Gluten Free at Abuelo's

75 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Mexican, Takeout, Restaurant, Online Ordering
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1 week ago

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

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Not celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

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!

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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

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2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
3 months ago

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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3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
3 months ago

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.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The waitresses are very knowledgeable; however the food had no taste.

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5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I got the tamale plate with refried beans and the vegetable medley. They have a gluten sensitive guide but have a disclaimer that they cannot guarantee a meal is entirely gluten free. However the waitress was very kind to make sure to mention it to the cook. I did get a headache after I ate there but I also have issues with dairy which my meal contained a lot of it.

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Celiac
5 months ago

There is a gluten-sensitive menu, but the server warned us that the food is not cooked on a dedicated surface and the cooks do not change gloves. Cross contamination is likely. We really appreciated the knowledge of the server but it seems like it would not be that difficult to avoid the cross contamination, a situation that is beyond the servers control.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The chips are not gf since they are fried in the same oil. Although the chef baked the chips for me and they were delicious! My server checked with the cook to make sure that my food was prepared safely and I didn’t get sick! 10/10 would return!

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5 months ago
Celiac friendly

My husband loves Mexican food and found this place that carry gluten-free menu. He ordered tamales, lime rice and refried beans. It was delicious and very pleased with the waitress that are familiar with gluten-free. Also have baked tortillas chips that are gluten-free with sauces. Will definitely come back.

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Celiac
6 months ago

The staff was very knowledgeable of all menu items and very helpful.

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Not celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable staff, they took extra care in making sure our food was gluten free and was prepared and cooked away from the other food to avoid contamination. The food was really good and the atmosphere was very friendly.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I absolutely love this restaurant! I am Celiac and have extreme allergies to items. I have not once been sick or had any reaction to their food. It's the best Mexican restaurant in town! Flan is totally gluten-free too!

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Celiac
7 months ago

Ordered from GS menu: Sweet Tea Gluten Sensitive Chips & Salsa Inferno Nima Tested & Passed: Honey/Chile Pork Tenderloin, charro beans & veggies Staff did say that the menu is GLUTEN SENSITIVE because they cannot guarantee the meal will be entirely gluten free.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

The server we had took celiac very seriously. He went the extra mile with gf chips and making sure things were cooked and served separately. I didn't get sick and it felt like a victory, as having celiacs has made dining out mostly unpleasant.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Waiter wouldn’t confirm ingredients on any “gluten sensitive” menu items. Refused to speak to chef. Only useful information I got was that the sauces on both entrees on the menu contain wheat.

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Not celiac
9 months ago

Small gluten free menu. Delicious beef tacos, attentive wait staff that is informed and sensitive to food allergy requests.

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Not celiac
10 months ago

nice restaurant, separate but limited GF menu. Baked chips given as regular tortilla chips are fried in shared fryer. Server even brought me my own salsa dish to avoid cross contamination. Food was ok, plenty of it...but it was not my style of Mexican food. Too jazzed up for me but I appreciated the effort put into caring for my meal.

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Celiac
10 months ago

They changed their recipes and now the "gluten free" stuff isn't any good. Very limited on what is decently safe to eat.

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Celiac
10 months ago

Hostess brought my son his own basket of chips and identified the gluten free salsa to us without being asked. Waiter was friendly and helpful, helping us choose items on the gluten free menu that would work in the kids meal. Everything was delicious!

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Not celiac
10 months ago

This restaurant had the most flavorless gluten sensitive options I have had in years. Really awful. And there were no prices on the gluten sensitive menu. I ended up paying twice as much as I wanted to for food that I didn't like at all.

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11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

my wife only has half of a colon due to celiac we have tried the gluten-free menu 3 times each time reducing the items and each time a bowel explosion worse than the last the Manager says it's gluten sensitive not gluten-free

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Celiac
11 months ago

Delicious food and knowledgeable servers and kitchen staff. Huge portions. GF menu is limited, but includes tacos, chips, and fajitas and salads.

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1 year ago

Ask for the gluten free menu when you arrive. They also have gluten free chips on request. Gluten free salsa options are limited though.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

We always get excellent service here. I'm not as sensitive as I use to be but I've never gotten a reaction here. They bake chips to make them gluten free. The gluten free is small but its all delicious. Just make sure to ask for no chip in the guacamole if you order it.

