Cha Cha Coconuts

5 recent ratings
$ • Cuban Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Burgers
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
417 St Armands Cir
Sarasota, FL 34236

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My daughter and I (both Celiac) had a good lunch there. They have a separate gf menu - they do not carry any gf buns or bread products which wasn’t super clear on their menu. They advertised burgers and sandwiches but fail to mention that they do not come with buns. My daughter had their tacos which were basically cubed chicken with rice and beans. I had their tortilla salad which did not have any tortilla but the salad was good. (It did come with tortilla chips on the side which they forgot to take off so I removed them.) Food was gluten free and neither of us got sick. I wish they would just go buy an inexpensive bag of gf tortilla chips because it would have made the food even better.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 5 months ago read full review

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The GF menu is basically their menu and says “no bread no chips”. I ended up ordering their gf chicken sandwich which in reality is a chicken patty with cheese and mushrooms on top with a side of rice (because their chips are not gluten free). It tasted good, but it was disappointing compared to my family’s plentiful fish tacos and quesadillas. Recommend if you’re looking for a quick bite, but if you’re looking for a real gf meal then this is NOT the place!

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?

— 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

Not celiac

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Good food, but their “gluten free” menu is food minus the gluten. So no gluten free buns or bread. There also isn’t a gluten free fryer so no fries either. I would go elsewhere if you’re seeking a place that feels like normal, and real food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years 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

  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Caribbean
  • Cuban
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac

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This restaurant went above and beyond to be celiac friendly. They have a separate gluten-free menu compiled by a manager who had gluten intolerance, (albeit limited compared to the regular menu - nothing fried, but they have a separate prep area including separate grill space) and I was told over the phone that the wait staff are required to inform a manager about any food allergies or gluten issues. A manager came over personally to confirm my restrictions, even though it was a really busy night. My only quibble was the limited food selection - so it’s a good family-friendly place to go if you’re the only one with a gluten issue in a big group or you want to go for drinks - the margarita I got was decent and the waiter checked it was GF - but not necessarily where I’d go for a special night out for myself.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Basic at best. They do have a gluten free menu but the food is basic and not flavorful. I asked about two fish dishes and if the fish is fresh or frozen. Both were frozen. The burger needed salt and pepper and a lot more spices but I did the best I could with salt and pepper. I doodled tell the burger wasn’t fresh either. The black beans were good. I’d skip this place and go elsewhere.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice variety on their gluten-free menu. Many sandwiches are served without the bread but plenty of sides to make it into a full meal. No dedicated fryer so fries are out but rice, beans, Cole slaw and other gf sides available. My 9 yo has celiac so I’m always nervous about trying new places but this was probably her best meal of our vacation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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