407 N Hancock Ave, Odessa, TX 79761 Directions

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Tacos are really tasty, but a bit overpriced IMHO. $28.00 for 4 tacos and chips and guacamole.

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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

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Notes


Due to the hand crafted nature of our food, variations in our supplier ingredients, and our use of shared cooking and preparation areas, we cannot ensure that our food is free from any allergens. We prepare our foods following procedures to prevent allergen cross-contact, but products containing wheat are made in our kitchens.

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Celiac

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Worst Torchy's I've tried. Not a safe as other locations; it seems their kitchen does not implement the allergy anti-cross contamination procedures properly.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Had the Wrangler prepared GF (on corn tortilla) and did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The like the brisket taco on corn tortillas. I also liked the chips and guacamole.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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Food is fabulous, however twice in a row we ordered the gluten free version of something and my wife was plated with a fried clearly gluten taco that we'd have to send back every time. Their staff just don't care and their too busy to need to care

Celiac friendly?

No

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I ordered 2 tacos with corn tortilla and let the cashier know that I have a very severe reaction to gluten.

Apparently there was a cross-contamination in the kitchen because my abdomen almost exploded and was so painful after we had dinner here.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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Holy amazing tacos... I'd give more than a 5 star review if I could. Very knowledgeable about gf and cross contamination. We will DEFINITELY be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We love torchys, I mean who doesn't. My negative rating is to reflect the lack of care around gluten and allergies in general. In 20+ orders, they have literally never gotten it right. A typical order for us is a fresh avocado on corn (from their gluten free menu) or a Baja shrimp (grilled shrimp) on corn. Never once have I not had to go back inside the store. It's always reflected correctly on the receipt, but the kitchen just seems to see the title and ignore the large red letters on there that day gluten free,.or grilled versus fried..

I hate given a negative star rating, but no amount of pleading or explaining seems to avoid the need for us to meticulously go through the order when it's delivered and always, always have to go back inside and have them remake.

Would be absolutely awesome if they could fix their process and I would immediately fix my review (which I've now moved from 5 stars in the beginning, one star at a time to one star).

But once they get it right, (and I'm pretty hungry by that point!), The tacos are great!

Celiac

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We’ve had several good experiences at this location. Staff have been wonderful and taken our concerns seriously. We’ve never been sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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I mean, it’s possible, but they follow the alerts on the ticket really well so as long as the server writes it down

Killer tacos, great guac, although pretty damn spicy, chips are gf, never been sick here. Lots of options, probably 65? Percent of the menu can be gf, definitely try the Democrat taco and the fried avocado (unfried though) (it’s straight up just like huge chunks of avocado and beans but it’s freakin tasty)

Apparently their non-gf tacos are also really good

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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Takes “gluten allergy” precautions

Most tacos are gluten free as long as you get a corn tortilla. Note that chips are on the “gluten conscious” menu but are NOT celiac safe because they are made in a shared fryer

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Best Mexican we have had while in Texas on this trip! Staff was great and this is during the Covid-19 situation. Restaurant is opened, also doing curbside and doordash. AMAZING FOOD!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Safety


Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Not celiac

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Separate GF menu. Ordered it for pickup and they did mess up our order a little. Breakfast tacos were good. Would recommend.

Celiac

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They have a big GF menu and are really helpful. Can’t go wrong with tacos!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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It's been almost a year and a half since my last attempt at eating at this location. The ordering process seemed to work better and felt fine afterwards. I'll add a star each visit as long as there are no issues.

Celiac

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I've had horrible experiences with the location near me in Houston. So. Very. Bad.

But I just had a great experience here in Waco. Considering the effort they put into the menu and checkout process I was satisfied and look forward to more visits in the 4 years to come if my child ends up attending Baylor.

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GF menu available. Staff able to mark as gluten allergy — At this location, it includes changing gloves and heating corn tortillas in foil or separate area. The chips are NOT GF as they are in a shared fryer, even though queso is listed in Gf menu. Love the independent taco.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I have eaten here several times. They have always been knowledgeable on gf menu. My favorite is the crossroads taco and chips w/ queso.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ordered grilled shrimp tacos. Super sick after.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I’ve tried eating here a few times, and every time I get sick. I’m Celiac, I order off of the gluten friendly menu, and talk to them about allergies. I suspect they don’t understand how to be safe in their kitchen.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I’ve tried eating here a few times, and every time I get sick. I’m Celiac, I order off of the gluten friendly menu, and talk to them about allergies. I suspect they don’t understand how to be safe in their kitchen.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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As long as I order off the “gluten conscious menu” (uploaded below) then I have not had any issues so far. Just ask for the menu!

