Uncle Julio's Mexican From Scratch

3 ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
8409 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

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Celiac

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I requested to speak the the chef or kitchen manager after the server didn’t seem to care about my allergy., I had to keep insisting. The chef came out and was very helpful. He was very clear in explaining what’s safe. I hade the steak fajitas with rice and beans. I did not get sick however I may not eat there again because it was not easy to speak with someone in the kitchen and I believe that’s the only way to be safe.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Husband is celiac, asked before we were seated about it and if they had a separate GF menu. The hostess went to ask the kitchen and said they could make some ‘gluten friendly’ food but that it would definitely have some cross contamination so we didn’t eat here.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The management staff was very aware of celiac and GF challenges as well as cross contamination. Our waitress was helpful and communicated with the chief our requests. I think if you made the server aware of your concerns or challenges they would do everything possible to help.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years 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

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex

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Celiac

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Just save yourself a lot of literal pain and suffering and don’t go here.

After talking with the waitress who seemed unsure about anything to do with celiac disease or gluten, she confirmed that there were only two menu items that my wife could eat. She couldn’t even eat the tortilla chips. No meat at all from this “from scratch” restaurant because everything comes in pre-marinated, so she ordered a sad taco salad with no meat, which came out in a giant taco bowl. I immediately questioned whether the bowl was made from a flour or corn tortilla and she said “i think it’s corn?” Turns out it was flour. Then her solution was to just take it off the plate.

This place has absolutely zero idea how accommodate someone with celiac disease or allergies and they clearly don’t care. It’s a shame, because Mexican food does not inherently need to contain gluten. I’d highly recommend La Sandia down at Tyson’s corner if you want some gluten free Mexican food, but stay away from Uncle Julios.

And yes, she still got sick, we suspect because they likely didn’t listen and just took the shell off the salad instead of actually remaking it.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

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Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Waiter & waitress were unsure about gluten free options. Finally had a manager come over who asked what I was interested in ordering. I chose cheese enchiladas & was told to order with queso instead of the carne topping & I should be safe. Food is mediocre at best.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Asked about gluten free options telling then I have celiac. Said the steak fajitas without marinade (soy sauce in a Mexican restaurant!?) Got glutened BIG TIME! Chips are fried in oil used to fry wheat items. I have NEVER been this sick in the 7 years since my celiac diagnosis. Don't even walk by this place if you are gf

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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I asked server whether some of the dishes (that i know can easily be done GF). He checked with kitchen, and said no. I got the appetizer queso; it tasted like it was from a high school concession stand, but i did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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The two times I have been there the server suggested salad because they have no gluten free products or safety procedures. I will give both servers credit, they were very up front about the safety of their food and the risk of cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

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