Santa Rita Tex-Mex

2.0 stars 2.0 out of 5 3 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Restaurant
0% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705 Directions

(512) 419-7482
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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I want to give more stars, because I didn't have a reaction, but I very easily could have if I hadn't been paying VERY close attention. The server made a small remark in the beginning about it being her second day, and I questioned why as a former server they would give her such a large table with nobody training her. She took my order and I said, "I have allergies to gluten, soy and tree nuts." She didn't write them down, just said "oh we have a separate menu for gluten free people." I ordered and when everyone else's food came out, another person had a mistake and mine came with rice. I pointed out that on the menu, it said the rice wasn't safe due to the way it was prepared. The busgirl thankfully caught it and the server said again "second day, sorry." I sent it back and asked her if there was soy in and of the ingredients either, and she said she hadn't checked!!! They re-made it, but no manager came out or anything. It was delicious and I haven't had any reaction, but if they don't educate their staff on how to handle allergies then this place is sadly one bad reaction away from a horrific lawsuit.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Pre-celiac, I really liked this place. Last week, I changed my tune. I asked if an appetizer was gluten free. The server didn't know so went to ask the kitchen then reported back that it was. Not 5 minutes later, and several bites into the food, the server returned with a different answer. Great. I shouldn't have risked it. If only it ended there. The manager spent much of the next half hour trying to convince me that it was gluten free. He even brought (raw?) chicken to the table to show me it wasn't breaded or coated. 5 days of symptoms leads me to believe that there was gluten somewhere.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Restaurant
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
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