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La Tortilleria – 100% gluten free Mexican in Kensington

La Tortilleria in Kensington, Melbourne, is a cafe style venue serving up authentic gluten free Mexican food. It is not a place you are likely to just wander past, as it is located in a largely industrial area along Stubbs Street.

La Tortilleria Kensington gluten free

I knew about La Tortilleria as they are on the Melbourne 100% gluten free listing but only got to visit when I was in the area after taking my dog to the nearby Advanced Vet Care emergency vet. What a relief to be able to get a safe meal while my mind was full of worry for my pooch.

Their focus is on their own tortillas, which are pure corn with a little added salt. Their tortillas are so popular they are even sold in their on site grocery shop (as well as elsewhere).

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On the menu you will also find tacos, tostadas and totopos (corn chips) as well as dessert.  The menu is also marked up with the many meals that contain onion and coriander, so you can avoid those if not to your taste or onion doesn’t agree with you.
We started with the nachos (chilaquiles) which were great to share between two. Our taco and quesadilla selection all came together on a tray and we enjoyed our variety of pork, chicken and beef.

Don’t be fooled by the size of the shop as you enter as there are more tables through the back. We went on a Monday night and were lucky to get a table, so it is probably a good idea to book in advance.

La Tortilleria Melbourne

The bill for two, including a drink each came to $54.50, which I thought was pretty reasonable. If you are looking for gluten free Mexican in Kensington, then it is definitely worth stopping by La Tortilleria.

If you are driving, it is just a few minutes from the Racecourse Road exit on Citylink (M2). By public transport, it is a 7 minute walk from Macaulay station or a 9 minute walk from Kensington station.


72 Stubbs Street, Kensington (north west Melbourne), VIC 3031  Phone: 03 9376 5577
Weeknight dinners 5.30pm – 9pm; Friday & weekends 12pm – 9.30pm (Sunday 9pm)


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 If you are arriving at night, look out for the coloured lights.


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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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