Gluten-Free at Abuelo's

Mexican Restaurant
38 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Lovely staff ! Had a whole section of gluten sensitivity on the menu.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Slim offerings. Soft tacos were okay a little bland. Only rice availability GF was lime cilantro which was not what I was hopping for.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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Review


I’ve eaten here 4x. I always get the same order- gluten free tacos. I’ve not had any issues at all. The gf chips are not good though so I don’t bother with those. They also make fantastic margaritas.

Safety


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

— 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

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Very limited gluten sensitive menus but the food is still amazing….. the server even asked if I wanted baked chips instead of the fried chips as they are fried in the same frier as everything else.

Even tho the menu items are limited the food and service is great. Not celiac safe******

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Didn’t feel safe enough to eat here after the waiter told me there’s better ways to be healthy than limiting gluten. Didn’t trust that he would convey my dietary needs properly. Also, those at my table found a pasta noodle in the queso dip….weird

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Review


Tacos, rice and veggies were pretty good. The gf chips were baked and a little like thin cardboard. Edible but not the same as fried tortilla chips.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


Very good even with limited options. Server was helpful and knowledgeable. Chips are in shared fryer but the chef baked some chips for me which was extremely nice. Got the soft tacos and rice.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


My husband convinced me to give it a try … I went against my own instincts

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Overall Rating

Review


They don’t guarantee anything as “gluten free”. I had the corn tortilla beef tacos, and they weren’t great. Also they have baked chips that also weren’t great. The sides were good though. There are options here, but there are better safer Mexican places in town.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


AMAZING! loved this place. They answered all questions with confidence and double checked if they were unsure. Food was so good! 10/10 definitely would recommend.

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
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I quite enjoyed this restaurant. they understood my needs about the importance of being g-free. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu. she let me know of items that are gluten free that do not appear on the gluten free menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Overall Rating

Review


Staff was helpful. Gluten free tortilla chips I’m dedicated fryer. Not amazing chips but decent. Menu was small but the food was good. Wish the menu you was larger but great place for gluten free Mexican food.

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?

— 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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


I’ve eaten here twice, and had the tamales from the gluten sensitive menu both times. The first time I had them for lunch, and later that day felt kind of sick, but I was super pregnant and we had been driving all day, so didn’t think anything of it. The second time was also for lunch, and a few hours later I was sick as a dog. So, I definitely don’t feel like the tamales are celiac friendly. Unfortunately we won’t be back.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Knowledgeable about gluten free! I got separate chips and dip, and the entrees were really good. I was fine after so I can assume that it was safe! Highly recommend.

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

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Honestly a nightmare… my family really loves this place but it was awful for me as a gluten free person. Here’s the short stuff:

Pros: - the gluten sensitive menu actually looks pretty good, I think if you’re not sensitive to cross contamination you might (?) be okay - salsas were amazing, the fun little flight has some really great flavor

Cons: - I was promised a dedicated fryer for the chips, that’s false information. I wouldn’t eat them again - waiter did not write down any orders and despite me asking the usual questions and reminding him 5 times, he served me flour tortillas. Had I not checked with him before eating I wouldn’t have known - My remade meal came out after the rest of the party was done eating, they charged me for two meals - Management wouldn’t make eye contact with me after I tried to be extremely polite given what happened, I think staff lacks education on allergies - Waiter made a joke when I packed up my food about me not eating, I was honestly scared to get sick at the table - Even though I only had chips and two bites of my tacos I got really sick, ended our night

I can’t recommend this place for celiacs and honestly anyone with an allergy in good faith. Im bummed it happened this way because it’s a favorite for my local family. If you’re going to eat here I’d call ahead and talk with a manager and definitely ask for that manager before you order to make sure everyone is on the same page.. but at that point just go to Miguel’s, I’ve eaten there safely before.

I provided feedback on the website so I’m hoping for some kind of training for the staff so they understand better in the future.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I ordered a margarita and the gluten free tacos. They were okay. I enjoyed the tortilla chips and green salsa the best. I wasn’t a fan of the red salsa.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


We came to Abuelos twice the week we were in Myrtle Beach for vacation because the food was that good. My wife has celiac and she loved the tacos. My son and I do not need to eat gluten-free and their fajitas and specialty dishes were so good. Their quest dip is awesome but it is a large order so only recommend if you have a group of four or more, or you can take it back as leftovers. We will definitely come back if we are in the area 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

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


My server and the manager were wonderful. They checked everything before serving it to me. Gluten-free chips aren’t on the menu, but they had them upon request. Had the Shrimp Fajita Salad. Ranch wasn’t Gluten-free, so I added their green sauce. So 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 would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Two stars because they do have a GF menu (ask the hostess). However, their back of house process are broken and my GF was served gluten. We caught it two or three bites in.

We spoke with the manager and she agreed to re-evaluate processes. Kitchen did not get the message that the dish was supposed to be GF.

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?

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


It was so sad:( They do have a dedicated gluten free section of their menu but it was guacamole, beans, rice and ground beef hard tacos only. No queso, fajitas, corn tortillas, etc… Their regular menu is extensive so I was shocked that they didn’t have more options available. They apparently add flour to everything! We chose to leave and go somewhere else.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

Review


Had the tamales—they were outstanding.

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

Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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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Review


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

Overall Rating

Review


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

Review


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

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?

— 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

Review


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

Review


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-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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Review


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-contact?

— 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

Celiac

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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-contact?

— 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

Review


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-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful regarding the gluten free 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?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


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

Review


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-contact?

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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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Review


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-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?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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-contact?

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


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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Review


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

Overall Rating

Review


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 đź‘Ť

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

Review


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.

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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.

Overall Rating

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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!

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