Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:30 PM
when i first went gluten-free i understood that mexican was generally a "safe" food to eat if you are dining out bc they dont use much wheat in their food. But i was just wondering how safe it is. I mean, i know eating out is always a risk, but do u guys find that the tortilla chips are generally safe? And what about seasoning/spices? I know i should always ask but i find it difficult often to communicate w/ people in mexican restaurants- "no wheat"- "NO MEAT???"
Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:53 PM
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:24 AM
Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:09 AM
Buenos Dias . . .
Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:39 AM
I see that you are in NYC Mookie. Just north of Poughkeepsie in Tivoli there is an absolutely fabulous mexican restaurant, Santa Fe, that is part of the gluten free awareness program. It is a four star restaurant and almost their entire menu is gluten free. So, if you feel like taking a short drive upstate there is yummy mexican available.
Sounds good, but 95 miles, which is the distance from NYC to Tivoli, is not really a "short drive upstate". There must be some gluten-free Mexican places in Manhattan, or the Boroughs, that are decent.
I havn't used my Triumph Dining Cards yet, but when the weather gets better we'll see:
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:48 AM
I've eaten mexican twice now and was fine both times. Although I admit the communication is a tad bit harder than some other restaurants. The 2 I went to are Rosa Mexicano (there are a couple in the city) and Casa Maya (in Scarsdale - in that shopping center by the A&P, next to Spiga).
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:27 AM
There are tons of mexican restaurants in NYC and ive always been a fan of the simpler things anyway (i dont like enchilada sauce or a lot of the other foods that may have gluten. My main concern is the chips! i cant imagine going out for mexican w/o being able to snack on them!!!
Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:27 PM
There is a great mexican place down the road from me. I must advertise them... they have been so great for me.
They have been great to me. I think all staff know me by now. I remeber when I first went their, one day, I had green chili on my plate delivered too me(their green chili has wheat) and it was intercepted by my waitress as the plate was being set down. She said something in spanish to the server(I only understand a little bit of spanish) and the plate was fastly removed and the next plate was announced as Gluten Free.
The server also said right away(when I first walked in and made the "uncomfortable gluten annoucement"), you probaly should not eat our corn ships, as they are made in the same vats as wheat things. That was cool.
Simply put, I would never say any chain/ethnic/whatever is safe. Is completlly based on the staff. Especially if its a non chain type store. Learn the staff. Teach the staff. and of course, when they do well tip em nice.
Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:33 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 06:09 PM
I had a mexican place I used to love and I don't eat there anymore because they don't speak English that well and I don't like eating out much at all anymore. You could learn the Spanish word for wheat. I did that with beans, because it was hard to get across "no beans" so I went back and said "no frijoles" and they totally understood. But, of course, it's not as simple as no wheat. Otherwise our lives would be much easier, right?
Spanish word for wheat is: trigo
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