Fiesta Mexicana: Festival of Color

Where: Fiesta Mexicana, Wakefield Commons Plaza location, Raleigh, NC. There are also locations in Cary, Clayton, Garner, and Holly Springs.

GF Menu: No.

What I ate: Lunch Camarones Yucatan

How to order it: Thankfully, many Mexican dishes are made with corn. (See Mez post.) The vegetables and shrimp are lightly stir-fried in a vegetable oil. I confirmed with the server that there is no wheat/gluten in the dish or in the corn tortilla chips.

When a very sensitive GF diner orders a rice dish, it is a good idea to ask whether the broth used to boil the rice has any wheat in it. Surprisingly, some chicken and beef broths contain small amounts of wheat flour. Most organic broths do not.

What it looks like:

A festival of color. These are the goodies from a culinary pinata made just for adults. Marinated shrimp grilled with red and green peppers, onions, squash, and zucchini. Served with rice, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. Not sure how they do it, but the shrimp and the veggies are al dente and taste of summer. The complementary chips are always warm and light.

Green Note: Fiesta Mexicana serves their chips in reusable baskets with paper liners. The plates, glasses, and cutlery are all washable, so there is very little waste.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Yay! I’m so happy to find your blog! I frequently forgo eating out because I don’t want to deal with either not finding a GF place, or having to order everything modified and it be wrong. Not to mention I get tired of making every mouthful of food I eat. Thanks for your effort to point out what’s near!
    Hope you’re well!

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I really believe that the more we can share, the better things will become for all of us with food allergies. Feel free to add some of your own finds on this site as well. Happy GF journeys!

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