Tio Pablo

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 66 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 7 more

1703 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23223 Directions

(804) 643-4828
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 days ago

    Anazing, so many choices and loved the house skinny margarita

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    As a native Texan, let me just say that this restaurant lived up to the hype with regards to how delicious the food is! I ordered the Carnitas plate with grilled onions & guacamole for my 2 sides. Everything was amazing. The side of quac was very small, twice as much seems more appropriate. The margarita was just okay, I wasn’t impressed given the price and they are served in very small glasses. I don’t agree with others on the service. It was terrible actually...it’s a tiny restaurant but they were slammed and only had 1 person serving everyone for a while then 1 other server showed up and they were frantically running around. I waited 15 minutes after I was done with my meal before I could finally get one of the server’s attention (the other one looked at me twice but never came over. All in all, I would recommend because the food was amazing, just don’t expect great service (hence why I didn’t give 5 stars)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    EVERYTHING IS GLUTEN FREE 100%!! Their saying is “Sin temor comida Mexicana.” -Mexican food without fear” Which translates for me, food without fear of cross contamination. This restaurant is golden for people with celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Amazing. All GF. Delicious. Authentic. Beef tacos omg so good. And the “street corn” 😍

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Great food! Super friendly staff and everything on the menu is gluten free! Highly recommend this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Celiac safe!! Food is good, service is very quick, and very reasonably priced! Some dishes and sides aren’t huge portions but I’d prefer peace of mind from not getting glutened over mountains of food any day. Will be back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Visited twice during rod trips. Superb food and gluten free restaurant. Chef was super helpful and friendly. Very convenient to I95

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    Food was authentic and exceptional! Tres Lethe cake is one not to turn down. Margaritas made fresh. Great tequilas. And 100% GF. A WINNER!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Awesome Tequila selection and delicious food.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    The whole menu is gluten free so it's very liberating to choose whatever u want! Vegetarian options are more limited though but still good. Solid filling food and guacamole is awesome but a bit spicey.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    Some of the best food I've had in awhile. Delicious authentic Mexican food. We talked with the owner and he is very aware of Celiac Disease and gluten. Everything used in this restaurant is corn based. There is no wheat at all in the entire restaurant. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Great cheese dip and tacos. All GF.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    A restaurant that serves authentic, flavorful Mexican food and the menu is ENTIRELY gluten free...sounds too good to be true? Try Tio Pablo! The food is amazing and the owners/chefs/servers are knowledgeable. Did I mention how good the food is? Try it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Hi guys if you are ever in Richmond ,Va Tio pablo's is the MOST awesomest place to eat! It's authentic Mexican food it is also 100% gluten free and safe for celiac people. They are a dedicated gluten-free business. Everything is homemade and fresh the desserts are to die for the tres leches cake is amazing. The owner and staff are all super super friendly and wonderful. It is very easy to get to it is just seconds off of I-95

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Delicious food and polite server. Completely gluten free place. Right off of 95. Check it out!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I was driving from NC to Williamsburg and stopped here on the way, and what a treat it was! Everything is GF and the food was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Excellent gf options. Tortillas were the best I have ever had.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Everything is GF! Had great authentic taco pastor with beans and grilled onions. Delicious ! Right off 95 if you are traveling.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Visited here again! Amazing food, great flavor, can't believe that the flour tortillas are gf! You will not be disappointed!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Dedicated Gluten-free. Friendly staff. Great little restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Fav taco joint in Richmond, period!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great food, good atmosphere, all GF.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely a must for anyone gluten free but it is delicious for everyone!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Everything is Gluten Free and everything we ate (three meals there in less than 24 hours) was delicious. Service is wonderful. I called ahead of time just to verify it's completely GF and the person I spoke to was incredibly nice and happy to talk about the menu with me at length. The habanero cheesecake is a must. The flan and Tres Leches Cake were also delicious. My husband and I were both over the moon about the gorditas. Will eat here any time we return to Richmond.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Such a fun place! Everything is naturally gluten free which is so nice. Lots of options to try and explore!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    AMAZING! I would give it ten stars if I could! Everything is gluten free! The three milks cake is like heaven.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Love Tio Pablo! Everything was delicious and I had absolutely no problems with gluten. It's always nice to go to a place and not have to worry at all (everything is gluten free). Great margaritas, and the plates were the best way to go. We shared and tasted each other's. Ended with horchata, which was the perfect dessert.

