Red Mesa Grill

9 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Dessert, Sandwiches, Tortillas
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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Celiac

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I used to love coming here while visiting TC. They no longer have a GF menu and there are no items marked on the menu besides corn tortillas. Margarita and other drinks were not as good as they were a few years ago, all tasted like premade mix.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

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Super friendly and helpful staff. Food was good, get fewer stars as margaritas tasted like were pre-made or from a mix. With such an awesome looking bar & price point, expect handmade. Also table, menus and all I touch felt sticky which cost atmosphere a star. Deep clean could help (in and lot outside.)

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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***staff says NO LONGER CELIAC SAFE***I have gone here many times before. I was seated with my family. When I asked for the gluten free menu they said they can no longer guarantee no cross contamination. The server stated that sautéed menu items are also on the same station as wheat flour menu options. Staff said that there is anticipated Celiac Friendly menu in the works but doesn’t know when that will be available. I have to go to the hospital if I get sick so I didn’t risk it. My family decided to go to a different restaurant.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 7 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
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Our Celiac son loves this place. It is a destination anytime we travel to the area. They have a gluten free menu with many options and the food is delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

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Our waitress/kitchen confused 2 burritos. One was gluten free (ordered from the CELIAC SAFE menu).

They gave me the regular burrito and as a true celiac I was extremely sick for the entire night.

I would never eat at this restaurant again.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Server was kind but unsure of level of cross contamination risk. Ordered the Chicken Tinga Tacos and was not impressed by the flavor. The Taco was 90% meat and ended up making me sick as I did not eat anything else while we were there. Definitely not celiac safe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and excellent service. Very safe for celiac

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 1 year ago read full review

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Gluten free menu (their chips are GF—menu says no but it’s for another location) that has good variety and delicious!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Complete gluten free menu with several options. I definitely recommend this restaurant! Amazing food as well!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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The waitress was awesome & talked to the chef to be sure all food was prepared GF & the food was some of the best we have had!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We have been to the Boyne location many times and had amazing experiences but this time at the TC location we could not say the same. Our server did not know what gluten was. Even after specifying that it needed to be gluten free, my husbands order came out with onion rings on top of it. The server didn’t offer to fix the issue at all. Just said “good thing you noticed, those are not gluten free” and laughed. Luckily my husband only ordered his gluten free so I could try it too so I just skipped on taking bites from his. Would never go back to this location because this experience scared me away.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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-contact?

— 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

Other


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Updated 3 years 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 years ago read full review

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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-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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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-contact?

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic 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 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Outstanding place! Very knowledgeable about gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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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 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 4 years 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 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 5 years 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

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Symptomatic 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 5 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 5 years ago read full review

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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 5 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 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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 6 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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 6 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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Lots of options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome gluten free menu. Delicious food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic 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 6 years ago read full review

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Understood GF, great food

Updated 6 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 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic 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 7 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 7 years ago read full review

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

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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 7 years ago read full review

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