100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly

1700 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203 Directions

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I read other reviews that say it’s celiac friendly. They are knowledgeable but the corn tortillas share the same surface as the flour tortillas and I was told they couldn’t be sure about cross contamination. I had the guacamole and gluten free chips along with elote off the cob. I was told the elote on the cob couldn’t be guaranteed gluten free. If you’re sensitive to cross contamination, be careful. I’m very sensitive. Regardless, they were very helpful and kind.

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here dozens of times and never gotten sick. I also appreciate that they offer gluten free chips (they are just store bought but it’s so much easier than bringing my own from home)!

Safety


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

— Very

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Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 10 months ago read full review

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Love this place so much!!! But make sure you double check that the chips they bring to your table are actually the gluten free chips. 4/5 times after ordering GF chips and salsa, they bring regular chips the first time. ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Outdoor seating.
Bells hanging from ceiling?  Cool ambience.
Bar area.
The Memphis taco (minus diced onion and with corn tortilla), also had fresh guacamole without onion.  Forgot to get a photo of their famous Peruvian roasted chicken.  Hubby left only bones in quick order. 😎
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Not celiac

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Entire gluten free menu. Lots if options.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food. The Nacho chips are fried in the same fryer as other items so would be cross contaminated but there are many other options that don’t have this issue. The tacos are great and the enchiladas are also delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have eaten here twice. First time, no reaction. Second time, mild reaction. I would assume due to cross contamination. Yummy food but may not be worth the risk if super celiac sensitive like I am.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The staff is always so helpful and accommodating. I eat here all the time and have never had an issue!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We ate off the gluten-free menu. My daughter, Celiac Diagnosis, had a terrible reaction afterwards. We will not be going back. Cross contamination?

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Provided a menu with safe options, very knowledgeable staff, and delicious tacos.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Staff very knowledgeable. Had lots of taco choices. Would definitely go there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff was amazing. They accidentally brought out regular chips from the fryer but quickly replaced them and the guacamole we had ordered. Sloppy Jose is incredible and their corn tortillas are perfect. The margarita didn’t hurt either ;)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great place. They have a GF menu and they know a lot about it. Queso is GF and it’s good. Give it a try. Can’t wait to go back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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A little pricey for a taco. But they are Celiac friendly. Just ask for a GF menu and tell the server that your celiac. They will handle accordingly.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free options. They have separate GF chips. Options included tacos, enchiladas, nachos, salsa, and more.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was happy to be able to eat chips and salsa out again, the chips were not made in house that was ok by me, didn’t have to worry about cc with the oil. Will definitely go back the next time we are in Nashville. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thanks for making my experience a good one!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Food honestly wasn't my favorite, but they were great with gf. We got the dips and they gave us gluten free chips since the normal ones are made in a shared fryer. I had tacos with corn tortillas and did not react.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They brought me separate GF chips when I explained I had celiacs and they were sweet in bringing me a bit of salsa on the side. Super yummy tacos and great go to GF dinner. I have gone back several times and never had a reaction. They helped me plan my birthday party there and since they couldn't surprise me with birthday cake because of celiacs they gave me a free drink instead.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Was very pleased with their options for gf. their gf chips aren't made in house (they reminded me of the ones I buy at the store), but I ant complain. It was nice to be able to eat them in the restaurant (and not have brought them myself ). Tacos were AMAZING!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I didn't feel well after we ate here and the food wasn't super tasty in general. We tried a few of the tacos and made sure we explained to our waitress that everything needed to be GF, but still ended up with tummy troubles.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Server was unknowledgeable. We specifically told our server that we had a gluten allergy. Ordered all of our tacos on corn tortillas. We avoided sauces that are known ti contain gluten. We still got sick.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF menu. Knowledgable staff. Love the tacos and sides. Great for lunch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very accommodating.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgable staff, necessary precautions and modifications are made for Celiac safety. I've always eaten safely as long as I've mentioned my gf requirement and didn't make assumptions about ingredients.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have Celiac and have been here numerous times with never a bad experience. As long as you specify your allergy/condition up front and order the GF versions of everything, you'll be taken care of very well. I hope those that left negative reviews will give this place a second try because it is really the best and totally worth it. Possibly my favorite restaurant in Nashville for the combination of Celiac friendliness, price, tastiness, and overall quality. Ok, now I want to have lunch here tomorrow...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My food was contaminated, despite ordering off their gluten-free menu.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My family and I found this restaurant when we were in town for my daughter's dance conference. We requested gluten free menus and ordered appetizers. The items we ordered were gluten free - the menu said the chips were gluten free but they were not. I assumed they were and should have double checked with the server. I thought she saw we had gluten free menus when we ordered the apps. Be sure to let the server know right away. After my daughter ate them and found out - she was upset. The manager made it right by bringing out gluten free chips and guacamole.

We ordered the sloppy nachos and made sure to ask for it gluten free. It came out and it was not. They had to take it back and make it all over again. There was hardly anything on it then. The damage was already done. My daughter broke out with a bad rash two days later.

