*This gluten free only dining experience took place in October 2017.
Dinner at Tortilla Jo’s
Tortilla Jo’s is a table service restaurant at Downtown Disney at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. On my recent Disneyland trip, I knew I wanted to get some good Mexican food in, and I had heard great things about Tortilla Jo’s from my friend Alexis at Alexis’s Gluten Free Adventures. After our Disneyland vacation ended, I was at a work conference in Anaheim. So, without a park pass, I decided dinner at Downtown Disney was in order one night. So, some co-workers and I wound up at Tortilla Jo’s.
Because I was just finishing up a long day of conferencing, I totally forgot to take a lot of photos inside the restaurant or the exterior. But, it was brightly lit and the outside reminded me a lot of the bright exterior of Antojito’s at Universal Studios Orlando.
The inside was spacious. And, we had a nice big table near the back of the restaurant.
I didn’t get a chance to visit Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland (which I really love). So, getting some Mexican food when I could on this trip was a welcome treat.
First up though, I had to order a Margarita. Although Alexis from Alexis’s Gluten Free Adventures had raved about the margarita flight, I ended up with a classic house margarita. It was super refreshing and oh so delicious. They definitely know how to make margaritas at Tortilla Jo’s!
One of the things I was looking forward to most was the chips and salsa combo. Thankfully, Tortilla Jo’s has a dedicated fryer for their tortilla chips, which is a nice treat. Their salsa was outstanding too — a little spicy and super fresh, bright flavors. One of my co-workers and I shared 3 dishes of salsa before the meal was done — a testament to how good it was!
I honestly could not decide on what to order for my meal. There were TONS of gluten free options — many of which could be easily made dairy free. I opted to get a variety of street tacos – one chicken, one pork, and one steak. This dish was gluten free but could be made dairy free by omitting the queso fresco on the beans.
This definitely satisfied my craving for good Mexican food. The tacos were all really great, and the corn taco shells were very flavorful too. I have to say the pork tacos probably were my favorite. But they were all really good. The refried beans were excellent. The rice was good, but I wouldn’t say it was the standout of the meal.
If you are looking for a great meal with lots of gluten free options, Tortilla Jo’s is a great choice. It wasn’t my favorite meal of the trip. But, it was pretty good! It’s also a perfect spot for anyone going to Disneyland who doesn’t have a park pass or doesn’t want to go into the park for a meal. We had a super attentive server and overall just really enjoyed the meal. I’d definitely go back again the next time we go to Disneyland!
Have you been to Tortilla Jo’s? What did you think of their gluten free options?