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!
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.
What an amazing dinner! The fried cassava was amazing. The yellow curry equally so. The chocolate bar for dessert was delicious.
Great good, lots of choices for celiac
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
Very good food!!! No issues at all!!! Would recommend to any celiac!
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!
So many delicious GF options hard to choose! The staff is also very knowledgeable and really friendly. Our new must go to place!
Had a great pork and egg bowl here, no upset tummy! I am very sensitive, so it was nice to have this.
Very fresh local and organic food. All items but like 4 are gluten free including dessert. Fast and friendly service. Will definitely go back.
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.
Really love this place. The food is simple but really good and it is safe for Celiac folks.
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.
I love going here! Almost everything on the menu is GF
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
Excellent food. Nice to be able to have delicious fried fish with gluten allergy. Highly recommend.
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!
Great food. Great price! This is always a safe option!
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!
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.
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.
AMAZING. Everything is delicious and almost every item is gf.
Good, but was expecting more flavor.
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.
Awesome Cajun and southern based foods! Entire menu is practically gluten free. Great place to share plates.
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.
Amazing place. Food was awesome. Would highly recommend. Did not get sick afterwards!
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).
Great food. Very filling although the serving sizes are quite small. Will be back.
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!
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...
Amazing food! I just wish they had gluten free bread options, everything else is good to go!
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.
very good food and separate gluten free menu!
Ate there yesterday and no reaction. :) I had the pork and egg bowl with a side of yuca. Just as delicious as the St. Paul location. My dining companion had the cornbread and the waitress kept that away from everything else. I just wish I had left room for the butterscotch pudding!
Almost everything on the menu is gluten free besides the corn bread and the sandwich bread. It feels good to just be able to go somewhere and not necessarily have to go into my life story. The food is delicious and served so fast! A wonderful place to go if you're starving. However, I do like the grand avenue location better as it's bigger, they have more menu options: like mashed potatoes! And they have homemade soda which is so delicious I always crave it.
This was my favorite restaurant long before being diagnosed with celiac. So I was pretty thrilled to find their menu to be predominantly gluten free. The servers are great...very knowledgable, and very helpful. And, of course, the food is amazing. Brasa is the ultimate in comfort food for celiacs.
Very celiac friendly and delicious food. I am giving it 4 stars because out of five times eating there so far, I am fairly sure I was glutened by something this last time. My family and I all shared foods except I had the rice with pigeon peas and sofrito. I am *guessing* it was the peas. I will certainly eat there again and will probably just avoid that dish. It is also possible that I am the most sensitive celiac in our family - our son was fine - or that I have trouble with that particular pea (same as dhal in Indian food). So just a heads up, I _highly_ recommend this restaurant, let them know you're celiac, and take my story as you wish. Cheers!
Fantastic!! I went this weekend with a few friends and we split a handful of dishes and are family style and it was so fun, the food was delicious and I felt great after eating here! I SO appreciate their dedicated gluten free kitchen, that always makes such a huge difference, and makes me feel so well cared for and valued as a customer.
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