No Way Jose's Cantina

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 32 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 4 more
75% of 24 votes say it's Celiac friendly

104 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Directions

(865) 429-7779
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    1 ratingSeptember 05, 2017

    I have eaten here several times with no problems until last week. I ordered the sour cream & cheese enchiladas. I ate one of them and within 30 minutes of leaving was violently ill. I checked the other enchilada that I had taken to go and the tortilla was flour instead of corn. They haven't even bothered to respond to my message.

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    3 ratingJuly 13, 2017

    Food was okay, nothing special. I had the carnitas. I didn't get sick, but this place didn't wow me.

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    4 ratingMarch 27, 2017

    gluten free menu. lots of was tasteless but I didn't get sick! chips and salsa were gluten free too.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2017

    Great!!!! They have a gf menu, isn't much but it's amazing. Loved my meal.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2017

    They are the best and will work with you to fix you a meal you can eat!! I have to eat gluten free, soy free, corn free, and dairy free! I had shrimp fajitas they were awesome!!

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    4 ratingDecember 30, 2016

    Good gluten free menu choices.

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    5 ratingOctober 15, 2016

    Dedicated fryer for chips. Very knowledgeable and conscientious about catering to celiac customers. Great food!

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    4 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    Staff very helpful!!

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    3 ratingJune 08, 2016

    I ate there yesterday. They have a separate GF menu. According to them, the cheese dip, is not GF because it has pork grease in it. I have celiac and had some without any reaction! They messed up my simple order, and the manager brought out my correct order and apologized. The server did not seem to be overly concerned on whether my order came out GF or not!

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2016

    Very large selection for GF menu. Food was wonderful!

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    5 ratingDecember 17, 2015

    very good food! very friendly, knowledgeable staff. I felt confident in my selections and felt amazing eating fresh ingredients. will be returning!!

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    5 ratingNovember 24, 2015

    Very helpful staff, and a great gf menu with a variety of appetizer and entrée selections. Even the chips and salsa are gf!

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2015

    Great food and service.

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    3 ratingApril 27, 2015

    Biker friendly - parking and easy access Close to authentic Mexican from those who have traveled to Mexico From a GF diet standpoint- there was a GF menu, but the staff were or knowledgable..."I have less thana handful of people who order from the GF menu... This is a good restaurant, but if you want to be assured your dietary needs are considered by the staff, look elsewhere.

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    1 ratingApril 01, 2015

    We went to the location in gatlinburg and when asked the host at the door about the gluten free menu he handed us one. I then asked to make sure about the "dedicated fryers" and he said they use the same fryers/oil for everything. He said "if there is an allergy I wouldn't eat the chips." So the dedicated fryer info is FALSE or the host was not knowledgable. Luckily I asked since our 4 children have celiac disease and it could have ruined a good 12-24 for most of them on our vacation. Not impressed with the restaurant overall.

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    3 ratingMarch 18, 2015

    It was not bad. The meats without seasoning were bland. The lack of cheese in my enchiladas was strange and left only fried hamburger. Overall if I needed a taste of Mexican I would come back but I'll keep searching for something more authentic tastimg. The price was very reasonable.

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2015

    I love going here. I go without worry! tons of gf choices and food is amazing!

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    3 ratingMarch 13, 2015

    Didn't get sick here, but could've had a better experience. First off, it took a while to even get seated though it was not busy. Ordered chicken enchiladas at the server's suggestion only to have him come back a few minutes later to say the chicken wasn't safe. Ok - at least they caught it, right? Was then told that shredded or ground beef was safe. I ordered the shredded beef only to have ground beef on the plate when it got to me. I honestly didn't even realize I got the wrong thing until after we left (a long, tiring day and trying to keep two toddlers happy during the meal kept me from noticing). It's a double edged sword - at least the choices I was given were both apparently safe, but the fact that I didn't get what I actually ordered makes me uneasy about going back. I feel like I just got really lucky. That said, the meal was decent and I didn't get sick.

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    2 ratingDecember 26, 2014

    Server didn't know if they even had a gluten free menu. Thankfully I had looked online before going. A separate lady brought my fajitas out and I had to ask which one was gluten free. she looked confused and then said it was the one without the refried beans, I has to have black due to the cheese. Then I looked and saw cheese on mine and asked about it. She said the cheese should be fine. Hmmm, should be doesn't sound very assuring. Very disappointing experience.

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    5 ratingNovember 16, 2014

    Yummy and big gluten free menu. Does warn on menu about cross contaminating but that is typical. I had no issues and the server even warned me not to try something that my husband ordered ordered bc it had Gluten in it.

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2014

    Amazing gluten free food! Another reviewer on here said that they have new chips containing wheat, but that is definitely incorrect!

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    They have a great gluten free menu. The food is awesome!

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    2 ratingAugust 29, 2014

    The food was good. We went over Labor Day weekend in 2014 and They recently changed their chips to where they are 70% corn and 30% wheat flour. These are the same chips used in the gluten free menu so beware!

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    3 ratingApril 04, 2014

    They have a GF menu and a dedicated fryer for chips. The chips and salsa are great. BUT the cheese and refried beans are not GF because they are created and shredded a non-GF area and the USDA will not certify them as GF. This one change - having a GF area - would make a huge difference. Overall, I'm disappointed.

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    1 ratingMarch 19, 2014

    How can they not provide a shredded cheese or cheese dip that's gluten free ?? If the owner was a true celiac he would know that's one of the easiest things to make gluten free or find already gluten free. The salsa is AWFUL...they need to call it pico de gayo and not salsa. It's celiac friendly but not very good.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2013

    O my goodness the best food I have had in two years of being gluten free the server knew everything down to the cheese not being gluten free this will be my new food of choice on vacation.

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    2 ratingDecember 28, 2013

    The gluten free menu has a large variety to choose from, which is a plus. We ordered the chicken fajitas, which had no flavor at all. Tasted like boiled chicken with no seasoning at all. My kids enjoyed eating the gluten free chips but refused to eat their meals.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2013

    Excellent experience for the GF customer. We were told the owner is GF; therefore, there is a lot of attention to preparation, the orders are keyed in as GF, and the staff has great attention and understanding of the issue. There is a whole menu dedicated to GF options. So if you've been missing good ol' Mexican fare this will help with the craving!

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2013

    Mexican restaurant with great Gluten Free options. Staff was aware of GF needs. The chips are safe and the salsa is made fresh daily. I enjoyed the mango margarita and the fajita nachos. The nachos even came out with a I'm Gluten Free flag on them! Would recommend asking for shredded cheese melted on the nachos as the queso had gluten in it. Would go back.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm

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