Shaka Food

20 recent ratings
$$ • Quick Service Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Arepas, Cookies, Dessert, Pies
a la Iglesia Catolica, Calle San Javier 50309, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Great because all is gf!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Gluten Intolerant

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I am in heaven! A lot of Costa Rican food is naturally gluten free, but there is so much peace of mind knowing that this kitchen is dedicated to the gf lifestyle. The mother/daughter team adds a special quality as well!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lovely family owned restaurant. Lots of Aunties in the kitchen. Tasty food, friendly service, so nice to not worry when eating out. A good selection available and my non-gluten free father also loved the food.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

  • Arepas
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pies

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Fresh arepas that are all amazing. It’s all gluten free. Staff also very very nice

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food was so good and the owners were so nice!! We tried two kinds of arepas which were delicious - fresh and made right there. They had arepas, lasagnas, falafel, omelettes, pizza, sweets, etc. It is a bit outside the main touristy/downtown area but so cute and definitely worth making a stop for lunch :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Favorite place to eat in Costa Rica! I’m a celiac and the entire kitchen was gluten free. Arepas were mouth watering. Soooo so good. My husband loved it too. Vegan options and lots of high protein options . Trusted!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Asymptomatic Celiac

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We were so grateful for this place in Tamarindo. We have been there multiple times across multiple years. The Arepas and eggplant lasagna were great, as were the desserts.

In 2023, Shaka is under new ownership. There is renewed energy and enthusiasm in the service.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Arriving to a new country was pretty nerve racking for me. I easily get sick even through the slightest cross contamination. As we drove into Tamardino from Liberia, Shaka caught my eye. We went there the next day and I was VERY impressed. You don’t even get this quality of GF food in the states. Very tasty, fresh like farm to table. The ladies working listened to my other allergies and made sure I was good to go. Some items are made with almond flour and some rice flour. So make sure to ask about that too if you have another allergy or sensitivity.

I got the beef lasagna. Sooooo good!

10/10 recommend!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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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Pretty bland environment and pretty bland food for the money. Nice to know it is all GF and safe but that about the extent of it

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Fantastic meal. Reasonably priced. Lots of options.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Completely gluten free, good smoothies and breakfast, got hummus to go, want to go back for the pad Thai.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The carrot cake is amazing, falafel tabbouleh and lasagna as well as pad Thai… we love Shaka!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Celiac

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Really expensive and not that good. Really disappointing. A dry, burnt cookie was like $7.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a tough one to write. Having a dedicated GF option is always amazing, especially when traveling and out of your element. The staff was lovely. The trouble is the food is - ok. Very much the ‘well at least it’s gluten free’ experience. I had arepas and my husband had the savory pancake. Both were edible. We actually couldn’t eat some of the baked goods- they were terrible. It’s priced ok, so there’s that bonus. It may be just our experience, but it was enough that we didn’t return during our lengthy stay.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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100% gluten free and AMAZING. The owners are really nice and it’s a cute place.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had the arepas, they were really good. Everything here is gluten free and they have some tasty looking options.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super nice and friendly staff. Everything is glutenfree, even the cakes. It was super delicious! I can highly recommend it.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent stop after the beach. Coffee, snacks & meals. The shop is 100% gluten free. Staff was super nice. We got a quick banana bread & coffee for the drive back home after a full day surfing.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free Amazing food and desserts!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was very delicious and the staff were very knowledgeable! The arepas and coffee were amazing! Would recommend stopping here on your way to our from the beach!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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