Gluten-Free at Taco Mama

Mexican Restaurant
41 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Celiac

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Love their food!! Lots of options and a very clear allergen menu. I go there all of the time and the staff is super knowledgeable and I never get sick! Love this place!

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?

— Most

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I always get a bowl. I’ve only gotten sick like once, the staff is knowledgeable if you tell them gluten allergy. Just dont get chips (shared fryer) or chicken (marinated in beer).

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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DO NOT - I repeat - DO NOT eat here if you are celiac or gluten intolerant. They talk a big talk, but my husband has been CC twice here. Because they have such high safety reviews we thought the first time he was “hit” was a fluke & decided to give them another shot. Horrible idea. (I hope my review brings the rating down so no one else gets “hit”) Upon arrival, we alerted management, asked specifically that one person prepare his food and PLEASE change gloves & clean prep station. IDK what of that ask was ignored - IF ANY….. it could be that the food “toppings” are crossed. At any rate, we will not be going back.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Chips are marked GF but the girl taking our order said that they do sprinkle the chips with flour so they don’t stick together in the fryer.

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Super kind and patient staff helped us navigate the menu. GF Tacos, chips and queso, guac, and amazing salsa!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times and the food is delicious! However I usually get an upset stomach the next day, but not contamination sick as far as I can tell. I’m not sure what it is that makes me sick, whether gluten or maybe just another ingredient? My non celiac friends have also noticed an upset stomach after eating their too, so makes me think maybe it’s something else that gets us. It could be cross contamination, but I don’t think so. Staff is VERY knowledgeable about what is GF and what isn’t and accommodating in subbing out things to make it GF. This is the first place I’ve been able to get a quesadilla since my celiac dx years ago(on corn tortillas). The food and service are so good, I keep coming back despite the upset tummy next day. It’s my understanding that the chips and queso are safe. They offer corn tortillas for tacos and quesadillas. Most meats are GF except a few of the meats like the shredded chicken due to seasoning. Their queso is my favorite!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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The person at the counter explained everything very carefully to me and double checked on anything they weren't completely certain of. I ordered a build your own nachos and it was delicious.They seem to have good practices regarding cross-contamination because I ate there yesterday and have not felt bad at all.I will definitely be back and would definitely recommend them.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


We’ve eaten here twice during this trip. Most of the menu is gluten free. They actually have a menu to show you want isn’t gluten free. Enjoyed the steak and pork tacos and had the chips and salsa and the slaw. Didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 went to Taco Mama before a basketball game and was so impressed tonight by their staff. The young man who took my order was so kind and helpful. He even told me he would have the staff change gloves before preparing my food. The food was delicious! They also had a very detailed allergen menu. It felt nice to feel normal as I ate out with my family.

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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The waiter andrew was amazing he knew everything that had wheat by heart. And was awesome in helping me order. 10/10 would go again

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?

— 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 kids
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


Hit or miss. I always get a bowl. Sometimes I get sick, sometimes I am completely fine.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Super celiac aware and patiently answered all of our questions. And it was SO delicious. 10/10 recommend.

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

Celiac

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I love this place! They are always incredibly accommodating! Just about the only think I know we need to avoid is the chicken, it is marinated in beer, but everything I have had is delicious! They are knowledgeable about allergens in their menu!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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


Staff was very knowledgeable about Celiacs. Dedicated frier for chips. They know exactly which options are not GF. They will prepare food separately if you let them know you have Celiacs.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Hard shell tacos are delicious and gluten free, I usually get the shrimp tacos

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Have had some really great experiences here as a Celiac student at UA. Each time I go, I get a beef burrito bowl and fill it with whatever toppings I want. Staff is very knowledgeable - just let them know you have a severe gluten allergy and they’ve always marked it for me. One time, despite the line being out the door, the guy taking my order walked to the back kitchen himself and pointed my order out to the people making it just so they knew it was supposed to be GF. Never had an issue here and it’s so awesome to be able to eat Mexican!!!

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

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?

— Excellent

Other


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

Overall Rating

Review


Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten free options. You can get tacos in either soft corn tortillas or crispy. The beef, steak, and grilled chicken are all gluten free. The regular chicken is not because it’s marinated in beer. Chips are safe to eat as is the queso. I’ve eaten here many times and never had an issue. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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

Quality & Quantity


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 with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


Had the build your own burrito bowl with the barbacoa braised beef, was full of flavor, the meet was tender and the toppings were delicious. The young lady at the counter was very helpful. She knew what I could and could not have. It was enough food for two meals but I ate the whole thing. Would highly recommend this place if you like Mexican food!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Called and asked many questions. Server did not recommend for Celiac and/or Dairy free

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Not celiac

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Review


I got a bowl with beef and lots of sides. They also noticed I didn’t get any dairy and let me know that the guac had dairy! Servers were very helpful in answering what had gluten.

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?

— Most

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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My husband worked with the restaurant to ensure my takeout order would be GF and DF. My chicken bowl was delicious and had quite a kick. My spice tolerance is high given I'm used to Denver salsa. Kudos there. The chips were subpar and stale. I did not get sick, so this is another win for Auburn.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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I went with my mom while it was busy. We got nachos. We are both celiac, and neither of us got sick. I don't know what allergy precautions they take, but the only things that arent safe are soft tortillas and a couple of minor things that I don't remember.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


This place is awesome! The majority of their food is GF. Their chips are fried separately. Eaten here many times and have never gotten sick

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Staff is very knowledgeable about ingredients & what is safe or not for celiacs. I don’t ever get sick & I love the food!!

