83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly

622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

Reported to be doing takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The gluten free bun tasted good but fell apart. Special sauce was very spicy. Couldn’t eat the fries (no dedicated fryer). Coleslaw was horrible and unlike any coleslaw I’ve ever tried.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I am currently gluten-free and dairy free and this restaurant offers a vast gluten-free menu! I ordered the jerk pork with the jerk sauce on the side. The pulled pork was well flavored, but slightly dry. The coleslaw had a seasoning that I didn't care for two much. The white rice was good. I love plantains, but it only came with two small bites.

The wait for a table was approximately 30 minutes. Service was friendly but a bit slow once seated. We had to go to the front to get the bill and pay since we couldn't find our wait staff.

Street parking was pretty easy and prices are reasonable.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly. She was experienced in taking GF orders. The food was good and I had an amazing drink that I make at home now. Going back the next time we are in town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Great meal here. GF and Vegan seperate menus. They were up front about non-dedicated fryer, and had some safe substitutes. We had fish and shrimp tacos, Kingston curry, and burger w/ GF bun, all were better than average. Would return if we lived in area but we only visiting.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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GF Menu, staff is knowledgable. Great food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Gluten sensitive menu, fast and friendly service.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We went to Hulas tonight for the first time. I had been wanting to go there for over a year as in the local Monterey newspaper it is ranked #1 for gluten free. We tried to go there before tonight but it was always too crowded to get in.

They do have a gf menu that includes French fries and other fried gf food but when I asked the server if it is a dedicated fryer the server said no - “sometimes they fry other items in that fryer”. She basically said it wasn’t safe for people with allergies. So of course she recommended a salad side instead.

As far as I am concerned this is dangerous for people with serious allergies and false advertising. Should be fine for the “I want to eat gf” crowd. It may be that the server was misinformed but I didn’t get that impression. Be careful.

They do have a house made gf bun for burgers etc. kudos to them for that. I ordered it and it was very dense and heavy.

Again the Monterey newspaper lists this as the number 1 gf eating destination so maybe I had a bad experience. But I don’t think so - if you are gf intolerant and celiac ask lots of questions.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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One of my local favorites! The food is always delicious, they have a gluten free menu, and it is a fun atmosphere with very friendly staff!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Such amazing food! Grilled spicy edamame was a hit, as were the lightly curried chicken wings. Fish was very yummy too! Gluten free menu made things really easy. Service was excellent, friendly.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free menu but pretty limited once they tell you they no longer have the GF buns listed. Fish tacos were tasty as was the rib eye sandwich from regular menu. Service very good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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High quality food with great service in a surfer / tiki bar setting. Special GF menu. Poke, shishito peppers, and wings are great. Fish tacos are solid too. If I lived in Monterey this would be my spot!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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they have a gluten free menu. it says that fryers and cooking space may share space with gluten and to talk to your server for more information, so may not be very celiac friendly but for me it was sufficient. their food is really yummy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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NO LONGER GLUTEN FREE!!! And they are rude about it!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Have to be careful and ask a lot of questions. I had the fish tacos and they were tasty. As previously stated no designated fryer. I woke up feeling fine so had no cross contamination.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free buns would expand the GF choices.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Not for someone very sensitive. The food was tasty, but no separate fryer. I got pulled pork with jerk sauce, rice, mango salsa. It was really good. Rainbow sorbet for dessert was tasty. Lots of rum drinks. I wasn't cross contaminated as I stayed away from the fried food.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Have gluten free menu, but more for the by-choice gluten free people. They use the same fryers and prep spaces!! Cross contamination

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Lots of choices on the gluten free menu and the staff was so helpful and knowledgeable. I had delicious Cuban tacos and the tortillas were excellent. Would definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Service at Hula's has always been attentive and friendly, but in the past I was not that impressed with the food. I recently tried it again (Dec 2013) and found the menu quality much improved. There are not a lot of GF options, but what they have is tasty and well prepared. I had fish tacos which were surprisingly good.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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There's a gluten free menu. Good selection. I had gluten free fish tacos. They were stellar. I had plantains as an appetizer. This entire meal was delicious. I will be back

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Nice selection from gluten free menu but disclaimer at the bottom says those with sever allergies ask your server. Sever said should not get anything fried or grilled. So got habanero chicken tacos and she said that was good. It tasted good (spicy hot) beans were delicious. But... I had a stomach ache all night and the next day.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Fun place with a good atmosphere and drinks! Gluten free menu just comes with all the other menus when you're sat, so you don't have to ask for it. They also have a vegetarian menu and take part in Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, so you can feel pretty good about the fish options.

The only thing I would say is that most of the gluten free options are just the normal menu items without whatever was gluten-y in it. So for example, a burger without a bun, as opposed to substituting a gluten free bun. It's not a big deal though, as they have lots of choices!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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We didn't even have to ask for the GF menu, as they brought it to the table with the regular menu. The selection was fantastic. I had to fish tacos and I devoured them. So good.

A little on the pricer side for serving size, yet the serving was the right size, service was nice and food came out fast!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten -free menu with many items to choose from. Frier isn't dedicated gluten-free, but still lots of good food to choose from.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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There are gluten free options but all grilled on or in shared gluten fryers and grills

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No

Celiac

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Still eating my meal and am really happy with my experience so far. Came here with a huge group and the waitress was really accommodating and seemed very aware of what was and wasn't ok with celiac.

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The gluten free options are abysmal

Celiac

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Well, props to them for at least having a GF menu. However, it's really just regular menu items without the sauces. I did have the fish tacos, they were disgusting, the fish was obviously frozen cod pieces and so not worth the expense. I've been here a couple times, but this was the last, I won't be back.

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No

Celiac

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Decent food. They have a "gluten friendly " menu but after explaining that I was celiac she said they are familiar and would treat me right. I ordered the fish tacos due to her recommendation. Honestly. They were burnt and the slaw they had on them was horrendous. However, after consuming I feel ok... I'm assuming since after eating I was spinning a bit that cross contamination had accrued, But the service was great and they were able to make me a tequila sunrise to my ordering which was awesome. Prob won't go back. But since I rely on reviews. Figured id leave one.

Not celiac

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Went here with a big group of family and was anxious as usual eating at a new place, but I was pleasantly surprised! The gluten free menu had a lot of options on it. I let the server know I had pretty severe intolerance and was worried about cross-contamination. He said his girlfriend has Celiac so he completely understood and said the sauteed shrimp tacos I ordered would be a great option; they use clean pans for everything and he guaranteed the meal would be safe for me to eat. He asked if I would prefer brown rice to white rice and I said brown was fine, but didn't realize all substitutions on the menu are an extra $1. Small price to pay for a great menu, great service, and great meal.

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