Gluten-Free at On the Border

Mexican Restaurant
67 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos

Overall Rating

Review


There is no celiac safe food at On the Border. They have a very limited gluten sensitive menu (with items like guacamole without chips), but their onions are cooked in soy sauce and there is cross contamination with all tortillas.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Not celiac safe. Shared fryer and space. Couldn’t stay.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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Probably not too safe for celiacs. They have a “gluten friendly” menu that they print for you from their website or you can view it online. Link: https://s36131.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/OTB-GLUTEN_040121_V1.pdf

Chips would be safe except they also fry the breaded avocado fries in the same fryer ruining the oil. Apparently all other breaded stuff has a separate fryer - weird.

I had a boring salad. I feel fine, but it really wasn’t too fun an experience for me. And the waiter forgot my margarita during the meal and still left it on the bill…

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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On the Border had great customer service. We ordered takeout. The food unfortunately was bland and cold. The dessert was questionable. My husband and I ended up having bubble guts during a show.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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Apparently the only option in this gate area with anything they claim to be gluten free. The Carne asada was supposed to be safe but I was expecting some contamination. I was right. Should have just eaten the snack I brought with me.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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They have a gluten friendly menu, the chips are not gluten free, they do offer a soft corn tortilla and they were very helpful with navigating the menu

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


I am not aware of any measurements against cross contamination. They did give me a GF menu. it was VERY limited. The wait to verify that I had corn shells and not flour took a while. Overall service was poor. Hostess appeared very annoyed when seating people and server was very slow on all counts. We will not go there again.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Really enjoyed eating here. Nice staff and very considerate. Their menu says that chips are in a shared fryer, but the only thing in their fryer is chips! Gluten free for sure. ;)

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


Always good and never sickness with ordering the beef fajita nachos!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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Poor knowledge of gluten free menu by waiter. limited menu, average food. I had chicken mini taco with rice and beans.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


I had a steak bowl from here, it was delicious and I had no reaction. I also had there chips, which I think are the same chips you can buy in the store and are GF. Double check the chips. I had no reaction and I’m super sensitive, will go back soon :)

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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The food is not very flavorful. There isn’t much to choose from.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Ford was great and they had a GF menu. I am very sensitive and now four hours later I am sick, not a bad one but enough to ruin our evening here on vacation. So disappointed.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Overall Rating

Review


New restaurant on the Island. I'm from Missouri and know they have a pretty good gluten-free menu. Inquired about the gluten-free menu before being seated. No one, including the manager, had a clue about gluten-free items. We left, playing it safe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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Nice place for celiacs, the staff they know how to do. I eat really well, the ingredients are good. I loved their margaritas

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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I have ate here multiple times zero reaction. I love getting the Mexican Ranch Fajitas with Mexican rice, refried beans and corn tortillas. They have a barcode Gluten Free Menu

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I had the Monterey Ranch Fajitas w/ refried beans, corn tortillas, Mexican Rice. It was AMAZING. I had no reaction. I can’t wait to be back.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Gluten Intolerant

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I order a lot for work and the Catering Manager assured me that they do have a seperate fryer on the other side of the kitchen for chips and they are gluten free at this location. That has changed since I became gf many years ago.

The grilled onions are not. With covid, we have ordered a lot of fajita family meals. They make them with only bell peppers and we get corn tortillas for the gf family members.

I take offense that the "cup of queso" I get to go comes in a 4 ounce container. And people look at me like I'm weird for expecting 8 ounces.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Have a gluten sensitive menu. Use a shared frier for corn chips. Gluten sensitive kids menu. Knowledgeable waitress.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Review


I ordered the queso chicken and I got super sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Waitress wasn't knowledgeable about gluten free. I didn't eat the chips because it is the same fryer, definitely cross contaminated and got sick from it. I ordered the steak street tacos. The food was bad I got the dairy removed but the food didn't taste good and I got sick. They have separate online menu for gluten free but I wouldn't recommend this place at all for gluten free people.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Gluten Intolerant

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Love this place. Eat often and never been sick. Always get the chicken fajitas with corn tortillas.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Not celiac

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I had a delicious meal. I used their website before hand to discover that there are about 10 separate menus for specific allergies and recommended meals. My server was very knowledgeable and friendly and seemed to take care to keep me well.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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We had a great meal, my son is celiac and did not get sick. The chips are corn and cooked in their own fryer. Manager was very familiar with gluten. They closed kitchen and wiped it down. To prevent cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Overall Rating

Review


I had a bowl and it was quite tasty. Chips are cross contaminated and the onions in the fajitas have soy sauce (but you can do just peppers). Some tacos and other things can be gf as well.

