100% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

350 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008 Directions

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 friendly?

Yes

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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!!!

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Celiac

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Yes

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always tell them severe gluten allergy and haven't had an issue. eaten here many times. celiac safe

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Although not as many options as I would like, they have always been helpful when notifying me of questionable ingredients and even taken special time to make a taco-of-the-month for me! I will say I have gotten sick a couple of times at various locations, but that is also the risk you take when eating out. (Celiac for 12 years)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • 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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Green Chile Queso! YUM!!! This by far one of the best places we have been to. I would have posted taco pictures but they are gone🤣 EXCELLENT FOOD 💫
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Celiac

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Arrived at 1 on a Saturday and the place was understandably packed. After waiting for about 15/20 minutes in line I ordered two tacos (the democrat and the pulled pork) and a side of the sweet corn and chips. These were, hands down, the best tacos I have ever had. My order was labeled on the receipt as gluten free with an allergy stamp in big capitals and someone hand delivered it back to the kitchen with an explanation instead of just ringing through the computer. The fountain drinks were by Maine Root and delicious. The atmosphere was fun and loud but very clean. The tacos were incredible. I'll be back soon.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing food, atmosphere, and staff at all of their locations. Their gluten free menu is extensive. Their queso is delicious and I've had almost all of the gluten free tacos and I havent been disappointed! My two favorites are the one with the mushroom, and the one with the barbacoa. Just so you know, the one with the mushroom, and the one with the avocado, have the mushroom and avocado covered in cornmeal. It freaked me out when I got it, but then saw it was just cornmeal so it's safe to eat, and it was nice to have some change like that!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No

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It REALY, REALLY, REALLY (did I say really) saddens me to write this review, this place is very cool, the staff durning my visit was extremely friendly and the food tasted wonderful.... BUT, if you have Celiac with sensitivity to cross contamination then Torchy's isn't for you unfortunately. It's really sad that there are so few places such as this business that cannot provide safe options for people with Celiac without causing serious negative health side effects. If you're gluten free because of a lifestyle choice then this is a wonderful option. Sorry for the negative review, I was truly hopeful.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Love this place!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

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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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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
On Safety

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

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

Overall Rating

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

Celiac

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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
On Safety

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

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

On Quality & Quantity

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)

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good quality & quantity of healthy options
Comment

Apparently their non-gf tacos are also really good

Celiac

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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
On Safety

Takes “gluten allergy” precautions

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

On Quality & Quantity

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

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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

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No

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Ordered grilled shrimp tacos. Super sick after.

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

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

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Celiac friendly?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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No

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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

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No

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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.

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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.

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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Celiac friendly?

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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

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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

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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

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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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No

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Sick for 2 days - wouldn’t try again.

Celiac

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Yes

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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!

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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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac

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Yes

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

Celiac

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No

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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

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The staff was very nice and their gf menu had a lot of options!

Not celiac

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Democrat tacos are delicious. I’ve never had an issue here or at any Torchy’s. Chips are safe and addictive.

Celiac

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I wanted to give this restaurant 2 ratings. A one for their gf options but a 5 for quality and service. Their gluten conscious menu is NOT safe They cook chips and tortilla on the same grill as flour. If you ask they will wrap it in foil on the grill with care Also the chicken and beef have gluten Good food but not super safe of gf friendly

Celiac

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The food is great but the I got very very sick the last time I ate here. I would not recommend this place to someone with celiac

Celiac

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Gluten sensitive menu. Delicious creative tacos. No reactions after eating there several times. Just wish they had homemade tortillas, other than that they were amazing.

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