Eating an overstuffed, tortilla-wrapped package of deliciousness is a joyous experience that everyone – even those with special diets and allergy concerns – should get the chance to enjoy. With endless flavor possibilities at your fingertips, you can rest easy knowing that our food suits many dietary needs and tastes – we always try to provide something for everyone! Check out more about these options in our ingredient glossary.
Here's a look at some of the dietary needs and tastes we can accommodate:
To keep the fat to a minimum, avoid adding dairy products, like cheese and sour cream, to your burrito and opt for a whole wheat tortilla (hint: a bean and rice or grilled vegetable burrito with salsa on a whole wheat tortilla is a great choice). If you're jonesing for meat, stick to our grilled meats and order half meat/half veggies. Tacos are the perfect option for portion control, and Mexican plates let you mix-and-match items like meat, veggies, beans, lettuce and rice. Just steer away from our quesadillas - they're cooked on the grill and are chock-full of cheese.
A low-carb diet limits grains, starchy vegetables and fruits in favor of dietary protein and fat. With that in mind, avoid our chips and tortillas (though our whole wheat and corn tortillas are better options if you're in the burrito, quesadilla or taco market). Mexican plates are the best bet, just ask for a mix of meat, veggies (non-starchy options like peppers, broccoli, summer squash, green beans, onions and Brussels sprouts), beans and lettuce and skip the rice. Definitely add our salsa and guac to any order as well.
Before placing your order, please inform your server if you or anyone in your party has a food allergy. For specific information, see our allergen table.
You can make any of our offerings vegetarian by selecting rice and beans (pinto, black or refried) instead of meat, or our grilled veggies. For you vegan folks, consult our allergen table to see which dishes contain eggs and dairy. All of our sauces are vegetarian. Also, be sure to ask for vegetarian rice instead of our Mexican rice, which is made with chicken broth.
Gluten Intolerance/Celiac Disease
Almost everything on our menu is at your fingertips, except our large and small flour tortillas. Everything else, including our corn tortillas and corn chips, is A-okay for most people with gluten intolerance. But because our folks work with wheat tortillas all day long, there is a possibility of cross-contamination in our restaurants. If you are highly sensitive and would like us to change our gloves, we're happy to do so at your request. Before placing your order, please inform your server if you or anyone in your party as a food allergy. For more info, please visit our allergen table.
Even though it's delicious, tell your server to leave the cheese off your burrito or quesadilla. Our guacamole uses sour cream, so be sure to leave that off too. For a tasty, dairy-free alternative, try fresh sliced avocado or our spicy guacamolio. Before placing your order, please inform your server if you or anyone in your party as a food allergy. For more info, see our allergen table.
Kids love Mexican food! Cheese quesadillas (large wheat tortillas) and mini quesadillas (small corn tortillas) are a huge hit with kids - they're like Mexican grilled cheese! You can cut the cheese quesadillas into smaller slices to make them easier for little hands. Dipping chips in a small container of salsa or guacamole is not only fun, but healthy too. For kids who don't like their food "touching," order small containers of meat, beans, veggies and rice (plus, the containers make it easy for taking home leftovers). You can even specify exactly which grilled vegetables you'd like. Another tip: buy our cheese quesadillas uncooked and heat them up at home for a quick snack, or add your own fillings for a meal. Tacos are also a great option because they're small - just order one or two filings (like beans and rice or chicken and rice) to keep it neat.
Spice It Up
Our menu hits every mark on the spiciness index! To kick your order up a notch, try any of our sauces on your burrito, taco, quesadilla or Mexican plate; just ask for extra hot sauce, chip salsa, Salsa Roja, Salsa Ardiente or Guacamolio. You can start with a spicy filling like Chicken Ranchero or Steak en Salsa Roja. To truly bring the heat to your meal, try our Chile Verde or add Salsa Ardiente or Habanero Sauce to any menu item. Now you're smoking!
Tone It Down
Mexican food doesn't have to be spicy to be flavorful and delicious. For absolutely no spice, forgo the hot sauce and stick to basic fillings like rice and beans, grilled chicken, steak, grilled veggies, carnitas (roast pork) or lengua (beef tongue). To avoid the kick of cilantro, ask for no salsa, but add some sour cream to keep it moist. For just a little kick, stick with a squirt of hot sauce.
Some folks can't get enough of it. Others can't stand it. Few are in the middle. So when we use cilantro in our pico de gallo and chip salsa, we hold nothing back. But fear not! We offer plain diced tomatoes for you cilantro-phobes. And our guacamole and hot sauce only have a touch of the herb.