Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 9 ratings

622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 655-4852
$$ $10-15 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Gluten-Free Menu


Restaurant, Local Chain

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    4 ratingMay 22, 2014

    Not for someone very sensitive. The food was tasty, but no separate fryer. I got pulled pork with jerk sauce, rice, mango salsa. It was really good. Rainbow sorbet for dessert was tasty. Lots of rum drinks. I wasn't cross contaminated as I stayed away from the fried food.

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    2 ratingMarch 21, 2014

    Have gluten free menu, but more for the by-choice gluten free people. They use the same fryers and prep spaces!! Cross contamination

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    4 ratingFebruary 19, 2014

    Lots of choices on the gluten free menu and the staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. I had delicious Cuban tacos and the tortillas were excellent. Would definitely go back!

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    3 ratingJanuary 22, 2014

    Service at Hula's has always been attentive and friendly, but in the past I was not that impressed with the food. I recently tried it again (Dec 2013) and found the menu quality much improved. There are not a lot of GF options, but what they have is tasty and well prepared. I had fish tacos which were surprisingly good.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2013

    There's a gluten free menu. Good selection. I had gluten free fish tacos. They were stellar. I had plantains as an appetizer. This entire meal was delicious. I will be back

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    2 ratingJune 14, 2013

    Nice selection from gluten free menu but disclaimer at the bottom says those with sever allergies ask your server. Sever said should not get anything fried or grilled. So got habanero chicken tacos and she said that was good. It tasted good (spicy hot) beans were delicious. But... I had a stomach ache all night and the next day.

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    4 ratingMay 12, 2013

    Fun place with a good atmosphere and drinks! Gluten free menu just comes with all the other menus when you're sat, so you don't have to ask for it. They also have a vegetarian menu and take part in Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, so you can feel pretty good about the fish options. The only thing I would say is that most of the gluten free options are just the normal menu items without whatever was gluten-y in it. So for example, a burger without a bun, as opposed to substituting a gluten free bun. It's not a big deal though, as they have lots of choices!

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    4 ratingNovember 18, 2012

    We didn't even have to ask for the GF menu, as they brought it to the table with the regular menu. The selection was fantastic. I had to fish tacos and I devoured them. So good. A little on the pricer side for serving size, yet the serving was the right size, service was nice and food came out fast!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2012

    Gluten -free menu with many items to choose from. Frier isn't dedicated gluten-free, but still lots of good food to choose from.

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    5 ratingMay 19, 2014

    221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Went here with a big group of family and was anxious as usual eating at a new place, but I was pleasantly surprised! The gluten free menu had a lot of options on it. I let the server know I had pretty severe intolerance and was worried about cross-contamination. He said his girlfriend has Celiac so he completely understood and said the sauteed shrimp tacos I ordered would be a great option; they use clean pans for everything and he guaranteed the meal would be safe for me to eat. He asked if I would prefer brown rice to white rice and I said brown was fine, but didn't realize all substitutions on the menu are an extra $1. Small price to pay for a great menu, great service, and great meal.

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