Santaella

16 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
15 ratings

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219 Calle Canals, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food! Many GF items, upscale restaurant… no GF bread or pasta but many other items

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 4 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic food and staff confirmed all items were safe

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 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Very pricey (we paid over $200 for dinner, drinks, and an app for two people), but the food was AMAZING. The waiter said that all gf orders are prepared in a separate area of the kitchen. He was knowledgeable about celiac disease and the precautions that come with preparing food.

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?

— 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

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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


Informed the server I had a gluten intolerance and he let me know which fish options would be gluten free. I had the grilled sea bass with mashed sweet potatoes. I got sick that evening. I’m normally not sensitive to cross contamination so I assume it was something in the dish that had gluten.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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An amazing experience and ambiance. Escargot, sea bass, and salted caramel dessert were divine. Staff made thoughtful recommendations for menu and local night life. Staff were knowledgeable and took care of needs regarding food allergies.

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?

— 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 selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Santaella was the first restaurant we dined at in San Juan and the atmosphere was great! No physical menus, scan a Qr code with your phone and you can see the choices, all GF options are marked. We decided to order a bunch of appetizers, I got the tuna tacos and octopus dish. Both were amazing, highly recommend

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Phenomenal. The online menu is clearly marked with GF and there was something in every category. The ceviche was delicious as was the shrimp in garlic butter sauce. Honest most of the entres are GF. Additionally the atmosphere is beautiful

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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Review


I felt very safe eating here. They have a gf menu and staff was very knowledgeable. The octopus appetizer was amazing, filet, and crème de Carmel and cocada for desert. By far my favorite meal 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?

— 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Their menus in house have GF labeling. I ordered the ceviche, pork and side of rice and all were very good. Definitely on the pricier side (you need to pay $8 for the table to drink water) so this location is more of a treat. Also definitely need a reservation! I felt they had a good variety of GF options, 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
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


The server was very knowledgeable about what was in the food. Everything was excellent! A little pricey, but did not get sick. Make a reservation in advance.

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 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


The full menu can be seen when you scan the QR code inside. The gluten free items are labeled clearly. In order to get a table here you’ll want to make a reservation days/weeks in advance or wait to see last minute availabilities for early/late time slots. We got a 9:45 PM dinner slot on a Friday night. There was a line to get in and a bouncer to check your reservation. This restaurant is located in the middle of a clubbing district so make sure you get there early to find parking. The music inside was loud but the atmosphere was lively like the clubs nearby so I didn’t mind. If that’s not what you’re looking for I’m sure it is a different experience outside of the weekend or during earlier meal times! I ordered apps, desserts, and drinks and all were superb. I would come back again!

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

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Review


You can’t find the gluten free menu online anywhere but it exists! You scan a QR code once you are there. TONS of options and really good authentic food, not touristy at all. It’s a nice restaurant so dress nice. Service is amazing. Staff was knowledgeable about celiac and my dairy allergy as well. 10/10!!! MAKE RESERVATIONS AHEAD OF TIME

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Santaella was incredible. Labeled gluten free menu. The server let me know that they keep a dedicated fryer free from gluten. I was able to eat fried tostones!!

Everything was delicious including the cocktails. Pricier meal, but worth it.

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I got a reservation here cause I was told the staff were excellent about celiac, but it was a much more anxiety producing experience than I expected. My server was very confused about celiac and gluten, even when I explained i was avoiding wheat, barley, and malt. I got the tomato salad with Parmesan ice cream which was incredible. I ordered the tuna skewers which I kept being told was GF, but my husband said he definitely tasted soy sauce on it. We asked the server to check with the chef and they said “it’s teriyaki so it’s fine”. But as we know, most teriyaki has gluten. My husband said it did not taste like tamari so I avoided it. Then we got the corned beef plantain casserole dish to split and it was amazing! Imagine a corned beef lasagna but instead of noodles for layers it’s plantains! All the cocktails were amazing! I’d say just be aware and order foods that seem to be naturally gf

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My 16-year-old son has celiac and we had an amazing meal. Best sea bass I have ever had. Our table of 4 had 3 appetizers, specialty drinks, and a main course all gluten-free and he did not get sick. He is super sensitive and he would have been sick if they cross-contaminated the food. It was expensive but so worth it. Don't be thrown off by the exterior, it's pretty inside and great service. Just bring a sweater because they crank the AC. We are going again!

A few things we ate: Ahi Tuna Tacos, Sea Bass, Watermellon Mojito (virgin)....a few others

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 space in the kitchen

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Food was excellent. Waiter and staff knowledgeable about gluten. Items were are labeled GF on the menu. Two in the party had celiac and enjoyed the food. Excellent ambience on top of that.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


No gluten free menu but the staff was able to identify which items were gluten free. We had the trifongo, hen of the woods mushroom appetizer, cauliflower salad, and pork shank. Everything was delicious and I did not get sick after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place was out of this world. My boyfriend said it was the best meal he’s ever had (got the special baby octopus) and I had the salmon which is sell my soul for. Definitely make reservations as they were packed on a Wednesday night.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was the first place in San Juan that clearly marked their menu for gluten free items. The wait staff were all knowledgeable of which items were safe for me to eat. More importantly, the food was DELICIOUS! I had the alcapurrias for a starter and shrimp with trifongo and a cream sauce for my main dish. I would highly recommend it and will definitely eat here again on our next trip to Puerto Rico.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was a little confusing at first. We thought we found a gluten-free menu online for here, but they did not have one when we showed up for dinner. With that said, they understood our needs, and the server and manager were very accommodating. My dish, the pork shank, was very delicious. My girlfriend’s dish, the trifongo, however, came with an overly salty sauce. The rest of the dish she enjoyed very much.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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