100% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly

1544 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49686 Directions

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Please read, this place no longer has a dedicated kitchen space to prep. None of the staff had any knowledge of what is completely gluten free or safe for Celiacs except the manager. The manager was very knowledgably and told my wife what is technically safe for her to eat which was not many options unfortunately. I gave this place a 3 star because we came here based on all the reviews and unfortunately this place is no longer what it used to be as they have removed the dedicated space for gluten free options.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

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  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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More than friendly, when asked the server got the manager was able to explain what steps they take and which items had slightly more risk (all burritos and other items with melted cheese are melted in separate pans but in the same oven) Sooooo many food choices and even gluten free and gluten removed beers.

Service was great and would happily eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food and atmosphere were fantastic! We sat at the bar and the service was great. The staff was very knowledgeable about which items are gluten free. It was a wonderful experience.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Have there own dedicated space and fryer.

There food is amazing very delicious. A lot of options for gluten free!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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This has been my go to restaurant for many years. Great food and service. Their food is made from scratch with quality ingredients. My husband and I often split the faitas and it's delicious and the cheapest way to go. Love the mango margaritas! I've never been contaminated here.

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu clearly marked for what is GF or can be modified. Dedicated fryer for their tortilla chips. Enjoyed the Stuffed Shrimp and Pollo Asado! Very helpful/knowledgeable staff. Even indulged in the GF brownie for dessert! Highly recommend and will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Outstanding place! Very knowledgeable about gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have celiacs and this is the best Mexican GF restaurant. They are celiac friendly 100%. I just wish I felt this comfortable eating at all restaurants. I loved it before I knew I had celiacs and love it even more now.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They were very careful to prepare and label all gluten free dinners as celiac. Even made a separate batch of chips in separate fryer. Food was good and no issues. Super friendly staff and aware of gluten free prep of food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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There is a separate cook space and dedicated deep fryer for gluten free and the staff takes celiac VERY seriously. It’s almost at a paranoid level of caution, which I’m totally fine with! The waitress we had even checked without us asking to make sure the apple juice my son got said gluten free on the jug.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place has so many celiac friendly options. There are even corn tortillas with a separate allergen fryer. The staff was really knowledgeable and I've never had so many options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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This restaurant claims to cater to celiac which is why we went here. The salsa was great, chips were thicker than any other Mexican place I’ve ever been to. We got the stuffed shrimp appetizer without the tortilla and it was amazing! The only reason for the 3 stars was that they could not get my margarita right and the waiter seemed to have no clue whatsoever. I kept telling him it was way too sweet and instead of remaking it they just kept adding more juice and it was awful so they ended up taking it off the bill. I ordered the enchilada sampler (because I was so excited it could be GF) and the beans and rice were really good, (although smaller portions than normal with those I thought). The enchiladas were dry as far as sauce goes, just a little dried cheese on top, and the inside was just watery meat. Don’t get me wrong I think if you ordered the right item this restaurant would be great! Next time I think I would order the stuffed poblano meal! I don’t think this experience would deter me from going back so I would definitely check it out!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING!!! Never have I had so many options while eating out. Our waitress was super knowledgable too! Highly recommend this place. I wish I lived closer so I could dine here often!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is awesome! They have their menu labeled with what is safe for celiac. The staff is very knowledgeable. They have corn tortillas but they have a dedicated fryer for other corn tortillas that are celiac safe. I had the chicken/steak fajitas and they were so good! So was the chips and salsa. I am very sensitive and did not have a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Aug, 2018, Traverse City, MI. Menu clearly marked what is safe for celiac, knowledgable staff. They have corn tortillas, but have special gluten free corn tortillas so they are aware of the need to be vigilant with "gluten free". Food was very, very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m a very sensitive celiac and ate here without so much as a tummy rumble! The menu doesn’t list things as gluten free but with a c as celiac safe! There is even a sign at the hostess station letting patrons know they have celiac-safe options. I highly recommend eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many options on the menu! Clearly labeled on menu. Server was helpful in pointing out GF items on menu. Chicken enchiladas were great! Also had GF chips and salsa to start the meal. Server assured that they were GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious! Best nachos I’ve ever had. You can pretty much order off of the whole menu. They have gluten free tortillas that don’t fall apart and taste great. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Not just gluten free, but celiac friendly. Staff was knowledgable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Felt so safe eating here! Chips & queso were amazing and the ground beef tacos.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!!! Fresh margaritas and the food was hands down the best I've had in a long time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten free Chips! Had the Fajitas, were very good. Lots of Gluten Free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff here is wonderful! The chips and corn tortillas are GF and they have a full menu of all the GF options. Even have a chocolate GF cake. They really make you feel welcome with a sign saying they welcome everyone — GF, DF, or any other allergen.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious! Had the Brazilian Steak and The Ancho Cake. Best Ive had in a long time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow...so many options and absolutely delicious!!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food. Lots of options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cool atmosphere, dedicated to GF--wonderful service and experience! More like this please🤞

