Fogo de Chao

8 ratings
$$$$ • Brazilian Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
849 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Celiac

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Food was fantastic my bread loving celiac daughter was thrilled and pleasantly surprised that she got gf bread on the table and got to enjoy so much stuff! Definitely worth the money

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My 8yr old daughter has celiac and we went here on vacation. The staff was amazing!! Most all food was safe and she loved it!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing food and excellent customer service. Almost everything is GF including the cheese rolls. Yum. Remember to order the grilled pineapple for dessert... if you have room!!!

Updated 3 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Celiac

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Awesome service. So great options, tapioca cheese bread, fried polenta and mashed potatoes, all sides g-free. The salad bar is most gf, besides the chicken and pasta salad that are next to the bread. No contaminations there' very recommendable for celiacs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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*Almost* everything in the place is gluten free. When I told the server I had a gluten allergy he had the manager come over to speak to me. She (the manager) showed me the two meats that were not gluten free due to a marinade or rub (the sausage and the bacon wrapped chicken leg and filet) and walked me through the salad bar to show me what was not gluten free. Several of the salad dressings she could not guarantee were safe due to label concerns, but there was a selection of oils and vinegars so it really didn't matter to me. The sides and table bread are also gluten free - mashed potatoes, fried bananas and fried polenta sticks. The bread is traditional Brazilian Pao de Queso, which is made with cassava flour (naturally gluten free). I should warn you, though - that bread is highly addictive. They also have Mexican Coca Cola (made with real cane sugar) in a glass bottle.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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This restaurant mainly serves buffet style. MOST of the items on the buffet are gluten free, but they include regular French Bread which creates cross contamination potential for the entire food bar. Some desserts have gluten. The items on the food bar are not labeled for ingredients or allergens.

I asked if anything was not gluten free, and told 2 waiters I had celiac. I was served the chicken which apparently is marinated in regular beer. No serious reaction but that is abysmal.

The food was very good, overall.

As far as service, we had a remarkably terrible experience given that this is a fancy restaurant. We were given no direction his to start the meat ‘experience’ and 2 of us sat while one ate her fish. 3/4 of the sides simply ever came out, which we only realized when someone brought a plate of mashed potatoes after we were 90% done. Server kept assuming guest, who we were treating for a special occasion, was getting the bill, and addressed him about wine cost 2-3 times. The server blamed the kitchen and argued with us when we said we had issues with never getting our sides. It was so bad I think I forgot a flaw or two. Oh, and we waited so long for the bill our guest had to leave from the table.

The combination of high prices, awful service, and being served food with gluten means I am highly unlikely to return to this location. The fact that it’s 95% gf means I’ll probably try another location some day.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

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?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Celiac

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Went here for my birthday and the experience was amazing! Though the staff wasn’t extremely knowledgeable off the bat, they printed me a full allergen sheet that listed all of their food items. The servers were very friendly and happily looked into any of my concerns.

Most of the food is gluten free and the cheese bread is to die for!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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Awesome experience. When we ask what was celiac safe, the manager came over to the table during peak hours and told us exactly what had gluten. Only three items had gluten. Everything's else, including the cheese bread, was safe to eat.

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?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Not celiac

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I have been here many times. I have never gotten sick because of the food here. The staff is knowledgeable and everything is marked clearly.

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?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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We came to celebrate a birthday after calling ahead to make sure they have GF options. The waitress was very kind and patient, and double checked the information to make sure she got it right. We were happy to learn almost the entire salad bar was safe, as are all meats except for one kind. There was also a wide variety of deserts that are GF - everything they make in house. Overall we had a great experience and no symptoms.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options

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