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La Arepa

14 ratings
$ • Venezuelan Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
Safety Rating
11 ratings

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582 Smithfield Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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You totally need to check out La Arepa. Their arepas (corn cakes) are gf and prepared in a separate area than anything containing flour. They also have a separate fryer so the plantains are safe as well. Items aren’t marked GF but ask for Bernardo (the owners son) as he is super knowledgeable!! I used to frequent here pre-celiac and love that i can still eat my favorite grilled chicken arepa.

Safety


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

— 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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place the arapas are great the staff is nice I love the plantains.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years 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
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Restaurant

Photos


Arepa with egg, bacon, ham and cheese plus plantains
Grilled chicken with rice, black beans, cheese and fried plantains
Gluten-Free at La Arepa
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More Reviews


Celiac

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No GF menu, but many delicious GF options and servers are knowledgeable about cross-contact. Separate fryer for platanos. Sadly, the sweet corn cakes are off limits.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything here is gluten free, including their delicious arepas! The super friendly staff is knowledgeable about gluten & cross-contamination, sharing that plantains are fried separately from other wheat-containing menu items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and they are knowledgeable about cross-contamination

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty much everything on the menu is GF. The food was delicious - simple, authentic Venezuelan food. Family friendly. Cute & comfortable restaurant. Friendly waitstaff. We’ll definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Recently added to Door Dash. Excellent options braised pulled pork chicken and beef in the corn arepas which are made gf! The plantains were delish as are the black beans. Order the Arepa with everything pulled pork and use the green salsa verde you wont be disappointed!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Arepas are gf and delicious! I crave their food all the time. They are very knowledgeable about gf and almost the entire menu is gf as is. Tremendous food and service. Very friendly people.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Great service. Food was delicious! No issues

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious Venezuelan food! Never get sick eating here.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious Venezuelan food! Almost all is gluten free.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING! DELICIOUS! AFFORDABLE!!GLUTEN FREE! GREAT SERVICE!!!My husband and I tried Venezuelan food here for the first time tonight and although we have nothing to base our experience on, we loved it!!!! I'm Celiac and I was pleased to find that their menu is almost completely gluten free...minus a few desserts (story of my life...lol)Lots of delicious foods to choose from, great service and very affordable!We were so pleased with our experience that I'm sure we'll be regulars now!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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