My Fav Mexican place! Posole, chicken soup, tacos al pastor! It’s super yummy and I’ve never gotten sick.
Getting a side of carnitas with a side salad is my fave here. Been safe so far. It’s the only thing i can have with a no grain way of eating. If you are just gf and not with other allergies- there are many things on the menu.
Super fast service, great food and did not get sick :) even called ahead and spoke to two people who talked to me about using separate areas and how flour and corn never cross in the kitchen.
Recently discovered this place on Find Me Gluten Free. Staff were very knowledgeable. My daughter with celiac enjoyed the chips and Manchamanteles Tacos. Wish it were closer to UC Berkeley!
Really good & a wide variety of menu choices
As a super-sensitive celiac, this is the only place I eat out that also serves gluten. They have a dedicated line where they make gluten-containing food, and everything else is gluten-free. They also have separate friers for gluten-free and gluten-containing foods. I can't recommend this place highly enough, the food is excellent, service is fast, and most importantly I am safe when I eat there.
Amazing authentic Mexican that is safe for Celiac. We go here almost once a week since trying it over a year ago and never have gotten sick or had a reaction. Menu clearly marked, they make their corn tortillas in house right in front of you. Must Try!
The food here is so delicious! I was impressed when a manager came over and reassured me that all of my food would be prepared in a separate safe area of the kitchen. Also they have a dedicated fryer! My Nima sensor was all smiles. Highly recommend!
The gluten free items are marked as gluten free on the menu. The woman at the cash register was very friendly and helpful. I had enchiladas verde no cheese or sour cream and watermelon juice. Very delicious!
I spoke with the manager. He said he designed the menu himself with a friend who has a severe gluten allergy. The servers don't know what gluten is, just follow the menu that shows what is gluten free. I've had the rolled tacos twice with no problems. Make sure to ask for it without dairy if you are dairy free.
Many gluten-free options marked on the menu. Had no problems afterwards. Pretty tasty food for a reasonable price.
Gluten free options and corn tortillas. Really good fast service. I've eaten here many times and have never had a problem and I am celiac. I usually get the shredded chicken tacos or carne asada plate.
I have to change my review after getting glutened at this restaurant. In the past, the staff had seemed poorly trained about gluten, but I never got sick on previous visits. I guess I just got lucky before. I will not be back.
I love Picante. Their menu clearly states if an item is gluten free (image of wheat with line through it.). Kitchen is busy but I've never had a problem here. It's my family's first choice for Mexican food. My kids love it and I can eat safely. I mostly get the tortilla soup. Very little risk of cross-contamination.
I have been eating here for years but the menu has changed for gf options. Not sure they know what's going on anymore because the manger said that the chicken tacos have never been gf. It's the only thing I've ever ordered in the last 10+ years. Not guaranteed safe anymore.
I had a gluten reaction after eating here -- not strong, but strong enough to impair me, and keep impairing me after yesterday's dinner.
The two servers I talked to did not understand what gluten was and were completely at loss -- mixed it up with dairy issues, in fact. Only the third server came up and promptly showed me a printed menu, with gf dishes marked.
Ordering off the menu and stating my gluten-freeness was, however, *not enough*. Given the great reviews, I'm sure the place could be good, but in my case they disregarded my explicit notice and probably cross-contaminated the food in some way.
Because it was both extremely tasty, and the servers were extremely friendly, I will Picante try again and very explicitly and clearly state that I get very sick, and that extra care must be taken, that I am happy to wait much longer too (the food was there within three minutes, which is suspicious given the time careful food prep takes).
Gluten free is well marked on menu and they were able to answer questions I had about dairy and soy knowledgeably over the phone, which was great. Pork tamales were delicious, not the best I've had but still really good. Got takeout but seemed like a lively atmosphere inside. Can't wait to go back and try more options.
One of our GF standbys - excellent Mexican food and fabulous corn tortillas!
Outstanding gf menu and food! Loved the different hot sauces. Everything was just great, quick friendly service!
Thought the food here was great and loved that they clearly marked which options were gf.
The food is delicious. I've never been glutened here. But, given that wheat is in the kitchen and they are a low-cost/high volume establishment, am never completely calm when I go, afraid an accidental cross-contamination might happen. That said, been many times and each time loved the chance to have Mexican food out instead of at home!!
Great Mexican restaurant. Clearly marked GF items on the menu, knowledgable staff. Highly recommended.
Whenever we are in the mood for Mexican and are in Berkeley we try to stop in here for lunch. The GF selections are clearly marked and the food is always great. A bit noisy and sometimes hard to find a table if you have a large group but well worth going anyway.
This place is awesome! They clearly label everything gluten free and have a ton of options. They even have gluten free beer!