PadreRitaGrill

25 ratings
$ • Restaurant
28% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
4001 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597

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Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— None

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

— Poor

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Service was beyond terrible. I never leave reviews but this was absolutely awful. Food was great, but the experience was ruined by the bad service. I know we are all going through corona times right now, but there’s a difference in slight effort and not trying one bit.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 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

  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Interesting atmosphere, but the food was great. I had a bunless burger & fries that was delicious! Waiter was very helpful

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Came with Celiac wife tonight. Explained to waiter Celiac, gluten allergy, etc. Ordered off GF menu. Food came out with gluten bread on top. Asked, "is this GF bread?" Was told yes initially, then waiter checked with kitchen, it was NOT GF. He apologized, said that he put the order in correctly and told chef GF. Clear to me that they don't have proper food safely protocols. I will not eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the grilled chicken with pineapple and a side of fries from the gluten free menu. I explained to them I have celiac disease. The food came out with two pieces of toast on top. I asked if it was gluten free bread. The waiter said he thought so, but asked the chef and it turns out the bread was not gluten free! I decided to cancel my order as to not take the risk of them remaking my order. They have a big gluten free menu, but seems the kitchen staff may not be very careful.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Good selection! The enchiladas were wonderful! The corn-free people in my family were very limited- they were able to order grilled chicken. The broccoli was barely steamed & crunchy. The fries were good & no one got sick. We felt it was overpriced for what we got.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had shrimp tacos and they were good. Also had a shrimp appetizer that they fried in a separate pan with fresh oil. There was no mention of a septa’s fryer for French fries so I did not have fries.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great Celiac friendly restaurant! Large GF menu. Had the shrimp tacos, Awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Laura was the BEST!!!! She gave me their gluten free menu and guided me all the way! The food was superb!!!! They have a designated fryer! My fries came out and they were fresh cut fries!!!! OMG!!!! Nice place and great music!!! Ask for Laura when you go in!!!! She’s AMAZING!!!!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have a dedicated fryer, and a gluten-free menu. Probably the best GF option around.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The food was great and the patio was cute but the service was AWFUL! It took them over 25 minutes to just take our drink orders and we went on a Monday at 4pm.....

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Followed Gretchen's recommendation with two celiacs. Neither got sick and loved their meals. Takes longer to make safe so give yourself time. Shrimp Diablo rocked.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious bacon wrapped shrimp! The manager is amazing and made sure my meal was cooked clean (for celiac)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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PadreRitaGrill has an amazing GF menu. Unfortunately, if the owner isn't there to oversee the meal, I would not eat here. I love the fact that they have a dedicated fryer. Due to the high turn over of staff, they doesn't always know what GF is. I have been contaminated here twice. Because of this, if you are super sensitive, I would not suggest eating here. Otherwise, They do have some amazing food. The Diablo Shrimp and the Burger were my favorite!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The owner was very passionate about making sure everything was done correctly. She cleans all the fryers and cooking space & cooks the GF orders herself just to make sure there is no cross contamination. There is a dedicated GF menu with sooo many options! Even fried foods.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner herself took special care to make sure everything was prepared safely. I understand she has family that is celiac so she understands. The fried shrimp was amazing!!! I had it with fries and slaw. My daughter and granddaughter both are celiac and they got the chicken strips and fries.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Decent chicken tenders and fries from dedicated fryer. Nice to be able to order that at a restaurant, but not amazing taste wise.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated GF fryer Sonny daughter was able to have French fries! She could have had chicken tenders but opted for the GF pasta instead! 3 of the 7 in our party have celiac and we all had amazing food!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great service. Staff was very knowlegeable about celiac. Great entertainment. A fun time

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious food! They had a separate gf menu and a dedicated fryer. Their gf french fries are amazing! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and understanding about eating gf. Very pleased!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Visited this place because of the reviews here. When we asked the server which items are GF he said everything but the obvious. We ordered the side salad and the server didn't know which dressings were GF. The salads came out with a ton of croutons. The server said he will take them back and have the croutons removed. WRONG ANSWER! Explained to him about cross contamination. Ordered grilled shrimp and brought out fried shrimp. Ugh! Steak was ordered medium and came out well done . Got glutenized by cross contamination. We told the server over and over again that the kitchen needs to make sure about GF. The atmosphere was underwhelming to say the least.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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