Gluten-Free at QDOBA Mexican Eats

Quick Service Restaurant
82 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Rice Bowls
Gluten Intolerant

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Review


I’ve had decent luck at this one (south county mall) but not so much at the Loughborough location. Some ingredients are reached in to by gloved hands — that touch other wheat products. I’m

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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This is one of the best Qdoba’s. They do a lot of business and the food is always freshly cooked. You build your meal as you go through the line.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

Overall Rating

Review


I actually work here. Great place. The only things with gluten are the obvious tortillas and deserts. HOWEVER, listed on the allergen list online, it says chips are made with corn tortillas. THIS IS WRONG. I have made the chips, and they are made with flour tortillas. I have rarely gotten sick from this place, but DO NOT TOUCH THE CHIPS.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Safest option here is to get a bowl. Some staff were not aware of what items had Gluten but, after I expressed my concerns with having Celiac several staff now remember me and ensure they take precautions. I always request glove changes and wipe surfaces when I stop.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Celiac

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They have an allergy menu and most ingredients are naturally gluten free, but they take no measures against cross contamination. Most items have tongs or scoops but they roll flour burritos by hand and then stick their hands right in the bins of cheese without changing gloves. I ordered here with family and had to give my food to someone else because seeing them prep other items after my bowl was made, I realized I would be sick.

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


I had a great experience here! The service is fantastic and they use separate tongs for all food. I had a burrito bowl and didn't have any reaction.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Much like Chipotle, got a bowl. It was pretty good, felt safe. The safest option is getting a bowl. I wouldn’t have an issue coming back here, felt as though they were careful.

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?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Celiac

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Really good as usual. They have a detailed allergen menu online I recommend looking at previously to ordering. If you tell them you have an allergy, they will change their gloves. **Very similar to Chipotle

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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A lot of safe gluten free options. Good service

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


Had read this chain did a good job but took my celiac son there today and they didn’t have a clue what did or didn’t have gluten.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Ordered a burrito bowl, all of their toppings are gf except tortilla strips and have tongs so less cross contamination than chipotle. They also will change gloves if asked and get things from the back. They offer corn tortillas for tacos as well! I'm very sensitive and did not get sick eating here, and it's delicious. Bonus points for not charging extra for guac or queso!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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This place doesn’t have a clue. I asked about gf items before ordering and was met with a blank stare. Asked someone else, she decided to get the manager. The manager went in the back to get the allergen list. At that point, I left. Didn’t order. It was just too risky.

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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Fyi, the crispy corn taco shells are now fried in house so there is cross contamination. Suggest a salad or bowl. They are very good about changing gloves. Tasty, too, recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


I know several who like GF here. But I have found that cross contamination is an issue, especially during busy times.

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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The quality has gone down and I had a reaction the last time I ate here. Not worth the risk for me.

2/21/15: Ordered off the allergen list. Pretty good.

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Review


The menu is mostly safe and the food is always good. I always feel confident ordering from Qdoba and have never felt sick after.

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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As soon as I said the word “celiac”, the employee started taking off his gloves, he washed his hands, and put on new gloves.

I asked him about their precautions and he explained to me that they would put down foil on the heated press and he’d use new gloves and everything. He didn’t make me feel like an inconvenience and he took extra precautions. Highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies

Overall Rating

Review


I wrote a review on Google back in December that sums it up. They used to be good, but have made my wife sick twice and have been miserable and downright mean at times when asking them very kindly to follow the procedures. Most of the problem is a lack of training, but the ownership clearly doesn't care about this aspect of their business enough to solve the problem. See

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Celiac

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I enjoyed the food and the guy at the counter was very careful! However I’m very upset because I resent it found out that the chips are not gluten free although employees have told me other wise. I am incredibly upset about this lie! However I’m glad the manager came out to tell 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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Review


Rice bowls are gluten free

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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Review


I’ve eaten at this location 3 times. First time no reaction. Second time mild reaction. Third time major reaction and was very sick.

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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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The server had no idea what “gluten”, gluten-free, or “I cannot eat wheat” meant. I tried all of these phrases but she looked perplexed, waved a stack of wheat tortillas at me and said, “you want these”?? Someone else overheard and came over to tell her which things I could eat and couldn’t, and then promptly left again. The server did not change her gloves, and left it up to me to pick the items for my bowl that I thought I could eat. The bowl was tasty, but who knows if there was cross-contamination.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Not celiac

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Review


Gluten free on website very easy to navigate. Offers curbside. Easy to figure out what your can and can’t have. Not dedicated gf site or kitchen though.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

Review


Knew little to none about cross contamination. I have no idea why they are even on this app.

