Rainforest Cafe

10 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
10 ratings

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1800 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Appreciate the manager coming out to confirm my choices (also there is a GF menu even with dessert) but felt like the food wasn't good. I got the sirloin, mashed potatoes and veggies. Steak was super tough and sides were cold . I know they are sister restaurants to T-Rex and prefer that place better. Both take good care of allergies though. The pasta sounded good but I try to avoid dairy too.

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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was so confident about them. They took all the right precautions. I loved the food but right after I was as bloated as a barge! I was violently ill. It was the worst I’ve ever been with gluten. I’m so afraid so I will never go back. Ever.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is such a fun restaurant! It feels like you’re dining in the jungle 🗿🌴🐒🦧🌺🌳The food was really delicious. I told our waitress I was gluten-free and the head chef came out to talk to me about my diet and what I wanted to eat. He made me the chicken sandwich with swiss cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomatoes on a gluten-free bun 🍞 🍔 with a side of fries. They understood my allergy fully and worked with me. Fun drinks too and souvenir cups to collect!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 9 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Gluten-Free Fries at Rainforest Cafe
Anaconda Pasta
Gluten free pasta
Gluten-Free Pasta at Rainforest Cafe
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

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My son had GF pasta. My other son had a grilled chicken sandwich on a GF bun. Both were also able to have French fries in a designated fryer! Overall, great experience for our family!

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Although they don’t have a GF menu, the server had the cook come right to our table and he gave us suggestions. He could make most of the items on the menu GF except Mac and cheese because the sauce is prepackaged and has flour in it. They have GF pasta and GF rolls for burgers. Also have dedicated fryer for fries and one for seafood for that allergy. We were very pleased with all the options available.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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

Overall Rating

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Amazing service, Disney apparently has a policy that if a member of your party has an allergy a chef will come to your table to discuss your order with you. So flexible and kind. Variety and can do focused. Food order came out separately to avoid cross contamination. Highly recommend

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The manager came out to take my order. The 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?

— Not Much

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

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Var helt tryg ved det hele. Der fremgår en del gf mad på menuen, men køkkenet kan også lave ndre retter glutenfri. Kokken kommer til bordet og snakker om maden og tilberedningen

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

Celiac

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A manager came out to go over the GF options - I ordered the ribs with mashed and coleslaw. The food ended up being pretty good and I had no issues

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They had a manager take my order and they took all the precautions. They did not have many options so I had a GF pasta. It wasn’t anything special but at least I did not get sick. No appetizers or desserts were GF. The wait was also incredibly long (even with a reservation) around 45 minutes from order to food.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had the manager come out to take my order and go over the menu with me. There wasn’t many options but I was able to get a salad & didn’t get sick.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Once we informed our waitress that several members of our party were gluten free and another with dairy/egg allergies she immediately brought the chef out to discuss food options. They were extremely accommodating and we all enjoyed our meals.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Employees were very knowledgeable and friendly. Provided a separate menu for Gluten free. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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If I could give this place a zero or negative, I would. Waited 20 minutes to speak to the chef, we then waited 40 minutes AFTER the rest of our party FINISHED eating to get our "GF" order. Everything was cold, meaning it sat for a while with who knows touching and/or contaminating our food. Needless to say, after spending over 2 hours at our table, we are now eating at D-LUXE BURGERS. Do NOT waste your time or money at Rainforest!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They had a gluten free bun!! First restaurant I’ve been to in Florida that had one!! The chef had desperate fryers and THEY HAVE GLUTEN FREE DESSERTS!! 47/10 honestlyyyyy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent knowledge of allergies and safety My GF pasta was outstanding So many options and personal chef attention

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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A similar situation to the T-Rex restaurant. The chef will come out and tell you everything that’s safe and what can be modified. They have a GF fryer and GF buns for sandwiches. Just remember to order your fries without seasoning, as the seasoning isn’t safe.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I can’t begin to explain how awesome our experience was. We requested a GF menu and they sent the chef out who walked us through our options. He was wonderful. Has a dedicated fryer. He has 9 fryers. Onion rings not an option here but they were on menu for my burger and he told us he would remove them. Great atmosphere for kids.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent service and food options. Inform your waiter that you have a food allergy and the chef will come out to your table to take your order. They can make pretty much everything gluten free (gf pasta and buns). They will cook your food completely separately and bring it out away from the other food!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I have celiacs and multiple allergies to the point where I almost never eat out. The head chef came out (chef Ortiz) and looked at my allergy list that I brought and discussed with me what he could make. He created the most delicious meal I have had at a restaurant! I didn't get sick and it was such a relief to be able to enjoy a meal with family on vacation!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The staff seemed very helpful, but that wasn’t enough. Someone dropped the ball and I was sick before I could walk to the bus station.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I wasn't expecting much, but the food was pretty good. My five star rating, though, is based on the service. I told my waiter I had Celiac and he said he'd bring the chef right out. Chef came out and told me to ignore the GF menu and instead tell him what was on the normal menu that looked good to me and he'd tell me how he'd adjust to make it GF. Totally went above and beyond to hook me up. Highly recommend.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We are here multiple times. Every time the waiter/waitress said they were not allowed to take my daughters order(celiac) The chef came out every time and wrote it down. Great service and very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu you just have to ask for it!! Delicious food especially the strawberry shortcake is absolutely phenomenal!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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fun atmosphere! great gf food! great staff!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Ordered the soup gluten free, came out with wheat flour noodles and wheat flour garlic bread. The chef did not come out. The manager did not come over. I could have ended up in the hospital, had I trusted them. The service was horrendous. Took 35 min to get my food and just had to wrap it up to go.

