75% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

639 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very kind waitress and lots of options if you like Mexican food! Tacos are delicious! Did not get sick!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had the carnitas tacos. It was delicious. Also had a skinny margarita. It was string but good. It was slow so service was great. I recommend it. I had no reaction!!

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

1 year ago

The carnitas tacos with street corn was delicious!! Their menu has GF marked on lots of items to choose from.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have little notations next to the menu items that are GF and their house margarita is made with 100% agave tequila! A little on the pricier side but definitely tasty. I had the Carne Asada Tacos- so good!

Celiac
2 years ago

I had the chicken guacamole tacos with the kale slaw. No dedicated fryer, but the meal was good!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Have a dedicated menu. Waiter was a bit cavalier when taking my very specific order. Still had stuff in it I can't really have. Tasty but obviously caused some issues post meal. Shared kitchen

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Many gluten free options. My dad is very symptomatic and had no trouble. The waiter was also very knowledgeable with the menu and the ingredients. Highly recommend.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Yummy el pastor tacos with lots of quacamole, pinto beans, and margarita. GF menu with items labeled as GF or GF but with risk of contamination. I have Celiacs and did not get sick afterwards.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have an entirely separate gluten free menu and are very friendly and knowledgeable when you ask. I ate hear twice in one day. Tacos are beautiful and delicious. Great spot.

Celiac
2 years ago

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

No GF menu and server wasn't sure about GF ingredients. I found something safe after we checked with the cook. Small portions and high prices. No dedicated fryer.

3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

No GF menu. I have celiac & decided not to eat here.

Not celiac
4 years ago

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. :)

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
5 years ago

Very good food. However, a little disappointing that their chips are NOT gluten free. They say the chips are gluten free but after further questioning it turns out they fry them in the same oil and gluten ingredients.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome food, knowledgeable staff. Very good ceviche and tacos!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of options. Mexican seafood. Friendly owner. Comfy decor. Delicious.

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