Rosa Mexicano Restaurant

3 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
33% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
390 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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EDIT: the menu options have changed, and things are marked "gluten-free" that are fried, and previously "gluten-free" options are no longer labeled as such. I don't know what's going on there, but I'm not ordering delivery before going back to the restaurant. I'd suggest you don't either. delicious food. only chose gluten-free options, as they were clearly marked on the menu, (ceviche, drool), and the portions were a nice, decent, size. I'm writing this review the day after so I can say with certainty that I did not get sick. even with delivery, seems like the quality I read about is still great

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food and staff. Waitress, bartender, hostess, and manager were all amazing and so friendly. Food was fresh and great. Lots of GF items and a dedicated GF fryer. I look forward to coming back.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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I’ve been to Rosa Mexicano a few times & it’s always been just okay for GF folks. However, last night I went back to try their updated menu which now has even more GF options than before AND their chips are safe to eat!! Wait staff took precautions & informed kitchen of my allergy (labeled “Allergy Alert” & “Gluten Allergy”) in red on the receipt. Just be forewarned that their portions are quite small, but overall great experience!!

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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

order before 7pm to get dinner delivery

1 year ago

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A lot of gluten free options, I been here many times very safe for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We have been here a few times, some with my son who has celiac disease. He absolutely loves it here! So much of the ingredients in Mexican foods are gluten-free naturally, but here they make sure to keep a dedicate fryer so that all of the tortilla chips are safe! (I hope that my son will get to a point where he's happy to eat a salad with chicken but he's still young and wants chips & salsa when he has Mexican food.) Menu items are marked, my son has not been glutened and I would recommend this to others with celiac disease or any health reasons for avoiding gluten.

Since their options are naturally GF, they all taste the same! It's nice when items don't need to be modified so that your dish isn't smaller or different.

Safety


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

— 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
  • 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

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

Celiac

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GF options are marked on the menu clearly. Had the mushroom tacos because it was basically the only veg and GF option available (delicious). Guacamole was $15 which I found absurd. Chips and salsa were also GF, I was told by the server that they have a dedicated fryer for the chips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Food was excellent! Our waiter was very helpful & guided me to great gluten free options. GF meals clearly stated on their regular menu. Had the queso fundido & pollo adobo tacos al carbon, which I HIGHLY recommend. Saw many tables around us order the table-side guacamole & it looked delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I’ve been here several times and have never gotten sick. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They even fry their corn chips in separate fryers. I will definitely go back again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great selection of GF menu items. Everyone from host to server was very solicitous.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The food was amazing and separate frier for chips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gluten free options were clearly marked on the menu. Corn tortillas were delicious. Chips are also gluten free. I had the brunch and the breakfast tacos with potatoes were good. Portions were reasonable. Although I'm from Texas so I expected a little bit of a bigger size plate, but I realize this is NJ not TX.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Large GF menu, hard not to find something. Housemade corn tortillas and GF chips for complementary salsa. Fresh guacamole made to order. Solid choice for modern chain.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One if my favorite go-to places when I'm shopping. I have never had an issue. They do have a separate gluten free menu. The enchiladas are great, I would also recommend trying the elotes! Empanadas and flautas are good too. Anything fried has a separate fryer. Corn chips are made in house and safe to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent food! Tortillas are safe and they make guac right in front of you so you know exactly what's going into it. I've eaten here a few times already with no issues at all.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice options with many items naturally gluten free. I wish the wait staff was a little more confident in their answers when we asked questions, but in the end our very sensitive celiac son had no ill effects after eating there.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My favorite place for gf Mexican for many years. They are very knowledgable and careful with GC request at all locations. The food is excellent.

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Excellent gluten free menu! I don't feel like I have to miss out on anything when I dine here. Love the atmosphere, food, drinks ... Just don't go on a weekend night, unless you have time to wait for a table.... can get very busy, but for good reason! Will be back soon and often.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Yay!!! Gluten free, celiac friendly chips n salsa!!! Surprisingly hard to find, so I get very excited!! Everything is clearly labeled and a substantial portion of the menu is GF or can be made GF. The tacos were delish!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Celiac

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Fantastic meal. Fantastic service. The menu clearly marked GF items and they understood celiac. I could go there daily during my visit to Boston. Yummy.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Dinner here was delicious. So many GF options, all labeled on menu. Dedicated fryer and the chips were delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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This place was amazing

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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
  • 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

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

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and food was wonderful.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

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