Quality & Quantity


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

Not celiac

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Our waiter new but he was very sure to make sure I got gluten free items they don’t have chips for GF but they offer corn tortillas to use for dip

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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Waiter was clueless as to the needs or meaning of gluten free. We order the classic chicken fajitas. He did not seem very concerned when we pointed out the problems with the meal. I watched them heat the corn tortillas on the very same grill they had heated the flour tortillas without cleaning the grill in between. The gf menu said no onions with the fajitas but they were all over the plate. There was no reassurance that the new plate was new food. Will not eat there again.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Celiac

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I don't have issues with cross contamination but I didn't have a reaction to the food. The gluten free menu is online. The chips, queso, guacamole, salsa, street tacos, fajitas with corn tortillas and rice were all fine for me.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I have Celiac diease, I have eaten at on the border about 3x now and have never gotten sick They have a huge gluten free menu This is one of my favorite restaurants

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Gluten Intolerant

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Review


They have a code to scan for allergies. After asking the waitress if I could have an item because I have several allergies the manager came out and talked with me. He was very helpful and made some cooking adjustments to accommodate my allergies.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Staff was super knowledgeable and helpful. Good food and didn't get sick. Will definitely be back! Edit: have been back several times since my original review and still no problems and still great food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free menu. Had the chimchurri chicken and shrimp with rice and veggies. No reactions. Very good. Chips not gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Don’t do it. I made the mistake and I am at the point of tears from the pain

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Not celiac

Overall Rating

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Cross contaminated nacho chips, peppers and onions are cooked in soy sauce, not gluten free...be careful eating here if you are highly sensitive

Gluten Intolerant

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With the rotating staff, you can't trust it. Most items just don't taste good. No dedicated fryer. And the servers make flour tortillas for most of their tables. I would only risk it during weekday slow times.

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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Good gluten free menu. No dedicated fryer. But several good options.

Celiac

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Very informed, delicious options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I’m not one to complain about service, but service here was abysmal. Food was subpar and I didn’t feel well after I ate. Was looking forward to some Mexican but left unsatisfied. Won’t be returning.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and assured me that precautions would be taken to prevent cross-contamination. Great place with GF chips and many options. They were very busy but managed to keep my meal safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten -free menu available upon request. Waitress (Stephanie) was very knowledgeable about allergen.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

Review


Nothing special for GF options, chips aren’t gluten free, food isn’t impressive.

Celiac

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The already limited menu just keeps getting smaller. Chips are not safe, and I've been told by a server that cross contamination is highly likely due to them using the same scoop and fillings as they do with the flour tortillas (scoop touching flour tortilla and going back into container to then be used for a corn tortilla) Only reason for 2 stars is because I like their Queso and Guac. I get them to go, and use my chips from home.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I have gone to this location maybe 5 times, I usually get the same thing, chicken mini tacos, and am usually safe, this last time the waitress told me the chips were gf, we said no, she went to check, answer was no, then I ordered my usual dish, and she gave me steak, was good even though wasn't what I ordered, I would prob go back again , just be super cautious.

Celiac

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They have a gulten free menu very friendly

Celiac

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I have been here a few times and get ill each time.

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Eat here often and I have not had an issue. They will even provide a GF menu and advise the cooks. Most everything they will substitute for corn tortillas instead of flour. Just have to tell them.

It is a mixed kitchen, no seperate prep area.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Yeah the to go didn’t have any of the gluten friendly items. The only thing I could of gotten was a salad but I didn’t really feel safe eating here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Gluten Free Menu
Gluten ‘friendly’ menu
crispy beef tacos are yummy.
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