Aruba Beach Cafe

7 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cocktails
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1 Commercial Blvd
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

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The waiter didn’t know much on what was or wasn’t gluten free. Got the poke salad without soy sauce and it was amazing! Not sure what other food options were though.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My celiac kids had a Greek salad and burger with no bun and rice and beans. They do have a gluten free menu, but it only has items that are naturally GF (like steak) and no no buns for the burger. Also, no dedicated fryer.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m not a big seafood person, so I recognize I may have had more options there if I was, but I didn’t love what I got. I ordered the strawberry spinach salad and while it was a huge portion, I left feeling like we paid a fortune for mediocre food. The vibes were great (atmosphere, view, shade) but I wouldn’t pick it again for the menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cocktails
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Caribbean
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Seafood
  • Vegan Friendly

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I would not feel safe ordering again. It was so busy and the waitress told me “I’ll tell them it’s an allergy and hopefully it comes out gluten free, we can hope for the best.” I understand that busy restaurants may not have time to accommodate an allergy, but the way she disregarded my allergy was upsetting.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is great. Our server Derek is gluten and dairy free which led him to be very knowledgeable and helpful. They have a gf menu and they are also able to make alterations to items on the regular menu. The view is amazing. I highly recommend!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Our server was knowledgeable about gluten and took good care of us. The menu is just naturally gf things: fish, peel and eat shrimp, Ceviche, ahi tuna. Our 4 and 8 year old daughters shared a ribeye for $30.

They don’t have gf options such as: corn tortillas, corn chips, regular french fries (theirs are breaded before frying!!), gf bun, gf soy sauce,

So we paid $130 for 5 meals but the kids were bummed they didn’t have gf burgers and fries. I was dissapointed I couldn’t have chips and a dip. But... it is what it is.

They do have a gf menu. and live music.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Their gluten free menu is just salads and a couple other dishes. No GF bread or pasta.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not the BEST food, but they have a gluten free menu and the location is great

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good. The only reason I say 4 stars instead of 5 was they brought a sauce with my daughter's baked potato (on the side) and upon inquiring it the server was not sure it was gluten free. But I'd go back in a heartbeat, the view is fantastic, you can play at the beach before/after. Just have to stay on your toes, like all places.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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