I have been going here for almost two years. Yes they have added new items with their expansion of their space BUT! they have a dedicated gluten free fryer. I go here sometimes once a week and my friend and I talked with them and they say to make sure you say gluten free and allergy so that they know to not cross contaminate your fried goods in the other fryer. Keep enjoying your empanadas and yuca fries friends!
Now have cross contamination with fryers. Their new empanadas dulce Leche ones are flour and they deep fry in the same fryer. Only things you could get is the meat and veggies with nothing on it. All arepicas are deep fryer. What a shame . Was my favorite place to eat. Not celiac friendly anymore
Delicious! All foods were gf except the buns. Arepas bun was a delicious alternative. The fired plantain open face sandwich (patacon) was equally amazing. Fried sweet plantains were also good. There was nothing that I tried that I wasn't really impressed with how delicious it was. Felt very authentic!
Food was incredible!!!! staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything is gluten free except the bread. So hot dogs and burgers would be bunless-but they can use arepas instead. I have celiac and didn't feel like I was missing out at all. And no reaction!! We got 3 empanadas: chicken, beef and guava and cheese. plus the arepas choclo, yucca fries and the mango and blackberry drinks. It was all amazing!! The empanadas are made with corn and deep fried to perfection!!My husband can eat gluten and he said it was the best empanada he's eaten in over 6 years. I wish this place was in our home state. I'm going to miss this food! We've already planned to come back here again before we go to the airport. :)
We ate here at lunch today and enjoyed each food item we ordered. The staff is very knowledgeable about cross contamination and assured me of their protocol to ensure that it doesn't happen. From the yucca fries to the empanadas to the salchipapas...we were very pleased. So thankful to have found this hidden treasure. 5 out of the 8 of us were kids too...so it's kid approved. :)
Just ate there and was excited to try empanedas and yucca fries. I spoke to the owner and unfortunately they can't do that due to yucca fries being from a new vendor and they have wheat flour on them. Not all the employees were versed in GF issues, but two were and they helped ensure things went smoothly. They only have a common fryer so all FRIED THINGS are no longer GF (due to the yucca fries). They can grill the arepas and you can have a burger between two grilled arepas. Guacamole was excellent - they sliced up grillled arepas instead of providing tortilla chips. What we had was good, but be wary due to the reduced menu options. We would go back if the fryer/yucca supplier issue is resolved.
After reading the first review, I had a peaked curiosity of this place. But being a celiac, I needed to know for sure. I had emailed the owner to confirm gluten free options, and yes, all are gluten free except for the burger buns! Food was amazing! Highly recommend, and very safe for celiacs!