Gluten-Free at Abuelo's

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

Abuelo's has a "gluten sensitive" menu, not a gluten-free menu.

Overall Rating

Review


Had the tamales—they were outstanding.

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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Can I just say WOW! The place and food was absolutely amazing. The GF menu is part of the whole menu, but is dedicated to one spot, so not hunting down what we can and cannot eat. It does say gluten sensitive, but they were super careful to take care of me.

I ordered the fajitas and the bonus to it all was the chips and green salsa. Absolutely loved the salsa. I ordered the flan, and oh my…it melts in your mouth.

Our waitress, Rhonda, was very kind and helpful and the chef came out twice and spoke with us. Guys, I’m telling you…if you are at Myrtle Beach, this is definitely a place to go if you like Mexican!!

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
  • 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?

— 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

Celiac

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Waitress was very knowledgeable. Able to get baked chips & salsa. Felt very comfortable eating there.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Waitress was super helpful and pleasant. When I walked in, the hostess made sure to tell me they’re gluten sensitive not gluten free but they will do their best to accommodate me. She also told me to tell the waitress right away that I need gf chips and not to eat the ones they initially bring out. I had tamales. They were good. Somewhat limited menu but it’s nice to have another alternative and the tropical salsa was great!

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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Very limited gf menu. I got the barbecue shrimp fajitas. They were disgusting. Will not be going back.

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?

— Poor

Overall Rating

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Celiac. Was sick before finishing my meal. Not safe.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Below Average

Not celiac

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Had a wonderful GF meal here. The menu offers several options for GF dining. I chose 3 tamales and a vegetable medley…absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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We ordered salads from their gluten free menu and they came with fried flour tortillas on the salad. My son with Crohn’s disease and gluten intolerance are some before we noticed they looked different from their other chips. The waitress just said sorry and the manager said nothing even though he was made aware of the situation.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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I ordered bbq fajita chicken from the gluten “sensitive” menu and began eating it when I noticed there were 4 flour tortilla chips adorning the plate. My mother asked the manager who admitted they were made from flour and tried to ask if I wanted them to make me something else to which I declined. My trust had been lost. Hopefully I don’t feel sick later for the 2 shrimps I did have.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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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Came here a few years ago and loved the food. I was very disappointed this time. While they had a section of the menu for gluten free items, it was a small section. I was looking forward to authentic Mexican food, and that is not what I got at all. Was not crazy about the food

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

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Ate there last night 7-12-2021 and I have to say, it was delicious! They have a GF page on their menu and I ordered the 3 soft taco plate. It came with a side of cilantro rice and beans. The seasoned beef on the tacos was outstanding. It was so good I feared I would end up sick. I’m a very sensitive stomached Celiac and I had zero issues eating here. They also brought out separate chips and salsa. The salsa was pretty plain, but it was still nice to have the option to eat chips and salsa like others there. 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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The staff was very knowledgeable. The menu says “for Gluten-sensitive” but my waiter said it WAS gluten free. They prepared everything in a dedicated space. The menu options are limited, but tasted very good.

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
  • 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?

— 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 for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful regarding the gluten free options.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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If you ask, they have gluten free chips. The chips are very bland. The menu is very limited, and you can’t order chicken. They were not careful and gave me flour tortillas.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch

Overall Rating

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I ha e eaten at Abuelo’s for years, always excellent food. January this year I was diagnosed with celiacs disease. I was so excited to see a whole page of gluten free items. I had the beef tacos with soft corn tortillas, excellent!!

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?

— 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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Tamales were a great choice. Brought out gluten free chips. Not as good as the real chips but ok for dipping.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Not very many GF options here. I had the GF tacos. They were ok, nothing special. Did not have any reactions. Cool ambiance, but otherwise, meh!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

Overall Rating

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While I was able to eat without getting sick, the food is not very flavorful. If you don't like spicy food, this is your place. I do live 7 miles from Mexico, though, so I'm used to authentic Mexican, and this is not it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I got sick. They said they stopped gluten free because of covid :( the gluten “sensitive” menu only have like 3 options

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?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


You can ask for your food to be prepared with caution in mind

Very limited menu if you are celiac or sensitive you can’t eat the corn tortillas. With the virus restrictions they have shortened the menu so now only two items are available on the gf menu.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Not celiac

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We eat here all the time. Not a lot of options, but we are also dairyfree, but they do a good job of keeping you safe.

Celiac

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Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas. Really good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. As soon as the waiter knew I was gluten-free, she started preparing the gluten-free chip option (not listed on the gluten-free menu), and the salsas and dips are so good! The bacon-scallop fajitas and sangria are amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Gluten-free menu with a variety of options - combination plates, fajitas, and salads. The food was average, but the service was below average. The stars are awarded for the food, bonus points for a gluten-free menu.

