Rolando's Restaurante

11 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
87% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
210 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

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Celiac

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My waitress had no knowledge of what gluten free even means. She went and asked and came back with minimal vague answers. She said "everything can be gluten free".

So I ordered the guacamole tostada and was immediately told no, that can't be. So I ordered the lulu's enchiladas. The waitress came back a couple of minutes later telling me I can have the tostadas. So I had the tostadas.

I didn't get sick but the food wasn't outstanding. The rest of my family did not care for their food. The sour cream enchilada sauce and queso had a chalky texture. They rang my husband's meal in wrong. It was just a not great experience.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Below Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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The GF reviews for this place were amazing, so we went expecting all the staff members to know exactly what GF was or to have GF marked on the menu. The food was great, but there wasn’t any info on the menu. Also, when we asked if the meal we wanted was GF or could be done GF the waiter said he didn’t know and would have to ask. He never came back, so we assumed it was fine and ate it. Didn’t get sick!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience here! The waitress was able to answer all questions about preparation procedures and pointed out all the gluten free options on the menu, of which there was quite a few. The chips are safe because they are fried separately. As earlier reviews pointed out, the chicken is not safe because of the marinade but the pork is good. Highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 8 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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Pork quesadilla with a corn tortilla! Everything is separately prepared from the flour tortillas so no CC.
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Celiac

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The salsa & chips are GF! Ask your waiter for a GF menu and it will show you how to make each item GF. I read a previous review that someone got sick after having the chicken fajitas, but the chicken is marked off on GF items because it is not GF. The pork quesadilla was absolutely amazing. Atmosphere of the place was lacking because there was no music playing! But otherwise, we had a great experience! The guacamole was also delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Gluten free options available for any of the dishes they serve. I am gluten-sensitive so I cannot speak for those with more serious gluten allergies but gluten-sensitive was great! Enchiladas were fantastic! Would definitely come back again!

Enchiladas were great!

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Changed gloves for us. Server was knowledgeable and gave lots of options. The food was pretty good. Good service!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great staff that knows what gluten free means. The food was excellent. My family will definitely eat Rolandos again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about which items were gluten free. I also have soy intolerance and they do not use soy so this was a win win. The food was delish and I had no reaction. Just ask lots of questions so you know which items to try.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the chicken fajitas- delicious but got very sick after. Not sure it was gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So good! IGNORE THE BAD REVIEWS. They have so many options. Best shrimp quesadillas I've ever had! They won awards for their gluten free friendliness. Amazing place. Sit on the patio for a gorgeous view.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Absolutely beautiful rooftop patio and a plentiful gluten-free options! The waiter was very helpful in helping me select a meal. The best part of this experience was the food! So delicious. This place is a must!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I went in expecting Mexican food. This is definitely not Mexican food (at least not what I’m used to in Texas). I believe it’s Latin food??? What I had was good though. The queso is more like fondue- melted cheese, not the creamy stuff you dip your chip in. Again it was good, just not what I’m used to. The taquitos were a quesadilla on corn tortillas. I enjoyed my meal very much, it just wasn’t what I expected. There also were not as many choices as I anticipated going in according to the reviews. The chicken has gluten in it. Very knowledgeable waiter. Great service.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was very good. Our server seemed very knowledgeable about GF. If she was not sure about something, she went ahead and found out for us. Our son is asymptomatic celiac so we can’t be 100% sure how they do with cross contamination though...

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is great, lots of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was not at all impressed with the food, the service, or the atmosphere. My husband (not GF) & I stopped in for an early dinner on a weeknight, and I ordered Pescado de Mesias (Grilled Tilapia). The tilapia fillets were more fried than grilled, but otherwise unseasoned, and the white rice and black beans were bland. Salsa with corn & black beans was the best part of the meal although it tasted better eaten with a spoon than on the gluten free chips!

The waiter said the chicken had a bread coating; the only other protein choice was pulled pork.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tons of options and the food was great. I got the guacamole tostada and was very satisfied!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate here twice over our weekend trip to Hot Springs. They can make pretty much anything on the menu gluten free, but if you're really strict and worried about cross contamination, it's better to stay away from the chicken, which leaves you with around 3 options. I had the pork Cuban plate, which was much, much better than I expected (it wasn't just big blobs of pork, rice, and beans). It was plated beautifully, and it came with guacamole, sour cream, a little cheese and some fresh marinated veggies for a little brightness, and was not at all heavy or greasy. I went back and took friends the next day.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It was nice to go to a restaurant that has several GF options. Good was good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cannot understand perfect ratings that sent us here...overpriced, really greasy, etc. Not exactly worth an $80 family dinner! I'd take a drive out of town for something better!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and very celiac friendly 😄 Chips and salsa are GF and nearly every dish can be made gluten free. I ordered the enchiladas and they were the BEST I've ever had! Big dishes and VERY good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable about Gluten free menu options. The restaurant was named Best Gluten Free Restaurant in Hot Springs by Arkansas Times. Excellent Latin American food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Not celiac

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The waitress was very knowledgeable about what GF means and knew the menu options.

Any item on the menu was offered to be made GF

We are from Austin, Texas and this was one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants we’ve ever dined at. Delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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

— Excellent

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We just visited this place while on a trip from Dallas, TX. If you want Mexican food, this isn't for you. Authentic is not a word I'd use for it at all. I'm convinced the reviews on here are from employees rather than customers. The tacos were too soggy to pick up and the grilled chicken was so soaked in lime it made me pucker. Even if they didn't try to pass it off as Mexican food it'd be sub-par. The only positive note is the waitress was a sweetheart.

They did NOT have a gluten free menu, they just made orders by request. I was suspicious of how crunchy my chicken was so I didn't finish it. When I asked the waitress if it was gluten free she gave me a deer in the headlight look at hesitated before saying yes.

Celiac

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Has the most delicious sauces and flavors. The chef has exquisite taste for balancing acidity, richness, sweetness, and savor. Truly, every time I have eaten here, I have been delighted. They truly understand gluten free also! They will make the quesadillas for you with corn tortillas.

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Authentic Mexican food. They can accommodate and can make menu items GF pretty easily. Nice staff. I'm a Celiac and had a good experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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