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Does anyone have a favorite dining out-mexican dish that is gluten-free?

I haven't been out for mexican since going gluten-free, so i need some suggestions!

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I would think that every Mexican Restaurant is a little different. I have used my Truiumph Dining Cards in Spanish and the staff was very helpful. I would speak to the manager during off times and you can go over the menu.

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One of the Mexican restaurants around here offers a gluten-free menu. On it are things like tacos w/ soft corn tortillas (my favorite are the halibut tacos), tostadas, fajitas and salads. Always have them check though; this restaurant offers "gluten free beans" since the brand they use regularly has gluten in it.

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Does anyone know if the rice is generally gluten-free?

I really need to get those cards. Even using them, I am dreading having to explain the whole thing. It's so awkward.

You really have to ask about the rice at any restaurant. It's not gluten-free in more places than you think. It's hit or miss at a Mexican restaurant.

These guys have free dining cards for download: http://www.celiactravel.com/restaurant-cards.html

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I used to go through the whole routine of asking about the chile con carne, and the beef seasoning etc. Too much trouble for the dismal results, I've only found one restaraunt that doesn't use flour in the chile con carne sauce, so my cheese enchiladas are out.

Now I dispense with all that and just order bean & cheese nachos. I fully realize there is a chance of cc with the corn nacho chips possibly being fried in the same oil as flour items. But I consider that a very minor risk (for me). Haven't had a problem yet. Now the bean issue may be a potential problem. I hadn't ever thought about that as a gluten item.

I'm starting to think the tequila counteracts cc. :D

best regards, lm

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You really have to ask about the rice at any restaurant. It's not gluten-free in more places than you think. It's hit or miss at a Mexican restaurant.

These guys have free dining cards for download: http://www.celiactravel.com/restaurant-cards.html

That is great! Thanks! I noticed on the English version that it doesn't state the danger in spices and stuff like that. Is that something you also have to tell them?

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That is great! Thanks! I noticed on the English version that it doesn't state the danger in spices and stuff like that. Is that something you also have to tell them?

If I know and trust the restaurant I'll get seasonings but if it's an unfamiliar place or one that just doesn't give me the warm fuzzy I will order everything plain just to be safe. I get really sick and am very sensitive so I tend to error on the side of caution when eating out.

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