Ola Oceanfront Bistro

4 recent ratings
$$$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pasta
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1055 Avenida Doctor Ashford, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico 00907
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Celiac

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Ate breakfast here. There are a few items on the menu marked as GF on the breakfast menu, but the waiter seemed knowledgeable about what else could be GF. For example, the omelette was not marked GF but is due the potatoes. I ordered the omelette and they had gluten free bread to substitute instead of the potatoes. The GF bread was very good too. On Sunday brunch the bread is out with the buffet but other days you need to ask for it. The bread is a Katz white bread and they told me it is toasted on the top shelf of the oven for safety. Coffee was also very good. So far, this is one of the better gluten free experiences I have had in Puerto Rico.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Beautiful spot. Serves the main pool at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel and outdoor seating overlooks the ocean.

That said, not a lot of GF options, just a few marked on menu. Wife ordered burger w/ no bun and came out on a bun. Explained to server it was important not to simply remove bun in kitchen and re-serve due to cross contamination but can never be sure that’s what they did.

Not a dedicated fryer.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We are staying at the hotel and breakfast is included which is why we ate here. It is definitely expensive, but the food was delicious. I do have celiac and the team seemed very aware of what that meant. There were gluten-free banana-chocolate muffins on the buffet offerings that were clearly marked, and delicious. Gluten-free bread was offered — and safely toasted. Did not have any reactions. Would recommend for safety, but the price point is high.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
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
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Food and service were excellent. GF items are marked on the menu and we were asked about food allergies immediately upon being seated.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have gf bread. However, I have a dairy allergy and they brought over my breakfast cooked in butter. After trying the food, I could taste it was cooked in butter. Definitely do not recommend coming here if you have allergies.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We stayed at the Vanderbilt and this restaurant is right by the pool. You can eat inside, outside or there is service to the chairs in the sun. The first day for lunch I had a quinoa power bowl, it was delicious and no reaction. The second day we came for breakfast and the server told us the bread is separate for the breakfast so it’s not contaminated. It’s a bit expensive but you can’t pay for safety on vacation!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable and accommodating to celiacs. The waiter walked me through the menu and explained which dishes would be fine with minor modifications. Had a salad and chicken w/ mofongo with minimum modifications and both delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One or 2 safe meals for celiacs. Chefs will work with you.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The manager, Maria, is well versed in gluten free and cross contamination. For breakfast she offered fresh gluten free bread and butter that hadn’t been touched before. And for lunch/dinner they offer gluten free pasta and some great salads as well. Are there 3 times while staying and never got sick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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