Many people are born with allergies to gluten, or develop it during life. Allergies can range from mild to severe and currently, there are no treatments except for avoiding gluten. Therefore, this can sadly mean that gluten-free travellers are heavily restricted in what they can eat. However, more restaurants in Korea now offer gluten-free menu items. Moreover, this includes 3 delicious Mexican restaurants based right here in Seoul!
3rd Place: CUCHARA MEXICAN EATERY
Cuchara is a well-loved Mexican franchise in Korea. The best thing about this amazing eatery is the variety of meals that are on offer. You have your choice of fast food items like burritos and tacos as well as healthy dishes and plant-based meals. Furthermore, you can customise your order just how you like it — or how you need it, if you’re gluten free.
Find branches at key locations such as COEX, Times Square, Lotte Tower and more!
Runner Up: Coreanos Kitchen
Like Cuchara, Coreanos Kitchen serves a large variety of Mexican dishes. The best part about this restaurant is that the entire menu is totally gluten-free! That’s right, you can really order whatever takes your fancy without hesitation!
Where designated gluten-free options at other restaurants may taste bland in comparison with the regular menu, here you won’t have to worry about lack of flavour. Isn’t that amazing? Furthermore, if you and your gluten-full friends dislike something, at least you’re all in it together!
Location: Multiple (in Seoul and Incheon only)
Operating Hours: Vary
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The Best Gluten-Free Mexican Restaurant in Seoul: Gusto Taco
First place in our list goes to Gusto Taco. It is not a franchise like the others, and does serve a few dishes that aren’t gluten-free, but this place is the most delicious. Hands down. Come to Gusto Taco and enjoy the cheesiest quesadillas around, refreshing lemonade — or Mojito 😉 — and a great time with friends. Furthermore, this restaurant is a must-visit even for your gluten-eating friends — including veggies and vegans!
Address: 146-6 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Directions: Sangsu Station (Line 6) Exit 1
Operating Hours: 11:30am - 10:00pm (Tue - Sat), - 9:00pm Sun; Closed on Mondays
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