92% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

Terminal E Space 4, Houston, TX 77032 Directions

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Staff very friendly and helpful

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great food! First person didn’t know what GF was but the rest of the staff seemed informed! Food was delicious!! So far so good

Celiac
3 months ago

They have a GF menu! GF Chips are baked, so they’re pretty dry. Next time I’ll just take my own chips to eat my guacamole with.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • At the Airport
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex

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Celiac
4 months ago

Great experience. Knowledgeable cashier shared the GF options. So far so good!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Last week I traveled thru Houston and ate here. It was great. The staff I talked to was very knowledgeable and concerned for people with gluten issues. During both visits the staff told me exactly what I could order and not get sick. They were correct. I had chicken taco with corn tortilla with beans and rice. Tasted good. No issues afterward. I will return as a customer and recommend to a friend.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place they always make the best gluten free chicken tacos! The rice and beans are so tasty! The breakfast burrito bowl is amazing as well!! Been eating here for years and never been ill and the staff is so kind!

Celiac
1 year ago

Celiac friendly. Very knowledgeable about options and care. Absolutely delicious.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Pretty good with gluten free. Not great but better than most stuff in an airport

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

4 stars only because there is just one selection. The food was great. The only option is the soft taco platter with corn tortillas, shredded chicken or ground beef. Served with rice and beans. I had the shredded chicken. It was delicious and causes no reaction. The cashier was actually very knowledgeable. She seemed very young, so I was impressed that she knew about the risks of cross contamination and hidden ingredients. It's hard to find truely gluten free food at the airport, but this little counter service restaurant in Terminal E at IAH is wonderful.

3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Only one glutenfree Menu - and that was out.

Celiac
3 years ago

Order at the counter place. Person at counter was really knowledgable (no fajitas since have soy sauce). Shredded chicken tacos were good.

Celiac
3 years ago

In terminal E at IAH airport. Staff is knowledgable about GF and food is prepared in a separate space. Only one GF option though- soft taco platter (served with corn tortillas); beef and chicken are both GF as are the rice and beans.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
5 days ago
Celiac friendly

I’ll modify this when they get new chips. Harris and Pete Pappas should be ashamed of the baked gluten free corn chips. They taste like cardboard and the staff acknowledges this.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

This restaurant is in Houston Hobby airport behind the security checkpoints. I told the cashier that I needed gluten free and he told me choices and also got the manager to explain exactly what options were available. The fryer is shared so I could not have the chips. However, I did have queso with corn tortillas as well as tacos and both were great. No issues and staff was great.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

GF menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Larry or waiter was great told me chips are cross contaminated as they are fried in the same fryer as gluten items, so no chips and salsa here that’s why the four star. Larry seemed confident in all other items being safe.

Celiac
2 months ago

I eat rice and beans, meat and guacamole tacos on corn tortillas. Had a shrimp and allocators salad that was pretty good. They have options if you ask your waiter but I keep it simple. Good luck!!

Celiac
2 months ago

Baked chips and fajitas always safe. The manager will come speak and confirm gluten free orders.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Clearly labeled GF items on a separate GF menu with a good selection. Chips are not GF. I have found that the Pappas restaurants are dependable when it comes to GF dining

Not celiac
3 months ago

Cashier was very knowledgeable and even made the kitchen double aware. Great, especially at an airport!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress and manager thought gluten free was an egg allergy. Nice to have options, but make sure your servers understand celiacs can’t have gluten!

Celiac
5 months ago

They have a good chicken tortilla soup and a couple of salads. Everything else is $20 or more. The chips are absolutely horrible. You can ask for gluten free chips but I wouldn't bother.

Not celiac
7 months ago

Very knowledgeable about GF and DF. The only bad thing is the chips are not GF. The baked chips are awful. They send a manager to the table which I really like.

Celiac
7 months ago

Great menu! Great food! Good service!

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Imagine my thrill at being able to eat breakfast at an airport. They have breakfast tacos and if you tell them that you cannot eat gluten, not only do they make them on corn tortillas, but the staff changes their gloves and take extra precautions so that they are safe. I tested my bacon egg and cheese tacos with my Nima sensor, and everything came back good.

9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgeable about GF options and food was very good.

Celiac
9 months ago

This place is hit or miss when it comes to eating safely. The first time I ate here was great. My food came out with a "GF" label and the manager came to check on me when my food was served. The following two times I came here the staff didn't really seem knowledgeable or particularly concerned, they gave me the wrong tortillas from the grill, and nobody oversaw that my food was actually prepared properly. I've been sickened here twice.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Separate menu, kitchen manager always comes to check on my order/answer questions, food comes out with gf pick/flag. Never been sick. A side note- the queso is not listed bc it couldn’t be confirmed all the way down the line, but I always get it and I’m crazy sensitive. Also the gf chips are not very good, you might bring your own if you want the salsa/queso, but everything else is delicious!

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

My celiac daughter ate lunch today with no issues. The server was knowledgeable when i asked if chips were safe to eat. They are NOT. He said they were fried with other items so not safe. The gluten free menu was easy to read and the dish came out of kitchen marked “gluten free”. I wish they did what other restaurants do and fry chips first thing in morning and save for celiacs!

Celiac
10 months ago

Chips not GF. All manager offered me was fish... In an airport. Employee not knowledgeable, asked if I wanted it fried. Haven't gotten sick though! Have angry orchard, tho so that's something

Not celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable and recognized a possible allergy as soon as I started asking for corn tortillas. There are 2 locations within the airport.

