Gluten Free at Don Pablo's

28 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Mexican, Restaurant
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Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

We went there tonight for dinner & when I asked for the gf menu. I was told a manager will be over to talk to me. He came over & I was told they no longer have a gf menu because they can no longer guarantee the food will be gluten free. He then said something about changing suppliers. This location needs to be removed from the the list of safe places.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They weren’t able to provide a menu with gf options, called their offerings gluten friendly, and I got sick after taking a chance and eating the recommended steak fajitas with corn tortillas.

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6 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is the freaking bomb! Because their fried taco shells are made at a central location, FRIED TACO SHELLS ARE BACK ON THE MENU. Also, since they can just use fried taco shells as the "chips," chips and salsa are back on the menu. Only mexican food place in town where I c an eat chips salsa. ALSO, the enchiladas are safe! Bon Appetit! I took down two stars because on my last visit, it seemed the gf taco shells had changed dramatically in quality. They are still gluten free. But they seemed to be thicker, much less crispy and not very good. Lets be honest i go here for the ability to eat crispy fried taco shells as chips with salsa and the crispy taco shells. If those suck, i probably wont go here. It was nice while it lasted though.

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Celiac
6 months ago

This location does not have a gluten free menu. Eat at your own risk.

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Celiac
8 months ago

Nima approved grilled shrimp and veggies (not so good on the dry side salad).

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have a few GF options that are clearly safe and the food is good. Definitely a safe stop.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

although knowledgeable about celiac, food is cross contaminated. became symptomatic after eating off of gf menu (enchiladas). no dedicated fryer or space. also food is mediocre at best

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Celiac
11 months ago

a previous review specifically mentioned the gluten free chips. my gluten free chips were broken up cold taco shells. right. yuck.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Always have an amazing time there! Their staff is knowledgeable and understanding! They don't make a big fuss over you. Love the Fajitas and beans!

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

separate gluten free menus. gluten free chips upon request

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Not celiac
1 year ago

It was a wonderful experience. My waiter was knowledgeable, and helpful. They have a gluten free menu with lots of options. And as a bonus they gluten free chips for you to snack on while you wait for your food. I will definitely be back

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Celiac
1 year ago

I've always had great experiences here. Lots of gluten free options, staff is knowledgeable of what is and what is not gluten free.

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Celiac
1 year ago

The staff might not be knowledgeable on what is naturally GF. But you can bet that they know what the chef is putting on the food and then you can be the judge.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

great tex mex. plenty of gf options.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Never been sick yet! they give baked GF chips on request and the staff is super helpful! I also enjoy the options available on their GF menu!

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of choices. Be careful of the regular chips, they are fried in shared frier. Fajitas with corn tortillas are very good.

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Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Had a great abundance of gluten free meals. did not care to much for the skinny style corn tortillas, had a weird texture.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Manager let me know half way through my meal that the kitchen made a mistake and my sauce wasn't gluten free. Verified with server that I needed gf. Verified when food was delivered that it was gf. It wasn't gf.

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Celiac
2 years ago

server was new and uninformed but did research for us without acting as if this were a big hassle. The Gluten-free menu specifically states that you should notify the manager if you have gluten-free needs. then the manager oversees the whole process to ensure compliance. it's not the greatest mexican food but they have a vast menu and you know you'll get your specific needs met.

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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

the food was a typical Mexican restaurant. they has a separate place to cook the food. I had the veggie fajitas.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Gr menu. Don't eat the regular chips. Cross contaminated so ask for GF ones

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Celiac
2 years ago

this location is permanently closed!!

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Not celiac
2 years ago

I will not be going back. Staff seemed clueless about gf. Had a really hard time locating the gf menu, finally printed one out.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Manager was very helpful! The rice is no longer gluten free so he let me know that right away, seemed very aware of celiac and what was gluten friendly/gluten free.

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Celiac
3 years ago

the brunch menu is fantastic for those who can eat it however I am gluten-free and Dairy-free and found no food options, I don't feel they understand the issues. I had ordered the civeche and then asked if the sweet potato came with butter and the waiter came back and said the civeche had condensed milk and I politely said to cancel the order. fortunately I had brought my own food with just in case.

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3 years ago

IMPORTANT UPDATE. It's been reported that they no longer have a gf menu by several people, including me. I called and the GM called me back personally and assured me it was temporary and only because their menu was changing and they needed to time to make sure items were still gf. He called again a week later to say the gf menu was back!

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3 years ago

The food is safe, but it tastes quite generic. I wouldn't cost to go there, but I wouldn't mind meeting a friend here now and then.

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3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Needs to be removed from here because I was told they updated their menu and no longer have gluten free.

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and very helpful staff!! Full gluten free menu.

