Havana Vieja Cuban Restaurant

4 ratings
$$ • Cuban Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
944 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Celiac

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Came here while on vacation based on other reviews but my experience was much different! Nothing is labeled on menu as gluten free so I asked the waitress what could be made gluten free and she had no idea, told me maybe a salad. I had to ask her if she could talk to the kitchen to see what could be made gluten free. I did not get sick which was good but overall a more stressful and frustrating experience than I was hoping for from an owner who has a son with celiac.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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You must come here. Nothing fried. The managers son is Celiac and he is so very knowledgeable about his menu. When you make good food you know what is in it. This has been a beautiful experience.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner was wonderful. He came over right away and explained what I can eat with having celiacs. His son has celiacs so he truly Understands. As far as the menu, anything fried is not safe for those with celiacs. I had the salmon with rice and beans and had a Caesar salad (no croutons). Both mine and my fiancés meals were delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months 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

  • Dessert

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Cuban
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Low-FODMAP Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Wheat Allergy

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Delighted to discover that all of their breading and most of their dishes used plantains and no flour. The supervisor who was training a new server you all about all his dishes and said pretty much all of them except the sandwiches and burgers which were not even available after 4 PM could be made gluten-free. He was careful to ask if I needed to stay away from things fried in common oil I asked twice if I needed to avoid cross-contamination. The saffron rice and the plantain dishes were delicious. My fried snapper was a bit dry but I had asked for no dairy and no citrus so I may have left out ingredients normally included. My husband felt that his dish was delicious too. He had the lobster fish and shrimp or enchilado de Marisco. He didn’t need to avoid so many allergens did not specifically ask about ingredients in this dish. I would definitely go again just not have the fried snapper.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
  • Low-FODMAP friendly
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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