My mom, sister, and I all have celiac and decided to eat here with family. 1 of us had nothing but the chips, which don’t have a dedicated fryer, but she didn’t get sick. The other two of us had GF labeled options (tacos and beans) and discussed our allergies with our server and were later sick. Not sure what happened, but proceed with caution. Food tasted great and service was good, for what that’s worth!
They have a shared fryer, so no chips for those with Celiac. The guacamole is fantastic, my server offered cucumber in place of chips, equally good. I ordered the El Pastor tacos with Kale salad. They were quite flavorful! Lastly, I ordered the Harvest red sangria. A classic tasting sangria.
First for the food- pretty tasty, albeit a bit pricey but on par for the area. I had the al pastor tacos which were good, as I am a sucker for pineapple. Now for safety- I am celiac and tried really hard to vet places in San Diego, and after reviews tried out the Blind Burro. Everything looked good up front, the waitress knew about the condition, brought me a gluten free menu, the works. They were very nice about it as well, which was reassuring. However, despite these precautions, I still got glutened :( It might depend on who is preparing the food that day, which explains the mixed reviews from those with celiac. Bottom line- if you don't have celiac, I'd recommend, it was pretty good. If you do, I'd be cautious.
They are very gluten free knowledgable. Most items are gluten free. Sadly, the chips are prepared in oil that is used to fry non-gluten free items. The food is very good - a mix of California-Mexican and more traditional Mexican. My favorite is the Jicama Shrimp Tacos Frios. Very good fresh salsa - I always ask for extra. Update December 2015: Addendum to my above rating: I am back in San Diego and couldn't wait to visit my favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is still very good. Jicama shrimp tacos, Spanish rice, beans, kale/cabbage salad, and Mexican style corn. All just as good as before. December 2016: escaped to San Diego from the ice storm in the Pacific Northwest. Still have a GF menu, still wonderful food and service.
Pretty good. Had the Jicama tacos per another review here and they are very good - silky smooth and filling. The shell is a slice of Jicama, which is like a root veggie. Very crisp but good. My husband had the coffee rubbed salmon tacos and they were good as well (I tried the salmon - yum!). We had the Harvest Sangria and it was great. I think the chips didn't agree with me - I had read other reviews that they were fried in the same oil but they were also just super FRIED and not very corn-chip like. I'm not celiac (and it was an occasion) so I'll admit to not being as careful this trip. Overall though, really quite good and worth a try. :)
While the restaurant won't guarantee any of their food is celiac friendly, there seem to be a lot of options. I enjoyed the tacos and a side of corn. Don't eat the chips- they're deep fried in the same fryer as everything else. They will tell you the chips are gluten free, but they are not. Eat here if you're comfortable with asking the right questions when you eat out.