Elizabeth had me at ‘mole!’
“Only one dish, the mole sauce, has wheat in it, and it is prepared in a separate area.”
Music to a celiac’s ears! This assurance in Simple Gems in the May/June 2016 edition of Eat Magazine tipped the Celiac Scene to Esquimalt’s newest gluten-free gem, Restaurante La Tortilla! (scroll down to read review)
Located at 910 Esquimalt (near Head Street), La Tortilla pronounces its gluten-free commitment on latortilla.ca and their menus invite diners to share information about additional allergies.
A quick phone call to owner Ricardo Rojas confirmed that La Tortilla’s dedication to healthy eating prompts them to use vegetable oils instead of lard and no gluten on the premises, except for the mole – which by the way gets rave review from gluten eaters.
La Tortilla serves authentically Mexican cuisine from the Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo and Guerrero regions and features empanadas, enchiladas and huaraches. No burritos or chimichangas to be found – or to wreak havoc with our gluten-free sensibilities!
New to the diet? New to town? Shy to dine alone – gluten free? Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies and add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire! Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies as we set out to dine as a group at La Tortilla or head to La Tortilla today!
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm Closed Mondays
778-433-1331 • Facebook • On-street parking as well as free parking behind the restaurant