Brasa

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 46 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 5 more
88% of 34 votes say it's Celiac friendly

777 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105 Directions

(651) 224-1302
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Brasa does a great job, I do emphasize I have celiac and then I don’t react. The few times I haven’t clarified I have celiac, I have reacted. We had them cater our rehearsal dinner this summer and they went above and beyond. Love making the trip over to St. Paul for this delicious food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    I have been to the Mpls location and finally made it to St. Paul. Everything except the sandwiches and corn bread are GF. Makes it easy to order. They also have a selection of GF ciders and beer. Indoor and outdoor seating. If it is nice out, they will roll the doors open.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    What an amazing dinner! The fried cassava was amazing. The yellow curry equally so. The chocolate bar for dessert was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Great good, lots of choices for celiac

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    I am a very sensitive celiac. I eat at the Minneapolis brasa 3-4x per week. It is very safe, and I’ve never had a problem. I also have a Nima sensor, like one of the people below. It isn’t totally reliable as it sometimes has false positives— look up the gluten free watchdog and several other online studies.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Delicious BUT ordered a pulled pork and egg bowl, confirmed with the server it was gluten free, ordered it without the fried onions because they made me nervous even though I was reassured they were gluten free. Had a reaction.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Knowledgeable waitress. I said I had celiac and she immediately pointed out what I couldn’t have on the menu, since it’s not a separate GF menu. The Chorizo Potato dish was great. Kids loved it too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing food, most of it gluten free. I have celiac disease and am very sensitive, and I've never had a problem here. They also carry GF beer and cider in addition to wine and sangria.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    I used my Nima gluten tester and the food tested positive for gluten 2 times in a row! Don't eat here if you're a celiac!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very good food!!! No issues at all!!! Would recommend to any celiac!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    It pains me to have to downgrade my previous five star review, but tonight I took my Nima sensor and my dish came back Gluten Found (I told them I have CD and to put an allergy alert on my order). The staff offered to make me another dish; their response was that they are careful but no further explanation/details. I'm celiac and do not plan to go back - the CC risk seems too high. I wish they would go 100% GF!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So many delicious GF options hard to choose! The staff is also very knowledgeable and really friendly. Our new must go to place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Had a great pork and egg bowl here, no upset tummy! I am very sensitive, so it was nice to have this.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very fresh local and organic food. All items but like 4 are gluten free including dessert. Fast and friendly service. Will definitely go back.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I really didn't want to leave this review, but I feel I owe it to fellow Celiacs. Server was knowledgeable and confident about GF options, so I'm still giving 2 stars. But my plate not only had an errant piece of macaroni on it, but I found a second piece that had clearly been cooked in with the black beans, causing cross-contamination to the entire pot of beans. I didn't find it until after eating some beans, causing me to have a pretty nasty upset stomach ache on my vacation. The server and manager tried SO HARD to make it up to us...they were lovely and truly felt horrible. But it was too late and there was nothing to be done. So 2 stars for service but beware a kitchen that clearly has cross-contamination issues.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Really love this place. The food is simple but really good and it is safe for Celiac folks.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Our waitress knew the non-GF items well--most items are GF. Great taste and service. We will definitely come back. We had the BBQ beef and the roasted pork plates. Black beans and rice, and red beans and rice were exceptionally flavorful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I love going here! Almost everything on the menu is GF

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My favorite place to eat when visiting the Twin Cities. There are few things on the menu that I can't eat. Tried to pulled chicken this time and it was unbelievable. Gravy in a restaurant. That never happens. And I could eat my weight in yucca fries with the dipping sauce. Love it

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent food. Nice to be able to have delicious fried fish with gluten allergy. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    It was awesome to be told that the list of what is not gluten free is less than what is, and the food was wonderful!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food. Great price! This is always a safe option!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great food and very little gluten items. I've ordered here for work and eaten in the restaurant a couple times. They are very conscientious about gluten safety and the masa cakes are amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    So delicious! I love the beef and the catfish. I ordered a variety with non-celiac friends. The catfish came with mac and cheese. The mac had spilled over the side of the portion dish and was touching the catfish. The server apologized and brought a new piece of fish for me. I felt fine after this meal. I hope they explore a gf option to replace the mac and cheese. It's not that hard to do.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Wonderful service, amazing food. The menu indicates the items that contain gluten, nearly everything is GF! I didn't know how to behave having the roles reversed on my friends.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    AMAZING. Everything is delicious and almost every item is gf.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Good, but was expecting more flavor.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This is absolutely our top restaurant for gluten free and nut free eating. It is the one place we can go and eat a full meal,including dessert without the anxiety about the double nut/wheat allergy our son has.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Awesome Cajun and southern based foods! Entire menu is practically gluten free. Great place to share plates.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Excellent creole - based food. In addition to our lunch, we got medium size take-out orders of smoked beef and rice & pigeon peas w/ham sofrito for the plane ride home. It was hard to choose side dishes because they all sounded so good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Amazing place. Food was awesome. Would highly recommend. Did not get sick afterwards!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Dedicated fryers, all gluten free menu (minus the 3 bread item), helpful and friendly staff. This was the BEST gluten-free meal I have ever eaten at a restaurant. (Celiac who easily gets sick at the the smallest cross contamination).

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Great food. Very filling although the serving sizes are quite small. Will be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Such good food! Almost the entire menu is gluten free and the staff are really knowledgeable about gluten free and celiac needs. I've been there twice recently and haven't gotten sick. Good prices and relaxed atmosphere too!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    What a pleasant experience....came to try out the catfish and yucca. So good! A vast array of unique refreshment options, including soda made on location. Erin is an exceptional server who handled all my queries and gave spot on suggestions. A definite repeat...

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Amazing food! I just wish they had gluten free bread options, everything else is good to go!

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Best gluten free meal around. Almost the entire menu is gf. I recommend getting some crispy yucca and fried catfish. It is the best fried catfish I ever had.

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Dedicated fryer!

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    5 rating
    7 years ago

    very good food and separate gluten free menu!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm

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