Celiac

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The options are there, but the staff are not super well trained on gluten free. There’s always an issue with the food, just about every time. When it’s right, it’s good 👍

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The tacos were fantastic! I had a great experience here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very small gluten free menu, the waiter has no knowledge and the manager was too busy I guess to come over. The food was not good and service was just ok at best.

Not celiac

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I’ve come here twice with a family of four, we are all gluten free, but I’m the only one who is intolerant. I’ve never had bad food, and our service was very polite. I cannot say if there is cross contamination but I’ve never had any major discomforts. It’s TexMex, but it’s still good.

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While they do not guarantee a gluten free environment, they do have a gluten-free menu and will serve baked (bland but I am grateful for them) tortilla chips in place of fried.

I do well here despite being highly sensitive.

If they had more GF salsa and if they had better tasting GF chips I would give 5 stars.

Last week, I ordered carry-out from here, and the soft corn tortillas were handmade and AMAZING! 4.5 stars for me now!

Celiac

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Chips are safe but unremarkable. Service fair

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Food was tasty but I got sick. Waiter said queso was gf but perhaps not 😔 I also ate the shrimp bacon fajitas so not sure which made me sick.

Celiac

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This was disappointing. I got a tamale which obviously had been frozen and stuck in the microwave to heat up. When the waitress served it, it was way too hot to eat. It took about 10 minutes to cool down enough to eat. Even then the cheese burned the roof of my mouth. They were expensive for what they are and bland. Overall, it was not a pleasant experience. They may have gluten free options. But I won’t be returning.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The gluten free menu is on the reverse side of the vegetarian menu, so don't mix them up. The manager is very knowledgeable, so if you want to be sure, ask to speak to him. Our waitress had gluten allergy awareness, but did not know that the enchiladas had flour in the filling. Manager caught it though. Only gave 4 stars because the options are still limited

Celiac

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I didn't get sick, but the food was not the greatest. I had vegetarian fajitas. The veggies were 80% onions and barely cooked. Kind of a bummer.

Celiac

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Not many choices, and if you don’t are can’t eat pork your stuck with soft tacos that are bland with no flavor, spoke with management they will not work with you on nothing

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Gluten Free menu is available. The food was great

Not celiac

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Good food. GF menu was small but at least had a little variety and included appetizers, entrees & a dessert option.

Celiac

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Our waitresses were awesome and sympathetic, they asked the kitchen lots of questions for us to make sure we avoided cross contamination. They have a separate gluten free menu that you can ask for, which is pretty small but has some tasty options! They special made my fiancé chips using the oven instead of the fryer. So far he has no gastrointestinal issues!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Good variety of selections for gluten free menu. Had Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp. Traded garden fresh vegetables for cilantro lime rice, and traded refried beans for charro beans. They offered baked corn tortilla chips for gluten free, and separate dish for salsa to avoid contamination from others at table with fried chips. Server was knowledgeable of gluten-free dining and was very nice. We went just before dinner rush which I recommend so that server and chef will be focused on avoiding cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Typical “gluten sensitive” environment. Dont risk it if you are ncgs or celiac.

Wheat Allergy

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Abuelos had a small but nice gluten free menu. They even brought me out baked chips for the chips and salsa. I had the soft corn tacos but the tamales dish sounded delicious too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very accommodating. Baked the chips since not a dedicated fryer, GF selection was not large but was EXCELLENT. Waitress was knowledgable. Will definately come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ordered the soft taco plate off of the gluten-sensitive menu and it was not gluten-free.

Celiac friendly?

No

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This was just awful for GF! the server was uninformed and the meal that I was served was mostly grease. I do not recommend. There are so many better options for GF Latin food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Best experience ever plus the have an excellent gluten free menu! Angela was a spectacular waitress.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Their Gluten Free menu is quite small (no enchiladas :( ), though they do say in restaurant text that meals are made to order, so I wonder if one could ask for corn tortillas instead for meals but the waiter didn't suggest this. Their fried chips are not gluten free but if you ask they will go bake some for you, which is nice. Everything tastes really good, some things were pretty spicy. I was a bit sad at how small my tamales were, though. I'm not quite sure the food is worth the price but overall good experience.

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Good menu for gluten free but very dry soft tacos. Tasteless food. Bland. Won’t go back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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If you want authentic Mexican food, this is not the place to get it. The gluten-free menu was extremely limited. The vegetarian menu was on the flip side of the gluten-free menu, and there was very little overlap (I’m a vegetarian, also dairy free). The waitress was very patient and helpful; she kept suggesting different items that were not really Mexican (such as a salad with mandarin orange slices). Finally, she recommended that I simply order a side of black beans, a side of cilantro rice, and a side of corn tortillas, and make my own tacos. I did just that, and the food was exactly what I was craving. But I wouldn’t go back if I wanted anything other than corporate food.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Beef tamales
Bbq shrimp fajitas
Gluten free beef tacos. Side of beans and rice.
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Menu prt 1 (no glare)
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Menu part 1
Gluten-Free pork fajitas with corn tortillas. | Gluten free corn chips with green salsa.
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