Vida Cantina

4 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
2456 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Celiac

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Was told by server there is a dedicated fryer and almost everything on the menu was gluten free. He knew immediately what celiac was and the precautions needed. Great experience

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I was told the chip fryer is gluten free. A good majority of the items on the menu are gluten free, which makes me feel better about the safety

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I use a Nima Sensor and multiple dishes labeled GF tested positive for gluten when I was there on August 4.

Their food is delicious (according to non-celiac family) but there is significant gluten contamination according to Nima Sensor. I would not eat there without being able to test.

Staff now just says the “kitchen isn’t gluten free.”

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

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

— Poor

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

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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I test my food for gluten every time I go to vida cantina and it's been less and less reliable over the past year. Yesterday, everything from the meat in the tacos to the corn tortillas was contaminated with gluten. I don't think I'll be returning.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Awesome gourmet Mexican dishes. They knew how to take care of my gluten and dairy allergies. No reaction. Will return for sure.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My son got sick after gluten-free tacos. They are in the process of creating new gluten-free taco shells in-house but for right now something is wrong.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and spoke with staff regarding this and what to order from the menu. After eating their GF enchiladas I became violently sick. I do not recommend this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome!!! Have not had any celiac issues with cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Lots of confusion among the servers as to whether things are cross contaminated or not. I've been told ALL the chips are gluten free without cross contamination by one person and then the next time I'm told that's not true and the next time told something completely different. If you're celiac I would be very cautious and would avoid the chips unless they are willing to cook some in new oil for you.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super knowledgeable and great food.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went there this summer , they said all the right things for my Gluten Allergy however 2 hours later I was very ill. I will not be back, I also found it very pricey.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Not only is this the best gluten free Mexican food I've ever had, but the best Mexican restaurant period! You wouldn't even know that the dishes are gluten free. I also have a dairy allergy and had no trouble finding anything with that limitation either. I highly recommend getting the fish tacos! Only con is that it's expensive :(.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty good. Large portions. Staff understands about Celiac. Just not great. In a city full of amazing restaurants I'd rather spend my eating-out dollars elsewhere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Delicious and incredibly thoughtful about making sure you enjoy your meal.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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