Torchy's Tacos

5 recent ratings
$ • Taco Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Breakfast Tacos, Tacos, Tortillas
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
801 S 5th St
Waco, TX 76706
Disclaimer: 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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I got 2 Democrat tacos, rice and beans. My tacos were bland and 90% fat. I eat barbacoa a lot and I know it's fatty but this was pure chunks of fat and tiny morsels of meat. The rice I didn't even try because there were chunks of fried chicken breading in it right on top. I didn't bother with the beans, after the chicken breading in the rice I just didn't trust them.

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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

Updated 1 year 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

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • 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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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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Be very cautious about ordering off the gluten free menu here. I ordered a shrimp taco off the gluten free menu. The taco I was served had breaded shrimp in it. Thankfully I saw the breading and asked the manager about it. She said the shrimp was breaded in flour. I told her that I ordered from the gluten free menu and that I have celiacs so I could not eat it. They had to make entirely new tacos that had grilled shrimp.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had chips and queso. They were good. I didn't have a taco but when I asked about gf they said they can make any taco with a gf corn tortilla.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Tacos are excellent and the staff is super helpful! I'm gluten free, my husband isn't and we both had a terrific lunch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really tasty tacos and chips and queso and they have gf menu online, but I was mildly sick after both times I ate there, so there must have been cross contamination but it was mild. I've had way worse reactions from restaurants, this just made my stomach a little upset for about an hour. I'm very sensitive though, so if you're less sensitive you'll probably be totally fine. Friendly staff, great margs, and the food was really good.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here for the first time. Very tasty & fresh food. They use corn tortillas, see the online GF menu for options. Little too spicy for my tastes but it was very good. Enjoyed the chips & queso, crossroads was very good & the democrat was ok. Will be going back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good about gluten free, the server that took my order even said they would change gloves. Awesome!

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Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu online which is very helpful. Most everything can be made gluten free, usually it's just a corn tortilla instead of flour. The tacos and street corn are very delicious!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Came from Nebraska and was nervous about traveling and food allergies. The staff took the time to make sure our visit here was the best. My husband says he wishes he would have ordered 2 wranglers instead of just one! Thanks Torchys for making our vacation a little more relaxing. If you have a dairy problem make sure you order your breakfast taco without eggs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They made a lot of changes regarding their gluten free choices to the point of putting gluten free/ food allergy alerts on the tickets/ receipts when ordering. In the past the cashiers were clueless even if you ordered off the special lamented gluten free menu which caused problems when your order came out unsafe (and you find out why after eating). Still there mobile app is gluten friendly even before that got updated. I would call in my an order specifically mention it needed to be gluten free and always got help or a callback when something could not be such as their monthly taco of the month. This is why I will keep going back to this Torchy's.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Oh so yummy! A good variety of gourmet tacos, chips & dips. The place was packed, but the line moved quickly & the food was served quickly. I had the baja shrimp taco, chips & salsa. Fabulous!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Awesome fresh food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Love their breakfast tacos with corn tortillas. Tell them it’s a gluten allergy and they will help you out.

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

Celiac

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Good taco joint! Menu is marked and online ordering system let’s you select “gluten allergy.” Not as delicious as local Tex Mex joints but feels safer to eat GF. (Side note: beans cannot be made dairy free)

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

Celiac

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Really bummed by how little is genuinely GF. Can’t even even their chips! They used to have a separate menu with all the GF options, but that’s not longer on the store. I’m also super disappointed they switched their drinks from MainRoot to Coca Cola products. Just goes to show that nutrition is not remotely on their radar.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Not celiac

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Very tasty food! They noted that my items should be gluten free when taking my order. That said, I don’t think the chips are gluten free. It looks like there was some bit of fried something in my chips. If very sensitive or celiac, I’d avoid the chips.

Safety


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

— Not very

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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They have a menu that lists gluten-free items. Food was very good. Had no adverse reaction.

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

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