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Terrible service. Staff isn’t knowledgeable and the food was bland. Lupe tortilla is our go to for great fajitas

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Had dinner tonight and brought our grandson who has just been diagnosed with celiac disease. Couldn’t ask for better service or more attention. Three different individuals came by and explained everything. He wanted a crispy taco but because they do not have a designated fryer this was not possible. However, they talked not only to me but to him. He asked for the taco ingredients and told them he would eat them with the baked chips he was brought. When the food came all the ingredients (beef, cheese, lettuce, & tomatoes) were all on separate plates. Before bringing the queso, our server checked to make certain it was gluten-free. Definitely impressed with this restaurant as we begin this journey with our grandson.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

very good food! the waiter said that they have a separate preparation space for gluten free food and take extra precaution to avoid cross contamination. they have baked chips as a gluten free option! i recommend the chicken fajitas which come with soft corn tortillas

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Waiter was knowledgeable and gave me confidence that they could handle my extreme celiac gluten sensitivity. I had the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. I ordered the enchiladas and baked chips. Really, really good. Big portion! I enjoyed my experience and did not get sick. Thumbs up!!!

Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff was great. Had a gluten free menu with usual disclaimer. Tacos came out with a tag that said prepared gluten free. After eating the tacos, I was very sick. Won’t be eating here again.

Celiac
1 year ago

Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly!

Not celiac
1 year ago

I got the baked chips, which were just ok. The guacamole was good and I got sides of rice and beans. the service was excellent and our waiter was extra cautious with my food.

Celiac
1 year ago

at gate c19 was able to have the steak fajitas no seasonings chef came out and spoke to me very good. this is the Mexican cantina

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Enjoyed tableside guacamole... baked chips gf but not great... however the salmon mango salad was delish!!!!!! Salmon was perfect.

Not celiac
1 year ago

There is a to-go window if you need to pick up something quickly and they are pretty good about fixing it fast. This is my go-to place at DFW. The sky tram makes it easy to get to this terminal fairly fast so I normally go here from all other terminals instead of trying to figure out something closer to my actual gate.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very good food. A supervisor even came out to double check my order. Even had a pick that said " Prepared Gluten Free" stuck in my chicken. Will definitely be back!

Not celiac
1 year ago

Tons of gf options and they have a very strict process when you tell them allergy. 100% safe. Didn’t give 5 stars because their gf chips are nasty and they don’t have queso.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable about their gluten free menu and were able to answer all of my questions. The portion sizes are big. The manager, Michael, came out after our meal and checked on us to see that we enjoyed our meal and were satisfied with the service. He told me that they take gluten free requests very seriously.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gluten free menu. Very good food; fresh and plentiful. Our waiter, Robert, was friendly and attentive. Wish we lived closer so we could eat here often!

1 year ago

when flying restaraunts are often a hit or a miss. all I asked for is that I not be sick after eating. chicken fajitas with corn tortillas fit the bill. tasted great, filled me up, now on to the next airport!

1 year ago

Had the chips since I am not celiac - just gluten sensitive - and usually can have chips and salsa. Had a reaction.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff seemed knowledgeable, but after getting the cheese enchiladas I got very sick.

Celiac
1 year ago

very fast and excellent service! Good was very good. HE menu that had about 12 options on it.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Have celiac disease and have eaten here many times. Food comes out separately and have had no issues. They also will do baked chips. They have a separate gluten free menu and are knowledgeable. One of favorite places for Tex mex!

Not celiac
1 year ago

Descent menu selection of gluten free items. Server took care to ask her manager when we had a question. Offered gluten free chips and tortillas! Very good food with no reaction after!

Celiac
1 year ago

Very limited gluten free menu. Neither the chips nor the fajita meat are gluten free. Gluten free options include tacos and chicken on corn tortillas. Disappointed in the gluten Free Tex-Mex options.

Celiac
1 year ago

Love this place! They have fajitas, tacos, salads, seafood, etc. Ask for the gf menu at the front and get the baked chips.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten-Free but Greasy This busy downtown location does have a separate GF menu, special handling in the kitchen and GF meals come marked with a little wooden stake. Know that their regular chips are NOT GF. They have baked chips that you have to ask for and they are different, not very delicious. There is variety on the menu. I had the enchilada meal with beans and rice, all of which were greasy and what I considered fast-food quality.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good selection of food, dedicated menu, no GF beer though. Staff (even at the bar) was careful and understood.

Celiac
2 years ago

I am pretty sensitive to gluten/dairy, and eat here an got sick.

Not celiac
2 years ago

Thankful for a place to get actual Mexican food from and not only salsa. Several gluten free options, including enchiladas, which is huge for me.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have eaten here numerous times and never been sick. They have a gluten free menu and they have baked chips. the food comes with a little gluten free stick most times and if not i just confirm. i have eaten at other locations and been just fine and i am very sensitive.

Celiac
2 years ago

Very Knowledgeable staff. Sat at the bar, ordered off of the gf menu. Extremely fast service. I will be back when next at DFW.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter and I have Celiac. We split the tacos with rice and beans. Very good and did not get sick.

Not celiac
2 years ago

The staff were very accepting and knowledgeable about gluten. When asked, we told them that my daughter had Celiac and the manager even came over to confirm and to explain how they handle GF. Great food, great GF menu, great staff... but the baked chips are ughhh. 5 stars

Celiac
2 years ago

NOT a safe place to eat. Went to a pappasitos with some coworkers, ended up drinking a lemonade for dinner because they started the tortilla chips had regular flour mixed with the corn.

2 years ago

The Pappasito's Shrimp Brochette was...let's just say BAM!!!! I had no reaction - WooHoo!!! They are very GF & food allergy aware. Ask for the baked chips - shared fryer.

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