Gluten Free at Ted's Cafe Escondido

51 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Tortilla Chips, Tex-Mex, Mexican, Restaurant
Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

You can get gluten free chips, and also a gluten free menu. Staff & service is always excellent!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They have a gluten sensitivity menu, not gluten free. They do not say gluten free they explain. We were having dinner with friends there. Yes, we both got sick.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Waitstaff not knowledgeable and instead of asking just left it at, "I don't know". We ordered GF chips and they brought the regular first. Halfway through meal the manager came out to ask how sensitive and turns out the "GF" chips made in a shared fryer. Glad he told me so I stopped eating them when I did but not the good for celiac. Mild symptoms but still, poor service and poor education.

Celiac
4 months ago

Their “gluten free” chips ARE NOT celiac safe. They are fried with everything else. Yellow corn tortillas are safe but NOT the white corn so be sure to specify. Decent selection and as long as I avoid the chips and make sure all tortillas are yellow corn, I don’t have any issues.

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was super knowledgeable and eager to make sure I had a wonderful meal—which I did! Tons of yummy choices. I will definitely eat here again the next time I’m visiting Lawton.

Celiac
7 months ago

They bring out GF chips and the best is GF sopapillas.

Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I have been to Ted’s countless times before my Celiac diagnosis and loved it. I had plans to meet some friends for the first time since my diagnosis at the Outlet Shoppes location so I called the manager to get an idea what I could expect and order. He basically said they can’t guarantee anything to be gluten free at all. He did not give me any options or ideas about what I could order. He really said nothing at all besides they can’t guarantee anything to be GF. Needless to say, we went to BJs instead where they were much more helpful. I’m very sad to report this because I was a loyal customer for over 20 years! Try Alfredo’s Mexican where they have a gluten free menu and dedicated fryer.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My husband has painful reactions to wheat. We explained this to the waitress, she said the manager would come see us. After a moment he showed up and explained exactly how to order to prevent being dosed with wheat/gluten and how they minimize cross contamination. What a blessing!!! Definitely a favorite!!!

Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

After telling the waitress 3 times from arrival to order that I was GF, I received the white corn tortillas from the “not safe” list of their allergy menu. After speaking with the manager and getting the GF corn tortillas, my meal came out - with my cheese enchilada made from the same white corn tortilla I mentioned above. The reason I didn’t give it one star is that they at least have GF menu and the manager was concerned after the fact.

Celiac
1 year ago

Ok so there is a gluten sensitive menu, but I did not get the feeling that most of them have a clue what gluten is.....

Celiac
1 year ago

They were very knowledgeable about celiac. They made sure everything was gluten free and prepared correctly.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Ask for gluten free chips. I get shredded beef enchiladas on corn tortillas and have never gotten sick. Cheese dip is GF as well.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gluten free menu. GF chips. Possible to get a good meal GF and CF.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The Norman location does not have a dedicated fryer, so all chips are unsafe. The only thing I felt comfortable eating was the tortilla soup, but be sure to specify no chips in the soup.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Good selection of GF items. They will even make you your own GF chips! The staff we have had has been very knowledgeable about what to order.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

i have celiac and have eaten here 3 times so far with no issues. MOST of the staff is knowledgeable about gluten and CC. i say most because i think we had a "new" waitress one visit but one of the experienced staff jumped in to assist her. They have a gf menu and the food is delish

1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

very friendly staff. extreamly knowledgeable about foods. ensured I had all the i formation to make my selection. yummy!!

1 year ago

They have a GF menu but it is limited. we were wanting Faijtas or street tacos but the marinade has gluten. :( They have GF chips.

Not celiac
1 year ago

bar staff was knowledgeable and accomodating. In addition to gluten, I have a dairy allergy. still was able to choose a yummy Mexican meal. Did not get sick!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Teds has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I was so sad that there gluten free menu didn't have my favorite meal on it. I did ask for a gluten free menu when I walked in the door and the hostess went above and beyond to help me create my favorite meal using the items they have that are gluten free. I am so impressed and so happy that they are so helpful and kind.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The only reason this restaurant has a higher then 1 star rating is non celiac individuals are rating it high. Apparently eating gluten free is still trendy... This restaurant caters to those individuals. Beware.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff seemed very knowledgeable, and they had several choices. I have eaten there several times, and never an issue. And yes, I ate lots of GF chips.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

If you have reactions to MSG don't go here at all. My only options for food was scoops of guacamole, corn tortillas and steamed veggies. Since I have other food sensitivities it was not good. My husband had the fajitas and the quality was terrible! Save yourself some time and go somewhere else.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Don't have GF menu, they give you a complicated list to cross reference. Waiter was not helpful either.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable and friendly! They even have gluten free tortilla chips that are good!!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The manager was friendly and immediately offered us special gf tortilla chips. I asked if they were fried in a shared fryer. He said they were, but that it wasn't a problem because "the oil is kept extra hot so it doesn't have cross contamination". We turned down the chips, which he was polite about but clearly thought strange, and overall we didn't feel confident in feeding our celiac child.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

NOT for anyone with Celiac. They don't have dedicated fryers, so even their "Gluten Free" chips aren't really Gluten Free. They have a "gluten sensitive" menu that basically caters to Gluten Free hipsters. Very limited options for things that are truly GF. If you're Celiac or have a Wheat allergy, I wouldn't trust it here.

2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

This place is NOT safe for anyone gluten sensitive or celiac. Shared fryer and almost every item has gluten. They are uneducated and just going with the "gluten free diet craze."

