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Painted Marlin Grille

6 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
202 W Whiting St
South Padre Island, TX 78597

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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The positive, I didn’t get glutened, nice place with view of the bay, and I got a lot of bacon which was good. I got the BBQ burger, and even though I couldn’t have the sauce on it because they said it had gluten. The sautéed onions and mushrooms with bacon sounded good. Unfortunately it all was VERY BLAND! The onions and mushrooms really wasn’t sautéed, still very raw. Their flyer isn’t a dedicated frier, so I had the coleslaw and it was bland too. I can’t attest to the regular food but I feel like gluten free here means no flavor. 😞 If you want a burger and fries, go to Maui Nic’s!!!

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was barely able to get information from this restaurant about which foods were safe for my Celiac son. The food is not small child friendly, and I never was able to find anything out about the cross contamination. Only 1 food choice for non-seafood eaters and my son barely ate the grilled chicken and vegetables. Really bland.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager was knowledgeable about gluten items. Had a great meal with my family.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 8 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Happy Hour
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Beautiful setting on the water. Covered, outdoor seating. GF friendly menu. Had blackened flounder with white rice and fresh veggies. Felt great after eating.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff and food were amazing. We ordered the shrimp and the mahi tacos. They kept the dressing on the side for both because I can’t have the dairy and so my husband was still able to enjoy. They also subbed asparagus for the rice and put his rice on the side to not cross contaminate.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Second time to visit. Both times, the staff was knowledgeable and took extra precautions to make sure my food was gluten free. Mahi tuna steak was delicious! Make sure you tell them NO hushpuppies. Grilled shrimp salad was also delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The staff is great and food is delicious very allergy friendly. It also has many gluten free options. Staff is familiar with celiac and other allergy’s.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Ate here with my family who have a few allergy's (dairy and gluten being the big two). Our server Jairo was fantastic, friendly and able to make it all work without making my kids feel like there's anything wrong with them. Truly lovely experience and I highly recommend their margarita (or 2!) For the coeliacs...

Good menu. Kids menu is good and cheap and grilled shrimp and french fries. Lots of decent Texas craft beers also if the dad (like me) is gluten friendly. Kids can bring a ball and play on the giant grass area next to the restaurant or watch the fishing boats come in (they'll even cook what you catch here!)

Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not many options, but fun patio and view of the bay. I got a chicken sandwich lettuce wrapped with cole slaw.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This is a fun casual spot on the bay side. Outdoor dining and really cool bright decor. They didn't offer a GF menu but our waiter was very knowledgeable about the GF choices! Peel and eat shrimp was awesome and the pork tacos were sooooo good! We will go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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