Gluten-Free at Bakersfield

Mexican Restaurant
28 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

Overall Rating

Review


There is a small gluten free menu, but NOT a dedicated fryer. We ordered gluten free food from the gluten free menu and it was fried in the same fryer, according to our very conscientious server. The food was average.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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I’ve come here over ten times with celiac disease. The staff/ GM are very aware of celiac and informed me that they take the precautions. Separate fryer for the chips and they bring your tacos out on a separate plate. This is hands down the best restaurant.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Tacos are great! They change the oil and fryer multiple times a week, so check on day of your visit to see if the chips are safe to eat. Margaritas are also GF.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Gluten Intolerant

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The server was super good about telling me about what did and didn’t have gluten as well as explaining how their kitchen works with gluten free foods Also they have a separate menu that has the gluten free options

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have a small,separate GF menu. This menu specifically states that they are not a GF facility and do not guarantee safety of their food. They also put a section on the GF menu that is gluten reduces because there is beer in the prep. They include items in the GF section that are made in a contaminated fryer. Thankfully my server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Chips are safe. Guacamole is really good. The special margarita was syrupy. The rest of the food I tried did not have much flavor.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good tacos! Server was able to answer all my questions and concerns.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


They have a GF menu but NO dedicated fryer so chips aren’t GF. Most meats are braised with beer so only 4 taco options are GF. Meal was good but very limited options.

Safety


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

— 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

Wheat Allergy

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Review


Came here before a RW game at LCA. They have a smaller gluten free & less gluten menu. Staff seemed pretty knowledgeable and did confirm no dedicated fryer but menu was ample. I opted for tacos and they were very flavorful. I have wheat, oat, barley, malt, rye allergies, and other grain intolerances and cross contamination hits me quickly but I have had no reaction. Will come again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

Gluten Sensitive

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By coincidence we got the same awesome table and server - Jeff who is extremely knowledgeable about gf items and has worked there 7 years. I brought my own Siete chips and we ordered guac. I also ordered the large Johnny salad with grilled chicken, hearts of palm, avocado, toasted almond and side of cider vinaigrette with dion mustard which was tasty. The skinny margarita was good too. My husband enjoyed the local beer and tacos - carnitas, baja shrimp and short rib shrimp. You can order the. Tacos and replace the tortilla with lettuce. We will definitely return as both times we had a great experience.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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They have a separate GF menu. I spoke with manager who understood celiac and guaranteed that the chips were made in a separate fryer in canola oil. I enjoyed those with the trio of guacamole and salsa. Then I had a salad.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful experience. Staff was very knowledgeable. Food was delicious and I had no issues.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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So glad we went! Love this place! Easy to order and they get it!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Got the food catered. They have a dedicated fryer and they made sure to clean the grill before cooking anything with gluten. Margaritas were safe too.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Ate here for dinner. Had the chips and guac, and 2 pollo verde tacos. Waitress had brought a gluten free menu, which was most items were already Gf. Was very tasty, quick service!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


Dedicated GF menu, plenty of options. Separate fryer for chips and taquitos.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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
Celiac

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Server said nothing is gluten free except the chips. Said everything is fried in a common fryer and not safe except maybe a salad. Major disappointment. Would not recommend for anyone with an allergy

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


Very slow service and never refilled drinks. food good

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Crohn's

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Food was delicious and they had an entire “gluten friendly” menu! Made it super easy to order, would definitely go again!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Good food, didn’t get sick! The staff was knowledgable - they cook their beans and some meats in PBR, so don’t eat those. I had a salad and it was fine - however, $4.50 for a taco on a tortilla no more than 3” diameter is rough - you can see why other reviews mention overpriced food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


I had a great experience at this restaurant! I am celiac and very sensitive and I did not get sick. The hostess was very knowledgeable and the out server (Jeff) was very knowledgeable and went through the gluten free menu to let me know what items are safe for celiac with no risk of cross contamination. There is NOT a dedicated fryer so the chips are not safe, however they brought out soft corn shells for an alternative. I had the chicken taco the pork taco and the chorizo taco and the corn salad side dish, all was delicious!!!

Safety


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

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


I love this place! Amazing tacos and drinks. The gluten free menu has plenty of variety.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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I asked the server which tacos were gluten free and she said “all of them”……. Even the ones marinated in beer??? Not off to a great start. But they did have a gluten free menu and I just stuck with a salad to be safe.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Hashimoto's

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I got sick eating here. But I am pretty sure this location closed and is a different restaurant!

