Hola Arepa

11 recent ratings
$$ • Food Truck
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Sandwiches
100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Celiac

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I was here a few weeks ago and I brought my Nima to test the food. It was 100% gf! The chips, salsas, Yuka fries, the bean arepa and pork arepa. Recommend!

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

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was outstanding. Staff was great. Are here twice on our weekend in Minneapolis. I’m pretty sure they said there was only one thing on the menu at the time that had gluten. It was a dessert. Felt very comfortable Will definitely be back

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Hola Arepa has made me feel confident in their knowledge of cross-contamination and celiac each time I have gone there. There are a lot of options for not only gluten free but also dairy free and vegan. Love the yuca fries and would highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Food Truck
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Vegan black bean and sweet potato arepa with yuca fries
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Celiac

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What an awesome experience. The whole menu is gluten free exempt maybe one or two items. They are aware of cross contamination and the food is amazing! You will not be disappointed.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely divine food! The specialty drinks were a bit small, but tasty and quite alcoholic. I have never written a review before, but between the unparalleled food and the alcohol, I am absolutely compelled…

The menu is pretty much entirely Gluten free - minus the ice cream sandwich. No matter, as I tried a vegan mango pudding for dessert (I also try to avoid much dairy) that I could only describe as happiness. I could not stop thinking about this fantastic mango chia seed pudding after eating it! Also had the Brussels Sprouts, which I’ve tried once at home before, and hated. This time, I was dumbfounded as to how good they were. Don’t ever try them any other way, unless you really know how to make them, but Hola Arepa really, really does.

I also had a specialty shrimp aguachile plate that is available for a limited time. I can’t explain how all of the ingredients made it so good, but after the entire meal, I felt like I should leave my English/Norwegian heritage, and learn more about Venezuela. My wife also very much enjoyed her slow roasted pork arepa. This place and this food is a gem, nothing like you’ve ever had elsewhere in Minnesota, and absolutely worth experiencing, more than once.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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If you are celiac and have been missing authentic Latin street food (including the staple chips and salsa, arepas, and fried yuca!) then this is for you. Everything except one dessert item is gluten free and it is an accent ingredient so risk of any cross contamination is super low. The flavors are delicious and everything is fresh. You can experience flavorful and safe gluten free cuisine here. Always make this a restaurant stop when I am in the Twin Cities.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything on the menu is gluten free, including the fried chicken arepa, which was AMAZING!

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?

— 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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Guava lemonade, mini churros, arepas! Yumalicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and very knowledgeable and helpful staff. I am Celiac and I would highly recommend Hola Arepa.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent food, good service. We had several small plates and all were fantastic, as were the entrees.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Mostly everything is GF so makes dining less stressful and normal. Used my Nima sensor to test the gf smore chocolate cake and results were GF! :) Food is delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Terrific food, atmosphere and great service! My husband is celiac and he had no bad reaction. It was refreshing to be able to suggest that he could try a bite from my plate because everything is gluten free unless marked!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous!!!! Such a delicious meal with no worries. Just a few things have gluten. I’m definitely coming back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food!! I generally consume reviews but seldom create them. This place was so good I had to post a review. It exceeded our expectations.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything was GF except some things on the dessert menu. Love the atmosphere!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Children’s menu very affordable. Great potion size. We loved the variety of salsas, pork and sweet potato arepas. Good local cider on tap. Beautiful tropical decor. Friendly, attentive wait staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So so so so SO very good. All items on menu are GF. Service was pretty good despite being very busy. I get the impression they are often very busy - plan accordingly. Totally worth it. Many spicy items on menu, so heads up if that's an issue for you. Highly recommend the arepitas app.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is super fun! And they told me they LOVE Celiacs? Never ever heard that before:) A happy family of Celiacs!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I didn't have any issues after eating here. It was tasty and the wait staff let us know that nearly everything on the menu is GF. They seemed to take it seriously. The fries were amazing.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My favorite twin cities celiac friendly restaurant. I would eat here every week if I could! Delicious food, delicious drinks, and I have never been sick after eating here (just very, very full)! Highly recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I ate here last week and felt fine after dinner but experienced some GI issues the following day. I made sure everything I had was gluten free, so I’m not sure what caused it. I will try this place again since I love the food and see how I react. Has anyone else experienced this here?

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing food. I was so happy with my dish and love the venue!! Staff was great until it came to the end of the meal. We sat for thirty mins waiting for our check... not sure what happened.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The food was absolutely excellent, and the atmosphere is great! Yucca fries with the aioli verde were especially delicious. The food came right away despite a large influx of customers, and the service was bang on. This is a must go-to place for anyone, celiac or not.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have been trying to get here for awhile. Well worth the haggle to do so. Ordered Chipotle Chicken....so amazing! Def a repeat. ❤

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Everything (almost) is GF and safe! So many delicious choices for a celiac

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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So rare to find a restaurant where it’s the NON gf items that are marked on the menu. Fabulous food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Entire menu gluten free unless indicated. The yucca fries were amazing and I had no reaction from eating the food. I love this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I enjoyed a pulled pork arepa and Yuka fries. The arepa was overly salty for my taste but the Yuka fries were amazing and I wish it came with more than 4! No reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place! Brunch or dinner you can't go wrong!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nearly 100% gluten free and so delicious! There was only one gluten item on the menu when I went, clearly marked. I did not have a reaction to the food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! Had a churro. A GLUTEN FREE churro. The arepas were fantastic. My two year old ate every bite if her kids meal -- a rare occurrence. If you are passing through, do not pass it up.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Phenominal experience! Everything on the menu is gluten free except for one dessert. The waiter was exceptional and overall this was a fantastic place to eat!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and service. Will visit again very soon.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best food in the world!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and 99% of menu is gluten free! Will go back a thousand times!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've only been able to eat here once - I don't live nearby and it was very busy - but the server was knowledge, most items were GF, the food was good and I had no reaction afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Love this place! I've eaten there many times and I've never gotten sick. Plus the food is amazing. I wish I could eat there for every meal.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing food! Everything on the menu is gluten free with an exception of a couple desserts but they are made in a completely different area. I have celiac and would recommend this place 100%. A must have if you are in the area!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Yes

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Not celiac

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I've tried most of the Arepa choices by now and none disappoint!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great, but very busy!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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everything here is wonderful. super safe for celiacs, almost everything is gluten free. the greasier options are sure to cure any hangover.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing! My favorite restaurant - everything is gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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