87% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
527 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Restaurant was very busy. Did not feel as though my concerns regarding gluten were adequately addressed. Checked this out due to all the great reviews. There is an enormous amount of bread going on at this place. Made me extremely uncomfortable about their ability to be celiac safe. Nothing about gluten free precautions were mentioned when our meals were brought out. Very disappointed

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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I wish I could give 10 stars!! The restaurant, food, and atmosphere were all incredible authentic to a Creole, Latin, South American fusion. We ordered take-out and were not able to eat until 20 minutes after the food was done, even so every single item my party ordered was divine! The pork rios is especially delicious. They even have gluten free dessert! If it is available, the chocolate mousse is a creamy rich must have! From the friendly and accommodating staff to the wonderful experience and food, this is a fantastic restaurant with authentic and healthy options!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate here twice on our last visit to NOLA. The Rico was delicious and the staff was knowledgeable about celiac and very friendly. My daughter had a safe GF meal that we truly enjoyed.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 9 months 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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brazilian
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Pork pico - highly recommend!
Brazilian cheese bread
Vegan meat and dairy cheese pico
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Had the Rico, plantain for bread, with pulled pork. Very good.
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Staff was knowledgeable and there are many options for GF, DF or vegan versions. Menu is clearly marked and it was super flavorful. Great healthy options which is a rare find when visiting New Orleans.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Best food we ate our entire visit. A short walk from the WWII museum, we arrived famished, and a plate of the pork pico hit the spot! A crisp plantain patty topped with melted cheese that added a nice tang, tender spiced pork and salsa - this was an exceptional meal. And the staff were so kind and knew exactly what to do for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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So amazing. Had the Rico and Pao de Quejio for lunch, cheap and phenomenal. Only two blocks from the WWII museum if you need to grab lunch while touring.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Items clearly marked on the menu. I've eaten here a few times and the food has always been amazing. The ceviche and the rico are fantastic! The staff are friendly and the decor is really cool.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I was disappointed that they were out of the pork pico but I got the vegan meat with dairy cheese pico and it was super yummy. Got a side of Brazilian cheese bread as well. Very good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Where to begin? The decor and music was so cool. We loved every meal we ordered. Tasty bar menu too! Not one bad thing to say. Loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I love this place! I have never gotten sick from the food, and the staff is always pleasant. I recommend the Rico!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Food is safe but not very good. We really liked the Brazilian cheese bread and the ceviche but the curry and the noodle salad were so salty it was unbearable. Service was attentive though. Insanely expensive. 5 dollars for tofu in the curry... also only four balls of bread for five bucks

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Love this place. Great gf, vegan options. Peruvian, Panamanian flavors - yum! Nice to find something healthy in NOLA.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So delicious!! What a different and tasty combination of flavors. I had a hard time deciding what to get. It’s such a fun atmosphere too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff very helpful and the food is wonderful. Menu marked. Nice drink list.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great! Wanted a non fried breakfast and this hit the spot - service quick, staff had enough knowledge to instil confidence and the food was delicious and good value for the quality of ingredients - didn’t get a GF marked menu had to ask server for breakfast. Great vegan food too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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GF items easy to see. Knowledgeable staff. Carmo salad was good, but RICO sandwich was better. Pão de Queijo bread was excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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What a great find! The menu is well labeled and many dishes have options to make it vegan or vegetarian. I had the vegan gumbo and Rico dish (with pork), it was very flavorful! My server thought the passion fruit mousse was both GF and DF, but he still checked and found out it was not DF (so sadly I had to pass). They have a fun drink menu too. I would definitely come back!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great, eclectic restaurant! GF items well identified. Innovative & flavourful combinations of ingredients. Skillful use of herbs, spices, and delicious sauces. Good prices for New Orleans.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Many GF options. Also many vegetarian and vegan options.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food!! The staff takes every precaution for us Celiac folk as well. I highly recommend eating here

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Really good option for celiacs. We have 3 in the family and my husband eats GF with us to help avoid contamination within our order. Kids loved the fritters and Brazilian Cheese bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food! I was very impressed. The waitress could answer my questions and explained that they took dietary restrictions seriously. The menu is labeled clearly for each dish and it is easy to understand. I am celiac my family is not. They enjoyed their meals too. We were all very impressed

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Server was knowledgeable. Many gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious food in a caring environment.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Wonderful food. Different but very flavorful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The restaurant was very busy so we didn’t have a lot of time to discuss GF options but there were a lot of GF options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Let me select some adjectives for this place: wonderful, amazing, eclectic, tasty, different, and best lunch we’ve had in New Orleans.

