Food was only ok. Everything that sounded good on the menu had gluten. Only a few options to choose from. Only ate here so my fiancé could have a Cuban sandwich. Would not go back again. Did not have a reaction. Staff was pretty knowledgeable.
My daughter ate rice and beans and a salad at this establishment. I was a bit unsure based on the staff knowledge and reviews above. I was assured that the black beans were not made in any sauce other than the basics. She was fine, no contamination or illness:)
Came based on reviews. Staff didn’t even know what gluten was, then got a waiter that did- but he basically said you could get the base meat (chicken, beef, seafood) but no sauces or fixing. Shared grill. Very ignorant to gluten allergy kitchen staff. Got a drink (sangaria is yummy), then left without eating because of contamination. Didn’t want to ruin my vacation.
Be aware that cross contamination is a real thing here. The food was acceptable, tasty even, but I had a reaction. I didn’t eat any of the friend plantains, but even with chicken, rice, and beans, had a reaction. The atmosphere is great and the live music was a wonderful addition t the experience. That said, use caution if you decide this is the place for you while on South Beach.
They were very knowledgeable and the staff was extremely nice ! Read the previous review and was worried about eating here, just to find out they were wrong. The food is very good, very fresh, and an amazing atmosphere. I didn't get sick whatsoever. I highly recommend this place !!
I would pass it by this place is a total tourist trap. The wait staff was friendly kind of understood what we were looking for. There are not a lot of items on the menu that are safe. they use flour in all the sauces and everything that is fried is off limits. To be safe I stuck with a salad which was mediocre. My girlfriend had pork entree which was good and she didn't get sick although she's much less sensitive than I am.
My server didn't know about gluten allergies but she asked in the kitchen and said she got "an education." The appetizers were ruled out but most of the main dishes were fine. I felt a little glutened the next morning, but I'm not sure the restaurant was to blame. Even if it was, the circumstances were rather extraordinary — it began pouring rain in the middle of service and all we were able to save from our outdoor table was our half pitcher of sangria (which our server generously refilled while we waited). We stood in the door of the restaurant for a half hour waiting for the rain to stop. So if there was some confusion in the kitchen about my order and cross contamination occurred, I'm willing to forgive them. The food was very tasty.