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


The service here was excellent! As soon as I asked if the chips were gluten free, he walked me through the whole menu saying that certain things were breaded, fried, or cooked with beer. The chips are corn chips fried in a dedicated fryer and the salsa was so good! The tacos are tiny so get a few but they are so delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Food was okay but a bit over priced. Everything seemed very rushed. Drinks were solid and the guac is on point.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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When I told the waitress that I had a gluten allergy she was knowledgeable and immediately went to the kitchen to ask about the fryers and the rest of the gluten free items I had asked about. We ordered The Trio (chips, salsa, and guacamole), chicken taquitos, and three tacos (pollo verde, pollo diablo, and al pastor) the food was good, my favorite was the taco al pastor. I would not recommend the taquitos, the little bit of filling inside would fall out as soon as you took one bite.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Celiac

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When the waiter noticed I had a gluten free menu, he asked if I have celiac disease. When I confirmed, he thoroughly walked through the menu with me and pointed out any areas of cross-contamination. The tacos were great!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I asked and they have a dedicated fryer for chips. I had several GF options and did not get sick. I’ll be going back

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I went here with friends and while the waitress understood gluten free dining, she needed me to explain the difference for someone with celiac. Then she was able to confirm that there isn’t anything on the menu that is “safe”. The “braised” meat is marinated in beer, the chips are cooked in a shared fryer with other breaded things as well. I ended up watching my non GF friends eat.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Although we came for taquitos, we were informed that usually the only gf option for taquitos is fried separately, but today they had been fried together with the gluten options. So we had to settle for the tacos. The server was knowledgeable and marked options for gluten allergy items. The food was amazing and the gluten free came out on a separate platter just for me. Will come back for more. :)

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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Staff knowledgeable, tacos delicious. Ask for the specific gluten free menu- it also contains info on what is safe and what is in a shared fryer. Sit at the bar for super fast service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Intolerant

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Food was excellent but they do not have a separate fryer from where they do the corn chips and other fried foods. They have a separate gf menu that you need to ask for, the hostess told us there was no separate menu, but I asked the server and there was.

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This is a great place... obviously they use gluten it’s a Taco place BUT Very accommodating to sub things for those sensitive to gluten free. My perspective has always been to accept all, not just me.

Celiac

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They have a GF menu! Our server was GF as well, and she was super helpful in making suggestions. We had a delicious dinner here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very Knowledgeable staff, GF menu, AMAZING TACOS <3 BEST TACOS SOUTH OF ANTARCTICA!!!!!! Our server Jessica was soooo helpful! Highly recommend for gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great tacos! Many Gluten Free options although the knowledgeable staff will guide celiacs like my son away from those that may be a risk due to the way they are prepared.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Absolutely not celiac friendly. The host recommended that I not eat here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable. Everything is fresh made.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Fryer cleaned every night and chips fried first in morning so they are safe. GF menus smaller but good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Symptomatic Celiac

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Bakersfield was the only thing i ate today, and i got sick.

Celiac

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After explaining celiac multiple times to my waitress and asking if the chips on the gluten free menu were definitely fried separately and being reassured multiple times that they were, halfway through my meal I was told that they actually weren’t. Got incredibly sick. Do not recommended. Should have trusted my instincts and not eaten here considering their gluten free menu at the bottom includes a section labeled “just a little gluten.” Ridiculous

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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There is a “gluten sensitive” menu. Stick to that. They evidently use a separate fryer for tortilla chips and the guacamole is delicious. Staff is fairly knowledgeable and willing to ask questions. Interested to see if others have had success.

Update: I had a few questionable experiences with the gluten sensitive menu, so I have not been back.

Celiac

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They had a separate, small, gluten free menu. At the bottom was a list of a few things that had beer in the marinade but no other gluten. Service was fine. Food wise, for those of us that are gluten free and those of us who are not, we were over all not impressed. As someone from Texas the Rojo salsa and corn tortillas were the only things truly good. Everything else while eatable really missed the mark, generally by an over all lack of seasoning though things like the guacamole the proportions were off because while they do make it on the premises they do a ton of it ahead of time and have to add waaaaay to much lime to keep it from going brown. I’ve lived in the North East for the last 15 years so I’ve found many a place that was worse than this, and I can definitely see why people who’ve never really had Mexican food like it and it is a place I could kill a craving at if I were desperate, just don’t go expecting really good tacos if you know what authentic ones taste like.

Celiac

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Great place for a quality meal with many options for gluten free. The staff is great, and very helpful to guide you in your choices.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very helpful and knowlegable. They do have a sepatate menu with both gluten free and "a little gluten" items. I was asked if I avoided gluten or had celiac. When I said I had celiac, they notified the kitchen to clean the work surface, wash hands and change gloves for my order. They also gave us extra salsa in separate bowls with tortilla for me. The server who brought the food asked who was gluten free in our party and was attentive in serving my plate away from other items with gluten. The food was great and I'll definitely be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They do not have a dedicated fryer anymore. The black beans and both of the braised meats contain beer. The only things that are supposedly truly gf are salads, the al pastor taco, the mushroom taco, and the corn (huitlacoche) taco. :(

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Try the queso! Mmmmm lots of gf options

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The chips, guacamole, and queso were SO GOOD! Very limited dinner entree options. The tacos are brought out family style to the table. Not knowing this, I let the server know I had to be gluten free for Celiac but the kitchen still prepped my tacos with everyone else’s which meant I had to send my order back.

Gluten-Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Gluten free menu on 6/10/24. Server did inform us that they just updated their regular menu, so the gluten free menu was not completely up to date.
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Trio dips
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Gluten Free Menu
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