Gluten Free at Chuy's

73 ratings
Tacos, Vegetarian Friendly, Tex-Mex, Mexican, Restaurant
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Celiac
6 days ago
Not celiac friendly

not very knowledgeable staff. they tried to help, but unfortunately i always get sick.

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1 week ago

I called a month before going as we were planning our company Christmas dinner, the manager was very nice and explained there are several options but the risk of cross contamination was very present. However, when I actually went, the staff was Not trained or informed on anything gluten free. Whatever manager was working that night did not know anything as well as they both didn't even know they had a GF menu! The waitress came back and told me that my best bet is to order something and she'd run back and ask if it was gluten free.. Thankfully, my friend ended up finding the GF menu online for me. Still good service minus that huge factor, and they let us camp out there while we chatted with patience. Just wish they were more informed of what they offer.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Not Celiac friendly! Server and manager were very kind, but everything is made in a communal area and shared fryer.

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

My 12 yo has celiac. Our server checked with the manager and the manager did a great job of helping us with her meal. He explained what was safe for her to eat. This is all new to us and he was so helpful! He was very knowledgeable about celiac and gluten sensitivity and safe practices. My daughter was very happy, she loved her meal, and did not get sick.

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Celiac
4 weeks ago

Only one gluten free option... cheese enchilada (check on sauces) and rice. chips not gluten free.

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1 month ago

While Chuy’s doesn’t have a GF menu, they can make accommodations by replacing tortillas with GF tortillas in many menu items. They are very helpful!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not many options, especially for a “Mexican” restaurant. Staff not knowledgeable.

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Celiac
2 months ago

The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful with gluten free options. The manager came to talk with us and verified the kitchen was getting our order correct. The corn tortillas are made in the restaurant fresh.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Manger was happy to come out and explain the menu. I had chicken boom boom enchiladas, it was delicious. They cleaned the grill and made my corn tortillas. Very nice and good

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Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I would say a majority of their menu is unsafe and they will tell you that they cook everything in the same area but will also try their best to not cross contaminate. I’d say.. not worth it

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

I ate here this evening. It was fantastic. The manager came out explained the options to me and didnt seem annoyed to do it either. They made fresh chips and I ordered a small dish of the boom boom queso it is spicy but amazing flavor. All the vegetarian sauces are gluten free. I ordered the Baja shrimp tacos they put them on blue corn tortillas I believe and the refried beans were gluten free and they said I could get double beans or a salad I just opted to have the boom boom queso as my other side. I wish I did double beans they are the best I've ever eaten. My son who is 11 months old ate most of them. It was a great experience with amazing food. I feel like it is sometimes hard to find this at restaurants. Having celiac is such a hassle and I get annoyed at myself when I have to tell people so for them to be as accommodating and kind made my dinning experience even better. I will definitly be back.

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Celiac
5 months ago

Staff was not at all knowledgeable about celiac. We asked the manager about options and when he offered flour tortillas we kindly refused them saying they were not gluten free. He then proceeded to tell us I couldn’t eat anything on the menu and I should just leave. Very rude. Not gf. Don’t go here even if you can have flour

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5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I went to the Barton Springs location. Aside from overall terrible service, they had NO gluten free menu, or icons on their menu. The server said “they did away with it” and could not tell me if the chips were gluten free and had no clue. A manager-ish person came to speak to me after everyone else ordered and I ordered... my food came at least 15 minutes before everyone else’s. Not a good experience. Living in Austin, I have a MILLION much better and truly safe places to eat this type of cuisine, which is typically all gluten free other than flour tortillas. Come on Chuy’s - step up your gluten free game!!!!!!

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The good was great. Even though they don't have a gluten free menu, the manager, Alan, came out and went over the menu with me. He had the kitchen clean the grill to make me warm tortillas, brought me samples of the sauces that were gluten free and he baked tortilla chips for me. I have never been treated so well at a restaurant. I will definitely easy here again.

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Celiac
5 months ago

Barely any choices, but better than nothing. Food tastes decent. They claim to fry chips separately, but they are not listed as gluten-free.

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5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The manager was AMAZING! My songs Celiacs and the manager greeted us at the door. I asked about chips and he immediately got them started himself. When asked about nachos he got their regular chips that they fry and put them through the over himself so my son could have sturdy nachos. Absolutely recommend!!

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Celiac
6 months ago

Extremely helpful staff. Lots of GF options! Although, their queso is NOT GF! So, beware of the queso! But the “boom boom sauce” and “creamy jalapeño” are both GF! And both are so delicious!

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Celiac
6 months ago

No dedicated fryer. They do have a knowledgeable kitchen staff that was able to help maneuver through their dishes.

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6 months ago

Gluten free options were not clearly marked, so you need to know your way around ingredients in Tex Mex food. Wait staff was friendly, but kitchen staff took forever despite it being lunch time and not being crowded.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Gluten “Sensitive” not free menu states “*not guaranteed*” in huge handwritten permanent marker. I asked a few questions and the staff wasn’t confident in gluten free.

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Celiac
7 months ago

Terrible menu. Staff was not concerned at all.

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Not celiac
7 months ago

The gluten free menu was sparse and did contain mostly meatless menu items, but the grilled shrimp rellenos were amazing. While gluten is merely an intolerance issue for me, I did notice that they are fairly forthcoming about possible cross contamination and request that you inform them of the severity of any/all food allergies.

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7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

no GF menu. Servers weren't knowledgeable when I went.

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Not celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I ate at Chuy's last night and was very disappointed. All their meat is filled with gluten so vegetarian fare is all you can have. Unless you eat shrimp which I do but not at many restaurants. Gluten free menu is small and not appealing at all. I had the veggie enchiladas and still had a reaction from cross contamination. I can't even give this place one star! Well, you can't post a review without at least one star so one star it gets.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff told me this restaurant is unsafe for people with celiac.

