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1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223 Directions

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The entire restaurant is gluten free and amazing. We ordered the Tio Pablo margaritas which were perfect because of their limited ingredients. I ordered the taco plate and was surprised at how filling the two tacos and sides were. We also got flan dessert and enjoyed it as I haven’t had flan in decades. This is real, authentic Mexican food and it all just happens to be gluten free. If I lived in Richmond, I would eat here once a week!

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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We enjoyed wonderful enchiladas and tacos on the night we arrived in Richmond. The margaritas were also simpler and perfect. I loved it all

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, menus and staff change frequently, so please verify before visiting!

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tortillas

Categories

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

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Rockfish & chicken tacos with two sides of rice. And a marvelous margarita. Can’t wait to eat there again.
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Save room for the tres leeches cake

6 months ago

Soy in cooking oil

1 year ago

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Not a very restaurant trusting Celiac here, but based on the reviews I gave this place a chance. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the owner created this restaurant GF because he is also Celiac. The chicken and carne asada were awesome, the margarita was amazing and I took a Tres Leches cake to go that was fenomenal! One of the best I had and have not have one in a long time! This one was a real treat! BTW ask for the habanero mango sauce it was super! I will definitely be back!

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

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Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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We (group of 7) enjoyed the amount of fresh jalapenos in the guacamole and the chips were fresh. The cactus mixture for the tacos was delicious. All of the meats were soft and flavorful. I loved my perfectly browned papusas. The sides were enjoyed by all, especially the potatoes. The flan is good and a little more dense than we are used to, but we really enjoyed it this way. The house margarita is smooth, tart, and refreshing. The big winner was the tres leches cake! We couldn't believe it was gluten free. I don't know how they dipped gluten free cake in anything moist without it falling apart and losing all structure, but they did it. Every bite was super tasty, had strawberry filling between layers, and was eaten with a fork. The staff was friendly and competent. They do so many things right at Tio Pablo.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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The BEST completely gluten free restaurant I’ve ever tried! The plantains were to die for, and service was amazing. Everything I tried was delicious, especially the tostadas. I highly highly recommend coming here. I left so full that I couldn’t walk because I couldn’t stop eating all the goodies. You will not be disappointed.

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Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Thrilled to find a 100% GF Mexican food restaurant! The quesadilla, fish tacos, Chile relleno and chicken tacos were all amazing. We will Definitely be going back when we are once again traveling through Richmond.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food! Definitely the best tacos I have had in a long time. AND 100% gluten free🥰

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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100% GF!!! Chips and guac were good! I had a fried fish taco that was delicious and my carnita tostada was AMAZING!! You have to come it’s gluten free heaven! They even have fried dough pockets too and tres leches cake! (although I was too full to try those)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This place is delicious! So nice to eat and know that everything is gluten free.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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You couldn’t get gluten here if you wanted to, and delicious to boot. Home run!

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food (try the fried plantains!). Fun decor. I’ll return the next time we’re in Richmond!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The food was good, but not great. It was nice to have a place to eat and not worry about cross-contamination.

The service was not great, but not really bad until the end. I was excited to try the tres leches cake (it's been YEARS since I had any) and the cheesecake. The server dropped off our check and didn't let us order dessert. It was clear she wanted us OUT. It was slow in the restaurant, maybe two other tables seated, and we only ordered entrees.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So delicious!!! It's awesome having this dedicated gluten free restaurant in RVA. Will definitely be back to try all the tacos and margs!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing 😍 they even have tres leches cake

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Some of the very best tortillas of my life, and I really enjoyed having a completely gluten-free menu.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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!!!!! Margaritas and the food are beyond !!!!! Love going to a dedicated gluten free restaurant and just getting to enjoy myself. Zero worrying 🥰