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free menu and gluten free corn chips

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free menu, and Megan, our waitress was very knowledgeable and eager to help!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

We were told by multiple managers at both Norman and S. Western location that gluten free chips had a dedicated fryer. Went to S. Western tonight and server told us the contrary. Neither of the 2 managers we spoke with could explain why they even offered separate "gluten sensitive" chips. I told them that if they came from the same fryer, they were exactly the same as the non-"gluten sensitive" ones! They both went into fryer gluten-free and came out of fryer contaminated. Oh, and the "gluten-free" yellow corn tortillas...they are dipped into fryer before serving!! As are the enchiladas made with yellow corn tortillas!! If you truly want your tortillas to be safe, you have to ask manager to microwave them rather than to drop your enchiladas into fryer. The 4 Celiacs in our group went home very hungry this evening.

2 years ago

Everyone was wonderful and the server helped us navigate the Gluten sensitive menu as well as give us suggestions. The manager spoke to us about their menu. Would highly recommend.

Celiac
2 years ago

Unfortunately we had to leave after finding out by our server and confirmed by the manager that their "gluten free" chips were fried in same fryer as their flour products. We have a 3 yr old with celiac disease and he loves chips and salsa, so we knew he would be upset if he couldn't have the chips. We hope that they change this in the future because we would love to be able to eat here!!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating! The manager came out to speak with me after I requested a gluten free menu and gave me a rundown of everything they could make for me (even items that weren't on the menu). The staff was very knowledgeable. If only there were more restaurants that were so celiac friendly!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They do not have dedicated fryers. So, if you really need the gluten free your choice is limited. I did not get past the hostess stand, I left. There is no need to take a chance.

2 years ago

Although Ted's did not have a gluten free menu, they did have a listing of all foods that are not ok depending on allergen. The waitress was very knowledgeable about what I could and could not eat. She even knew the sour cream was not gluten free. My meal came exactly as ordered. I would definitely eat there again.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have Celiac Disease and the staff at Ted's Escondido Cafe were very knowledgeable about the difference in being Gluten Intolerant and Celiac Disease. Our server had the manager come to our table he assured me that they would make sure my food was gluten free. They went above and beyond. They do have a gluten free menu. I had a ground beef and a cheese enchilada with cheese sauce, refried beans, salsa and queso. They also made sure my chips were gluten free. The house chips aren't. They went above and beyond! We will go back.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

So good! They bring you fresh! Gluten-free tortilla chips. They are very informed and accommodating.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I informed my server about having celiac disease and what that meant and how they needed to be very careful. She hands me a gluten SENSITIVE menu (they have no gluten free menu) and it had ONLY THREE options. What I ordered (tortilla soup) ended up being served with the regular chips (not the gluten free chips) in it after I had made sure that I informed her that I could not eat the regular chips because they would make me sick. Not a pleasant experience.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This casual restaurant serves good food and complimentary gluten-free chips, salsa, queso, and for dessert, complimentary gluten-free sopapillas (only restaurant I know of that serves GF sopapillas). At the hostess desk, we asked for a gluten-free menu. Then the manager came to your table to discuss and clarify the several GF menu choices. Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly and attentive. We will definitely return and, based on our one visit, I recommend this restaurant for celiacs. There are three locations in the Kansas City area: Lee’s Summit (where we dined), Liberty, and 135th & Metcalf in KC.

Celiac
2 years ago

The food is okay. Gluten free menu is limited. After being seated, I requested the gluten free menu. The waitress went for it and upon her return tossed it in front of me and said to be sure and ask for it before being seated next time. The chips are not gluten free. I will not eat at Ted's again.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

As we were being seated we mentioned we needed a gluten-free menu. The hostess was very sweet and quick with it and made sure to let our waitress know which ones of us were gluten-free free before she came to our table. She also had freshly made gluten-free corn tortilla chips made and brought to our table. They were fabulous! The staff made those of us that were GF feel just as welcome and important as those who were not. The food was not greasy and was simply delicious! This was our first time going but will not be our last!

Celiac
2 years ago

Unfortunately the server didn't seem to know anything about what may or may not have flour in it. The "gluten-sensitive" menu indicates the spinach enchiladas are GF as an entree but they are served with crema sauce, which has flour. When I asked if the crema sauce was GF, he said he assumed it was because it was on the "gluten-sensitive menu." My mom then noticed that the allergen list has the crema sauce noted to have flour in it. I ordered the enchiladas with cheese sauce instead. They brought them to me with the crema sauce on it. The manager was apologetic, but it wasn't a good experience. I won't go back.

Celiac
2 years ago

Great staff. My waiter was very knowledgeable about handling gluten free entrees. They provide gluten free chips and every person has their own individual dipping bowl for salsa/cheese. At one point an entree that had gluten in it hit my salsa bowl, and the waiter immediately apologized and brought me a new salsa to make sure my salsa was gluten free. I had a delicious corn enchilada. Yummy!!!

3 years ago

They will take care of gf, just be sure to ask for the gf menu and tell your server.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Ask for gf chips first . Waitress super knowledgeable.

Not celiac
3 years ago

It's not a gluten-free, but a gluten-sensitive menu. Pretty limited. Make sure you specify that you want the gluten-free yellow corn chips right away. They put the wrong chips in front of me after I had asked for a gluten free menu. Food was tasty.

3 years ago

Great options and staff were very knowledgeable

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten Free menu.A must if you are in Lawton.Great place and knowledgable staff.

Celiac
3 years ago

went there about a week and a half ago before my husband was diagnosed celiac and my mother in law is gluten intolerant and had made that very clear to the server and he was rude over talk to advised us that all meat has msg and then proceeded to bring her vegetables that had their fajita seasoning on it which has a gluten in it it was caught by the guy that actually was handing out our place not even the server will not be going back

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
Gluten free chips & menu