Gluten Free at Qdoba

100 ratings
Allergen List, Rice Bowls, Kid Friendly, Tex-Mex + 3 more
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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The staff at Qdoba are highly trained and knowledgeable about cross contamination. The manager took over and went out of his way to make sure it was done correctly. The only things that are not gluten free are the BBQ sauce, tortillas and cookies and brownies. I was very impressed with my steak bowl loaded with queso and guacamole! Highly recommend!

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1 month ago

Gluten free menu on their website. Soft corn tortillas for tacos or bowl options.

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Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

When asking the person working what was gluten free she replied oh just about everything except for the flour tortillas. I asked about the chips and she said they are corn. I asked if I could see a nutritional guide and it took about 5 minutes to find the only copy with stains all over it. The chips were marked as gluten. I also noticed a basket of chocolate chip cookies sitting with all the toppings. I let her know about the chips. She didn’t seem to care and we left.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I've never had a problem here even though I always have chips and queso and the chips may be fried in common oil. But do not ask for shredded cheese or lettuce, as they grab it with their hands and therefore it's always contaminated. Not sure if they will take it from a fresh container and new gloves if you ask them (like Chipotle will). They are not as knowledgeable or careful as Chipotle is, but Qdoba's queso is WAY better.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Located in terminal A. At the front of the line, there’s a list of all their ingredients with each allergy (wheat, gluten, soy, milk, eggs, and nuts). It has symbols for contains the ingredient, and may contain it (aka cross contamination). For wheat and gluten, you can pretty much have everything except the tortillas, chips, brownies, and BBQ sauce (see photo). Get a burrito bowl. All the meat is safe. Taste: 5/5. Choices: many. Knowledge of gf: 3/5. Service: 5/5 very friendly.

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Not celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The corn tortillas for my tacos were awfully elastic so I asked for the allergen menu and sure enough, they are made with wheat. Also, the corn chips and everything else you'd hope would not be made with wheat, is. Only safe bet is a bowl, unless you are celiac, in which case you should definitely not eat here.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff did not know what options were gluten free, i went for the safe option which still made me sick. Not a clean kitchen be very careful if you go here, wouldn’t trust anything

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

We ate here while traveling with our daughter. The manager was friendly and prepared her food himself to ensure it was safely prepared.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter has celiacs and this has become her favorite place in town. Excellent rice bowls and almost everything except their BBQ meats and flour tortillas are gluten free. The staff is quick to change gloves all the way down the line. She's very sensitive and hasn't gotten sick once.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Do not eat here! I have celiac and was hoping it would be a similar to experience to chipotle, but unfortunately here I am sick the next day. The girl at the counter washed her hands and switched gloves, but would not change spoons. Generally I’m okay without it, but apparently not this time! The supervisor on duty rolled her eyes at me when she tried to grab my bowl and I asked her not to because of the allergy - she had not changed gloves. On top of getting sick the bowl wasn’t even good! Everything was really dry and not very flavorful. Celiacs beware.

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Celiac
5 months ago

The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful!

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Not celiac
5 months ago

I’ve had a really good experience here. I am intolerant though I am not super sensitive. The workers seem very kind though and willing to help

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten friendly burrito bowl. Service sucked.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Too much cross contamination here, and there Chips are NOT gluten free.

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7 months ago

The staff was very understanding, but they were busy and had very little knowledge about what menu items were GF, so I decided not to risk it.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Third experience: Same as first, see below. Excellent awareness and desire by staff to accommodate gluten issue. My overall suggestion is to be very straightforward with your server and insist they respect your gluten issue. They do a good job, but you need to also be assertive (if needed). A safe and delicious place to eat! Second experience: Not nearly as gluten friendly. Lady at counter had no idea what Celiac, gluten, or wheat allergy were or the issues they cause. No change of gloves or utensils. I know what to eat to stay GF and safe at Qdoba. I doubt I'll get sick, but this experience was no where as good as my last at this location. My advice would be to be insistent about the need for GF. First experience: Fantastic experience. Told the girl at the counter that I had Celiac's and needed strict GF. She immediately changed gloves and got new serving spoons. The entire staff took this very seriously. The Qdoba website is also quite informative, but you need to spend some time looking around and clicking miscellaneous links to find it. Thanks SEA-TAC Qdoba.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Extremely unprofessional. My wife, who posted below, is celiac and ask them change their gloves. They argued so we left. When we called to complain, the night supervisor said that didn’t happen and said we must have gone to Quiznos. Absolutely ridiculous. Will never be coming through this town again. My wife didn’t eat because this was the only place that we trusted. What a mistake. The qudoba in our hometown is fantastic, but we are disappointed in the service we got at this one.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Literally the worst service ever at this location! The lady absolutely refused to change her gloves when I asked! Will never go back!

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9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Although you can't have chips or tacos (CC hazard), they make an awesome bowl. Most meats and toppings are GF. You can download an allergen menu from the Qdoba website.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not celiac friendly at all. I was treated horrible when I told them I have a severe gluten allergy. And they cross contaminated everything anyway.

