Gluten free Celiac at Miguel's Cocina
|Heaven and hell in a tortilla! (Source)|
|Home to great Mexican! (Source)|
Even more, he thanked me for telling him so quickly into the meal, and said that the chips were fried in a shared fryer and therefore contaminated, but the red sauce was gluten free. Mom and I set aside one bowl of the sauce for my main dish while the rest of the clan dug into the chips. Next time, I'm smuggling Tostitos in my purse so I won't be drinking drool before my main meal arrives!
As for the rest of my meal, I loved all the options! Miguel's has gluten free menu available on request with starters, salads, and various other specials. I was tempted by the chicken fajitas with veggies, guacamole and corn tortillas, but I ended up choosing the swordfish tacos. I'm a sucker for fish!
|Their "Wheat Free" Menu|
When they arrived, I could hardly pick my tongue off the table. The serving was HUGE, totally making up for my lack of nachos. And then I tasted it…and the California burrito was left in the dust.
|My huge dinner portion!|
And then came the beans. As great as the fish tacos were by themselves, the black beans acted as a great palate cleanser. The black beans had a deep, almost smokey flavor accented by the cheese sprinkled on top. Between the tacos and the beans, I didn't miss rice at all. After devouring one taco and half my beans, I doubt I would've had room anyway! To make the meal even better, though, when I scarfed down my leftovers the next day, they tasted just as fresh and delicious!
|Just as good, day two!|
When I was diagnosed, I accepted that California burritos and their Mexican brethren were a thing of my past. I can't say how happy I am that Miguel's Cocina has proved me wrong! In the days following our family dinner, I ranted about how great my tummy felt after the tacos as much as their actual taste!
|And my tummy does too!|
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