Red Star Taco Bar

5 recent ratings
$$ • Taco Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Cider, Cocktails, Tacos
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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513 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Love that they are GF and GF fryer. Staff are somewhat knowledgeable but more concerned with turning tables and the bar part of the business. We like the one in Tacoma a bit more because the staff seem more knowledgeable and considerate when you are talking to them.

Overall though the food is good, never have gotten sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 days ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Came for Taco Tuesday. When the chips were brought out I mentioned celiac disease and before I could ask the server told me they were prepared in a dedicated fryer. She made a note on my taco order for the kitchen and assured me they would be prepared on a clean surface. Can’t speak on cross contamination since I’m not symptomatic but I felt like my server was very knowledgable and they had plenty of options for me using corn products. So much so that the menu instead marks what food items contain gluten instead of which are gluten free. They also have a couple vegan taco options. They have the GF grapefruit IPA from Ghostfish but my favorite are the margarita slushies. Good happy hour and Taco Tuesday deals. 21+ only, will check IDs at the door.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious tacos, margaritas & great service! Great spot for a late night bite.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


$2.50 each for Taco Tuesday. From left to right: tequila lime chicken, carnitas, buffalo chicken (spicy!) with corn tortillas. Passionfruit margarita slushie.
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Asymptomatic Celiac

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Review


I always come here and get tacos on corn with no issues. I love their tacos. Honey Sriracha tofu and buffalo chicken are fire! And margarita slushies.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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What a joy to visit a place that has a few things marked as “contains gluten” instead of the reverse. Great food with plenty of options! They have a menu with a little something for everyone.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They’ll just randomly switch to flour tortillas without warning

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?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered gluten free burrito. Received my food and asked again if burrito was a corn tortilla. They said yes, but would double check . Came back apologizing that it was a flour tortilla. Apparently they ran of corn tortillas. I learned they do not have a separate area to prep food. Never clear on how the cook thought it was ok to prepare a gf burrito with a four tortilla.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had good tacos. They have a good variety of GF options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been here a handful of times and each time my server has been knowledgeable about celiac. Most things on the menu are gluten free except for a few items that are clearly marked as containing gluten. Food and drinks are great, really big selection of tacos. Love this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best Mexican places. No reaction afterwards!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Such a great place, i eat here all the time. I'm celiac and have never had a problem. Very busy place. Everyone loves it

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not celiac friendly. Our server was very rude when we politely asked about our gluten free options. The corn tortillas share a grill with the flour tortillas. And they make the flour tortillas in house so the server told us (very rudely) that flour flies everywhere so there’s nothing safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Oh man. So good!! Went here for lunch today. Staff is super knowledgeable. I had the taco plate which came with 2 tacos, beans, and rice. You got to pick from some very yummy tacos. I had carne asada and the carnitas tacos. I'm still drooling. Tacos were great size and definitely filled me up.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I absolutely love this place. I have celiac, and I eat here about once a week and I’ve never gotten sick. All of their tacos except for two are gluten free, and a majority of their menu outside of the tacos are gluten free too. The bar staff is super nice and knowledgeable. My favorite tacos are the catfish, they’re fried and breaded with corn flakes. And they have a gluten free fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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