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Not celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They removed their GF menu.

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3 years ago

GF menu was clear and waiter was helpful. Food was ok. Not the best Mexican I have had. Corn tortillas were overheated, onions and peppers on fajitas were undercooked.

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a dedicated gluten free menu. I tried three of their dips in their sampler as an appetizer (the guacamole is not gf) and the carnitas with corn tortillas as my entree. More than enough food for 2 people to share and it was delicious. Great service...fast and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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3 years ago

i enjoyed my visit and my food. great place and will be going back

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great gluten free selection!! They have their own GF menu, with a lot of items on it!! Food came out very quickly and it wasn't great, but it was pretty good. No complaints!

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3 years ago

ask for special gluten free chips for your salsa. yum!

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Celiac
3 years ago

Don Pablo's does a nice job. They have a gluten free menu and the manager often comes over to discuss allergen needs. They say their tortilla chips are gluten free, but they do cook them in a shared fryer, so beware of that. We always have to explain that to them, and then they make us baked corn chips in the over, which are a nice substitute

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3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They have a GF menu however staff is NOT trained!!!! The wrong food was brought out to me. I asked the server if it was GF and he said yes. I looked at the GF menu and it was not on there. I watched corn tortillas being made on a contaminated surface, the lady did not wear clean gloves and the surface was wiped down with a dirty towel!!!!! I'm so sick!!!!! This restaurant should not be on this website!!!!!

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3 years ago

I like the queso blanco dip. But have found I have a problem with cross contimination there.

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4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Waitress didn't know there was a gluten free menu. Ordered a meal from it specifically and it still came out with flour tortilla. Had to say several times that it wasn't just that side of the plate that needed to be replaced. The waitress was very kind about it but there was no knowledge about it - don't eat here if you're celiac!

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4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

We went there because I was told it was a decent place to eat. The service was horrible the food was sub part and there was no specific Gluten free menu that I could see. If I could give 0 stars I would.

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4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Listen, everyone, if you cannot have any cross contamination do not eat here. Everything, is cross contaminated. Badly! Also, the taco meat has fillers in it so that's gluten even though it's on the gf menu. Trust me, I would know.

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4 years ago
Celiac friendly

These guys have corn tortillas and fresh ingredients. Very tasty.

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Celiac
4 years ago

They contaminated my food twice at one meal! They have a great gluten free menu so I had high expectations. I was very disappointed. The waitress gave us the wrong chips initially. She realized this after we had ate them for 10 minutes. Then my meal had a "gluten containing" chip laying decoratively on my food. The waitress said they put that on my plate to flag them that my food was special. Really!?!? Of all the things you could put on my plate to flag it as gluten free, you choose the only thing i tell you I'm allergic to. *** Update 2014: I just went back to give Don Pablo's another try after a year, and they are no better. They still flagged my meal sticking one of there "gluten chips" on my food. (Even after we explained it to them last year.)

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

It's not online, but they do offer a gluten free menu with plenty of choices. Hard or soft corn tortillas are available. Our server was very good about checking about potential cross contamination and genuinely interested in assuring safety (very appreciated as we are celiac). Their chips are made in a fryer shared with gluten items, but our waiter made us chips from hard shells heated in the oven. We asked for our soft corn tortillas to be heated with foil over the metal plates. They were out of foil so they microwaved them. That wasn't great so they gave us heated hard shells instead.

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Not celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The first time I went here I was okay, got fajitas with corn tortillas but I was also newly diagnosed (from fairly asymptomatic celiac) so that could have been why I didn't feel any negative effects. The corn tortillas were eh but the fajita meat was good. I got the fajita salad the past two times due to the eh tortillas for the fajitas and have gotten sick both times. Also, their on site gluten free menu is identical to their online one which hasn't been updated in over 2 years.

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4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Manager brought me a menu!! Good was above average and they had lots of choices. This is the only Mexican place that I can get enchiladas!!

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good is very good and fresh. Lots of options. Service is lacking a little.

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Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Second opinion here -- went for dinner 1/25/2014 and didn't have a good experience. The server looked at me like I had three heads when I asked if they had a gluten-free menu, said "no of course not, this is our menu, hahaha." Most of the items on the "regular" menu use flour tortillas. The salad was bland, fajita meat tepid and tasteless. I didn't have a reaction to the food but it just wasn't very good.

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very nice gluten free selection. I particularly like the fajitas with corn tortilla's. They also provide you with a tortilla chip alternative (basically baked taco shells), in place of their fried tortilla chips, which definitely aren't gluten free.

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Celiac
4 years ago

Thought this was gonna be awesome. 'Twas not. They have a GF menu, but I don't think they actually prepared our food GF. Got sick.

Gluten Free Features
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