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Celiac
10 months ago

When they take my order they wash hands, use clean gloves and fill my order to the end.

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Celiac
10 months ago

They are very careful. The person who takes my order will wash hands and change gloves then finish my order down the line.

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Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter loves quesadillas and we were worried about the kids quesodilla since their press isn't dedicated. one of the workers quickly jumped in and took over, wrapping it in tinfoil to allow her the quesadilla she loves without worry. most of their items are gluten free, although not the chips. Their allergen list helps navigate and the tinfoil was used from start to finish to protect her food.

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Celiac
11 months ago

Convenient and fast. Just be careful of cross contact from fryers(chips are a no-go) and burrito-hands. Staff will happily change gloves. Plus some of the sauces (bbq?) have gluten.

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Not celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not completely Celiac Friendly, but they do have a gluten free menu with several options. Chips are gluten free except for shared fryer, so if you’re just intolerant you can definitely have them. They also have corn tortillas that are not fried so they are listed as safe. Tons of gluten free toppings and fillings, including the queso.

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Celiac
1 year ago

You have to tell them what you want bc they aren’t very knowledgeable.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Qdoba offers an online list of gluten free items and notes that there could be cross contamination. Usually I don't have an issue but this location was a mess. No one really knew what items were made as gluten free and there were items all mixed up in their bins (e.g., tortilla strips in the cheese bin). It did not inspire confidence in the staff or, in the end, the food. I was disappointed.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I ask the staff to use ingredients from fresh containers with fresh utensils and they are awesome about doing so.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

Naked burrito. Tacos. Nachos. Salad. All amazing. Never gotten sick and I'm pretty sensitive. Almost all their stuff is gluten free except a couple of the marinated meats but the grilled chicken is what I always get and it's gluten free.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

One of the workers at this location has Celiac Disease. Chicken, pork, rice beans, corn salsa, Pico De Gallo, Salsa Verde, gacuamole, sour cream and cheese are gluten free.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Chain restaurant that features a variety of gluten free alternatives, including soft corn tortillas. This location is very well run and efficient.

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1 year ago

Staff was extremely knowledgeable!! changed their gloves,cleaned the entire counter, and used fresh veggies containers. Food was delicious!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I was pleasantly surprised by the gf options and the quality of the food . But best of all, when I told the server that my grandson has celiac she immediately threw away her gloves, washed her hands thoroughly, put on new gloves before serving his food. Excellent awareness.

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1 year ago

Aside from flour tortilla most everything here should be gluten free. Celiac beware of cross contamination. Chips maybe cross contaminated.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

nice place to know what you are Ble to put in your food

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Tortilla chips share a fryer with flour tortilla bowls. Otherwise, I believe a majority of the food is safe, but due to cross contamination of the chips, it is not safe for celiacs.

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Celiac
1 year ago

great queso and bowls! chips not fried separately

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! Very great food and definitely gluten free. Make sure to tell the people you are gluten free.

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1 year ago

The staff is clueless as to what foods are gluten free. I was told that I would have to "look it up on the internet." Won't go back.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I've eaten at several Qdobas and not gotten sick. However my son and I ate at this 1 and got sick.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Love the place. Maybe not the best to prevent contamination but unless it's gonna kill you, you're safe to eat here.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Shared fryer so chips and tortillas are not safe. Detailed allergen list online. Can eat bowls with almost everything. BBQ sauce contains gluten. I had a safe meal here and staff seemed knowledgeable about gluten.

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Celiac
1 year ago

I love the naked burrito bowls! Apparently there is a disclaimer that the chips could be cross contaminated but my son seems to not have an issue with them. But use caution with the chips!

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Delicious food, but the staff was only marginal on gluten awareness. Unfortunately they fry the chips in gluten, but at least they told me

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Celiac
1 year ago

Food was bland and mushy. I"d rather eat at chipotle.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

There are some options here, but really not a safe place to eat. Much cleaner, safer and healthier at Chipotle down the road.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

So many gluten free options at Qdoba! Burrito bowls, loaded tortilla soup, nachos and queso. All delicious! A majority of their ingredients are gluten free. Check out their website for an up-to-date allergen list. This is a go to spot for anyone with Celiacs or gluten free. I've been eating at Qdoba for many years and never been sick from cross contamination. Highly recommend!

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Celiac
1 year ago

This is a great option for a quick meal.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter is celiac so we get to go containers of shredded beef and cilantro rice then make burritos and tacos at home. Cost is under $3. We've never had a problem with the food. Queso and chips have been fine too. Since this last post, we regularly visit this location and the staff continues to do a fantastic job handling our food. They wash hands and change gloves as soon as you tell them you need gluten free. One time the lady assembling our order told other staff not to touch it, that she would finish it all the way down. They must have great staff training about cross contamination. Continues to be one of our few standby safe places in the area.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Chips are not GF. But most of the burrito bowl ingredients are GF. They are always willing to change gloves. Just double check their allergen list.

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

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