Fogo de Chao

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 19 ratings
$$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 5 more
100% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 Directions

(202) 347-4668
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    Very nice and very delicious. Yum

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Almost everything gluten free The only thing containing gluten is French bread which was separated from the buffet and therefore not high risk of cross-contamination. My daughter did not have any reactions and his supersensitive. The salad bar lunch is a great deal $15 for a beautiful salad buffet. If you choose to have the meat courses be prepared for an expensive meal. My son did say he thought it was the best meat he ever had. Cheese bread so good

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    I had an excellent meal last night! The salad bar is unreal in the offerings they have (cheeses, smoked salmon, beautiful vegetables, olives...I could go on) & most everything is GF. They have some crackers or bread or something off to the side that isn't GF but I didn't even pay attention to that because I was in salad bar heaven. The meats were great too. They clearly stated that the only meats that aren't GF are the chicken legs and the sausage, which they serve together, so there wasn't worry of contamination. But, I gotta say my favorite part of the meal was the naturally gluten free Paõ De Queijo (cheese bread!!) that they have at the table. I ate 5, during a business dinner, and I'm not even sorry. I definitely plan on going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    So many gf options, including dessert. There were only three items on the salad bar that weren't gluten free. The servers were very knowledgeable & friendly. Didn't get sick! Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Almost everything is GF here :-). Love the unlimited cheese bread! And the yummy bacon and veggies. We did the lunch buffet bar option for $15. Best lunch for a celiac!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14 meats. All GF except chicken leg and sausage. Even have GF rolls.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Always a safe place to eat!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    There's only 2 things that aren't gluten free, it's a great restaurant and celiac friendly

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This is a great stop for dinner!! There are more items to eat then not for a Celiac like myself! The salad bar was fresh and delicious, but that is not all! The cheese rolls and plantains weRe awesome!! I could eat twenty of these rolls. I loved all the beef served at the table as well. Feel free to openly mention that you cannot have gluten and they will tell you what you cannot eat. Enjoy:)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Wonderful!! Yes, pricey--but worth it. The cheese bread is delish!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    A manager will come to speak to you about the GF options, but it's almost unnecessary because everything but the obvious breads and 3/12 or so meats is gluten free. And did I mention the GF cheesy bread? It's pricey, but 100% worth every penny for the amazing selection!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This was our favorite restaurant on our recent trip to DC. We actually ate there twice. It is expensive but worth every penny. Since we are GF and DF there were only 3 meats we could not have: crusted pork loin, chicken legs, and the sausage. There were probably at least 10 other meats we could eat and they were so delicious. They also brought out polenta with no parmesan on it for us. And they walked us through the salad buffet and explained what was safe and what was not safe. You will definitely be stuffed and really enjoy your experience - highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    excellent dinning. almost everything is gluten free. . they are well versed with celiac disease. .. even have gluten free bread. .yum!!! though it may b pricy but worth it!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Probably the best meal I've ever had. Most options are gluten free, many are dairy too. They were extremely accommodating, serving my table's polenta fries without the parmesan and walking us through the gluten and dairy free meats. It was expensive, but it was 100% worth it. It is all-you-can eat and very high quality.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    My family and I loved this place. I was pleasantly surprised when a server explained to me only a few items there are not gluten free. He was very knowledgable and told me every item that I could not eat. 1st time since I went gluten free that I didn't worry while eating out. Food was amazing and service was top notch. Perfect dining experience

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Awesome!! They brought fried polenta sticks for one of us that is GF and DF. So many GF options.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Most awesome meal since becoming gluten free. We were touring Washington DC and looking for someplace to eat dinner. My husband was reluctant because of price range, but after eating said it was fantastic and he would recommend it. I loved that most of the food they serve is gf and I wasn't limited to a very few menu choices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Highly recommend. All of their entrees are gf with the exception of the chicken wings and sausage, they are marinated in beer, but they serve then together so they don't get cross contaminated. Most of the salad bar is gf if you ask they can point out what isn't. And my favorite part, all of the appetizers that are included in the meal are gf, even the rolls (which are delicious)! Love this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 days ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    This place is delicious and super friendly. They brought me an entire stapled packet to show all of the allergens and the waitress went over it with me in detail which was great. Super pumped I can still go here 😍

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    Not only was the food excellent, but they were very aware of celiac and did a great job. By the way first restaurant we have ever been that the bread on the table was already GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    4222, 1775 Tysons Blvd #50, Tysons, VA 22102

    Fogo is a great chain for Celiacs. Make sure to mention your condition to the host(ess) who will ask that the floor manager give you a tour around the salad bar to show you what to avoid. Everything that comes to the table (via the gauchos serving meats and via your waiter) are gluten free except: the chicken, the sausage, and the parmesan crusted pork due to cross contamination potential. So, please do go and eat all of the Brazilian cheese bread you can fit.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1513 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

    There are only two things in the restaurant with gluten: beer marinated chicken, and bread they don’t bring to your table and keep segregated from the veggie/salad bar. You’d think that would be enough, but they also have warm cassava flour and cheese rolls that are simply. AMAZING. The only downside? $$$$$

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Carnivore’s delight. Tried this restaurant while visiting Boston. A good place to go when you’re hungry! Majority of the menu is gluten free. The manager came over and spoke with us about our their practices and what was not safe. Staff seemed to have conflicting opinions on the grilled zucchini’s status so we steered clear of it.

