Dining Gluten Free at Mexican Restaurants: 6 Tips for Success Request corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas . Ask if the corn chips are fried in a dedicated fryer. Be sure to inquire if any of the meat you’re ordering — like with fajitas — is marinated in anything. Beware of the rice. Ask about everthing else.
Mexican food is a staple for those of us on a gluten – free diet. That’s because so many Mexican foods are naturally gluten – free . Mexican food uses corn masa (corn flour) in most of its authentic dishes, although more Mexican restaurants are incorporating wheat tortillas to meet the demands of Western palates.
Basically nothing at any Chuy’s is gluten free. Even their tortilla chips are fried in a shared fryer. They marinate all their meat in beer . If you have celiac, best steer clear.
They have very limited gluten free options – no menu .
Gluten-Free Fast Food: What Are Your Options? Arby’s . Boston Market . Chick-fil-A (offers gluten-free buns and gluten-free french fries) Chipotle Mexican Grill . Five Guys (offers gluten-free fries) In-N-Out Burger (offers gluten-free fries) Shake Shack (offers gluten-free buns) Sonic Drive-In (offers gluten-free fries)
French fries are NOT gluten free , they are coated in a wheat beef flavoring. French Fries Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [ wheat And Milk Derivatives]*), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (maintain Color), Salt.
Tortilla chips are most often made from 100% ground corn , which is naturally gluten -free. They may be made from white, yellow, or blue varieties of corn . Nonetheless, some brands may contain a mix of both corn and wheat flour, meaning they are not gluten -free.
Corn tortillas are a healthier alternative to flour tortillas . They provide more whole grains and have built-in portion control, as they’re typically smaller than flour tortillas . They’re also gluten – free and thus suitable for people who cannot tolerate gluten .
Cheese with gluten . Plain, full-fat cheeses with no flavorings or additional ingredients are usually gluten – free . Processed cheese and cheeses labeled as low-salt, low-fat, or fat- free may have gluten . If cheese contains any type of add-in, such as wheat starch or modified food starch, it may also contain gluten .
The chips are safe for those with Celiac Disease. Fajitas are great with corn tortillas . Highly recommend Lupe Tortilla for Tex-Mex!!
Tostitos Smooth & Cheesy Dip does not have any gluten -containing ingredients and is considered safe for those on a gluten – free diet. Tostitos is consistent in their labeling, and all of their products list major allergen ingredients on the nutrition label, including wheat.
Staff was knowledgeable, the enchiladas were very good. We tested the food with the Nima gluten tester and it was indeed gluten free . They said the Tortilla chips came from a separate fryer and were also gluten free (but we didn’t test these).
Corn oil is great because it is gluten /soy free . Here are the ingredients in the corn chips , per the Julio’s website: Corn, Water, Lime, Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic, Paprika, Comino, Monosodium Glutamate, and corn oil.
Uncle Julio’s Menu
|Lunch Original Fajitas||$14.29 – $15.39|
|Lunch Quesadillas||$10.77 – $12.75|
|Lunch Mario’s Special||$11.87|
The dessert will only set you back $20, and it will serve 4-8 guests or one incredibly greedy birthday girl (or boy).