Celiac

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Staff member was really helpful. He warned their chips are made in shared fryer. Tacos with corn tortillas are great. Avoid the chips even though they are listed on the “gluten friendly” menu because of the shared fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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As the chain does have gluten conscious menu, this location completely ignores it. When I placed my order, the cashier treated me as though I was a complete inconvenience. She then messed up my order on purpose and when I asked for it to be remade, she gave total sass. IF YOU FEEL LIKE TORCHY’S GO TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They have a "gluten conscious" menu. Be very careful about ordering from it, because some items are grilled on the GF menu are breaded on the regular menu, so if you don't specify, you will get breaded. For example, the shrimp in the Baja Shrimp taco, or the mushrooms in the Independent taco. And always ask for corn tortillas.

Aside from that, the tacos are great, as are the queso, guacamole, and the street corn.

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I love their breakfast tacos on corn tortillas. I normally do the pick 3 breakfast item taco which I do chorizo, potato and beans. I will caution that the chorizo is a little on the spicy side but taste so good. I’ve also had their barbacoa tacos with their roja salsa . Overall, great food and service.

Celiac

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Not helpful when I asked about gluten free options. The “gluten friendly” menu was most of the same items on the main menu. I have Celiac, so I can’t just have it be “gluten friendly” and be safe. They didn’t have any details about the marinades or what I should really avoid. So I ended up ordering the salad. For $10 I could’ve bought 3 salad mixes at the grocery store and had 4 meals out of it. I got a few items for my husband and he didn’t find it all that good either. Your food is overpriced for what it is.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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THE BEST TACOS. They had gluten sensitive menu options (grilled instead of fried) so I was able to try a lot of their tacos. Eaten multiple times and haven’t gotten sick. They do fry their chips in the same fryer FYI!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Didn't feel good after some of the orders, felt fine other times.

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I have had the chips and queso several times, along with the Democrat taco with zero issues. A couple of years ago, I think I may have been glutened, but not any of the recent 5 times I’ve been there!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Hit or miss. Not knowledgeable staff. Cross contamination happens.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They have a GF menu. The green chili taco was awesome!

Celiac

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Overpriced, and sued a much better taco joint in town for their name. Would rather eat at DGT who are Celiac friendly and have awesome large portions for realistic amounts of money! Personally haven’t gotten sick here but they never heat up the corn tortillas properly so.....

Celiac

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Delicious and separate GF menu, but I did have a reaction. Not a big one, but there may have been some cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The gf menu is basically if you’re eating gf as a fad and not for intolerance and certainly not Celiac. For it to be gf, most of the sauces and some elements have to be altered but those changes aren’t visible when you get it, and the staff is so rushed they often make mistakes. You can probably safely eat the chips and quest but nothing else.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They do have a gluten free menu, and if you do get what you ordered, the food is delicious. But despite ordering a gluten-free taco, they delivered it in a flour tortilla. Then they didn’t bring my whole meal that I ordered. Frustrating.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Delicious tacos and sauces! Double layered the corn tortillas so the tacos don’t fall apart. Very flavorful tacos and beans!

Celiac

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Delicious food and lots of GF options. Staff is well-versed and can help you make safe choices, modifications where needed.

Note about chips at this location: we were recently told that this Torchy’s does not always use a dedicated fryer for their chips!! Typically only on weekends when they are busy enough to use the extra one. We ask every time we go if the chips are fried separately.

Celiac

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Had an entire gluten free menu, HOWEVER it’s not truly all gluten free. They use a shared fryer and don’t clarify that on the menu so be careful

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This place is kind of hit or miss with being Celiac friendly. I definitely got a taco on a flour tortilla after talking with the girl who took my order about Celiac and gluten. The food is very good and cheap and filling, but it’s risky.

Celiac

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Large gluten free menu. Staff seemed knowledgeable about my requirements. Chips have a dedicated fryer. All sauces are GF. Lots to choose from. Ate there last night. So far no effects.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We ate two tacos. One with pork and one with brisket. I tried the tortilla and the meat in Nima. approved! Yummy, fast and cheap.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Eat here frequently and have never been sick. Amazing tacos and the best queso I have ever had!

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Sick for 2 days - wouldn’t try again.

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No

Celiac

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GF queso and chips are the bomb - they have GF tacos too - but I recommend trying to go off hours - I worry about CC when they are super swamped!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Do not go here for gluten free. Chips not guaranteed to be fried separate, tacos served with fried shrimp and fried mushrooms even when ordered carefully. They remade my dinner but I still got sick.

Celiac

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Great Gluten free menu. Lots of menu choices

Celiac

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Have a gluten free menu and really good about knowing what ingredients need to be changed for safety. Have an allergy key when ordering to alert the kitchen.

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Yes

Celiac

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Great tacos and queso. Eat here all the time with no issues!

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Yes

Celiac

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Went because I saw the GF “sensitive” menu and the other reviews but unfortunately my Nima gluten sensor detected gluten in my crossroads taco : ( this was at the one on Penn

Celiac friendly?

No

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