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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.