Beto's is a San Antonio restaurant that has been serving the the celiac community since 2003 . With a simple menu that concentrates on handmade quesadillas, empanadas, and tacos, each specialty is served up in a variety of ways that is sure to appeal.
Beto's has a Special Dietary Menu Guide that lists several options for Low Carb, Vegetarian, Celiac, and Lactose Intolerant. When ordering gluten-free they request that you let the order-taker know in advance so that they can ensure that there is no cross contamination in the cooking process.
Nearly all the quesadillas and tacos can be prepared gluten free with fresh corn tortillas! Despite the simplicity of the menu, the individual recipes are complex, with the blending of fresh wholesome ingredients and a multitude of spices creating unique and flavorful fare.
Because of the complexity of the menu, you might want to talk with the manager or the owners Albert and Cheryl Mijangos. They are gracious and generous proprietors who truly want to provide authentic Latin food and drink that is delicious and gluten free. A few safe bets are the Grilled Fish Taco, Beef Fajita Taco, Chicken Fajita Taco, and the Chicken Tomatillo Quesadillas. The chips and salsa are also gluten free! Rice, beans. all sides soups, and salads are safe. For dessert order a Paletta.
This is a place to take the whole family. It's family owned and operated, and it has that casual, make-yourself-at-home feel about it. The prices are very reasonable, and there's even a Lil'Betitos menu with gluten-free choices.
The original review was written by Melanie Psaltakis in October, 2003 and updated by Anne Barfield in September 2010.