90% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710 Directions

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My Fav Mexican place! Posole, chicken soup, tacos al pastor! It’s super yummy and I’ve never gotten sick.

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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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.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Great food, and lots of gluten free options! Everything on the menu was clearly labeled gluten free. I got the chicken taquitos, and chips and salsa. Really good food!
Homemade corn tortillas
Gf taco salad on corn tortillas
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Corn empanadas
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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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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!

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good & a wide variety of menu choices

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Many gluten-free options marked on the menu. Had no problems afterwards. Pretty tasty food for a reasonable price.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes

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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).

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of our GF standbys - excellent Mexican food and fabulous corn tortillas!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Outstanding gf menu and food! Loved the different hot sauces. Everything was just great, quick friendly service!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Thought the food here was great and loved that they clearly marked which options were gf.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great Mexican restaurant. Clearly marked GF items on the menu, knowledgable staff. Highly recommended.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is awesome! They clearly label everything gluten free and have a ton of options. They even have gluten free beer!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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