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

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


I asked staff what was gluten free and they said almost everything. Avoid the flour tortillas, braised chicken, Mac n cheese, and you’ll be fine. The chips are fried in a dedicated, gluten free fryer where the corn taco shells are also fried. I frequent Taco Mama, my standby order is the steak nachos, but I also love their tacos. Their queso and guac are both fantastic. I am celiac and have eaten here dozens of times with no issues. I cannot recommend this place enough

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
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


They've always been very kind and careful when I mention I have celiac and I have never gotten sick after eating there. I trust them and love tacos!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I had the steak on a soft corn tortilla. This is a great place for families or if you are out with friends because everyone will be happy with their meal. FYI: The chicken is not gf and the guacamole is not df.

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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


Chips are fried in their own oil, most everything is gluten free except the flour tortillas, rice, and shredded chicken cooked in beer. I still make sure every time I order that they are aware of my needs and that nothing has changed.

I get the kids nachos with grilled chicken. It’s so much good and so good

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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


COVID is still amongst us so I wasn’t able to see the food preparation process but I was assisted by an employee who was well informed about items on the menu that are and are not gluten free. The employee that assisted me was very helpful and knowledgeable.

People with celiac can choose between a salad or burrito bowl which is basically the burrito with no wrap. Most of the meats are GF with the exception of the chicken, tuna, and fried something or other. I ordered the shrimp which they said is cooked with salt and paper. The chips are not gluten free. What I like is that you can pick any additions you would like (e.g., onion, cheese, lettuce,...) so the items are customizable. Our total bill was about $56 for two burritos, which each come with two sides and chips, nachos with chicken, and the burrito bowl with shrimp. I of course added on the sangria which was excellent and everyone else has regular fountain drinks. The establishment is clean, even the outside deck area. Servers were very pleasant. The food is good and can be made as simple as you wish. Everyone in my party agreed that it was not the best Mexican food but it is good and reasonably priced. I will likely return, particularly because of the nice staff. I also like the location and being able to walk down the street to window shop after eating.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


Most of the tacos are gluten free on corn tortillas. Be aware of words like marinated (so avoid the chicken) and I avoided the tuna just to be sure I didn’t ingest any soy (soy sauce with gluten-that is). I’m pretty sensitive and the chips caused no issue. Queso, tomatillo salsa and margs were great too!

Excellent service. Friendly staff. Prices a little high.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


Staff is well informed on what is safe and what isn’t, and have a list of items taped to the register. Very accommodating and have many options that are GF. Highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable. I had the pork nachos and they were very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The food is absolutely delicious and pretty much everything is GF, including chips and queso ;)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The shredded chicken isn’t GF but the grilled chicken is along with all the other meats!

Not celiac
Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This was an excellent restaurant! We asked a few questions and when the person we asked wasn’t sure, she immediately found plenty of knowledgeable people including the cooks of course. Chips are in a dedicated fryer so they are safe. They seemed to exercise caution. On top of that—it was just delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Definitely not gluten free friendly. I have tried eating there a few times and continue to get exposed. Never again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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Just called and they said their chips were NOT gluten free and the person on the phone was not even sure what I was initially talking about. Definitely not safe for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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The staff was very helpful. They told me what I should avoid like the chips (shared fryer at that location) and the chicken (which is marinated in beer). I had a burrito bowl with steak and some corn tortillas on the side. They noted on the ticket that I had a gluten allergy to flag it to the kitchen for preparation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Everything is gluten free except the chicken (and flour tortillas of course)!!! That includes the nachos, chips, tacos and they are all yummy! I have been to several locations around the state and they are usually very helpful. I love that you can get queso or guacamole as a side. They have several kinds of margaritas and they are very good. So glad that Taco Mama came to Mobile!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free except for the chicken. Love this place!!

Celiac

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GF fresh chips and Queso!!! There are only a few things that aren’t GF (flour tortillas (but they have corn which are safe), chicken bc its beer braised, fried fish, and mac’n’cheese.

10/10 on food, service, and atmosphere! It’s more fast-casual. You don’t have a dedicated waitress, you order at a register then they bring it to you but there’s ton of staff walking around asking if you need anything. Just tell them you are Celiac or GF when you order - if you have celiac or an allergy and tell them they will take extra precautions and change gloves!

I recommend shrimp tacos w lettuce, chipotle ranch, corn, avocado and chips and Queso 😋

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I came here under the impression that they were gluten free. The staff didn't really know if their kitchen was safe or not, but they asked around and told me that they had gluten free options.

I got a burrito bowl with no chips or anything suspicious.

I got glutened pretty badly. I'm not sure what ingredient did it.

The food tasted good, though!

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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I'm not celiac but I had no issues. Staff knowledgeable and helped me choose my meat (not all are GF). Got a taco platter with grilled chicken and siracha coleslaw. Super tasty! Spicy! Loved it!

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The staff is knowledgeable about what ingredients are gf and which aren’t, and will let you know when you’re building your taco/burrito/bowl/etc. The menu has a build-your-own section that is totally customisable so you can avoid any gluten ingredients. Their chips are fried in a separate fryer and don’t have gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Tacos
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
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Had the pork nachos and they were really good!