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    4 rating
    1 month ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    There’s such a large variety of items here, there’s plenty that’s gluten free, though you have to ask about specific things but the servers will go and double check with the kitchen. The dinner rolls they serve are gluten free, as the Brazilians use tapioca flour and cheese to make puffy little popover type breads. All and all delicious and safe if you are vigilant

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    40 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

    Great food, most of it is Gluten Free. The Manager explained exactly what to avoid.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Absolutely celiac heaven. And food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    309 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Perfect for my Celiac wife. Only gluten in one zone, rest is GF. Avoid only the beer soaked chicken and sausage for meats.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Always a treat to go to Fogo de Chao! It feels so great to be able to eat off of a buffet and enjoy so many types of their excellent meat without worry! Also amazing service :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    4222, 1775 Tysons Blvd #50, Tysons, VA 22102

    I’ve been there twice and it’s always amazing! The meats are delicious! I love the variety of fresh fruit, salads, pickles and cheeses in their Market Place bar. The seasonal soup is delicious! And the tiny puffed tapioca bread melts in your mouth - so delicious! The service is top notch and the staff are knowledgeable. The papaya cream dessert is deliciously decadent! Just be careful to stop eating before you are too full! Great place for celebrating a special occasion like Mother’s Day.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 months ago

    309 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Waitress seemed annoyed when asking what was GF. Nothing was marked but overall the food was good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    So yummy one of our favorite places to go. Most things gluten free. Even the bread they bring to the table.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    930 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

    I was super impressed! I made a reservation online and mentioned my celiac disease and my other food allergies. Within 24 hours of making the reservation I received an email with a full allergen list for my reference. When I arrived the manager came over and brought the list and went through every item they serve to ensure I knew exactly what I could and couldn’t eat. They even offered to prepare special items to meet my needs. It was an amazing experience and excellent food!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    Ate here last night for my husband's birthday. He has celiac and it was great that almost everything on the menu is safe for him to eat...including the yummy bread they bring. The salad bar was amazing (i skipped the meat and just had this) and full of lots of interesting items. We each had a cocktail and a glass of wine. Both good but the drinks are a little on the pricey side for the suburbs. The staff was very knowledgeable about which items weren't GF and if they weren't 100% sure they went into the kitchen to ask. They also gave my husband a complimentary dessert for his birthday. it is expensive, so it is more of a special occasion kind if place but we will return.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Very knowledgeable staff, manager came out to speak to us and gave us a list of all allergens. Kid friendly!! The kids got to eat bread !!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    We have multiple food allergies in our family in addition to celiac. The food manager came to our table himself and gave us a highlighted list to make our selections easier. He brought my daughter specific food she could eat so she wouldn't feel left out, and He also came to check on us multiple times thru the meal and happily answered all of our questions with a smile. Amazing service, fabulous food, and completely worth the price!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    600 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

    I went last night for the first time. when I asked if they are gluten free, she said mostly. And told me a few things. She said she would send a manager out to give me a more complete list. so I waited. after about 5 min I decided I could figure it out. after I finished my first plate the manager comes over to let me know that they are 95% gluten free! unfortunately I ate one of the items that are not. that's my luck. I think if the waitress would have known, or the manager had come sooner... but just so you know. don't eat the Cesar salad dressing. ugh

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful! Delicious food and an amazing variety!!! YUM!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Definitely celiac friendly. The bread served in the building is naturally gluten free and endless. Such a special treat to have a nice meal without worry. Great service, avoid peak times or be sure to make a reservation.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    EXCELLENT! GF cheddar rolls without asking ... so good. Starts with a trip to the most extensive salad bar, which is a red wine pairing dream (wonderful meats, cheeses, fruits and salads).. then, when you are ready, they proceed to offer 16, yes 16, different protein offerings to your tableside. Incredible food and a fun experience. Attentive staff, highly highly recommended.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Hands down Celiac paradise. Slightly expensive but well worth it, even if you only get the salad bar. Don't be fooled, the salad bar has more than enough to keep you satisfied! They even have an allergy menu so you know what is "off limits."

