Gluten-Free at Carlos O'Kelly's

Mexican Restaurant
18 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Symptomatic Celiac

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Went here for dinner after searching the app for a safe place. They did not disappoint! Separate gf menu. Chips and salsa are safe for Celiacs! The menu had a good selection. I ordered chicken enchiladas with mexican rice. It was sooo good. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable when she asked if we wanted queso, she said I tell the kitchen to be extra careful, same with my plate. I super sensitive and will get sick almost immediately and I left feeling great! I was full and fully enjoyed our time and meal. Will go back again, if we're ever in the area again.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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
  • Offers delivery

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IThis is one of my go-to places. I give them 5 stars because I've never been sick from eating here ( I'm Celiac and pretty sensitive) they have a separate GF menu, and I know the chips are GF as they do not fry them there ( unlike On theBorder). But...it's tex mex, and sometimes a little lack-luster.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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Combined gluten-free and vegetarian menu. Most items with corn tortillas can be made gluten-free. Some be sauces are gluten-free. Tortilla chips are listed as gluten-free, but I didn't asked about a dedicated fryer.

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
Celiac

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Went here after stopping at the Mississippi museum. They have a separate fryer for the chips which was great and those were wonderful. However waitress did not know anything when we asked her and she had to go back into kitchen. They do have separate menu. The food was not fabulous taste wise. All four of us said prob the worse meal we had but it was safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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One of my favorite spots when I stop by Hutch

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

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I loved it, I got the cheese quesadilla and it was very tasty and it didn’t make me feel gross.

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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Flew into town and found on this APP, tasted great, had a GF menu. A little older place but everyone was nice and food was good.

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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The 1st time I went to Carlos Okellys on April 26th 2022 it was great My food great. great and the service was excellent. NO FOOD Allergies problems was the best part. . My daughter took me back for mother's day and I am extremely unhappy. I think they forgot to make my drink alcohol free. I can not been able to get my sugar levels straight for over 2 hours now, the food was very bland this time and the waiters was having a horrible day and should have been sent home after the death of a family member. Her heart wasn't in her job today.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Always a safe and reliable option. Chips, salsa, and queso all GF. The GF enchilada dinner is very good too. Always safe, never been sick from Carlos.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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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

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Our server explained food handling procedures and then went out of her way to find me something that was without my other food restrictions. She even brought the manager out to help. I found this restaurant to be trustworthy to avoid cross-contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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My daughter who has celiac has eaten from three gluten free menu several times. So far, no problems.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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They weren’t sure about the chips and salsa being gluten free. When they went to check, the waitress said they were and the other young man said they weren’t, so they were taken away from our table. No biggie. But...the food was average at best, and we (both celiac) were feeling sick within an hour of eating here. Save yourself the pain! Also, gluten free and vegan are two different things, so having them on the same square of the menu isn’t too good on their part...

Celiac friendly?

No

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Many Gluten Free options!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Gluten Intolerant

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Had the big discussion about GF, waiter did not know if chips were GF from a dedicated fryer, and if Honey Mustard dressing was GF. He had to go ask. After all the discussion of GF, I ordered the Taco Salad off the GF menu out comes my Taco Salad in a flour shell bowl. Is that a GF shell. “We only serve the Taco Salad in the flour bowl”. Uh, no. I ordered off the GF menu, and that means it comes in a bowl and not the flour shell, and don’t just dump this one in a bowl, it’s already been in contact with the shell. Shortly a new waitress came out with my Taco Salad in a ceramic bowl, and she seemed to understand the concept of gluten that so evaded the first waiter.

Don’t know what levels of precautions they take in the kitchen if the order is properly relayed. So far no I’ll effects, but based on my experience I wouldn’t trust them if seriously sensitive or celiac. The margarita was large, tasted good, and generally considered GF.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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This was usually my go to restaurant with a decent amount of choices. Well, they’ve changed their menu and now offer enchilada, fajita, nachos or two types of salad. About 5 main items total. Ugh! So disappointing!

Quality & Quantity


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

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Always good and dependable. Consistent menu. Very safe for anyone with celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great variety on the GF menu. Always enjoy coming here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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OMG... Just flew in from out of state and was looking for GF friendly places to eat. With the name had NO idea it was Mexican, What a BONUS!!! And the food was AMAZING!! They do have a separate GF menu should you desire one. Try the Naked Nachos and the Seafood Enchiladas!!! Can’t wait to finish my business in Hutchinson so I can come back at the end of the week and eat here again before I leave!!! And staff was great too!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Unfortunately, I didn't have the same great experience as the other reviewers. Ordered fajitas... The tortillas tasted like cardboard and fell apart in my hands. The rest of it tasted ok, but I did get glutened.

