16% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly

721 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 Directions

Reported to be doing delivery AND takeout during COVID-19

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Awful. Marked GF stuff all over the menu but no clarity as to what was actually GF, what was prepared on shared grill space/fryers, etc. Mixed messages from wait staff, was told chips were and weren't fried within 10 mins. Do NOT go here if you're celiac or gluten sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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I have a husband who has celiac disease, and the kitchen here is not safe. They warned us multiple times that the kitchen will cause cross-contamination. DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU ARE CELIAC. The menu repeatedly says it's "GF," but please do not believe that as in their whole kitchen is contaminated. I can't believe they would falsely advertise that they have gluten free dishes. Also, the waitress we had was totally scattered-brained and didn't know what she was doing, and made us wait 33 mins for a simple margarita.

DO NOT GO HERE.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not safe for celiac. Waitstaff point blank told me not to order with true allergies. Gluten free options on menu if not celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years 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

Categories

  • Bar
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Let me start by saying I have Hashimoto's, not Celiac, so staying away from gluten is important, but worrying about cross contamination is not as big of a worry for me. That said, they have one fryer that is used for everything. ( As a regular, I'm going to try to change that by being a squeaky wheel).

I have been a regular for 7 years and was only recently diagnosed, so I'm happy I can still hang out here. It is true their menu is limited, but it is labeled and can be easily customized to your liking. My favorite appetizer is the stuffed jalapeños, and right now ( it's summer) I am loving the Strawberry salad that I order with extra strawberry, and added shrimp and avocado! The wait staff and cooks are knowledgeable about the menu and can help you make safe choices. Might I also recommend their Margarita? 😉

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Chips are not friendly cooked in same fryer as the calamari. West Seattle Matador uses a separate fryer. They only have one fryer in Tacoma, need to change the breading to gluten free on the calamari. Otherwise you have a few choices.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sicker than a dog. Don't chance it if you have celiac.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu sucks as you can get a gluten free chip. Their gf sandwiches don't have bread or any substitute (shar buns?). Also udi's gluten free tortillas are amazing.

Was very disappointed. This is not a gluten free friendly restaurant. Will be checking back for changes because the restaurant is very nice.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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they are very knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity and their gluten free menu indicates items that are fried in shared oil

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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I like when I say celiac and they know exactly what I mean. Many item are gf or can be made gf Menu has good labeling

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Went here and the menu has many items labeled as gluten free but these items are NOT actually gluten free. For example the nachos are labeled as GF but they are fried in the same fryer as wheat/gluten items. The waiter said they would not be able to serve me because the kitchen it too small and they were too busy. I didn’t even ask for anything special just what would have the least amount of cross contamination. I wasn’t able to eat anything safe there.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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The do have GF options here, and my server was helpful and knowledgeable. However many of the items on the menu that are noted as GF are NOT GF because the shared fryer. My server helped me pick out items that are actually GF and double checked with the kitchen. Food was pretty good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Labeled menu for GF and staff is knowledgeable about celiac. There are many great options. For celiac - stay away from the chips. They’re made in a shared fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly for sure. Just not the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Not a terrible place, but not my top 5 for Mexican food even.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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