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    301 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    So gluten-free they have croutons that are and the whole menu is GF aside from the bread!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Ate here last summer. Just getting to the review. The wait staff isn't knowledgeable, but the kitchen seems very professional. Celiac safe, just without the confidence a good waiter/waitress provides in this area. Food is good. Also expensive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    I’m not a huge meat eater but their cheese bread is the best I’ve ever had. Nothing compares. Definitely Celiac safe, well trained staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Fantastic food and ambiance. Gf Brazilian bread and most of the meats. They have detailed info on what is gf on the salad bar.

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

    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!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    As soon as I said I was gf, they sent the manager over to talk about what I could and could not have. She was very knowledgeable and even offered to grab salad bar items for me from the back to avoid cc. She even had several items cooked just for me as they were not readily available. Amazing experience, will be back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Delicious!! Almost everything is gf except chicken legs ... if you ask for sausages from the back I will bring them out where they haven’t touched the chicken legs. Also lots of choices that are dairy free, including soup that we never get (this one is made with coconut milk). Excellent service and excellent food. Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    So good, like other said extensive options. Even many desserts with no gluten!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    One of my favorite spots in Indy for an excellent gf meal. I never have to worry "is this gf" because other than two meats, EVERYTHING is gf! And the bread!!! To die for!!! My other suggestion to save $$$: go for brunch on the weekend. Just be a little more cautious as more things are non-gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    exelent meal almost 90 percent of everything was gluten free. staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about gluten free foods. They even had a couple of gluten free desert choices. although it was pricey I would recommend it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Almost everything was gluten free it was awesome. Meat tasted great. Even gf cheesy bread for the table.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Almost everything is gluten free! The manager came to our table to go over what was gluten free. We also had two lactose intolerant family members so they made the polenta without cheese. So many options including several desserts. The meats are just to die for! It is ridiculously expensive but incredible dining experience.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    The bread they bring to your tables are Brazilian cheese buns which are naturally GF and made with tapioca flour!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

    Everything is gluten free except for the French bread, croutons, and chicken due to the marinade.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    AMAZING. Only 2 items had gluten. Celiac friendly and knowledgeable staff. One lunch, including tip, was $30. Very well priced for the incredible quality. I highly recommend it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    The amount of food you can eat here is incredible. They have a GF menu, and everyone is very knowledgeable as well. It was amazing to have rolls at dinner, and I left very full.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Very nice place with good knowledge on GF topic by the boss. The Small cheese breads (pao de queijo) are very good and safe for me, had like 4 pcs. The meet is perfect, just avoid the chicken which is cooked in a beer sauce, so not GF. Wine list is extense. We had a very nice dinner here!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Contacted the HQ they assured they couod handle the gf request. It was a special occassion and I wanted to be sure. HQ told me to contact the manager, which I did before hand. Which he assured me they could handle. When I arrived and asked for the manager, he refused to see me. The waitress assured me they were able to handle a gluten free meal. I never saw her again and Half way in I was feeling ill asked for the check and they brought me a chocolate cake as a celebration for me. THEY BROUGHT CHOCOLATE CAKE TO A CELIAC THEY HAD ALREADY CONTAMINATED! Stay away is my advise.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    This place is amazing! It's pricey, so definitely best for special occasions, but almost all of the food is gluten-free and delicious. The manager brought me a detailed allergen guide which was helpful. I tried many different things on the buffet, meats etc. and had no reaction after eating there.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    This is how to do gluten free ! Everything on the salad bar is gluten free and 14 of 15 meats! Our daughter ate her body weight in filet and the fantastic cheese bread that comes as a side - best gf meal ever

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Very Celiac-friendly! The manager even stopped by our table to leave me a complete allergen guide that detailed every food item. I was able to eat almost everything...quite a treat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    Mostly everything is gluten free minus some of the side dishes at the salad bar. Live the cheesy rolls, fried polenta, and carmalized bananas along with the meats! Very yummy and I didn't get sick at all! Double score!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    This restaurant was amazing! There is only 3 items that are Not gluten-free. They bring you bread to the table that is Gluten-free. Many meat options and huge buffet. It is most expensive but worth it for any special night out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    6300 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    Manager went above and beyond to make sure I found safe options( I have several food allergies plus celiacs disease)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Brazilian food. Lots of meat choices. Many things with no gluten. Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Amazing! Arrive VERY hungry as 99% of the food is gluten free, including yummily Brazilian cheese rolls Staff is super knowledgeable

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    Ate here, food was meh aside from the meat. Sides came out cold and were nothing to write home about. That aside, I didn't get sick. but the waiter far from instilled confidence in me on what I could eat. I wouldn't go back honestly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    The food was fabulous. Very large selection of gluten free options. Only a few items that are NOT gluten free.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9 pm
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