100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

DFW Airport Terminal A, Gate A28, 3200 E Airfield Dr, Irving, TX 75038 Directions

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A big hot plate of enchiladas rice and beans that came out with a GF toothpick marking the plate...in an airport?!? Yes please. Hope this chain can grow. Yes, you can’t eat the chips but don’t skip it for that reason. Get the enchiladas!

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Has a gluten free menu. Chips were not gluten free. Only taco shell option was soft corn, not hard shells. Server was not knowledgeable but went back to get the answers to my questions.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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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.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

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

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Their gluten free menu. Lots of great options.
Beef enchiladas smothered in mozzarella :)
enchilada and vegis
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Celiac

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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

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Not celiac

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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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing for an airport terminal. Ordered a beef and chicken taco off the GF menu. Their fire roasted salsa was awesome! Manager came to table to assure me my meal would be GF.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have celiac but do not show symptoms so cannot speak to that but they have a GF menu & kitchen manager Alonzo came out to discuss the safe prep practice. He made a recommendation for items that do not come in contact with gluten & their process for safely preparing items that do. I felt comfortable after reading recent reviews & speaking to the well informed manager.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Seperate GF menu and knowledgeable wait staff. Plate came out with a GF marker so I knew I had the right plate of food. Large Portions and good food. Better than expected for an airport.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great food and big portions. Waiter was knowledgeable on the gf menu and offered to do a sampler if desired. Went with 1 beef and 1 chicken taco with rice and beans and was filled up. Great option for airport food.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best Mexican food I have ever had. Limited gluten free menu, but I had the chicken tinga tacos and they were amazing. The manager came out to chat with us after placing our order and the food was ready in <10 minutes. Perfect place to stop in DFW.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The food was good enough, met my expectations for airport food. Thankful for Celiac-safe food during a very long day of travel. Customer service was so great, manager came over and confirmed food handling procedures. Made me feel I was in good hands.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent friendly service very fast and incredibly tasty. Would be back for sure. Very nice ambience with Mexican music. Love their beef enchiladas. Meal and tip cost me $22.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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have a GF menu. staff asked about vegis that I wanted chef cleared them as GF. great taste!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great service and the manager came out to assure me everything was done correctly for no cross contamination. It is in the airport so not giving it 5 stars for flavor but 5 stars for awareness. I will update after I have the meal and I am not affected.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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staff was very attentive to our gluten concerns. food was delicious.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very conscientious! Much appreciated. Beef enchiladas were nice to have.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The Manager came to the table to discuss options and they were very helpful. Very happy with this restaurant

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Michael was nice and was so helpful. When I come through here again I will ask for him. He made recommendations because I have celiac. The manager, Robert, came over to my table to assure me how my meal was going to be prepared. They checked on me several times and all I can say is it was wonderful to have gluten-free Mexican food. It was delicious. I had the chicken enchiladas. The meal was large and the red sauce was warm and so good. Exceptional!!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Similar to the other reviews, the floor manager came out, enquired about my other allergies and guided me about my options. Very good service.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable staff, manager came over to explain and first question...is it celiac or diet choice. Perfect... menu plentiful options. Good stop wish they were in more airports.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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a manager cane out to talk to me about my order and ask about my gluten sensitivity. super cool! Chips do not have a dedicated fryer but they are vigilant in letting you know.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten-free menu and they'll do a la carte if you're not needing a huge meal! Very friendly staff. Let me know the regular chips were not GF but they could bring me some of needed. Manager even came out to assure me that my meal would be completely GF.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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When I told them I had celiac, the manager came and she asked what I was hungry for. She went through the menu with me and explained what they could do to accommodate. They were very knowledgeable and accommodating for me! The food was nothing short of amazing, seriously delicious! Especially for an airport! Best did i had the entire vacation! I really wish we had one of these restaurants closer but I will definitely be flying through this airport again, just for this food!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Asked for a gluten free menu and they didn't have one. The manager came out and said he can make just about anything gluten free for me. It was amazing.

Celiac

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Great handling of gluten-free food — they had a dedicated menu with plenty of options. Massive Sangrias.

Celiac

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After reading the other reviews, I was a little nervous and ordered cautiously, and had the salmon mango salad. The waiter had the manager talk to me and my son (who can eat gluten but not dairy) and we had a great experience. Those who are dairy free should know that the flour tortillas contain dairy.

Celiac

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Staff was very accommodating and checked several ingredients to make sure I was safe. Ground beef and shredded chicken are both gluten free and dairy free. Rice and beans were safe. Corn tortillas are heated in the microwave so no cross contamination. Tell them it’s an allergy so they change their gloves. Steak is marinated in soy sauce so it’s not safe!

Celiac

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Had a great experience at Pappasito’s last week. I told my waiter that I am gluten free and he brought me the gluten free menu and gluten free tortilla chips. The manager came over and let me know that she would make sure no marinade would be on my chicken and communicated very well with me during my time there. The food there was amazing and I didn’t have a flare up!

Celiac

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Not a great selection, especially for a Tex-Mex restaurant there are usually many options. Ordered a salad and didn’t get sick, but I’m not rushing to go back anytime soon.

Celiac

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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

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Staff very friendly and helpful

Celiac

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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

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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

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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

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

Celiac

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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

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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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

Celiac

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Great menu! Great food! Good service!

Celiac

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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.

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

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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

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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!

Not celiac

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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

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

Celiac

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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!

Not celiac

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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

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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

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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!!!

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly!

Not celiac

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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

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

Celiac

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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

Celiac

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

Celiac

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

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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

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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

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

Celiac

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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

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

Not celiac

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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

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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.

Not celiac

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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

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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.

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