QDOBA Mexican Eats

3 recent ratings
$ • 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.

Safety Rating
3 ratings

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17801 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98158

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff willing to change gloves but shared with me that they would not be able to guarantee safety from cross contamination (serving spoons touching flour wraps and back in same ingredients, no fresh ingredients available to pull from to avoid contamination). Didn't feel safe enough to even attempt to eat

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Much like Chipotle, got a bowl. It was pretty good, felt safe. The safest option is getting a bowl. I wouldn’t have an issue coming back here, felt as though they were careful.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good as usual. They have a detailed allergen menu online I recommend looking at previously to ordering. If you tell them you have an allergy, they will change their gloves. **Very similar to Chipotle

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 2 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

  • At the Airport
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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The server had no idea what “gluten”, gluten-free, or “I cannot eat wheat” meant. I tried all of these phrases but she looked perplexed, waved a stack of wheat tortillas at me and said, “you want these”?? Someone else overheard and came over to tell her which things I could eat and couldn’t, and then promptly left again. The server did not change her gloves, and left it up to me to pick the items for my bowl that I thought I could eat. The bowl was tasty, but who knows if there was cross-contamination.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server changed gloves and advised me not to have the corn shell as they deep fry it. Had a taco salad. She got a fresh bin of cheese out for me. She was knowledgeable and downright stellar. I’d eat here again. The food was great.

Pretty much the brisket taco salad was the only gluten feee but it was very good.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The server was knowledgeable when I told them that I have celiac disease. She immediately changed her gloves and told all of the other servers. It is NOT a dedicated gluten free kitchen, but similarly to chipotle, the meats and veggies are all GF - avoid the tortillas, potatoes (deep fried), and sauces (except pick de Gallo)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent. Food tasted great. One of the staff went and washed and changed gloves and then spent the time to take our food down the whole line in order to minimize any risk of cross contamination. Not only did it taste great and feel good in our stomachs but it also was affordable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Over the past few years, this has become my go to for eating gluten free for around $10 at the airport.

I do ask the person working to change gloves and be the only one prepping my bowl. I learned to ask from a different location's manager who is celiac.

Only negative I've experienced is that each person is so different when portioning. Sometimes my bowl is quite full and other times it has lots of airspace.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I had to ask the server to change his gloves, which he did, but only put salad in the bowl and passed it down the line to the next person without saying a word to her about my celiacs or anything. Her hands were all over my salad after touching the flour tacos in line in front of me. Not safe for celiacs. Better off going just down the hall toward terminal to floret, where they have premade food in the deli case marked gluten free or several gluten free options on the menu

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No dedicated kitchen space but when I told the staff I was GF one of them changed her gloves and walked through all the choices with me. Great tasting food too . Brisket, rice, veggies, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, black beans, and GF queso sauce for $9.25.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Fourth experience (Jan 2019): I had a burrito bowl with double meat. I did not get sick. Prior to my other dining experiences here, they did not change gloves or spoons at my request. I was very unhappy about this, however I did not get sick and I'm pretty sensitive to cross-contamination.

Third experience: Same as first, see below. Excellent awareness and desire by staff to accommodate gluten issue. My overall suggestion is to be very straightforward with your server and insist they respect your gluten issue. They do a good job, but you need to also be assertive (if needed). A safe and delicious place to eat!

Second experience: Not nearly as gluten friendly. Lady at counter had no idea what Celiac, gluten, or wheat allergy were or the issues they cause. No change of gloves or utensils. I know what to eat to stay GF and safe at Qdoba. I doubt I'll get sick, but this experience was no where as good as my last at this location. My advice would be to be insistent about the need for GF.

First experience: Fantastic experience. Told the girl at the counter that I had Celiac's and needed strict GF. She immediately changed gloves and got new serving spoons. The entire staff took this very seriously. The Qdoba website is also quite informative, but you need to spend some time looking around and clicking miscellaneous links to find it. Thanks SEA-TAC Qdoba.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The staff was very understanding, but they were busy and had very little knowledge about what menu items were GF, so I decided not to risk it.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I was pleasantly surprised by the gf options and the quality of the food . But best of all, when I told the server that my grandson has celiac she immediately threw away her gloves, washed her hands thoroughly, put on new gloves before serving his food. Excellent awareness.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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went to order, was told I could just have a bowl. No glove changes, no spoon changes, after songs were rubbed in tortillas and placed back in containers. Didn't even risk it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This is an order at counter place similar to chipotle in the central food court. Employee said everything (but tortillas and chips) is gluten free. Please ask again for confirming reports. Ordered burrito bowl.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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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Review


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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