The food tastes wonderful, so my family loves going, but I always get sick. Like, seriously sick. Last time I had to eat here, I ended up laying in bed for a day or two in pain.
I spoke with the manager about being celiac and he personally made me a deluxe chicken enchilada to ensure no cross contamination. The menu is not marked, but JUST ASK the right questions! Manager was awesome.
I am a celiac and sensitive and I have eaten at Chuy's several times in the past 12 months. Never had a reaction. The manager I spoke to was knowledgeable and some servers were. The servers who were unsure, went to the manager to get a correct answer for me. I always get three chicken enchiladas with Ranchero sauce and Mexican rice and refried beans; they have always been tasty. I suggest you be sure to tell the server you are celiac so they won't think you are a fad dieter.
The waitress had the manager come out and talk to me about what they could offer GF. He did tell me that they did not have a dedicated fryer for the chips, but had some baked for me so that I could safely enjoy them too. He also brought out some fresh baked tortillas that were GF & delicious. He did a great job going over what was safe and was not. I felt safe eating here & will definitely be back again!
Staff pretty knowledgeable and accommodating. I asked for the manager just to be certain because I was really uncomfortable after reading reviews. He was knowledgeable and gave me many assurances about them cooking everything separate that I was ordering. Wish I could’ve had chips—they make so many it’s pretty surprising that they don’t have a dedicated fryer. Very very limited menu as others have indicated.
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.
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.
Only one gluten free option... cheese enchilada (check on sauces) and rice. chips not gluten free.
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.
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
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!!!!!!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
This restaurant is not Celiac friendly at all. Don’t go there.
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.
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.
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!
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?!?
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.
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.
Queso no bueno. Contains gluten.
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.
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!
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.
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.
No, no, no. Do NOT eat here unless you want yo get sick.