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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AMAZING tacos, with no fear of being cross contaminated. And a fully stocked tequila bar! Can’t wait to go back.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Food was awesome and no cross contamination. We ate here with my son and his fiancé while doing wedding planning and wound up doing the rehearsal dinner here. Food is fresh and fantastic. You can’t go wrong eating here.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Delicious!!! Everything is gluten free. I’ve never had a bad meal. I’ve eaten here many times. Always leave full and happy.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I cannot day enough good hints about this place! Dedicated gluten free, helpful staff, and amazing food. The pupusas are authentic. So are the elotes. Chips and fresh pico as soon as you sit down, carnitas to die for, and tres leches for dessert. I feel like I died and went to heaven.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was Excellent!! Food was fresh, EVERYTHING is gluten free! I have celiac and eating here was easy and delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have celiac disease and had no problems after eating here. The entire place is gluten free, so you can eat without worry of cross contamination! Really cool atmosphere and delicious food. Only drawback: the food was expensive for the portions provided.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We LOVED this place! 100% gluten free menu?? I'm IN! We were so happy to find Tio Pablo! I had the carne asada tacos in the homemade tortillas with rice and beans and it was delicious. For dessert we had Tres Leches cake! YES! Gluten free! YUM!

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Visiting from NYC and found this gem! Amazing food! Delicious and fresh and 100% GF. No worries here!!! Great atmosphere! Loved it!!! Well worth the trip! Thanks!!!

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Wonderful restaurant & I’ll be back. As a south Texan, I was suspicious of Mexican food in VA. The 100% GF menu is why I went. We loved the food & will definitely come back the next time we’re in Richmond 😋

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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All gluten free everything, no exceptions! Delicious on top of it.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Really enjoyed lunch at this GF restaurant as did the rest of my group.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I would absolutely recommend this place. 100% gluten free, you have a full menu with plenty of great options. Shannon was the waitress and she was fantastic.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing, authentic and filling! A 100% GF restaurant with fantastic drinks as well. Been here twice, once for dinner and again for brunch. We were beyond satisfied both times! My personal favoites are the tostada, breakfast gordita and fried plantains.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Everything is gf! The queso was amazing and it’s such a cool, artsy space. Loved it!

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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GO TO THIS RESTAURANT. ORDER ONE OF EVERYTHING. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!

We went here about four years ago, on our way from NYC to NC. It was memorable then, so of course we had to be sure and go the next time we made that trip. My non-celiac husband and adult sons thought the food was outstanding, too!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Our girl has a severe wheat allergy, so it’s always nice coming to Tio Pablo where we don’t have to worry about reactions from cross-contamination. Menu is diverse, which is fun for my brave husband, and the food is delicious. We love coming here with the kiddos.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We needed a lunch stop while on vacation and were thrilled to find a restaurant that was completely gluten free! The tacos were absolutely delicious and the service was lovely. Highly recommend

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Awesome! Everything is gluten free and delicious. Worth stopping for.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We ate there tonight, everything is gluten free and it was soooooo delicious!! My husband and I both had 3 tacos. My favorite was the carne asada. I ordered mine with their house made tortillas. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best gluten free Mexican food in the city. Completely gluten free kitchen, authentic food, kind staff and THE BEST margaritas ! They also offer a delicious gluten free tres leches cake!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious food, and it’s so great for a celiac kid to not have any worries. Some of the food was too spicy for my child, which is worth considering.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Finding a 100% GF restaurant is such a blessing when traveling, the food was scrumptious!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very good food. 100% Gluten Free

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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100 % gluten free! It was nice not to have to worry about contamination. Food was very tasty. Will eat here again when I town.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Wonderful!! Nice to eat without worry! Dessert was great to be able to enjoy as well.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious food and cool atmosphere!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Awesome Tequila selection and delicious food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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It’s so great going out to eat and not worrying about whether you’ll get sick! The food was very good and our waiter was nice.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This is a great little place. The outside is very colorful, but the neighborhood looks very run down. The staff inside were very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic. I had the grande quesadilla with guacamole. Also get the quest cheese dip with your tortilla chips. I am celiac and I did not have any reaction after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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It’s a little hard to find, but 100% worth it!! The whole menu is gluten free and when I say it was delicious....I finished my lunch and ordered dinner to go because I don’t live near by. If you love Mexican food, go go go!!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had this for dinner the other night when I flew into Richmond, headed for my brother's place. Menu is 100% GF, except for some of the beers. I had their chicken quesadilla and it was super delicious. Cute little hole in the wall type place. I would totally eat here again! Mexican food out is something I don't get very often.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food. Everything gluten free. The house made corn tortillas are amazing.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious food, fun atmosphere and knowledgeable staff! So great to be in restaurant with wonderful food that’s entirely gluten free except for the beer!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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