Paulina Escanes-Gourmandize

34 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cakes, Dessert, Tacos, Tortillas
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31 ratings

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1451 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00911, Puerto Rico 00911
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Celiac

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Review


Excellent food and staff Variety of GF options… no GF bread or pasta but plenty of delicious choices

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 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent food and thorough discussion with staff about options. The dessert is a walnut pecan cake and it's a slice of GF heaven.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Los chilaquiles es el que es!!!! Me encanta que el menu ya te dice que es GF y que no! Servicio estupendo 🫶🏼

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 1 month 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
  • Cakes
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Paulina Escanes-Gourmandize
Gluten-Free at Paulina Escanes-Gourmandize
Gluten-Free at Paulina Escanes-Gourmandize
Gluten-Free at Paulina Escanes-Gourmandize
Pozole Soup
Burrata Salad, Steak Tacos, Vegan Tacos, Pork Tacos
Flank Steak
Pecan Loaf with Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream
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Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Food was terrific and definitely a unique culinary experience. The staff was super attentive and sensitive to food sensitivities. Menu had a ton of gf options, including dessert. Highly recommend. The specialities (on menu and daily specials) are worth trying.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Amazing experience for dinner here on vacation. Very knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten. Many fantastic options on the menu. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great. Staff makes you very comfortable about any gluten issues. Highly recommended for dinner!

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 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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- Many options, I’ve been here several times and I never got sick. - Kitchen precautions and GF items labeled in the menu. - Staff is kind and ask for your allergies. **GF dessert available.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have Celiac disease. There were so many options for me. The food was so amazing I went back a second day on my vacation. Highly recommend. And the staff was very knowledgeable with my serious food allergies.

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


The food was incredible and even had gluten free dessert. The staff is knowledgeable of allergies and the entire menu is marked. My daughter felt safe here and we really had a great experience.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Excellent food, excellent service, very careful about allergies. I felt very safe here and my entire family loved the food.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food was delicious! The items were marked on the menu and the waitress was super helpful with assuring us that everything was prepared safely. I almost got the shrimp and was trying to see if they could prepare it without the beer, since most beers have gluten in them but she informed me that they are premade like that. Everyone was super nice and the potatoes were phenomenal.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Stopped in around lunch time and server was extremely knowledgeable and guided me to a special nut loaf GF dessert that wasn’t on the menu and it was great. No reactions.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fantastic place. Victoria was our server and she was world-class not only with her awesome personality, but her food and allergy knowledge. The GF pecan cake for desert was ridiculous. I’m going back again before we leave 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Drove 2 hours from Aguadilla into San Juan after getting extended in Puerto Rico for weather in the Upper 48. Amazing food and service—worth the 4 hour round trip. Looking forward to my next visit.

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


We ate here twice on our trip because we enjoyed it so much the first time. There is an amazing gluten free dessert that isn’t on the menu but the server told us about. Things were marked on the menu very clearly and our server explained they have a specific celiac protocol. Felt very safe!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was good and waitress was knowledgeable about specials and recommendations for an ultimate GF culinary experience.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


delicious seafood curry.

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I had a great fish soup/stew that was filling and delicious. For dessert, I had what they called a “nut cake” which isn’t on the menu, but was GF, came with ice cream, and was very good.

The menu is very well marked and the staff are knowledgeable about gluten.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


It was good, safe food, but the service was very slow and the portions were tiny. I ordered chicken tacos expecting a meal and they were the size of a snack. It took 30 minutes for us just to get water, and then another 30 minutes for our food / apps to come out. We devoured it quickly, but just doesn’t seem worth it for the price. More of a $$$ restaurant than a $$ restaurant

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic! Great food, items are clearly marked, there are a lot of options, and everyone we encountered was knowledgeable about GF. Ate here more than once on our recent vacation. The GF walnut cake is excellent!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Review


We went here for lunch while visiting the area. Emma and Eva were an excellent serving team, and the food was delicious. For a family with non-celiac gluten allergies, they were very knowledgeable and we felt comfortable enjoying our food. Being able to have local, authentic food that was safe for us to eat was wonderful.

The bread was substituted with local, organic tortillas which were delicious.

Highly recommend, even if a little pricey.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


We’ve found very few menus labelled GF here in PR, so Paulina’s was a beautiful sight.

Waitress was wonderful and knowledgeable of menu, ingredients, and my needs.

Food was delicious and will encourage you to try new things (in a good way!)

10/10

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Went here for brunch and were not disappointed. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. They had a decent selection of gluten free options and the food came out amazing.

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 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had such a good experience here that we came back a second time! They have gluten free items marked on the menu, and both times our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our first meal there I had the flank steak (marked GF on the menu, but make sure you let them know you need gluten free as it comes with a cheese sauce that is not GF. They made mine without). The second time there I had the Pesca en Curry con tomates (fish curry) and the La Organica salad. All of it was amazing.

They didn't have any gluten free desserts on the menu, but when I asked the server she said they had a GF pecan cake that was amazing. I ordered it and it came with ice cream and caramel sauce and was absolutely delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious, didn't get sick, which is my criteria :)

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 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food and service. We ordered the chicken tacos, side salad, and roasted vegetables and had no issues.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Ate here for dinner, got the TIRADITO appetizer (amazing!) and a salad with chicken for my main course. Will definitely go back and try more of the menu!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Food was very good. Nice ambience.

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?

— 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

Review


This spot was walking distance from our Airbnb and we enjoyed it! Got the tacos and a side of rice and everything was great. Items are clearly marked on the menu and staff seemed to understand GF. They had a great list of drinks, too!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


We came for brunch one day and loved it so much we came back for dinner. The full menu can be viewed once you arrive and scan the QR code. There are clearly marked GF options and everything is made fresh when you order. To help ensure you get a table make a reservation online. I ordered the Burrata salad which was amazing as well as the tacos and pozole soup. We enjoyed the soup so much we ordered it again when we returned. When I came back I ordered the flank steak and a slice of their Pecan loaf with caramel and ice cream. All was fantastic and I would come back over and over again if I could! The staff was lovely and accommodating. There are many specials not listed on the menu so make sure to talk to your waiter about them!

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?

— 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

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Menu is marked gf. Lots of options for brunch and dinner! We are both brunch and dinner here on separate days. Staff was super knowledgeable about celiac and my dairy allergy. Highly recommend!!

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fresh food fast. Knowledgeable servers. Very tasty!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We came here three times throughout our stay. Marked menu and staff is well trained. Cute little spot with farm to table options. Food was delicious.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Always amazing food and well marked.

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?

— 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

Review


Amazing food and gluten free options are clearly marked!

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free items were marked on the menu, and there were plenty of options for brunch including tacos, chilaquiles, and quesadillas. We had the chilaquiles, queso (with chips instead of bread), and ceviche. The service was great, the food was delicious, and I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The food is incredible and the staff is really accommodating to allergies. The arepas are a must-have, as is the gluten free pecan pie. Definitely a place to visit for an amazing brunch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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