Gluten Free at El Pollo Loco

15 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Fast Food

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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

On Quality & Quantity

The current gf menu at El Pollo Loco is found at https://www.elpolloloco.com/our-food/gluten-information.html. I've never been glutened when I have stuck to this list. I typically enjoy a Chicken Double Bowl with Loco Side Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing and Chips and Guacamole. This location has been very reliable and knowledgeable.

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

On Quality & Quantity

Chicken bowl is delicious !

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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So so so good! I’m in love with the tacos 3 for 5$ that’s with chips and a drink! Also the polo bowl is gf and on the 5$ menu! There family home chicken meals are great as long as you get the Gf sides. This place is yummy!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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the employees where kind , but the food was definitely cross contaminated .

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They created a separate area for my food, used clean gloves, utensils, and new tubs of ingredients to decrease the chance of cross contamination. I got the Double Chicken Avocado Salad and just used a dressing from home to be 100% safe. Their dressing is gf though. Definitely a great drive thru option.

Celiac

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The staff didn’t know but online they had listed lots of ingredients that are gluten free.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Food is good, but they do not have any separate prep areas for food. Their website specifically says they are not celiac friendly.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Totally hit or miss with the staff knowing about gf. Food not that great either.

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great for something quick & yummy. My son has Celiac & had no issues. Chicken, rice, beans, corn tortillas all good.👍🏼

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Ordered the Pollo bowl and had no issues afterwards. Food is okay to good, but I will give five stars because there aren’t too many GF options in the area and it’s nice to not get sick!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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It’s really good and they try, but I have two out of two times found noodles or something not gluten free in my side and it makes me sick

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They have a GF menu online. I️ always get the chicken and corn tortillas. They do have a lot of options. I️ don’t know how knowledgeable the staff is, but I’ve never asked and have just ordered from the GF menu. I’ve seen the chicken prepared, and I️ think if you get chicken and corn tortillas, there is little risk of cross contamination. I’ve never felt sick after eating there. I️ have celiac disease.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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They at least have a list of foods with gluten-free ingredients

Celiac

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My son had the kids combo- chicken leg and rice. Both tested celiac safe in our Nima sensor. We were so relieved and delighted!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Clean and fresh cooking. Gluten free menu options. Celiac friendly. Grilled chicken, rice, pintos, etc.

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An employee stated all menu items are gluten free except flour tortillas.

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Love, love, love this place! We have been going here as long as I can remember, ( my family and I have been gluten free for 22+ years) and we always order either the pollo bowl or tacos al carbon no problem.

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Full gluten free menu! All their chicken is gluten free, a lot of side options!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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They use shared equipment and don't use clean knives to chop up your food. I would not recommend for anyone who is a celiac.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Very helpful people when asking about gluten.

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The thing is with a lot of these food chains is that there will be cross contamination, so if you are diagnosed with celiac, I would stay away. The rice has has traces of gluten in it, but the chicken is GF as far as I know. If you do not have serious gluten issues, get the chicken bowls or salads.

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Concord, CA location: Ultimate Double Chicken bowl is Sooo good.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They offer a delicious variety of Gluten Free items. They are a great Mexican restaurant to eat at when you have that craving, but are in a hurry.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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No separate GF prep/cooking area. GF Options: The flame-grilled chicken, pinto beans, corn on the cob.

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The don't even know what gluten or celiac is.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Their food selection might have a lot of gluten free options on their menu. However, they use shared utensils, cutting boards etc.

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Their food is always healthy and at the same time delicious.

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The food is always fresh and delicious.

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Limited GF menu, but good.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great tastey, healthy and quick fast food. I am always happy there. Much better than a burger

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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This is an unsafe gluten filled fast food joint. The first review is probably fake.

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The pollo bowl is amazing!

Celiac

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The chicken, rice, beans, and obviously corn tortillas are GF.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Not even an attempt to understand my wife's need to avoid cross contamination. Asked them to change their gloves but realized no one was wearing gloves! Avoid if you don't want to get sick!

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Good food good selections for GF

Not celiac

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Lots of gluten free options.http://m.elpolloloco.com/our-food/#/category/noWheatGluten

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Amazing food, amazing service, friendly staff. Highly recommended!!!!

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free menu

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We tried eating there but they did not have a gluten free menu and said they never heard of gluten.

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Very yummy for fast food and their website has a gluten free menu now! Awesome!

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Fast Food

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