QDOBA Mexican Eats

1 rating
$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Rice Bowls

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

2268 US Highway 22 E
Union, NJ 07083

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Celiac

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i called in advance and was told my daughter who has celiac may eat the rice and beans (but not the tortilla chips). when we arrived they used the same ladle from the rice/beans onto the flour tortillas and had no other rice and beans available.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Rice Bowls

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex

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Celiac

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As soon as I mentioned that I was gluten free, the person behind the counter got me an allergen guide and changed their gloves. Really positive experience!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Armed with the allergen menu, I confidently ordered a safe meal for my celiac toddler. Right off the bat, I asked the girl to change her gloves and she was happy to comply.

While the kids menu doesn't specify, they have a mini rice bowl option available. Since I did research before I came in and I know what my daughter likes, I ordered a mini bowl with white rice, black beans, and chicken. I added shredded cheese and sour cream. She devoured it! I gave her some chips too, but forgot that the menu said they could be cross-contaminated. She did have a little issue a couple of days later (her MO) so it was probably the chips. However that was my fault.

The only reason I marked safety down is that when they scoop the ingredients into the bowl or on to a tortilla, the utensil could come in contact with the tortilla. I could, and probably should, have asked for fresh utensils, but I didn't. So there is a risk of cross-contamination, but not anymore so than eat out at most establishments.

We will try again and avoid the chips to see if she reacts again.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Delicious chicken queso bowls. They have very clear allergen info on their website. Corn tortillas do have risk of cross contamination. They took our gluten allergy (celiac) seriously and changed gloves upon hearing. Decent portions for airport food price.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ve gotten burrito bowls from here many times and have never gotten sick. No gluten-free menu in restaurant, but they have an allergen guide online that includes gluten (link below).

https://www.qdoba.com/public/assets/documents/qdoba-allergen-information.pdf

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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Always good, always safe. Get the bowl

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

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