Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

http://www.macayo.com/
Gluten Free Menu: Yes   http://www.macayo.com/images/Gluten_free.pdf
Reviewed: 2008
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Comments: May 22, 2013: I ate at Macayo's on Broadway last night for the first time. Their GF menu was a separate special menu, and I noticed a few items were not even available on the regular menu. I ordered the fish tacos and everything was very good; salsa and sauce on the side, black beans and rice and huge portions. No issues and no gluten reaction. I told the server to write "Gluten Free" on my order in huge letters. The service was fast and friendly and even the margaritas were decent. I would go there again for sure. Commentor's sensitivity: Digestive Symptoms (gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, etc), NON-digestive Symptoms (migraines, anemia, joint pain, etc) and can usually (but not always) be certain if they've eaten gluten
Dec 5, 2010: The following comment is for a Macayo's in the Phoenix area.
I went to the Macayo's on 19th ave and Thunderbird, and had the worst service ever as a celiac. I had called the day before to find out their gf options. When I arrived, the waitress didn't even know they had a gluten free menu! Once she located it, I ordered per the gf menu verde shrimp enchiladas, veggies with no lemon sauce, and black beans. My first plate out had rice and the veggies with the sauce on it. I told the waitress that it had to be re-made and re-stated my order. The 2nd plate had nothing but veggies, but the enchiladas were pork (which had gluten according to the very menu that this woman handed me!). At that point I asked to have my meal comped, but because I was at a birthday celebration, I had to sit there and watch everyone else eat while I sipped tea. I think it's very irresponsible to have a gluten free menu, but not educate the staff regarding what's on it, or the seriousness of celiac (the waitress made me feel like I was just being picky).
I don't think she had any idea that I would be sick for days if I ate that food. Commentor's sensitivity: Digestive Symptoms (gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, etc), NON-digestive Symptoms (migraines, anemia, joint pain, etc) and can usually (but not always) be certain if they've eaten gluten