Taco Mama

3 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Rice Bowls, Tacos
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
1612 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

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Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times and the food is delicious! However I usually get an upset stomach the next day, but not contamination sick as far as I can tell. I’m not sure what it is that makes me sick, whether gluten or maybe just another ingredient? My non celiac friends have also noticed an upset stomach after eating their too, so makes me think maybe it’s something else that gets us. It could be cross contamination, but I don’t think so. Staff is VERY knowledgeable about what is GF and what isn’t and accommodating in subbing out things to make it GF. This is the first place I’ve been able to get a quesadilla since my celiac dx years ago(on corn tortillas). The food and service are so good, I keep coming back despite the upset tummy next day. It’s my understanding that the chips and queso are safe. They offer corn tortillas for tacos and quesadillas. Most meats are GF except a few of the meats like the shredded chicken due to seasoning. Their queso is my favorite!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The person at the counter explained everything very carefully to me and double checked on anything they weren't completely certain of. I ordered a build your own nachos and it was delicious.They seem to have good practices regarding cross-contamination because I ate there yesterday and have not felt bad at all.I will definitely be back and would definitely recommend them.

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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I asked staff what was gluten free and they said almost everything. Avoid the flour tortillas, braised chicken, Mac n cheese, and you’ll be fine. The chips are fried in a dedicated, gluten free fryer where the corn taco shells are also fried. I frequent Taco Mama, my standby order is the steak nachos, but I also love their tacos. Their queso and guac are both fantastic. I am celiac and have eaten here dozens of times with no issues. I cannot recommend this place enough

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?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
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
  • Rice Bowls
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Just called and they said their chips were NOT gluten free and the person on the phone was not even sure what I was initially talking about. Definitely not safe for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF fresh chips and Queso!!! There are only a few things that aren’t GF (flour tortillas (but they have corn which are safe), chicken bc its beer braised, fried fish, and mac’n’cheese.

10/10 on food, service, and atmosphere! It’s more fast-casual. You don’t have a dedicated waitress, you order at a register then they bring it to you but there’s ton of staff walking around asking if you need anything. Just tell them you are Celiac or GF when you order - if you have celiac or an allergy and tell them they will take extra precautions and change gloves!

I recommend shrimp tacos w lettuce, chipotle ranch, corn, avocado and chips and Queso 😋

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff is knowledgeable about what ingredients are gf and which aren’t, and will let you know when you’re building your taco/burrito/bowl/etc. The menu has a build-your-own section that is totally customisable so you can avoid any gluten ingredients. Their chips are fried in a separate fryer and don’t have gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Came here after having good experiences at other taco mama locations. Waiter not knowledgeable (and admitted so). Got a build you own salad with steak and don’t think I reacted but was nervous.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Celiac

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Two celiacs in our home and they made ordering difficult even though they said it in a friendly way. They refused to clean a spot on the grill to heat up my corn tortillas. My younger daughters burrito was made wrong, my oldest daughter- the other celiac in our home- was given flour tortillas for her tacos due to laziness and disregard. The manager acted pike it wasn't a big deal and refused to do anything but stand there instead of fix the issue. She was ignorant and a pain in the ass since she learned of the differences in our food prep needs.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

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Great options for gluten free. Fresh & delicious.

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Love their food!! Lots of options and a very clear allergen menu. I go there all of the time and the staff is super knowledgeable and I never get sick! Love this place!

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 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 outdoor seating
Celiac

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I always get a bowl. I’ve only gotten sick like once, the staff is knowledgeable if you tell them gluten allergy. Just dont get chips (shared fryer) or chicken (marinated in beer).

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?

— Excellent

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