I have the pico (plantain) with pulled pork and it was very flavorful and filling. My wife had the Veggie King and said the sandwich was very fresh and the bread was amazing. I took an order of the GF Brazilian Bread to go and it was very good.

I don’t know if I’ll have any adverse effects later but an hour after meal and I’m feeling good and looking forward to bother trip back soon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious gf vegan and vegetarian food available. Mother is extremely sensitive to gluten and cannot eat dairy and was able to find something here.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious food and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The Rico with pork was fantastic! I'm very sensitive and didn't have any issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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awesome food . very attentive to gluten free I am celiac and have several reactions and this was fantastic . Rico and cheese bread very yummy

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Delicious food, waiter understood gluten and was friendly about it, and lots of gf options. No issues from eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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There are multiple delicious gluten-free options on the menu. And some are even vegetarian as well. Be sure to try the Brazilian cheesy bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Quite a few gluten free options. The quinoa encrusted sweet potato fritters were amazing- actually everything was!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Cute little spot with lots of healthy, tasty options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Even though everything I ordered was marjed GF... I got violently ill within 2 hours of eating 😯😓😔

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the best meal there last night. Staff was awesome and very knowledgeable!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing food! Amazing staff! Little hole in the wall that we just happened upon, but truly an experience. Tropical food that we didn’t know anything about, but is a must! Menu is labeled with lots of gluten free options. All desserts are gluten free.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is a must-stop for gluten-free and celiac visitors to New Orleans! Very knowledgeable, delicious food and great location (within walking distance to Southern Art & WWII museums). I'd love to go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu is clearly marked and the staff was great and knew about GF options. I had the Curry coconut peanut with shrimp and fish and it was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great little place. An easy walk from WWII museum, it has the funky shabby chic vibe going with great food. Loved the chicken salad. And pork plantain dishes. Ended up eating 3 dishes between the two of us. Love it. Very knowledgeable with v, df, and gf offerings.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Fantastic food, several GF options I've never seen elsewhere. Had the Rico: marinated pork and melted cheese on a plantain with a salsa and special sauce. Also had the Brazilian cheesebread, which is made from tapioca flour. It was warm, chewy and cheesy. And absolutely delicious!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They do have a menu however I asked for a drink with a specific rum and they gave me something else when I asked if it was gluten free they checked and said no after I consumed some of it. Yikes.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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In town visiting for a few days, so glad we stopped here! If you are gluten-free in New Orleans, this is a must. Really great menu with tons of options. Our waitress was very kind and understanding of the allergy. All the food was amazing. They are really doing a lot of interesting things and flavors here, and any time I am in New Orleans in the future I will stop here at least once. Can't speak any more highly about a restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous food, very knowledge staff. Great place for celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Fantastic flavor! I got the Rico and cheese balls based on these reviews and I am not sorry! Waitress was very kind and attentive to my celiac needs. Fair warning: No air conditioning.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very good, had the Rico "sandwich" which had a plantain for bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was friendly and helpful. I asked extra questions about an ingredient and they brought the package out and ensured me it was celiac friendly. I appreciated the added step, and felt great after the meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing, so delicious! Loved the Rico sandwhich, rolls, mixed greens salad, and passion fruit drinks. Would definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is hipster cool with delicious food! Get a reservation if you plan to come for dinner. My favorite thing was the Esmeralda salad- so delicious !!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We went for lunch so we did not have a waiter. You order at the counter. The open faced pulled pork was delicious. The cheese bread is really cheese balls & it wasn't that great. But every other review says they loved it so maybe the dinner one is different. Really slow moving staff

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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