Red O Restaurant

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 4 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Tortilla Chips + 5 more
100% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4340 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122 Directions

(858) 291-8360
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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    We've eaten here three times now. Our initial experience was fantastic, as the server went out of the way to make sure everything was gluten free. Note: the chips are NOT gluten free, and are prepared in a shared fryer. Our server instead thoughtfully brought us a tray of veggies. During our next two visits, we had servers who were not as well-trained on gluten free food prep and serving protocols. However, our super sensitive daughter never had a reaction after eating here. The food itself is salty and expensive, but they do make good drinks!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Items that ARE NOT gluten free are marked, so most of the menu is gf. Been here twice, and love it! Staff is WONDERFUL. Did not get sick. Drinks are awesome.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Most things on the menu are GF. Staff understands cross contamination. Food was delicious and I didn't get sick. Ask about the fryers. They have more than one and sometimes the chips are safe, other times not.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Went here for happy hour. The HH menu items that contained gluten had ** next to them. And that was only one: the quesadilla! The empanadas were delicious, and we also ordered tacos. Tuna tartare looked good too. I confirmed that they use a fryer for the chips that is only GF. Swanky place, great menu. I'll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Solid Mexican food combined with knowledgeable staff and ... no reaction at all from me so appears to be celiac safe. (I’m pretty sensitive.) Fun atmosphere and good drinks. Wish the waitress had been a tad more friendly but I’m not going to be picky given everything else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Wow! Had a great lunch here. Fish tacos and the chips and salsa are yummy! I am very sensitive and had no problems. They have many gf options.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    So many options! Staff very knowledgeable about needs for very sensitive celiacs. Corn Chips are in fried in dedicated fryer... best we've had!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    This place is amazing! I'm used to having very few selections when my husband and I go out, so I was pretty excited to find that 99% of their dishes are gluten free! In fact, there were only 3 items on the menu that contained gluten, and they were clearly marked. Chicken enchiladas were so good! Oh, and their tortilla chips are gluten free too!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Excellent food and atmosphere. Kids ordered quesadilla and those were so good I could have just ate that for dinner. Celiac aware. All corn tortillas used and only the mole sauce has gluten. No reaction here and waitress was very aware of cross contamination issues

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    I typically like eating Mexican cuisine at hole in the wall type places but that went out the window once I got diagnosed with celiac and severely damaged villi. This place has good food and I can't wait to go back to try more items. It's more upscale, so don't get shocked at the prices. The major thing here is that I feel safe. They have a dedicated fryer for the chips but the thing that amazed me most is that the menu marked the items that contained gluten...not the other way around! The staff seems knowledgeable about food allergies and will put an allergy alert on your ticket if you let them know....so again, I feel safe eating here. Come here for dinner on a special occassion or for lunch and try the prix fixe menu that is a great deal...or for happy hour for drinks and appetizers. Munch away at the chips and salsa...maybe some guac or ceviche too.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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