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Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Limited gluten free menu with minimal choices due to cross contamination. Good food though and great happy hour drinks.

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Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This restaurant is not Celiac friendly at all. Don’t go there.

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Not celiac
11 months ago

The manager I spoke to was very knowledgeable about celiac. He advised me on food options even though I am gluten intolerant (not celiac), and made sure to ask me if I was ok with cross contamination. He even asked how I did with dairy and spices! Very impressed.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

worst Mexican food I've ever had!!! not to mention there's only one thing on the menu I was told I could eat. My hubby ordered off regular menu and said his food was also mediocre at best....and that was pushing it. I don't understand the draw of this place when Columbus has such great mexican options.

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1 year ago

Chips are fried in a separate fryer and are delicious! Menu options are limited but I got soft tacos and they were good. The crispy taco option isn't gluten-free but the rice and beans are. Fun place to go with friends!

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE Have been wanting to try since they opened. Granted it was Friday night, but waitress took drinks order, asked if they had a GF menu was told “no- I’ll try to find someone to help you if someone’s not too busy”. Waited for 15 minutes for no one to even acknowledge us. Very poor service!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff did not even try to help me find something gluten free. We ended up leaving the restaurant. Very disappointed because so many locals suggested we eat there. The queso isn’t even gluten free!!! What kind of Satan’s den is that?!?

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Nothing is gluten free except the dinner salad. The corn and flour tortillas are hand made in the same area and have cross contamination. The chicken is marinated in beer. The chips are fried in the same oil as flour products.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I spoke to the chef that assured me the only Celiac safe item was a plain side salad. Chips are cooked in shared oil. The margaritas were super yummy though!

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

My server was less than helpful. I was told what I ordered would be prepared gluten free. I ordered a veggie enchilada (corn tortilla) with no sides, no sauce. It came with the unsafe sides running into the allegedly safe part of my food. You could tell they just didn't get it. Very disappointed seeing as reviews from 9-11 months ago were positive.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Second time and all good. Will be BACK.

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1 year ago

Queso no bueno. Contains gluten.

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

We normally eat fajitas, making sure the meat is not marinated in soy sauce. To date all Mexican restaurants have accommodated us. Chuy's marinates all meat in beer! We also eat no flour of any kind, so enchiladas are not an option for us. The manager brought us the gluten-free menu and said everything would be cross contaminated so if we were celiac, he didn't recommend us eating here. Literally the only things we could eat on the Chuy's "gluten free" menu were refried beans and lettuce. We had some good margaritas and left without eating.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Even though they have a GF menu, they will not guarantee it will actually be GF. All their meat proteins have gluten - from the marinade. The chips are not GF either. Very disappointing.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

There is nothing on their menu that is gluten-free. The manager I talked to was uneducated on gluten allergy. He actually told me that he didn't think there could very much gluten contamination danger in foods fried in communal oil. Beware!

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Celiac
1 year ago

I eat here all the time. I get the veggie enchiladas with the boom boom sauce and I have never had any issues. My Service Dog checks it for gluten and has never alerted to the veggie enchiladas.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

We called ahead (to the Winter Park location, but I can't figure out how to delete the review on this location, although their menus are the same I believe so I would still avoid) because we were meeting friends. The manager my husband spoke with made it seem like he wouldn't have much to pick from but that they could accommodate gluten free as well as a seafood allergy. We arrive and he spoke with a different manager and she said that we shouldn't even be there and there was absolutely no way they could accommodate either. She said they don't (and wouldn't) change gloves between fish and chicken, seafood is prepared in the same place as salads and there is gluten in vertically all of their products and the few things that don't contain it are still completely unsafe because of how they run their kitchen. We ended up leaving before being seated and eating elsewhere. Absolutely not celiac friendly and honestly I don't think it would be a good option for anyone avoiding gluten or with any type of food allergies.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

We called ahead because we were meeting friends. The manager my husband spoke with made it seem like he wouldn't have much to pick from but that they could accommodate gluten free as well as a seafood allergy. We arrive and he spoke with a different manager and she said that we shouldn't even be there and there was absolutely no way they could accommodate either. She said they don't (and wouldn't) change gloves between fish and chicken, seafood is prepared in the same place as salads and there is gluten in vertically all of their products and the few things that don't contain it are still completely unsafe because of how they run their kitchen. We ended up leaving before being seated and eating elsewhere. Absolutely not celiac friendly and honestly I don't think it would be a good option for anyone avoiding gluten or with any type of food allergies.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

No, no, no. Do NOT eat here unless you want yo get sick.

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Celiac
1 year ago

We called ahead to ask about Gluten-free options, and were told we could eat many things. Upon arrival, the manager said we could only have lettuce and unmarinated chicken breast. We had to walk out, since there was nothing for us to eat! How infuriating!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Only option is salad with roasted chicken. There are no gf chips, tortillas, or basically anything I was told.

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Celiac
1 year ago

The food was cold and what came with it wasn't listed and if I had known I could of said no beans. And the waiter didn't seem to understand the concept of gluten free!

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Celiac
1 year ago

Regardless of food prep they dust the chips with flour. Stay away!

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

They've obviously changed their menu since the last reviewer was in. The chips cannot be GF and basically you can get a vegetarian taco or vegan taco/enchilada plate. No sauces or rice and food is prepared in a common area so cross contamination is a risk

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1 year ago

Not a gluten free place. Chips are not safe to eat :( I still end up going to have a few drinks with friends.

Gluten Free Features
  • Tacos
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
  • Vegetarian Friendly
No rice. Plain (not marinated) chicken. Corn tortilla.