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1 year ago

Great food, good menu, even make specialty gf chips. Never had a problem with cross contamination, most of the family is gf and never had a problem! We love it!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I enjoyed my experience at Abuelo's. The server was very knowledgeable about celiac/gluten. She brought me chips that were prepared separately to avoid cross-contamination. They were baked instead of fried so not quite as tasty, but I'll take that over being glutened anytime. The gluten sensitive menu had plenty of options to choose from. I had the barbecue shrimp fajitas and would recommend them to others. I would go back to Abuelo's when in Roanoke again.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Wait Staff was extremely knowledgeable about what had gluten in it. They bake special chips for you so they aren't contaminated. I got the gf corn tortilla soft tacos! Yum!

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1 year ago

My favorite gluten-free restaurant in Midland… They have a gluten sensitive menu. I always enjoy the soft tacos or the tamales. They also have flan for dessert.

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1 year ago

The staff was very knowledgeable. There was a great selection for gluten-free and were even able to answer questions about dairy as well. I do wish there was kid size plate options available.

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I brought my own plantain chips. When I asked if a specific dish (tilapia) could be made gluten-free, the manager came over to discuss it with me. The cook prepared it with a different sauce so that it would be gluten-free. I was impressed with how accommodating they were, and the food was delicious. It should be noted that I am not celiac, so I am not as sensitive to cross-contamination.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Got sick. Paid the price. Don't eat here ever.

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1 year ago

Terrible menu selection (can't even get chicken fajitas) and the chips were awful. No GF queso, mex rice, or refried beans.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Reaction after eating the shrimp fajitas.

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Celiac
1 year ago

So excited to find Mexican in nwi that offers a gf menu. The tacos with cilantro lime rice were really good. Chips and salsa were a bit disappointing. They baked their homemade chips and salsa verde is the only gf option. But the guava was really good. I'll def be going back.

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Celiac
1 year ago

It was okay. I didn't get sick.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

They are NOT Celiac friendly! I had discussion with the server who asked questions from the kitchen. When I got my food, I started to eat, a min later she ran over and said STOP, don't eat that! I was a few months ago, but I think it was a potato side with a cheese topping. She said the cheese sauce has gluten. She told me to eat around it. Since I have Celiac, I can't have that on my plate! I didn't go back. The pork tasted good, then I found out it had soy sauce... not sure if it was GF soy sauce or not. I really didn't eat what they gave me.

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

While they do have a limited gluten sensitive menu, the staff are not trained of the severity of this issue. we had 3 orders of the bacon wrapped shrimp, 1 being GF and when the food came to the table the server could not tell which plate was which. The black beans are NOT GF. I ordered them once and was very sick and I'm not celiac; just very sensitive to gluten.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

If you are looking for a good gluten free and dairy free restaurant not go here. Not much to choose from.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Server was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She answered all my questions promptly and made sure I was well taken care of.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I ate there last year and felt somewhat ill afterward. Today, I went equipped with my new Nima sensor and gluten was detected on their "gluten-free" shrimp. The rice and mixed veggies,however, tested fine. They took my plate and just brought those items back for me. So they were accommodating, but I wouldn't trust their gluten free menu

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Worst dining experience with bad food and unknowledgeable staff and of course I was glutened. Only giving it a star because I have to

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Celiac
1 year ago

great food and the server was very educated about gluten and the options they offered. they prepared my dish separate from the others also.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Very restricted menu but do have chips that can be prepared separate. About 6 items as meals but several are over 15.00. 1 of them being a steak.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Food is very good. There is, however, not much to choose from. Beef soft tacos, tamales, Fajitas (bacon-wrapped shrimp, BBQ shrimp, or veggie) and a couple other things. Salsa is great! The corn tortillas that come with the fajitas look homemade and are wonderful. The chips are TERRIBLE. That is the biggest reason for giving 3 stars vs 4. Chips at a Mexican Food Embassy should not be terrible. I did not get sick, which I realize is the most important thing. There are other Mexican restaurants in OKC (Ted's!!) that are celiac friendly and have amazing chips.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Beware - Went there Monday for lunch. To start the chips were baked - so far good, 3 types of salsa was left on the table with no information- only one was gf - it would have been nice to share that. The manager brought my food and said it was gf with gf tortillas. I ate one of the tortillas then started to compare with what my wife had. They looked the same. Called back the waitress to ask - she said it was gf then was not sure - then determined it was not. Bottom line I got sick - it is now Friday just starting to feel better. I was traveling on business and the rating was good. If you give them a shot double check everything & good luck you may need it.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
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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