Taco Buddha

21 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Safety Rating
21 ratings

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7405 Pershing Ave
University City, MO 63130
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I love that the entire menu is gluten free or easily modified to be. The corn tortilla is tasty and doubled to hold up to the overstuffed toppings. The Nashville hot chicken taco is the BEST, Baja shrimp a close second. Fried avocado, chips and queso, and their amazing frozen margs pair well with every taco on the menu. So grateful for this neighborhood staple!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 dairy-free
Updated 7 hours ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I heard about Taco Buddha on FB on a Saturday morning; we arrived at 11:00, because I wanted breakfast. Unfortunately, their breakfast items are pre-made and have gluten. When they found out I wanted breakfast, they talked to the chef and he made a side of scrambled eggs and a side of potatoes to go with the chorizo, cheese, black bean refried beans, and corn tortillas I ordered. It was delicious, I was completely satisfied, and I felt great afterward! Such a wonderfully positive experience! We will definitely be back!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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The workers are so nice there. Once you get a table it is counter service or you can use a QR code to order. EVERYTHING there is gluten free!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

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

Photos


Battered fish tacos, chips, fried avocado, salad and mushroom tacos
The Nashville (left) and Baja (right) tacos
Gluten-Free at Taco Buddha
Gluten-Free at Taco Buddha
Fish taco and Nashville taco
Gluten-Free at Taco Buddha
Fried avocado
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


They have a lot of GF options.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fantastic experience and great food! Our two celiac daughters safely ate here!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I was so excited to find out that the whole menu here is gluten free, except for flour tortillas! I had the Baja and the Nashville, the chips with queso and guacamole, and the pralines, and it was all absolutely fantastic! No reaction, either.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Fantastic, had chips and queso. Multiple tacos. Pralines. Over 24 hours later no reaction, will gladly return again.

Safety


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

— Very

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 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


very transparent about gluten free options, food was very delicious!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We came and shared five different tacos! They were all delicious! We will return when we are in the area

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Wow! I don’t have enough words. I love this place! Queso, chips in a dedicated fryer, a manager with CELIAC, and the best fried fish tacos of my life!!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Order off your mobile device and staff brings to table. Can mark on mobile ordering any and all add/ subtract ingredients as well as designate allergies. Excellent food!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I work here and I have Celiac! Our entire menu is gluten free if put on a corn tortilla (including fried fish and chicken). We have online ordering so be sure to mark gluten allergy to be free from any cross contamination. Our staff is trained to answer any questions or concerns about anything regarding gluten (or other) allergies.

Safety


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

— Very

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 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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
  • Dog friendly
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a must in St. Louis! All their tacos can be gluten free on corn tortillas, including their fried chicken and battered fish tacos. Hands down the best (and possibly only) gf fried chicken I’ve had. I highly recommend the quesadillas, gluten free on corn tortillas. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


My boyfriend loves this place so I’ll try it from time to time but every time I eat their tacos I don’t feel well and am irritable afterwards. :(

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Everything on the menu can either be made gluten free or is gluten free. Everything! Even fried food like the fish taco and tortilla chips are all gluten free.

The gluten options is a flour tortilla but corn tortilla is standard for most of the tacos and the few that don’t mention it can easily be made gluten free with a corn tortilla. Perfect taco place for someone with Celiac!

The tacos are delicious, creative and large. Two or three tacos without appetizers will keep you full for the day. The food is delicious and the margaritas are yummy too.

If you have room try the gluten free Texas Sheet Pan Cake. I got a free slice of the cake and it was heavenly. It tastes like an gooey fudge brownie. My friend who hates cake ate some and proclaimed it delicious. Taco Buddha is soooo good!

Safety


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

— Very

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 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/All

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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


the tacos were AMAZING and everything on the menus (besides the quesadilla’s) can be made gluten free. it was delicious. plus they have gf CAKE

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I love Taco Buddha! They can make all of their lunch/dinner tacos GF on corn tortillas and are knowledgeable about celiac! They also have GF chips made in a dedicated fryer, queso and guac!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So good! Loved being able to not worry about things not being gluten free( except for the flour tortilla) I ordered the fried avocado, breaded fish taco and the Nashville taco.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I love this place! Fried chicken, fried fish, and fried shrimp tacos, and gluten free!!! It’s very tasty and the staff are friendly. The to-go process has been perfected.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything on the menu is gluten free aside from the flour tortillas! The Baja fish tacos are DELICIOUS, and all fried foods use GF breading. I highly recommend picking up some tacos, rice, beans, chips, and queso— all delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Everything is GF except the flour tortillas and they can sub corn for any. GF fried chicken and fried fish tacos! Unique flavor combos friendly service and eaten here several times now without getting sick. Pecan praline also delicious! The chocolate sheet cake is gf but kinda meh, everything else I’ve eaten has been incredible!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The whole menu is gluten free with the exception of the flour tortillas

Tried the Baja taco with fried shrimp and the nashville Fried chicken taco (swap out the flour tortilla for corn) and both were amazing!Also tried the street corn, cheese dip and chips. A little on the pricier side (about $5 per taco) but the tacos were stuffed. I was full after just the 2 tacos!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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