Los Angeles is the god father of the hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant. Fiesta Taco is located in Burbank, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles and home to NBC and Walt Disney Studios. A must visit town in the heart of LA so eating gluten free on the go is important. This ultra casual restaurant has additional seating in the back if you come in a group. The staff is friendly, and thankfully knowledgable when it comes to dietary restrictions. Portions are generous and inexpensive, you can grab a plate that will fill you up for around $7.
For 20 years Fiesta Taco has been serving up some amazing food. Not for those with celiacs and extreme gluten sensitivity due to a relatively small kitchen that increases cross contamination risk. One of the amazing things about Mexican food is that corn is the base for many dishes which makes it a lot easier to find good meals without the gluten. However when trying a new restaurant, it’s paramount to ask if the sauce is made with flour. Sauces are notorious hiding places for gluten and we had to nix the Huevos Rancheros due to the thickener in the sauce.
Gluten friendly plates we tried includes the Huevos con Chorizo Platter. Chorizo is a Mexican style loose sausage with a peppery kick. We also tried the Huevos Mexicana plate which featured fresh vegetables in a scramble and the usual beans and rice on the side. While not the absolute best Mexican food we’ve had in Southern California the convenience and price more than makes this a perfect spot to stop during a busy day or lunch break. On a side note, vegans and vegetarians beware, the beans and rice are both made with animal products, as in traditional Mexican cuisine.
They serve breakfast all day and offer several flavorful homemade salsas and roasted jalapeños to kick up the heat.