Tamale Boy Dekum

10 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tamales
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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1764 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211
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Overall Rating

Review


Had a reaction here the third time eating here. Had a tamale, rice and beans. Super bummed because this place is so good.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Reviews seemed good but I had pretty intense symptoms almost immediately after eating here. Tamale + the fondue, both marked GF and seemingly tough to cross contaminate. Didn’t have my NIMA tester but I’d recommend using one before eating here.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Felt safe here since Mutantis moved in. At first Mutantis had a CC warning for Celiac customer but now they promote their food as being pretty safe on their website.

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?

— Good

Updated 9 months 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
  • Tamales

Categories

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

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Tamales are delicious and big. Whiskey sour was pretty good!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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The banana leaf tamales are the way to go. The Brussels are delicious and great guacamole.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Tamales, chips and guacamole were incredible. Highly recommend!

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

Overall Rating

Review


Yummy tamales, tacos, enchiladas and a tortilla free burrito bowl (depending on topping choice-ask) AND margaritas and other cocktails. PLUS Mutantis GF brewery is next door. Celiac husband and daughter have eaten here with no issues.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten hear a few times without issues. It’s so good too!

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I have only had the tamales, rice and beans here because of what other reviews reported. Didn’t ask about the fryer would have been nice to have chips. The tamales were just ok but I didn’t feel sick after. I’ve actually been a few times because it’s very close to my house and will probably visit again in the future. lol

Update: I finally asked and was told the fryer is gluten free.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Super yummy tamales, made gluten-free with corn masa, I had the chicken and it was loaded with meat, side of tasty rice was also great. Wonderful service and staff was knowledgeable about Celiac. Right next door to a dedicated gf brewery, Mutanis Brew so you can buy the beer to have with your meal!

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
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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 online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious food next to a completely GF brewery! Absolutely a dream place for any Celiac to spend an evening!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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


Excellent food, very knowledgable about cross contamination, and great 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • 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 delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food, got the no flour unwrapped burrito - flavors were amazing and no reactions. We ordered online and made a note about celiac. When we picked up I asked again to confirm GF items we ordered and they confirmed. They are right next door to a dedicated GF brewery, Mutantis Brewery - so perfect to get your take out food and walk 30 feet to enjoy with a cold GF beer! Would eat here again, super delish!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Absolutely delicious! Majority of the menu is gf. Best horchata I’ve ever had!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The tamales are safe. Anything else is the same grill as flour tortillas despite labeling them on the menu as gluten free. Pretty decent tamales and one is fairly filling.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Most of the menu is gf. The food is fresh and absolutely delicious. Hard to tell if I’ve ever gotten cross contamination there, as I am not super sensitive, but I don’t think I have.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of gf options here. Most items are gf and they were very careful with my dairy-free requirements as well.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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