Nacho Bizness

31 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
27 ratings

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470 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
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Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


We loved it! A large size is plenty for two to share. We got the Loaded Nachos. I can't eat dairy, either, and they had dairy free melted cheese that even my cheese loving husband could enjoy. They put the cotija and crema on the side for him. Nachos were topped with a generous serving of homemade guacamole, and the carne asada was tender. It is a casual place and prices are fair. We thoroughly enjoyed it ... then walked across the street to Revival Ice Cream for dessert.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Hands down the best meal I've had while traveling in a long time! My 15yo daughter and I are DF as well and we were so excited that the vegan cheese was so yummy and didn't overpower the meal. Anytime we come to visit Monterey this will be our definite go to. The portion sizes are very large and we ordered the Hella size and between the two of us we couldn't finish it. So filling and delicious! The beans were so good, and according to my daughter the best she's had besides my homemade beans. THe Pico de Gallo is spicy so next time will get it on the side so it's not too hot for my daughter. The best part is the GF ice cream shop is across the street!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious nachos! My older daughter and I had the loaded nachos. I had the pollo with jalapeño cheddar cheese sauce and she had the carne asada with chipotle jack cheese sauce. Both were excellent. My younger daughter is more picky so she had just pollo and jalapeño cheese sauce. I was worried that the cheese sauces would be too spicy for her but they weren’t very spicy at all. They were nice enough to let us try the sauces before we ordered. If you don’t like spicy, you may not want the pico de gallo as it had a bit of kick to it. They are big portions. We had the regular size and couldn’t finish it. My daughters and I all have celiac and we didn’t have any reactions. My husband who is not gluten free had the burrito and mac n cheese. He said both were really good. We will definitely be back next time we are in Monterey.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


A large size nacho order made for a filling lunch for me. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the area. But next time, I'll probably get the regular size so that I leave room for some gluten-free ice cream from the shop across the street. I had the al pastor, which was excellent.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Anything going into the fryer is gluten-free. All items that are gluten-free are clearly marked. The staff was great at answering questions & making sure there was no cross-contamination. The food was good.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The person at the counter understood Celiac enough to explain that the fryers were not safe, but the chips were fine because they were made in a dedicated facility. You will be having nachos if you go here, nothing else is recommended. They keep the other stuff separate. We enjoyed our nachos and I've not had a reaction. I'd be happy to go back there.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Really fun restaurant concept! Nachos were tasty, they happily answered my many questions, and I felt like I wasn’t missing out on anything. It’s not 100% gluten free, but it sounds like the menu items with gluten are handled separately.

Also great for nut allergies, they no longer offer nut based cheese sauces so no nuts anywhere on the menu!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Nachos. Lots of Nacho's with customisable toppings. Big portion and great taste. The staff knew what was GF and what wasn't.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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OH MY DELICIOUS!!!!!! We got the extra large “the phife” Nachos with guac to share and I wanted to scrape every bit out of the bowl. It WAS THAT AMAZING!!! I’m a bit of a wimp so we put the jalepenos and habenero relish on the side for my husband. Seriously though these nachos were EPIC!!! The two staff members were so helpful and friendly! They have some gluten on sight but keep everything very separate and are VERY in the know with cross contamination and keeping celiacs safe! Also the Kyla sunset trio kombucha was really tasty! And we added some Spanish rice to the side! All so good! Highly recommend this place for anyone craving some top “notch-o” 😄 nachos!!! (As noted on menu, all items GF besides Mac n cheese and burritos)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We stopped here based on ratings. The staff person was knowledgeable. Nachos were good. Order at counter - right across from GF ice cream shop, revelry. No reaction for my daughter.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Super tasty nachos. Had the chicken and they were loaded.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


.y son has celiac and he loved the nachos with vegan cheese. No reaction! The staff seems knowledgeable about contamination protocol.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The food here is SOO GOOD and the staff is very knowledgeable. Very good plant based options as well. Definitely check this one out!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My celiac daughter ordered chicken nachos. Almost everything is GF. Menu is clearly marked. Service was a little slow, but overall we all liked our nachos.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I am a celiac and tested the food here with my Nima Sensor gluten tester and the chicken nachos (with Queso Fresca, lime crema, guac, and chipotle cheese) were gluten free! It was so delicious! The manager told me the carne asada was not safe for celiacs because it has a tiny bit of soy sauce in it, so I stuck with the chicken. Chips are in a dedicated GF fryer. The staff was very knowledgeable about allergies! I will definitely be back! Thank you to the wonderful team.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Good nachos and tacos, almost everything on the menu was gluten free. Staff understood the food allergy, felt very safe here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very good nachos

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gluten free nachos

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Seriously, the best nachos ever!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


SO GOOD!!!! Recommend making a stop!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The person working was incredibly nice and understanding and the nachos were delicious. Definitely not even close to too spicy and in a quite large portion 😊 if I'm ever back in this area again, they will certainly have my business once more!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Our GF family went here on our trip and thought the nachos were delicious, be warned the cheese is spicy! My kids struggled through their nachos. Chips were crunchy and not overly greasy and neither myself of the kids got sick. Easy walk up ordering and a small sitting area.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Best nachos we’ve had!!!! All items gf except burritos and Mac and cheese!!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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DELICIOUS nacho place!!! They had vegan dairy cheese options!!!! Be warned, most of the items have jalapeños in it so order accordingly. My daughter had the burrito bowl with vegan cheese and it was delicious. Huge portions and affordable. Only two things not GF on the menu, the Mac and cheese and the tortillas for burrito wrap. Did not see if chips were GF, we both had burrito bowls.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Very Celiac friendly, the nachos and fries are awesome! It was nice to feel “normal” and eat what everyone else in our group was eating. Staff very knowledgeable of Celiac protocols.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the tacos and they were pretty good, and I didn’t get sick, I’m a sensitive celiac. BUT my gluten eating boyfriend got a burrito and it was so bad he couldn’t eat it.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They are open “hella late” Thurs, Friday, and Saturdays! Sooo yummy and everything is gluten free! Update to 2022- they have some gluten items now, but just let them know about your celiac and they’ll be safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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I asked the staff about their precautions and the first person was clueless about it, BUT went to get the manager who was much more knowledgeable. She guided the first guy through sanitizing all shared surfaces and handles in the kitchen, and reminded him to change out his gloves. Seems legit enough to me, and it was DELICIOUS 🤤

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Only two menu items contain gluten and they explained that those items don’t come into contact with cooking surfaces. Nachos were good! Waffle fries also gf.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy nachos, clean bathrooms

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not sure why I always get sick eating here. Maybe the cheese or grease, but in any case if that cheesy goodness is your jam than eat away! I confident they take allergies seriously but not sure about cross contamination precautions

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fantastic nachos! Only 2 menu items are not gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes, yes, yes!!! Finally a place where a celiac can pretty much get whatever they want and feel safe about it! Highly recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was great. Everything except the burrito and Mac and cheese is GF. They were attentive to celiacs, asked their management for advice, who was knowledgeable. They changed their gloves when they made my nachos, too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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TONS of flavor! yummy nachos and bowls.... most of the menu is GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Down and dirty nacho joint. Think college town. Perfectly situated near a bar and CBD spot. You get the idea. It ain’t fine dining but it hits the spot.

Make your own order of chips, cheeses, meats and toppings. Mexican soda as well. Chips and all toppings are GF so go crazy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing nachos!! Makes me want to go to Monterey all the time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place. I would make it a regular if I lived here super nice, too

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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