100% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

17717 E Us Highway 40, Independence, MO 64055 Directions

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

*** Please write honest reviews so others have up to date information on choices*** Great food, gf blue tortilla chips, good options but I always get the cream cheese burrito with queso added. No rice option. They brought me a flour tortilla once but caught the cooks mistake before they sat it down. overall great.

Celiac
2 years ago

We recently ate at Salty Iguana for the first time since going GF. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the different options. The chips are NOT cross contaminated. As a matter of fact, our waitress brought out the individual package that the chips came out of. They go from the package to the basket to the table. Not as fresh as their other chips but my daughter didn't complain.

3 years ago

offered bean chips NOT cross contaminated. woot

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

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  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
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Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Chips are cross contaminated but good options. Waitress didn't seem overly concerned but felt good after eating the food so must not have been contaminated!

7 years ago

use no MSG, and reported that they clean surfaces and cook in separate oil. check w/ manager (I did).

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

One of my go-to place for eating out, and one of the only restaurants I feel relatively safe eating. They have yummy GF chips that you can request - the regular tortilla chips are NOT safe. Make sure you mention "allergy," I have mentioned Celiac and the wait staff aren't all educated as to what that means. I have had excellent luck with the Street Tacos with corn tortillas, I've never been glutened by them. The fajitas with corn tortillas are also a good bet. Other items are a bit more risky. I have been glutened by the iguana cheese dip and enchiladas, even after substitutions to make it safe.

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

You can’t even eat a chip. Sad

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is my favorite Mexican place!! They heat up these delicious gluten free chips for you and almost everything can be modified to be gluten free. Although their gluten free menu doesn’t say this, their rice is now gluten free. You can even get burritos and quesadillas with corn tortillas. I definitely recommend the traditional carnitas—phenomenal!! The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating, would definitely recommend this place.

Celiac
1 year ago

I was really excited to try this place because I had never been. They have gf options but the food was awful. I got 3 tacos (can’t really go wrong with tacos) and they were the WORST tacos I have ever had. Beef was disgusting and shells were chewy. Will not be going back.

1 year ago

Go to El Potro instead. Their options are better, food is fresh, and super service. Oh, and the quality and taste are way above the Salty.

2 years ago

This was a favorite of our family but after getting sick twice I won't be going back. I always take my own chips because I'm allergic to ingredients in their GF chips. They rarely write down allergies when taking our order. The wait staff that helped us several times acted as though my alerting them to my allergies was just passing on random information. I called and the manager reassured me that the black beans and rice were safe. They clearly as I'm had problems several times and got sick twice. I've heard of other people having issues at Salty.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I had an excellent gluen enchilada, rice and black beans with no issues. My new favorite Mexican restaurant in Lawrence.

Celiac
2 years ago

Some servers are knowledgeable, others not so much. It's a gamble every time you go in. Food last 3 times we've eaten here is dry- meats and rice both. Not great quality meals for the prices charged.

Not celiac
2 years ago

They have a gf menu. Food is good, and service is too. Although I did have a lot of questions one time about certain items and the waitress seemed to be irritated because she didn't know the answers and had to keep going and asking someone else.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The gluten free menu had a nice selection, but the food was a big letdown. I got street tacos and all three meats were extremely dry. My husband got a burrito and was not impressed either.

3 years ago

Yes, they have gf options but food here was just nasty. Enchilada tasted freezer burned and taco was dry and tasteless. They don't have a dedicated frier, so your chips are these organic whole grain crackers. Service was great (good waitress) but I won't be back for the food.

3 years ago

Restaurant was very helpful and had a gluten free menu. Chips were gluten free. many of the items on the menu could be substituted out for gluten free ingredients.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Let your server know you have Celiac and they will let you know what is and isn't safe and will work with you to make sure that what you order will come with the right substitutions! (Like corn tortilla instead of white flour) LOVE THEIR IGGY DIP! Delicious margs too!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have tons of allergies including gluten as I have IBS and our waitress was nothing but helpful! When I'm back in the area I'll be back. Only thing is the GF isn't totally updated.

Not celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Grilled chicken skillet was excellent. Loved the vegies Server Connie was very helpful and attentive

Celiac
4 years ago

The chip are fried in the same fryer with gluten items. When I asked manager she said, well they are just a little bit 'gluten'. I said, like being a little bit 'pregnant'. Not gluten free.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Their iguana dip is gluten free and awesome. Chips are also gluten free.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have some items I can always rely on safely eating and not worry about getting sick afterwards--something I've had much difficulty with regarding Mexican food, which I really love but can rarely eat at restaurants

5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I ordered take out and struggled with the guy on the phone on whether they had a gf menu (I heard they did, I couldn't find it on the website). I ordered what he said were gf offerings and got sick that night. Maybe I would have had better luck going in, but thinking I am staying away.

Celiac
7 years ago

Service always questionable. Food now sub-standard as well. One more bad experience and no more. Really gone downhill recently. Why no more shredded beef?

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