Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

55% of 18 votes say it's celiac friendly

10000 W O'hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666 Directions

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This is such a shame to hear the negative reviews as Rick Bayless’ daughter has celiac, I believe, and he had a reputation for being great on the gluten free front.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Had the breakfast cazuela without tortilla chips or avocados (allergy). Two hours later I’m on the floor of the airport throwing up and with awful pains. Never felt more sick. Definitely has cross contamination problems or just bad food.

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No

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Not recommended. Got a salad with meat and they cook the meat along side the bread

Updated 11 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • At the Airport
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex

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So the tortilla soup is not a shared utensil product and I tolerated it great. I just did sans Tortillas (the lady was so understanding taking my order )and cheese

10 months ago

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When I said I had Celiacs and asked of their GF options the staff was friendly and didn’t scoff at me like many other restaurants at airports have done. He informed me of my options and I got a cubano, no bun. It was delicious and I was not “glutened” afterwards. I recommend.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Ordered salad with chipotle chicken and without tortilla strips. Delicious...but unfortunately got glutened. No way to avoid cross contamination here as it is after all a sandwich shop. Will not eat here again.

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No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I love the Clark St Frontera location but the airport location just isn’t set up for celiacs. Shared utensils and cooking equipment galore. I reluctantly ordered a cazuela bowl for breakfast after giving a ton of instructions....and after I watched the food being made, I know I can’t risk it. Gave my bowl away.

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No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Not celiac friendly. Was in agony within 10 minutes even after telling them I had Celiac and couldn't handle contamination.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I ordered the breakfast egg and mushroom cazuela without tortilla strips and zero issues.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Server told me tortilla strips were GF (they’re not). I ordered without anyway and they included them on my salad. Only found out non the plane.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have GF options but it is impossible to avoid cross contamination. They cut the avocados with the same knife as the sandwiches

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No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Yummy cazuela with eggs and bacon, just left off the tortilla strips.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Server seemed very knowledgeable about their food and how it is prepared. Frying oil is shared with breaded chicken. All but one or two sandwiches available in a bowl with black beans and arugula.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Server took great care of me and produced a list when I asked about gf options. If you happen to be there while they’re serving breakfast (before 11 am), the cazuelas are plenty filling because they have sweet potato (and eggs, veg, and meat if you want) - just be sure to do no tortilla strips like it says on the GF list. A great airport option!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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There’s no way to avoid CC here. Staff not knowledgeable at all.

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No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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It was very busy at breakfastn time. I started the conversatin with the cashier that if it were too busy to pay close attnetion, I could forego ordering. she assured me they would take it very seriously. we spoke at length and she went over every ingredient in the egg and bean bowl with me. when preparing, the staff changed gloves and retrieved a fresh, clean prep plate. She cleaned the area of crumbs and did a glove change even though I had seen her do a glove change right before for the previous plate. we spoke as she prepped ingredients and assured me that nothing in this area beside the bread (which only touches the board not every plate) had gluten. The cooking pan was not changed, but we risked the contamination given delayed flights and assurances that no ingredients did possessed gluten. writing this 30 hours after and no side effects. Happy to report for future flyers. Staff was awesome even with heavy morning traffic!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Food was great as well as Marilyn who took the order and the guys doing the cooking. Menu on the wall doesn't show gf options but when u ask they show you the options from another menu at the counter. The Torta chopolte chicken was great and they said they also had gf soup. Not many options in airport but this place saves the day.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Person at the order section seemed knowledgeable. I had the Chipotle chicken torta and it was truly yummy even though there was not much to it without the bread. 4 stars only because the cross contamination opportunities seemed plentiful based on what I saw of the setup. I asked them to change gloves which I assume they did. Will update this review only if I get sick.

This place is the Terminal 3 near the lower K gates (K4 or so).

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Cross contamination galore. I got soup that doesn't rub against bread (like their beans). Will update depending on condition.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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OHare, next to K4. Had the chipotle chicken torta, no bread or strips. One of the yummiest things I have ever eaten in or near an airport.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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All tortas available with no bread or tortilla strips. Staff were able to answer my questions.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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