Tortuga's Saltwater Grill

7 ratings
$$ • Seafood Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Acai Bowls, Shrimp and Grits
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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429 N Alister St
Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Although the gluten-free alternatives were limited, they took great care in cooking our food and the taste was amazing! Our favorite was the blackened red snapper! Everyone loved it!

Will definitely return when we're in the area.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I can’t say more positive things about this establishment!! From the hostess to the waitress to the bartender… absolutely excellent!! My husband is celiac and from the start, our visit was managed astonishing well!

The waitress was very knowledgeable as she has family with celiac and apparently worked close enough with the chef that she knew what ingredients could be used to make a dish GF.

We started with a Shrimp Cocktail (both the cocktail and horseradish crème sauces are GF, the latter has dairy). Hubby had the Shrimp and Grits and almost licked the plate clean.

*!!* With a previous review, I read the “Charbroiled Choice of the Day” was GF but we were informed it definitely is NOT as it has a white wine reduction that is thicken with flour. *!!*

As we came back from Italy only a few weeks ago, my hubby has fallen in love with the Hugo Sprits… an Italian refreshing drink of Prosecco, elderflower, and club soda with a few leaves of mint. It’s a little bitter for my taste but still tolerable. He always removes the club soda as it makes it too fizzy and even more bitter.

We skipped dessert as they didn’t have anything at the time.

For non-GF eaters… I had the Crab-Crusted Fish of the Day (red snapper) with a Bud Light and it was absolutely delicious!! The bed of white risotto was perfectly seasoned and the crab/fish combination paired very well!!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 3 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was great, staff was VERY knowledgeable about celiac/gluten free needs. Most of the lunch menu can be made gluten free or is gluten free!

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 2 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

  • Acai Bowls
  • Shrimp and Grits

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So good! And so accommodating! They have a lot of GF options. I had the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer, wedge salad and then the charbroiled fish of the day with asparagus and white rice.

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 7 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable of menu and knew what chefs could and could not accommodate. Great experience overall

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had a great experience with 2 of us arriving with celiacs. Everything, other than dessert, was prepared safe and trusted. Server checked and double checked everything for us.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the shrimp and grits with an egg off of the brunch menu. They can do the dish gluten free. It was very good.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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