Tocaya

12 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1715 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

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Not celiac

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The food is amazing, but unfortunately there was cross-contamination: my friend who has celiac disease got very ill later in the evening after eating here.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had one of the few gluten-free quesadillas I've had since being diagnosed as a celiac here. It was the not the best quesadilla I've ever had, but it was definitely good for street-food while walking around Venice Beach. The chips and queso was quite tasty as well. The menu is easy to read and clearly indicates which items are GF (there's a lot to choose from). Did not get sick too which is always nice. :) Only one star off as service was a little slow and took a while to get our food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months 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

  • Allergen List
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten free burrito!!
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Celiac

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Food was gone before I could even take a picture that did it justice. So so good! Staff is very educated! Place is small and busy which was a good sign! They have a gluten free burrito for goodness sakes! We got the burrito and also the gluten free quesadillas which were both so amazing!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clear gluten-free menu and a nice atmosphere. We had tacos and a bowl which were delicious. Recommended if you like Mexican style food. Close to the beach.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of gf items on the menu, the person taking our order seemed very familiar with gf needs. The large gluten culprit is flour tortillas- We asked about separate prep areas and were notified that the gluten free tortillas (for burritos) and corn tortillas (for tacos)are cooked on the same surface as the flour tortillas. We truly appreciated their transparency in this. Ordered a burrito bowl, which *seemed* safe. As of the next morning I do not have any significant symptoms or problems.

The food itself was FABULOUS, my husband and I both enjoyed it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty much everything was glutenfree, they even have glutenfree burritos. It was delicious. We’re planning on coming back again here since it was so good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good I came back again two days later.

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Celiac

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So safe for us to eat there and so delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very authentic tacos and bowls. Got to choose a base and the pick your protein and cheese of choice. Everything on the menu was gluten free except the burritos and quesadilla. Very cute and would definitely go back. The line was out the door so that shows how popular it was. You order at the counter and they bring you your food to enjoy in a nice outdoor or indoor seating area.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Everything was gluten free except the burritos cause of the flour tortilla. I had the carne asada tacos and felt symptoms shortly after. Since there is a dedicated gluten free fryer I knew it wasn’t the tortilla chips and salsa. It must’ve been the taco corn shells cross contaminated in the heating process or something. But I do not feel well at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So great! Literally everything is gluten free except the burrito wraps and staff is super helpful to make sure there’s no cross contamination from those. Food was amazing and totally safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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GF items marked on menu that you can modify based on your allergies

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Food was excellent. The menu is not labeled with gluten free items, but basically everything except the flour tortillas and vegan chicken is GF. They also have a dedicated fryer for the chips!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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

Celiac

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Good modern Mexican, colorful decor and food. Counter service. Relatively inexpensive, but not fast food prices/style. GF items clearly marked. It's just outside the food court, with its own tables and chairs. Pretty space. Come here instead of Chipotle.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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I love the Baja tacos with gf battered fried mahi mahi and vegan chipotle crema! I do not have celiac, but I believe the fish is fried in a gf fryer.

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