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?

— Average

Overall Rating

Review


Great workers who actively offered to switch gloves and were helpful. Most items on the allergen menu are gluten free, but I knew immediately there was some cross contamination. Would’ve probably had a better experience going earlier in the day when all sides had been made fresh and just placed in the serving area.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


I eat here at least once a week. I always get a rice bowl with chicken. I make sure they change their gloves and never have gotten sick. Everything is gluten free except the flour tortillas but I feel confident I’m safe with cc.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


Great food, friendly service. Gluten-free awareness is great. They change their gloves without asking.

Recommend this restaurant..

Safety


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

— Very

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 ordered online and used the allergen menu to guide my order. When I arrived they said they couldn’t make it because nothing would be gluten free. I appreciate them telling me rather than making it when they didn’t think it was safe, but I was a bit confused. This could have been one employee unfamiliar with their allergens and cross contamination, so I will give them that. But overall they did not make me feel very confident in their awareness.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Review


Burrito bowl is amazing

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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Alot of gluten free options! Queso is gluten free. Love the naked burrito!

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All of the food here is gluten-free according to the staff person. Except of course the flour burrito wraps. I don’t know what their soft taco wraps are made of. I don’t think they serve crispy tacos. The first person in the assembly line did not know what celiac was (Possible language barrier). The second person knew all the ropes and offered to start my bowl over, to which I agreed. They change their gloves and redid my bowl. That person also knew I might not want lettuce because they touch it with their gloved hands that also touch burritos.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


Awesome customer service! Managers wife is Celiac too. Knowledgeable staff but I aleays ask yhem to change gloves and wipe down areas prior

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • 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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Review


Qdoba has their allergen menu on their website. Most items are marked gluten free and the staff will change gloves if asked. I ordered a burrito bowl.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


Today, we had the best experience at any Qdoba! It was in Rapid City, SD and I asked the gentleman if he could change his gloves because my daughter has celiac! He not only changed his gloves, but made everyone else change their gloves and then packaged up hers separately! He was so amazing and when we told him “Thank you” for the last time he replies “no worries, I know it’s more than just an intolerance and don’t want her to get sick”!

Again, when we asked if he could change his gloves because of celiac, he was amazing!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


They claimed to be gluten free, however that was a lie. She told me everything on the line was safe, however within 45 minutes I knew I was glutened. Not safe. Will not attempt again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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All ingredients are GF except the tortillas, unsure about the chips. The person helping me had just returned from break so they were already putting on fresh gloves, but I have a feeling a reminder would have been needed. Had a great experience, food was delicious and I didn’t have to explain anything or ask a bunch of questions.

Everything is GF except the tortillas, unsure about the chips.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


The burrito bowls are gluten free and the chips and queso are as well and so good!

Quality & Quantity


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 dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Server changed gloves and advised me not to have the corn shell as they deep fry it. Had a taco salad. She got a fresh bin of cheese out for me. She was knowledgeable and downright stellar. I’d eat here again. The food was great.

Pretty much the brisket taco salad was the only gluten feee but it was very good.

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Review


The server was knowledgeable when I told them that I have celiac disease. She immediately changed her gloves and told all of the other servers. It is NOT a dedicated gluten free kitchen, but similarly to chipotle, the meats and veggies are all GF - avoid the tortillas, potatoes (deep fried), and sauces (except pick de Gallo)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Review


Great place for lunch / dinner. To my knowledge, the only item with gluten is the flour tortillas.

Not celiac

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I looked at the allergen sheet and most everything is gluten free except the tacos bc they use flour tortillas. The bowls do not contain wheat. Some of the salad dressings are not gluten free. The chips “may contain [wheat].” I can’t rate on safeness bc I did not eat here. I did not want to risk it since I accidentally ate something with gluten a couple of days ago.

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I’ve never had a problem at this qdoba. Andy made my rice bowl and he was so kind about changing his gloves and taking my rice bowl all the way down the line himself to assure I got what I wanted in the safest possible way. I will be returning.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I came in after seeing the positive reviews but was disappointed when the staff told me all the utensils touch flour tortillas. High-risk of cross-contamination, not Celiac friendly. Thankfully, the staff was kind and knew to steer me elsewhere so I wouldn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Review


Excellent. Food tasted great. One of the staff went and washed and changed gloves and then spent the time to take our food down the whole line in order to minimize any risk of cross contamination. Not only did it taste great and feel good in our stomachs but it also was affordable.

Gluten Free Features
  • Allergen List
  • Rice Bowls
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Tex-Mex
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