Update: Just had a bite of the chicken sandwich that I ordered on an udi's bun, they didn't remove the tendon in the chicken breast so I bit into this enormous hard disgusting thing. I will never in my life go to a rain forest cafe again!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent service, the chef actually came to our table and told me that he could pretty much do anything on the menu gluten free except for the natural burger which was a veggie burger so plenty of choices! !

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The previous reviews led us to dine here. They do take separate orders for allergies. My daughter was so happy with her GF grilled cheese!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There is no particular menu, even better, the chef comes out and takes your order personally. GF bread as well👍

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Chef came out to talk to me. They have gluten free buns and they were delicious! I didn't have dessert so not sure if they offer any gf options there. I would go backck.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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There is no gluten free menu but they are very understanding. I told my waiter and he asked the head chef to make me a dish which was absolutely outstanding. Great service, great understanding.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Your GF choices in downtown disney, aside from some red meat choices are Tuscan chicken with mashed potatoes, shrimp skewers without butter sauce or rice (mashed potatoes instead) or salmon on top of potatoes with veggie side. French fries can be baked to be gluten free as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a disappointment! We went here 6 yrs ago, & had the most amazing experience! This time, not so much. They didn't hv half the GF menu they did 6 yrs ago. Almost everything we asked for, they said they couldn't make GF? Tortilla chips? Can't be made GF at Disney? My daughter got a burger on a GF bun, only ate 2 bites. I got a turkey sandwich on GF bread w/ potato chips. It was sub par, & pricey.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Waitress was not knowledgeable on celiac. I had the fish thinking it was the safest thing on the menu. Got sick soon after. Won't be eating there again.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The server and chef were excellent. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and kind. The bar manager was another story. He tried to tell us my 10 year old couldn't have an icee because it contained gluten. I pulled up the Icee website to show him it was gluten free. My daughter gets these all the time and she has Celiac disease. He was very rude and acted as if he knew more about my child's disease than I do. Not only did he sat she couldn't have it, but offered no other options. She was to watch her two sisters drink their icees in their souvenir cups, while she drank diet coke from a regular glass. Needless to say, she got her icee AND the glass. I have absolutely no complaints about the food or server. In that area, 5 stars.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food! The chef came out to talk to me and discuss possible GF options. Was very knowledgeable about CC.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Great experience! The server asked for one of the chiefs to come out to speak with me in regards to my allergies. He stated what was on the menu for Gluten Free and came back to check in. Great serves and the food was awesome! Defiantly recommend if in Down Town Disney.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

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They had a gluten free menu online, items were not labelled in the restaurant but the server was aware and gave me some options. Food was much better than expected and we loved the crazy drinks!

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

Overall Rating

Review


My experience here was absolutely awful. I asked to speak to the manager regarding options for celiac since I’m recently diagnosed and still figuring out what’s safe and what’s not. My waiter waved his said and said not necessary and I could just let him know what I was allergic to. I let him know I had celiac and couldn’t have gluten. I would have LOVED suggestions as to what was gluten free since the menu doesn’t specify. I ended up going the safe route with taco salad and it was so bland and TERRIBLY overpriced. Literally paid $22 for a bag of shredded iceberg lettuce with a half cup of beef on top and a sprinkle of cheese. Later learned they could have done gluten free pasta, but again, I had NO suggestions from server and the manager came over after I had received my meal. It was very disappointing and very frustrating as I was so excited to try Rainforest Cafe for the first time with my family. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone with Celiac. The food is NOT worth the price. Would avoid at all costs as they were also incredibly inattentive forgetting to bring a box for my SIL and they also completely forgot to bring my niece her apple juice, and never asked if we needed refills.

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/None

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

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

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Rainforest had a Gluten Sensitive menu. Very good food.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I had the creole Mac n cheese with gluten free pasta, no breadcrumbs. So fantastic! They also have a dedicated fryer for just fries, and gluten free buns for burgers. Overall a really great meal with plenty of gluten free options.

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
  • 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?

— Most/All

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
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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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

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