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome gluten free menu. Delicious food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing! The food is absolutely delicious and an amazing Celiac menu! They take being celiac very seriously. Love this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Understood GF, great food

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I am Celiac and I am always skeptical about going to restaurants, especially any of witch don't understand the concept of what GF is. Red Mesa Grill in TC, Absolutely Nailed It!! I was Ecstatic to see that I got a separate menu titled 'Celiac Friendly'. I ate their chips, salsa, guacamole, and the three sample enchilada platter. Our waitress was Absolutely Amazing!! I wasn't sure about the chips, due to the menu stating 'We can not guarantee our chips are GF, but you're more then welcome to bring your own chips in and we will gladly hand over our salsa for dipping.' (Along them lines) I asked the waitress about the chips and she was pretty sure they were GF. She even offered to go double check and of course I asked her to. When she came back she said 'Our chips are GF and they are fried in a separate fryer.' I enjoyed my meal, as did my family. We will be back, for sure!!

Thanks Red Mesa Grill!!❤

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a specific celiac menu which is amazing! They have a dedicated fryer and our waitress was very knowledgeable. It was nice to eat here and feel safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Has a dedicated Celiac menu and the food is amazing. Staff well trained and big menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great food and a huge menu! you can even get the chips!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I've been wanting to try this place for a long time and now I am going to have to drive over at least once a week to eat here. They have a separate "celiac-safe menu" and it's priceless! I tried the Jack Stuffed shrimp and substituted the beans and rice for veggies and garlic green chili mashed potatoes. It was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! The chips are fried in a separate dedicated fryer and the salsa is very unique & delicious - unlike any I've ever had, and I've lived in the southwest for the past 12 years! The bartender Matt was very knowledgeable about celiac & all of the staff is very conscientious of a celiac's needs. I give this place 10 stars out of 5! A northern Michigan MUST for celiacs and GLUTEN allergy sufferers. Im celiac with GLUTEN allergy that's off the charts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The food was amazing and lots of celiac options. It was awesome to have choices. Waitress was very knowledgable and friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Red Mesa offers a specific menu dictated to celiac disease. There were many different options. I had to clarify with the wait staff due to a disclosure they had written on their Menu but the waitress ensured communication to the cook and line staff regarding my meal.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate "celiac" menu is great. Chips are GF at this location. Had a surprising good meal (tacos on corn tortillas) here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Featured Reviewer, Celiac

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I have been here twice now and love it! The waitstaff is knowledgable and the menu is celiac-friendly. I plan to come back again next time I'm in TC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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every time I'm in town, I stop in for every meal I can! Never disappointed!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dinner here tonight and even telling my waiter, and saying my gf order twice and once again when my food came if it was gluten free and safe for me to eat.. I'm so so sick. At least my hotel room has a nice bathroom.. :(

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious food. It was so nice to see a sign that says celiac safe! Large selection of safe food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a small scare at the beginning when, after our waiter told me the chips were corn and I could eat them (so I did), I read on the menu that the chips were not gluten free. I asked the waiter again and he confirmed with management that at the traverse city location the corn chips have a dedicated fryer and are safe to eat. I ordered the taco combination with hard corn tortilla shells which are also fried in the dedicated fryer! The steak was a little under seasoned in my opinion, the pork was my favorite. The food was good and I didn't have any problems! I would definitely eat here again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very good food, great selection, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They steered us away from a couple of items with dairy that wasn't obvious, and had the kitchen modify an item to make it safe for me. I'll definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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If I could give a negative I would. They brought a flour tortilla to my daughter after she ordered off the gluten free menu, and we trusted them that it was corn. As soon as she eat a bite she said "oh no - that is flour!!" I got the waitress and she came and say yep that is flour let me fix it. What??? Too late. Do not eat here! The food is not even good. We left almost everything on our plates after that, we can not trust this place.

I don't care if the owner is serious about celiac, your staff is not!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We just got guacamole and bean dip for takeout. Was good! Their chips are not GF, but you can get GF tortilla chips at the Bayside Market next door.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Salsa is flavorful. Rice and beans need more seasoning, very mild almost bland food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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fabulous restaurant. great gf and veg. menu. kids are gf for us and they adapted the regular menu to create a meal for them. great staff. great stop in traverse city.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac Friendly! A GF, Celiac, Vegan menu is available. Many options and, according to our waitress, chips are now celiac approved. Ate there 24 hours ago and have had no issues. Salsa is AMAZING! Roasted tomato flavor with just the right amount of heat. Hubby and I shared the combo faitas that were plenty big for two. Plenty of toppings to make about 5-6 good sized tacos. Margaritas are delicious as well. Overall a GREAT place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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excellent food, celiac friendly menu and they do ask if you need one when you come in. The menu is actually a good sized menu and not just 2 or 3 options that are safe.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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