Dharma's Restaurant

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 6 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Pizza, Sandwiches + 11 more
25% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010 Directions

(831) 462-1717
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    2 rating
    2 weeks ago

    Awful food. Just awful. Host was confused when I asked about gluten free options. Employees not educated about celiac or sensitivities.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Vegan options made fresh from scratch and gluten free pasta, pizza, and Mexican dishes.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My wife and I had dinner last night and brunch today. The food is very good with lots of vegan and vegetarian choices as well as a GF menu. I do not have Celiac, neither does my wife, but we both have our reasons for following this diet. So I had a similar experience as others in that cross contamination will be an issue. I had a pasta dish last night which had a great pesto sauce and I had two choices for pasta: White Rice Vermicelli or Brown Rice pasta. Nice to have choices. It came with GF Italian Bread. It was a toasted rice flour bread with garlic butter, I'm sure. Was it toasted in a separate toaster? No. Was my pasta boiled in a separate pot? I don't know, but I did not ask. Again, my wife and I are not Celiac. So today for brunch we had some tofu "omelets". They were good. The tofu had turmeric to make it look like scrambled eggs. But I got whole wheat in my plate. Now the guy who rang us up is helping with food prep and shows another worker where the GF bread is located. She obviously was new and didn't know. No big deal, he offered to toast the GF bread and I declined. So I offered him a suggestion and if management reads this, here's how to make it a better experience for everyone: color code the GF menu and serve the GF food on the same color plates. I've been to other restaurant's that do this, and it really is a great idea. I think this is a good place with a cool vibe. I don't mind picking up and busing my own table to keep costs down. The food is good and worth it for the price.

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    2 rating
    3 years ago

    the food is amazing, but if you have celiac it is not safe at all! I found a noodle in my rice. its a great place to eat if you dont have celiac.

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    1 rating
    5 years ago

    Yeah, I just finished eating at dharmas and I feel super shitty. Probably should have read the other review :(

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    3 rating
    7 years ago

    I've been eating at Dharma's for years but only known about my Celiac for two years. Their GF menu is great but when I asked about the food prep, I learned that cross-contamination is pretty much guaranteed in the kitchen. It seems there is really no separation of utensils or pans so everything is subject to gluten contamination. I'd stick to the salads and maybe the GF soups, which are all REALLY good and a good value as well. I hope that they will become more careful with their food prep in the future as I would like to go back to being able to eat their food more regularly without worrying about the safety issue.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches


  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free
  • Fast Food
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
8 am - 9 pm
8 am - 9 pm
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8 am - 9 pm
8 am - 9 pm
8 am - 9 pm
8 am - 9 pm

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