Rainforest Cafe

5 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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505 N Rainforest Rd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Gluten‘sensitive’ menu. Kitchen Manager comes to take your order & goes through your choice. Reasonable choices. Great meal

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The chef came out and spoke with me about my dietary needs. I had the anaconda pasta and did not have a reaction.

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?

— Not Much

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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Rushed to order, eat and leave, no GF menu option, manager just came over and told me what to avoid (fried food basically)

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 4 months 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

  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

Photos


Grilled chicken with mash & fresh veggies
APRIL 2023: Turkey wrap on GF bun and side of fries
Gluten-Free Fries at Rainforest Cafe
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Symptomatic Celiac

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I let the waiter know that I had Celiac and she brought the chef manager over to take my order and make sure what I ordered was cooked separately and with precaution. I had the Anaconda Pasta and it was delicious!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Visited April 2023: Great experience at the Rain Forest Cafe! The manager was very knowledgeable and helpful when ordering. I got the turkey wrap on a gluten free bun and a side of fries. The manager confirmed that the fries were made in a dedicated fryer. She also informed me that the nacho appetizer was gluten free. She said that the chips are fried first thing in the morning before anything else to avoid cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Extremely disappointed about seeing the great reviews for this place and the experience we had. We told the server my two year old son has celiac disease. He brought a manager over, we placed our order with her and felt really safe. Another server brings my son his food (cheeseburger with gluten free bun) and announced that it was the allergy meal. I immediately noticed the bread was regular buns. I snatched it up before my son could touch it and sent it back. Our server confirmed that they had sent regular bread. I believe that the hamburger was put on a gluten free bun and sent back bc my son was extremely bloated the rest of the day and the next and had gluten exposure stmptoms. The manager came out and apologized and comped my sons meal but did not seem to understand the seriousness. It ruined our entire trip to Disney.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Chef came and told me what was GF on the menu. I had the chicken sandwich with fries, and they were very good. Fries are cooked in dedicated fryer and they have GF buns for burgers.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 3 years ago read full review

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Chef came out to go over options and modifications of other items on the menu, and took my order. Food was very good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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We went here because the ratings were amazing and there were gluten free options. I had ordered the gluten free Mac and cheese and my brother had ordered regular Mac and cheese. First of we had been waiting for about over and hour for our food. Then when our food came my food was first a sever put a plate in front of me and said gluten free Mac and cheese. I was so hungry I just dug in. Then the main waiter brought over another plate of Mac and cheese and put it in-front of my brother and said gluten free Mac and cheese. By that point I had already partially ate the fragility Mac and cheese. The worst part was I knew I was going to be sick the rest of the vacation. I started to spit out the food. They rushed me over to where they gave me a drink to settle my stomach. The manager took 20 minites and finally came out! She started talking to us and I felt really sick. They asked if I needed medical attention. She was saying how this usually never happens. First of all this should never happen. If I had a different alergy and the same thing happened I could have gone into anaphylactic shock! This is why I do not trust this place and I don’t recommend it. The chef should ALWAYS bring out the gf so we can varify. Not only that but every single one of the staff should be educated on allergy’s and auto Amune disorders like celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef did when a extra mile to ensure everything was safe for me to eat .. and their chocolate cake is amazing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Did a great job with my GF needs. The chef came out to take my order with the needed modifications to ensure my items stayed gluten free. Great atmosphere too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress got the chef, but we had to wait for ages for him to appear before we could order. Girl had burger with GF bun and white rice (was offered fries, but wanted something else). Had steak with vegetables and mashed potatoes. Food ok.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef that came out was really grumpy and I ended up asking the waitress (who was awesome) to double check the allergen status with the chef. I got a Cesar salad with Shrimp (no croutons). Felt fine after lunch! They do NOT have a dedicated fryer. Overall experience was so so, but I didn't get sick, so that counts for something.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Had a very positive experience! When I asked the waiter about gluten free options he went and got the chef. The particular entree I was interested in was not gluten free, but he assured me he could make it gluten free. Very good meal, great service, plus gluten free dessert!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I went for dinner I became sick. I believe the food was cross contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Dedicated fryer for the fries, burgers with GF buns and cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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As soon as I told my server I had celiac, he had the chef come out to speak to me. No dedicated GF menu but lots can be made GF. Someone brought my food out separately to ensure no cross contamination and the food was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Both my daughter and I have celiac and had a great experience! The chef came out and talked to us. They didn't have a gluten free menu but could make most options gluten free. Plus it was delicious!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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We told the waitress about my son being celiac. She brought another menu. She also called the kitchen manager when it was time to order. My son got a burger and loved it

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Gf pasta is not great. The gf French were okay. Nothing to rave about.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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Amazing! Burger was delicious

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
Celiac

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I didn’t think that I’d be able to eat here because they didn’t have a dedicated GF menu and only 1 thing was listed. They do have a GF bun and a dedicated fryer. We were here for a week. I ate there most nights and they were very accommodating and careful!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Good

Celiac

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When they say gluten free fryer they mean basket. There is no separate fryer, they can bake fries instead though.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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