Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

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$$ • Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Arepas, Dessert, Fries
401 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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100% GF restaurant. Our favorite place we went in San Fran, so much that we went twice. Delicious, flavorful arepas. My favorite was the asada negro.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated yesterday read full review

Celiac

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Amazing GF option! Been many times and no problems.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Celiac

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The food here was unbelievable. Exactly what we were looking for. 100% gluten-free and we tried pretty much everything on the menu. It was all excellent. Highly recommend it!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Arepas
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

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

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Celiac

PicaPica has reopened! Woohoo!!

1 year ago
Not celiac

Unfortunately this restaurant is closing at the end of the month, due to the pandemic 😩

1 year ago

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Celiac

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The kitchen is naturally gluten free

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food! They have vegetarian and vegan arepa options and mark which items are vegetarian on their menu. A bit pricey ($18 for an arepa + drink) but good is very good. They advertise 100% gluten free, which includes sauces and sides, which are also very good. Arepas are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Everything tastes very fresh. Very good

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Amazing place to eat. 100% gluten-free (naturally so) and the food is unreal. Highly recommend.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Yum! Amazing! Everything is gluten free and delicious. The drinks are amazing too! I’ve eaten here for years and it never disappoints.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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


Delicious, safe, and healthy gluten-free food. Would highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Incredibly tasty and 100% gluten free

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free! Awesome arepas, excellent for taking folks who aren't GF too, since it's authentic Venezuelan cuisine.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We went there on our way back from Petaluma. My daughter has celiac and enjoyed all the food especially the yucca fries! No problems no reactions staff seemed very knowledgeable as well dedicated gluten free facility

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe, whole restaurant GF. Recommend the yuca fries and the arepas! So good

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and 100% GF! A go-to when I’m ordering in.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I've reacted both times I've eaten here, even though it is supposedly a gf restaurant. My guess is that they aren't sourcing truly gf ingredients and that there is gluten contamination in the products they use. Whatever the reason, I can't eat here. It flares me significantly. The staff isn't aware of other allergens either.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The whole place is free from gluten bar a couple of bottled beer options. I was able to eat anything on the menu and not react. How glorious! Food was phenomenal. My glutenous wh*re of a boyfriend also loved the food. Would def go back again and highly recommend.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I LOVE this place! Wonderful food and it's SO nice to not have to have the gluten talk.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have loved this place for years. It was my first safe dining experience after I was diagnosed. As I understand it the originator's concept was to have a chain of gluten free restaurants. I have been to other locations, but they are not all the same quality. This one has never disappointed. The atmosphere has a funky-street-vendor-semi-fastfood vibe that is pleasant. Good for casual dinner with a group-- though on Saturday it can be a long wait. My favorite times to visit are an hour after the lunch rush or when they first open on a Sunday morning.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Such a treat to be able to eat anything on the menu! The food was so delicious. I had the beef with rice/ beans and plantains. So flavorful!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The 64 reviews before me were correct- this place is delicious & entirely gluten free

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food! Did not get sick eating here!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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100% gf menu. Tasted great

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place but always have a mild reaction to something, I usually order the arepas and yucca fries. I'm glad other people feel safe eating here, wish it was me.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent! Even non gluten free eaters enjoyed trying Latin food and safe for the celiac in our group.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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As a celiac with limited dining out options where I live, I was excited to try a gluten-free eatery while the n the city. This lived up to my hopes! It offers a variety of flavors and textures and all around yummy food. We tried items with different meats and sauces. All yummy and flavorful.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was great and I was excited to find what I thought was a safe place. Now it’s 4 hours after dinner and I feel so ill. Suspecting cross contamination.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food. Nice flavors!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible food! Great flavors and high quality. Gluten free facility. They have good kid friendly simple options too. The yucca beignets are to die for.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Super delicious food, and so nice to be reassured of no possible cross-contamination since they are dedicated gluten free. Did I mention how delicious the food was?

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious arepas! Lots of choices. Excellent all around.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We tried several of the arepas, grilled chicken, pork, and beef. Each was delicious! Love that this restaurant is GF, even the juices were marked as GF. If we lived nearby this would be a go to eatablishment.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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The food was awesome, and they were very nice. I especially liked the sauces that came on the side

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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I ordered the Tres Empanadas (which are amazing!) I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I have had empanadas that are 100% gluten free. I was shocked to see that I even had to ask. The food is amazing! Amazing flavors and feeling safe with what I was eating.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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!00% Gluten free place and excellent food. small place so seating a challenge, but were not here to find out about the seating.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great service! Completely gluten free with a great selection.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I'm so glad that Pica Pica had reopened! Delicious food from a gluten-free kitchen.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We really enjoyed this! Portion sizes we good, taste excellent and and have no complaints. Not sure why a commenter said they were closing in August 2020- because in April 2021, they are open for sure!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Super tasty food. Very allergen friendly menu and online you can find a menu where you can browse according to your allergies or dietary restrictions. Very friendly staff and generally a good atmosphere. I am so happy that we came here :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We have eaten here several times. It is amazing, and everything is safe!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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It was dedicated gluten free, such good quality that is difficult to find with places that share fryers, grills, etc. It was honestly amazing.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This place is 100% gluten free and delicious. I definitely recommend getting 2 orders of the empenadas and trying the taster of the arepas. This place is a must if you're traveling and don't won't to worry about cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was amazing! The Arepas are big, want aware of the size so I ordered 2. Grilled chicken and fried chicken. Everything was so good and very quick to come out!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food here is incredible. Everything is amazing, and being gluten-free and just ordering without worry is a huge bonus!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yummy! Lots of great options for me to choose from

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place was AMAZING. All GF and incredibly tasty, fast and reasonably priced. Go there!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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