Celiac. Can accommodate celiac and really tasty food!
This used to be my go-to local place; however, I’m currently sick from my last two visits here.
Visit 1: My brother and I ordered three tacos each, all of which were labeled gluten free on the menu board: the pork shoulder taco x2, one cauliflower taco, and 3 trout tacos.
We both ate the trout and pork shoulder tacos and I had the cauliflower taco. We finished and went home. About 30-45 minutes later, I started to feel unwell: bloating, fatigue, upset stomach, etc. I initially assumed that maybe it was the fish, as I don’t usually eat fish, so I wasn’t overly concerned about my symptoms at that time.
Visit 2: This visit was two days after visit 1. My brother and I were in the downtown area and we decided to stop by tacoparty again. We ordered similarly to the previous visit. He got the pork shoulder again, along with two other tacos that were not gluten free. I ordered the pork shoulder taco, cauliflower taco, and roasted mushroom taco.
When we received our plates, we noticed that the pork shoulder taco was different. It was on a different tortilla with different toppings, and even tasted different. My brother looked up at the menu and saw that there were two types of pork tacos: a pork belly taco and a pork shoulder taco. The pork belly taco was NOT labeled gluten free, as it is served on a flour tortilla. Then it hit me. My pork taco from visit 1 was, in fact, the pork belly taco. Served on a FLOUR tortilla with specific melon garnishes and such. I knew immediately that was the taco I had on that visit. And I knew that was the cause of me being sick.
During visit 1, I told the person at the register that I wanted the pork SHOULDER taco. Somewhere between her putting in the order and the cook making it, there was a miscommunication and I was served something I’m allergic to without my knowledge.
It’s two days later from that first visit, and I’m suffering for it. My stomach has been in pain all day, I’ve had some not-so-fun trips to the bathroom, and I’ve been more fatigued than usual.
I understand that mistakes like this can happen, but I can’t imagine this happening to someone with celiac or a more severe allergy than mine. I would not suggest eating here if you’re sensitive. It’s not an accommodating environment for GF diets, and I wouldn’t consider it safe for celiac.
Our waiter was unclear of what all was gf and told us the chips were. However when I asked if they made them in house he said yes in the same fryer as their breaded fish🤮 then the menu had several items marked gf including the beer bison. We ordered several items off the gf list for appetizers and only after paying found out they would be deep fried in the same fryer as the fish again. The staff was disappointingly unclear of what it means to have celiacs and I will not be eating here again
plenty of gluten free options clearly marked on the menu board. Celiac friendly.
plenty of gf options, friendly knowledgeable staff, clean relaxed atmosphere.