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.
— Separate gluten-free menu
— Not Much
My daughter who has celiac has eaten from three gluten free menu several times. So far, no problems.
— Not very
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
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...
Many Gluten Free options!!
— Separate gluten-free menu
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.
— No gluten-free information on the menu
— Not Much
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!
— Not Much
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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, even the chips are GF, ( unlike On theBorder). But...it's tex mex, and sometimes a little lack-luster.
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.
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!
Very slow food prep, most of our food was dried out on top, from sitting in a warmer too long. I ordered from the gluten-free menu and was served a dish with with flour tortillas - wish I had known before I ate half of them! Wait staff poorly trained on GF, absolutely NOT safe for Celiacs and not worth the risk!
Gluten free menu with 12+ entrees including salads. I had enchiladas. I ordered three with my choice of meat. I chose pulled chicken, fajita chicken and steak. But they messed up by giving me chicken breast for all three. The manager gave me my entree for free. Much more than I expected. Either way the food was great and the chips and salsa were good. My wife loved her fajita salad. This will be one of our go to places when we move to Manhattan in the fall
I had the GF Combo #1. fine meal for lunch. they were unexpectedly busy due a neighboring restaurant being closed, but they did a great job of keeping everything running well. This was a good experience!