Margaritas were great but I was extremely disappointed!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We used GF app to find this place as well. Food is excellent but most impressive is how friendly and informative everyone is. From the hostess getting us the GF menu, to the waiter patiently answering all questions, to another gal Lauren who came to our table after hearing of an onion allergy to verify what foods were and were not safe.....to the guy who brought our actual food to the table and further explained what all items/sauces were. Hands down THE most informative/friendly restaurant ever. Hubby got the Peruvian roasted chicken and raved about flavor and tenderness. I got the Memphis tacos minus onion and they were super tasty. A little spicy for me but I am a total lightweight on spicy food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very gluten friendly. Also vegan options which are helpful since I try to avoid dairy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I used GF to find this place and the review I read became reality. So nice to have some interesting choices off the menu. The jalapeno and corn slaw it's something I'll try to make at home. Great service and attention from the staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great vibe, great food, great service! Manager even sat down with me and went over the menu. Delicious and I did not get sick!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've eaten here at least 6 times and I don't even live in Nashville.

They have a separate GF menu (with plenty of option) and a vegan menu (which is great if you can't eat dairy either). The manager on duty almost always swings by the table to tell you that the kitchen was informed and that they'll be using separate cookware/prep area I make your food

I'm a very sensitive celiac and have never gotten sick. On top of all that-the food is amazing and reasonably priced.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Tasty and lots of gluten free choices! (Including GF chips and salsa)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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So great to finally have GF Mexican food! Extensive menu of GF tacos and enchiladas, plus chips and salsa. Fun, lively atmosphere.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They have a separate gf menu for easy ordering ! 👍

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They DO have great gluten free options and I've eaten here safely before, but I've also had a bad cross contamination incident. They brought tacos on flour tortillas instead of the corn tortillas I asked for after explaining I had celiac. I explained that they needed to remake them - not just take them off the flour ones and put them on the corn ones, but an entirely new dish. Pretty sure they didn't take it seriously and just did the former. I've avoided since, unfortunately.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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After a horrible experience at another place and cross contamination, I was slightly afraid to eat out. Taco Mamacita went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of! The manager came out and talked to me about the menu, answered all of my questions and made me feel more confident about what I was eating! Love this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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SO GOOD!! They have a gluten free menu and a vegan menu. I ordered the Gyro and asked them to substitute the bread part for a soft corn tortilla (gluten free) they put two soft corn tortillas in my order and i ate EVERY crumb! Light, refreshing, didn't weigh me down (don't like to eat heavy at lunch & especially during hot months). THANK YOU TACO MAMACITA!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Super friendly staff and gluten knowledgable. Delicious !!!!! Ask manger if u want to make anything custom :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Salsa Sampler was fantastic, with GF chips of course. I ordered the Chicken Rancheros, they were good. Just wish they had a little more flavor.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF Mexican food! Awwwww yeah! Consistently friendly service, GF beers, lots off stuff to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I've been gluten free due to celiacs for almost a year and it's been that long since I have had Mexican food, until Taco Mamacita. The food was fantastic and the service was even better. I could not eat the cheese dip and chips my friends ordered due to the chips and the waiter insisted on bringing me my own cheese dip with specially cut corn tortillas so I wouldn't just be sitting there watching others eat. They also used a different type of tequila in my margarita so it would be gluten free, and made sure to tell me that anyone that touched my food in the kitchen put on fresh gloves before doing so. They were very knowledgable of being gluten free. I felt very comfortable going there, which anyone who has to be gluten free knows is not always the case, and I will definitely be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Good options and good food.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I had the Vegan Enchiladas and charros beans. They were delicious. They had a gluten free menu available. Tacos and salads were available as well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 dairy-free
  • 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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You have to be very clear on changing gloves and requesting GF chips. Even then it’s sometimes a risk. Gf tacos are usually a safe bet, but a few times we’ve received flour tacos by accident (instead of corn)

Quality is good by prices for salsa and Queso are brutal. Other meals are pretty fair. I’ve been given flour tortillas a few times so watch out

I've eaten here a dozen times since 2015 and every year the service and GF ability gets worse. Stressed that I had Celiac and that they would need to change gloves, and still have problems. Disappointing to hear others got sick as well. Being served flour tacos (last two visits) or gf chips that were cross contaminated lowers my confidence. Has gotten worse over the years...

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Average

Celiac

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We ate here a lot before my celiac diagnosis, and I was happy to learn they have a separate gluten free menu so we can keep eating at Taco Mamacita. Their mango salsa is so good, and it turns out the gluten free chips taste even better than the regular ones! The gluten free taco menu is pretty big, with lots of options. I loved the black bean taco and the vegetarian jerk taco before I got my diagnosis. The black bean taco on a corn tortilla is gluten free, but the vegetarian jerk taco is not listed on the gluten free menu due to the plantain being fried in the fryer with other gluten-containing foods. I expressed my sadness about not being able to eat my face taco anymore to my server and she let me know that they can actually just sauté a plantain in a separate pan and make the taco for me, completely gluten free! It’s just as good as I remembered it. The charros beans are a very good gluten free side item (though I do miss the sweet potato fries!). We eat here often and I have not had any “glutened” reactions, even though I am sensitive and do often have reactions after eating at other restaurants. The staff understands celiac disease, takes it seriously, asks the kitchen staff to change gloves, etc. Taco Mamacita even has a special red foil that they wrap the gluten free tacos in to distinguish them from the regular tacos, and the spike through the taco says “Allergy” on it, which gives me peace of mind that the kitchen did everything right.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • 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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They only have a gluten friendly menu and per the manager cross contamination will probably happen. I didn’t eat here.

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No

Celiac

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The staff was super patient as I asked all my questions. I had the tortilla soup without queso and without tortilla strips. I tested with my Nima and no gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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