Arepa Culture

44 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Arepas, Fries
6274 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
From the owner

On safety—We are 100% GF restaurant with a dedicated kitchen with the exception with a beverage (malt beverage in a bottle)

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Symptomatic Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable (and had easy access to info about) my other allergies. They recommend getting 2 arepas to make a meal, and that's a good idea. I got the salmon, which was pretty good, and the vegan domino, which was great! I also got a side of plantains (no cheese), which was delicious to add to my arepas. It's always a relief to find a 100% GF place, and even better when the food is so great.

Love these, and would definitely come back for more!

I did not react to eating here.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing food made even better knowing that everything is gluten free! Employees are incredibly friendly too!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good pescetarian options
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my goodness, this was delicious and one of the best meals I have had at a restaurant since my celiac diagnosis! Everything was so good…the chicken salad arepas was the best chicken salad I have ever had!! The plantains divine! Actually, everything we tried was outstanding.

I only wish I had one in my town! But anytime we come to Raleigh, this will absolutely be on our list of stops!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Arepas
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

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Celiac

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Review


I was so surprised at the taste and selection!! Definitely will return!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Delicious arepas!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing, delicious, SAFE, … I can’t say enough good things. I’ve made Arepa Culture one of my regular places to eat at. I literally could have it everyday. Whether it’s their food truck or the actual restaurant, food and service is always on point. Love you arepa culture

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good food - I'd recommend the Sureña! And yes, the place is completely GF, even their desserts!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Randomly discovered this place. The food is amazing and it is so nice to know everything is gluten free! Worth stopping in to try it!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved this place! First time I’ve been to a dedicated GF restaurant. It was so nice to not worry. The food was delicious! Chill vibe inside and the staff was super nice.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious! Completely gluten free and worth the trip!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Very good food. I will definitely be back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely wonderful! Entire menu is gluten free and delicious! We stop every time we are in the area.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious! The arepas and cachapra were so good! I had the bbq and my friend got the shrimp, then we just got the cachapra. The cachapra was sweet and really good. The sauces are also great and the drinks. Cute place, great for lunch or dinner.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Absolutely disgusting

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great food, great atmosphere, casual and food was great. Dedicated GF restaurant

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Great tasting arepas!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place. It is dedicated gluten free and never glutens me; the food is delicious💜.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place is so good!! It’s so wonderful to be able to order anything off a menu and not worry about it and being delicious certainly makes it ever better! The portions are solid, the arepas are delicious, and we’ll definitely be back soon.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Really enjoyed the food and completely gluten free menu. Great worry free eating for anyone with gluten sensitivity.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF facility, naturally GF dishes, and it’s delicious?! I love Arepa Culture and often find myself planning my errands around getting lunch here. The La Tica and El Salmon have my heart… and I could drink the cilantro sauce too. There are options for every palate and dietary preference. Lovely!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free. Delicious!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Tasty and safe. Reasonable prices.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was very friendly. Food was delicious!!! They assured me everything but one drink in the restaurant was gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very delicious. Started as a food truck now a store. 100% gluten free. (Would not eat as leftover though)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We had a great lunch here. I have celiac and my child has multiple food allergies. The ordering experience felt very thorough/attentive and explained all of our options carefully. They offered to change gloves when they learned of the additional allergies at play. Food was delicious and came out fast. Very happy with our experience.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved this place! I am extremely picky about where I will eat out. I’ve only tried 2 restaurants total since my celiac diagnosis over a year ago, and this was one of them. I am very sensitive and did not get sick, and the arepas were great! Totally going back next time I’m in Raleigh!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated gluten free.

Filing and delicious.

Owner works the register.

Arepas were delicious. Buy two for a filling meal.

Amazing juices, sides, and other extras.

Great space to enjoy food in. Lots of outdoor seating.

Best meal I've had since my Celiac diagnosis.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing customer service and delicious food! Everything on the menu is gluten free and they’re very responsive if you have other dietary restrictions!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered here through DoorDash. It was really good! And I’m glad I tried something different. It’s all gluten free, so you can feel comfortable ordering anything.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We have been very impressed with Arepa Culture and have set a goal to try everything on the menu! Hubby has Celiac and has never had any issues whatsoever. The restaurant itself is very clean and the staff very friendly.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Super delicious arepas and dedicated gluten free so no need to worry about cross contamination :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Let’s just say this is one of my favorite restaurants and I go here weekly. The restaurant is dedicated gf and the food is delicious. I will continue to be a regular here. I have never gotten sick. My favorite menu item is the La Domino, however I love it all.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Everything is gf

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious!!! My favorite was the shrimp one. My husband and I loved it so much.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Cold and warm options! Veggie and meat options!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Portable gluten tester approved to less than 20ppm. Food was delicious!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good food and well-priced! I only wish the reina pepiada weren’t so herby. It’s usually my favorite arepa, but I didn’t like it here. Otherwise, food was tasty and safe! It’s worth noting that substitutions aren’t allowed though, so beware if you have other allergies.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always excellent. Very safe. Only caution is that the bottled specialty root beer includes barley malt, so the drinks aren’t 100% gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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All gluten free but best thing is there are dairy free options too

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great lunch. Arepas are a great sandwich option and the fillings are very good and generous and there are lots of options. Very casual and pleasant atmosphere.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It is nice that all of the food is gluten-free. I did notice a barley drink in the case though. But to be honest, I was disappointed. I love Arepa's so maybe my expectations were too high. I went here for lunch with a friend a few days ago. The atmosphere is modern and cute, but the food and service were disappointing. The service was not bad, but the employees did not seem like they wanted to be there and were hard to understand (mumbling) when you asked questions/tried to order. And the Arepa's were disappointing. Being some of the first customers of the day I thought the arepas would've been fresher. They were not warm and didn't hold together. If the Arepas had just been warm they could've tasted a lot better, the rest of the salmon arepa was tasty and the cheese one would've been better if it wasn't like a solid block of cheese and was meltier. I will give it a second chance, but maybe check out the food truck next time.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is Gluten free. Really really good and reasonably priced

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything here is gluten free, even the desserts! Excellent food. Me and my bf go almost every other week.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly recommend this place, it is SO yummy!!! Love that their whole menu is gluten free - makes the whole experience so much less stressful for those with celiac.

We went in around 11:30 on a Saturday and ordered to go. The staff was very friendly, and our food was ready within 5 minutes or so.

Between 2 of us we ordered 4 arepas—the La Tica (chicken), La Peluso (beef), La Quesua (3 cheese) and El Carnivoro (3 meats). All were delicious, and so were the cilantro and hot sauces! 4 arepas was a lot of food 2, we probably could have gotten away with just 3 but will enjoy our leftovers nonetheless.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I had the "LA SURENA" arepa, flan cheesecake, and crema—it was all delicious! Everything is 100% gluten free. The only thing they have that is not is one drink that is shipped in so there is no chance of cross-contamination! I will definitely go back. The only thing I didn’t realize it that the arepas are kind of small so I’d recommend ordering two.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The music ruined it.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is AMAZING! Every food item is gluten free so no cross contamination. Staff is super friendly and food is really fast.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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