Review of Semilla

1330 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Overall Rating


I went to this restaurant because of the positive reviews. Unfortunately, my experience wasn’t very good. My husband and I (we are both gluten sensitive) arrived at 6:30. Our waitress was new and never told us that there was a “happy hour” separate menu thru 7:30. We were not given a menu and noticed the QR code at the empty table across from us. We took that lucite stand and scanned it for the menu. I had read from a previous review that the onion soup was GF and good. A different waitress took our order for the food. She tried to talk me out of ordering the soup because she felt that without the baguette, there would be no “body” to it. I wished I had listened to her. The soup tasted watered down and lacked the savory flavor I was expecting. My husband ordered the goat cheese salad which was bland. For my main course I ordered the mustard glazed lamb chops. I could not taste any hint of mustard. The lamb chops were tender and the side fried shredded potato was tasty, though. My husband ordered the tuna tartare which was good. I realized that the GF fried calamari I read about in a review was not on the menu. I asked about this and was told it was only on the happy hour menu (not found via the QR code we scanned.) It was 7:31 and she was able to put the order in. The order was half French fries and half fried calamari. The calamari was good. I wish the whole order was calamari. Takeaway is to know about the happy hour menu including the well priced drinks…cause no one will tell you about it unless you ask.

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 3 months ago

Gluten Sensitive