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    3 rating
    2 years ago

    I thought it was over priced honestly and bland. Margarita was super tiny also for the $. It was ok, I prob wont return though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent! A beer menu with multiple GF options to boot!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    The food is very good. The staff is very patient and friendly. I love the atmosphere and the location. This is a feel good place!

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Nice little Mexican place. Always good to go somewhere and not have to worry about gluten since they say right on the wall menu that the place is totally gluten free. Had the carnitas plate. Nice helping of pork and enough tortillas to make plenty of tacos. Best of all they had my favorite gluten free beer, Daura Damn. Good night, good food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    We were traveling and found this restaurant on your website.....and so glad we did!!! It was amazing to see a 100% gluten free menu!! The mahi mahi tacos are amazing and well worth a try! Just sad that we do not have something like this at home....

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Atmosphere and food are great! Completely GF restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    A Mexican restaurant where I could safely eat anything from the menu?! My eyes filled with tears of joy! Then the big decision....what to order? Pork and pineapple gordita was great; the pork tamale amazing! Plenty to choose from even though I don't eat beef or dairy either. A gem!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Kids brought me here for Mother's Day. At first I was surprised by how tiny it is But the food was great! And I loved that I didn't have to worry about any cross contamination at all!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Dedicated gluten-free facility with options for GF alcohol and desserts as well as a full menu. I had carnitas tacos which were oh-so-flavorful and tender. The complementary chips were great and paired well with freshly made pico de gallo. Many items are naturally or can be adapted to be dairy-free as well. Full review: http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2015/05/tio-pablo-taqueria-review-richmond-va.html

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gluten free restaurant in Virginia!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Awesome that the whole restaurant is GF friendly! Great selection of items, fun to have items I normally couldn't. Meat was under-seasoned (no salt and pepper-really needed salt). Odd was a man sitting at the bar with us (presumably the owner) with a wine/alcohol rep doing a tasting. The man (owner?) was obviously drunk. I hope this was an off night for him. His manager did a great job running the place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    In Richmond? EAT HERE and bring friends Food is outstanding! prices are extremely reasonable I would say they deserve the $ rating for cost. they have a selection of GF and NGF drinks for the Gluten eaters in you posse. all food is GF not all beverages. The Guacamole I was served has a mild spice and was cool in temp very fresh Pico De Gilo was spicy and pleasant same with racheros. on street parking and nearby lots easy access off 95

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We decided to give this a try when traveling through with our 2 young children, one of whom is gluten intolerant. It is worth noting that it is in a downtown area, and we were there on a Fri pm. The area is a little concerning with young kids at night. Seating was mostly one long table in the center for multiple parties and high top seating along a bar that runs along each wall. We got one of the 2 cozy 4-tops. Food was fresh and fantastic. Some of the sauces and guacamole had bites that were extremely spicy for a young palate, so ask. This isn't necessarily kid friendly, but they did offer kids portions & mine enjoyed theirs. Delightful experience.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    100% GF Everything --even the dessert. Guacamole is hot but so fresh and delicious. The fact that all the ingredients are so fresh and simple make this place unique and a treat for the foodie. Atmosphere is dark, low light which makes it hard to see the person in front of you, especially if you sit by the window. Because one person has their back towards window, back lighting them 100%. So don't sit there. It's small so call ahead for a crowd more than 5. Totally worth coming back again and again.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    It is real deal Mexican food that is all gluten free. Don’t be confused as walking in it looks like a bar. It is in the historic downtown section that can also be described as funky and either going up or going downhill neighborhood. For a good Mexican place I’ll go anywhere. The décor I describe as crazy aztec is fun. They offer 3 types of hot sauce and one great salsa that goes from Grandma to hot mama. The Carnitas is very flavorful and with the dinner plate you have two options of sides like Guacamole and black beans. I had the shrimp taco’s and enjoyed it with all the ingredients. Even the draft beer is gluten free.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Excellent food at a reasonable price

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Everything is gluten-free, and the food is incredible. Try the gorditas, made with fresh corn masa!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Yummy food that's al safe to eat! Dessert choices too

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Food and service was outstanding!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    This is a awesome restaurant!!!! I have celiac disease and it is so wonderful to have a place to eat out that is safe.Zack and his staff have great food and the best service around.And he would know because he has it also.Just wish there was one in Lynchburg Va.I would eat there everyday.Thanks Zack

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Absolutely amazing. The al hambre was wonderful, staff very helpful and knowledgeable and I could eat EVERYTHING! The best food I've had in a long, long time.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Friendly service, very accommodating to celiac folk ( everything is g-free) and they even let us combine a taco and tostada platter!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Great good!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
10 am - 11 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm
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