Zocalo

4 recent ratings
$$ • Mexican Restaurant
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1801 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811

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Celiac

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I have celiac and the managers and chefs take food allergies extremely serious.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly they don’t have many/any

Food was good but not gluten free

I got sick from the only gluten free item marked on the menu.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here for dinner and when the waiter brought out the chips I asked if they were in a dedicated fryer and he said yes so I started eating them. After 10 minutes when he came back to take our order he told me that he checked with the kitchen and they are NOT in a dedicated fryer. I didn’t feel safe ordering anything else as I was scared of having a reaction, thankfully I didn’t but it still scared me.

Celiac friendly?

No

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

  • Beer

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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I got a burrito bowl with added chicken and asked for the GF all corn tortillas. Food was very good, authentic and fresh tasting.
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Celiac

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Since chips share a fryer they are not safe but the waitress offered cucumber slices to have with the beans and salsa and guacamole. Waitstaff was knowledgable just ASK.

The food was very good authentic Mexican (see picture) but I wouldn’t recommend it to Celiacs.

NOTE: Ask for the gluten-free corn tortillas specifically because their regular corn tortillas actually are a flour and corn mixture!!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food! I have been here numerous times in the last few years and never had a reaction and I am SEVERELY celiac :) It’s loud and noisy, so communicate clearly and double check what was heard. The food is super delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Incompetent staff brought out the gluten tacos after specifically ordering gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Excellent service and the staff here is pretty knowledgeable. Their homemade corn tortillas are not GF but they’ll tell you they have a GF tortilla, you just have to specify when you’re ordering. Definitely worth a trip downtown for some safe Mexican food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super yummy! Great atmosphere...knowledgeable about food allergies.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Chips are GF (dedicated fryer) and food is delicious! Tacos made with corn tortillas that contain gluten, but if you ask they have GF option. Knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and service. Most of the items on the menu are GF and the ones that aren't can be made GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Stop in for the happy hour menu. Good drink options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing service. Dedicated fryer for chips. Tortillas come with gluten, but you can ask for gluten-free easily. Very nice service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Super friendly and knowledgable staff! Our server pointed out the few things I couldn't have but said everything else could be made GF. I was very happy with the quality of the food and drinks, not to mention the service was impeccable. Definitely will return and add this spot to our regular rotation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My husband is a super sensitive celiac and he LOVES MEXICAN FOOD! This place was fantastic and our waitress was so nice and knowledgable about what he could have and she said they would make sure everything was prepared safely for him. Their food portions are nice and big so he's not having to order multiple items to fill up on. Cheaper than when we eat at Mikuni's!!! We have a new regular spot on our date days!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great dinner here. Most of the menu is GF and the server was familiar with celiac and patient with discussing the menu. Food was delicious and safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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It's generally pretty easy to get gluten free options at Mexican/Spanish restaurants. However WARNING stay away from the complimentary mole sauce they give you with the chips! Didn't think to ask about it and it definitely hit me. But other than that you should be fine

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The food is wonderful!! The staff is knowledgable and I feel very safe eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was a little skeptical after seeing the menu, however the server was fairly knowledgeable explained which items could be made GF and which were off limits (sadly, the mole sauce has flour).

The chips and salsas are indeed safe, and after eating way too many of those, I went with one of the enchiladas dishes, which arrived in a generous portion. The food was good, and most importantly, no issues afterwards.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No GF menu but staff was knowledgeable. Lots of options. I asked about chips and guacamole and he said they were safe. Food was very good and fresh.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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tacos de consuelos and guacamole are amazing. excellent gluten knowledgeable staff. celiacs can even eat the chips here. So many options and one of the best happy hours downtown

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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YUMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! Oh my gosh, being unable to dine out safely at most places, I was THRILLED to find that the chef was very familiar with the needs of people who need to be gluten free. For some of us it is a medical prescription for a disease that has no cure. The only "cure" is to be totally gluten free. We have found 3 places in the Sacramento area that are safe every time we go there... PF Chang's, Star Ginger (great Pad Thai!) and Red Robin, oh and they did accommodate me at Burgers and Brew (without a bun). I was THRILLED to add this wonderful Mexican restaurant to our list! The food was soooooo yummy! And it was like being a "normal" person, ordering off of a normal menu. What a treat! I would put this at the top of my list of favorites...everything was so fresh and yummmmy! Tried Chipotle but found massive cross contamination. When I called Zocalo's to make sure they really did have a GF menu, they assured me that they did, and a dedicated fryer.. When we arrived and were seated, they brought a basket of chips and salsa, so I asked the waiter if the chips were gluten free, or cooked in a dedicated fryer, and he said... nope, sorry, and I was very disappointed. I thought that was VERY strange, so I asked again, and he said he'd go check. Sure enough, he came back and said, yes they are gluten free. YAY! Things got better from there. He recommended the fish tacos for me, and enchiladas with mole sauce for my gluten eating husband. Mine was SOOOOO good, with that fresh lime juice squeezed on it, it really gave it a nice fresh little kick. The tacos were served with lime rice and black beans. after eating two of the tacos, I had to pass the third to my hubby, and he loved it too, but we were both stuffed when we left! We will happily be going back real soon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Wonderful experience. We clarified that it is the chef's sister that has Celiac. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free; just stay away from the mole sauce, flour tortillas, and chile relleno. We were treated with amazing service and felt very supported in ordering gluten free. To top it all off, the food was absolutely amazing- gluten free or not!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here safely a few times. I always get the corn tortilla tacos and they are delicious. The server doesn't always know which items are gluten free but they'll go check.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owners sister has celiac this the majority of their menu is gluten free. just make sure to mention it to your server.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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