back and said she forgot to write it down. She said the rice and beans were gf but she forgot to specify corn tortillas for our gluten free meal. Additionally, the chips were not safe and, after telling us they weren't safe, the waitstaff continued to try to give them to us three times. Would not recommend eating here.
Good for gluten free and possibly only an allergy or two. Not for both. As daughter has celiac and multiple food allergies (all nuts, egg, soy protein), we tend to seek out Mexican restaurants as a go to since many items are naturally gluten free. Learned about this restaurant from Find Me Gluten free and allergy eats. Decided to try it ourselves. Asked to speak with manager immediately upon seating. Gentleman immediately came to table to discuss options. As expected, tortilla chips made in shared fryer, so resorted to Tostitos scoops I had brought with me. Asked about getting steak, beef, pork or chicken with cheese on the side to allow her to "make her own" tacos. Thought we were good with steak but a few minutes later, he returned to inform us the beef and steak were purchased marinated in a sauce that contained soy sauce (protein). Daughter was disappointed but I was appreciative that they were so diligent in keeping us informed / protected. She was fine ultimately with her meal. The other four members of our party were pleased with our dinners and drinks as well. Would recommend if you are maybe not as restricted by diet---maybe if just gluten free or a couple food allergies. Do not believe they have any peanuts and not many tree nuts. Review menu and call ahead. Very nice to work with them and they definitely try to accommodate and please the customer.
Nice selection of gf meals. The cheese sauce that comes with your chips/salsa does have gluten so don't eat that. Everything else you can figure out from the gf menu and the servers are quick to help. The food is great!
Delicious food with plenty of options except not the chips and cheese sauce. The chips are corn but not in a dedicated fryer. I'd say celiac friendly because they were extremely conscientious! I had two people (the hostess and the waiter) ask me about my allergy vs. dietary choice. Ignore the naysayers below.
So sad a chain only a few streets away from each other could be so different. No dedicated fryer so no chips, no rice either has chicken broth in it. But waiter was very knowledgable so still had a good safe meal.
I've been to Miguel's before I knew I was ceiac, but when I returned (after a few years), I found that this restaurant was awful if you're looking for gluten free options. The only reason I've come in the past is the cheese sauce, which happens to have gluten in it. I found that anything I would have ordered, including the things that you would expect to be gluten free aren't an option. A lot of the sauces include flour. The service was also terrible, while they kept a healthy supply of chips on the table, the waiter totally skipped over me and I wasn't able to order a drink in my group of nine the first time around, and I chose not to eat because I was so disappointed with the service and lack of options, since I could really only eat black beans and chips due to my other allergies. I've never had trouble at any other Mexican restaurant, and I'm very disappointed.
We visited the location on Shelter Island Ave. The food was great! We were given a GF menu right away. The corn chips are fried in their own fryer so those are safe. We guessed that the white sauce was not GF and later, we found that the menu said so. My son enjoyed the pork carnitas tacos with black beans. I really appreciated their menu. Many places simply have a few options whereas here, there are appetizers and entrees. I didn't ask but I am assuming that the rice is probably not GF as it wasn't on the GF menu. Great place overall!
Horrible! Asked specifically for GF menu. Waiter came with chips/salsa & a cheese dip. I asked what was in the cheese dip & I was told just cheese. As we looked at the GF menu we munched on chips & cheese dip. Waiter came by & told us the dip wasn't GF. He walked away & came right back to tell us the chips were not GF either. Ugh! We finally settled on GF chicken tacos. What a mistake. Chicken was not marinated or flavored in any way and was beyond bland. The corn tortillas also fell apart. I do not recommend this place if you are GF.