Wahaca

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
16 S St Andrew St
Edinburgh EH2 2AU, UK

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu and they have the manager take the order to ensure that it is strictly gluten free with no cc. Lots of options, and food was delicious! Chicken tacos, nachos, salad, and even a few dessert options! They also make amazing mocktails. I felt very safe eating here and had no issues.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Absolutely Excellent! We went two nights in a row. There is a full GF menu and they confirm and reconfirm your allergy situation. The food is delicious.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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They understood immediately how important it was that my food would not be cross contaminated and took great care to mark my food to not confuse it with the other platters. There was a large selection of delicious food too.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 10 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

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Gluten-Free Tacos at Wahaca
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Celiac

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Loads of options, staff ask whether you’re coeliac or intolerant and advise accordingly. Gluten free orders dealt with directly by manager and arrive with a purple flag on. Good margaritas too! Great for large groups.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Brilliant! Great food and really helpful staff. They have a separate gluten free menu and they took me being a coeliac super seriously with the waiter checking if I was a coeliac or intolerant. The manager took my order and all the coeliac food came with wee purple flags, all prepared separately. My friend is a vegan and they had a separate menu and we're super helpful for her too. Would throughly recommend :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There is a separate GF menu, and on requesting this the waiter asked if I was coeliac or just avoiding gluten. He explained the manager would come and take my order and it would arrive with a flag to identify it and avoid mixups. There was a choice of various tacos (where you order 2 or 3 different ones, a bit like tapas), and also several larger dishes. Dessert was ice cream (but interesting flavours with nice sauce) or caramel flan which unfortunately they had run out of. I think there were also a few veggie options, and some may have been vegan but I didn’t check as I like meat. The food was lovely and it was nice to feel confident they knew what they were doing. It is now the following day and I have had no ill effects!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Very helpful staff. Everything is marked on the menu. They even mark when something is GF but not celiac safe. The staff took it very seriously. Plus the food was so delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

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

Overall Rating

Review


The mains are a little limited to just different types of tacos but there are plenty of starters and sides too. The manager took the order to ensure the process was as safe as possible but they did stress they could not guarantee no cross contamination but the cook would wash hands and clean down the area, we always know it’s a risk but had absolutely no reaction. The food was gorgeous and our family enjoyed a lovely meal

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


Great Mexican food. Separate gluten free menu.

Safety


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

— 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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I had a great meal here! They have a separate menu, and the server said “the policy is to have the manager take your order if you have severe allergies.” So impressive. The chips are certified gluten free (I think you need to ask). And there’s LOADS on the GF menu, and it’s very detailed. I had guac and enchiladas. Really really good.

The menu also refers to gluten as “the big G” and I’m kind of obsessed with that.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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When we went to order our waiter told us that the manager had to take the order for our son with celiac. When the manager came, instead of assuring us what procedures they had in place to prepare food safely for our son, he rudely said they couldn’t make any guarantees and then said “do you agree to that or not?“ This treatment is difficult to believe for an establishment that provides a specific gluten-free menu. I have never felt like a restaurant cared less about preparing gluten free food safely. Stay away!

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?

— 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

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