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One of my favorite restraints with various gf options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They offer a separate GF menu with lots of options (not just salads). It’s not necessarily authentic, but it’s been safe and hits the spot. Plus, the margs are great. I have not been sick and the staff seem to be very considerate and understanding.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a full GF menu. It's a Mexican restaurant with a focus on the Midwestern pallet. When I started asking questions they were very helpful and the manager came out and went over the cooking and sourcing.

Super friendly and helpful. I asked about the name of the restaurant and got a neat little history lesson of how they choose the name.

I'm a 5ppm and below, and am not bad today (next morning). I did eat the chips, enchiladas, beans, salsa. Yes, I would go again but would not eat everyday.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Standard Mexican fare plus some extra goodies. Enchiladas were really delicious and I felt confident that care was taken to ensure no cross contamination would occur.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Chips and salsa are GF which is awesome. Dedicated GF menu but have had a few orders come out with bread/croutons when in large groups. Good option but be mindful and request staff change gloves.

Celiac

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Fantastic!! We have 3 with food issues: 2 celiac & lactose intolerant & 1 gluten intolerant. They have a great GF menu & the management, staff & kitchen are VERY knowledgeable about food allergies & cross contamination. I was VERY impressed. We haven't had "safe" Mexican restaurant food for over 8 years & this is now our go to when in Lincoln!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Awesome dinner accompanied by a courteous front staff. Dedicate gluten free menu. Great margaritas! I had brisket tacos which I highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and assured me that precautions would be taken to prevent cross-contamination. I’ve had multiple things off of their gluten free menu and I’ve never had an issue. They were busy but managed to keep my meal safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I have celiac and I’ve never had a problem eating at any of the Carlos locations. They are always willing to change gloves, and understand the importance of cross contamination! Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They have a whole GF menu. Staff was knowledgeable on GF available foods and cross contamination. Food was okay.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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3 of us are celiacs and had no problem when we stopped here. Good service and nice GF menu. I always appreciate waiters and restaurants that mark the order ticket itself as GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Symptomatic Celiac

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Huge GF menu. Dedicated chip fryer. I had the seafood enchiladas with Mexican rice and fajita vegetables. I am severely intolerant and had no side effects. I will come back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Love there gluten free food! Never got sick from eating

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They gave a very nice gluten-free menu and a dedicated GF frier for tortilla chips and other menu items. My daughter has Celiac Disease, she ordered El'Guapo Tacos from the GF menu. Food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful, however before dinner was over it was blatently evident that my daughter had been exposed to gluten. I spoke with the manager, who appeared to be knowledgeable about Celiac Disease, he was very concerned for my daughter and he promised that he would find the source of contamination.

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Good selection on the GF menu. Friendly staff that is aware of the policy and what has gluten in it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for chips! Good gf menu. Recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Eaten here several times and never had any problems. Lots of tasty options!

Celiac

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Love the chips here. They have a separate gf menu with tons of items. Highly recommend the brisket tacos! Staff was knowledgeable about gf.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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they are knowledgable about what is available thats gluten free!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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good good, nice gf menu. enjoyed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They still have a gluten free menu (also includes vegetarian choices) and chips and salsa. There are lots of options, kids meals aren't listed but you can do kids meals out of adult gluten free menu items (for example kids enchilada meal as enchiladas are gluten free). Our child with Celiac disease didn't get sick.

The chips are gluten free but they tasted a little off like they needed to clean or change their grease. The rice was undercooked in places. Overall the food quality was good, not great, but good enough that with the gluten free options and friendly service we would probably eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Large Gluten Free menu

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I would have put this lower, but you can not. The whole place was disgusting. There were chips everywhere on the floor both in the seating area and back by the kitchen. The kitchen cleanliness itself was disgusting. You can tell by walking to the bathroom and looking into the kitchen. I have had a strong reaction as a result of this place. I do not recommend!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten-Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Gluten free
vegetarian page of the GF/Veggie menu
page 2 of the GF menu
page 1 of the GF menu
page 1 of the GF menu
drink section of the GF menu
Gluten free menu