Zarzuela

26 recent ratings
$$ • Bakery, Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cakes, Croissants, Dessert, Donuts, Pasta, Pizza, Waffles
96% of 26 votes say it's celiac friendly
R. Bernardino Costa 21-23
1200-052 Lisboa, Portugal

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Celiac

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This restaurant is NOT dedicated gluten free. They serve both bread and pastries containing gluten.

It was nice to be able to try gluten free pastel de nata but they were not made with puff pastry, and the gluten free pizza was tasty.

On reflection I wouldn't eat here again after understanding how much gluten is used in their kitchen, though I did not ask about their safety procedures and they are certified by the Portuguese Coeliac Association.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated yesterday read full review

Not celiac

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I was very confused about why this place was so highly rated. I’ve eaten at many gluten free restaurants around the world and this has to be one of the worst.

The staff were very unfriendly and served us cold codfish cakes and shrimp croquettes straight from the case. Didn’t offer to warm it first the way other Portugese restaurants had.

The waffles were so dry you could barely swallow them. The only thing I enjoyed was the fresh orange juice. Most of the traditional Portugese food is gluten-free friendly. I would save my money and eat elsewhere.

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 2 days ago read full review

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The disappointment from this place carried with me throughout the day. I assure you I do not hand out bad reviews hardly ever, but I am wondering why this place gets such high ratings. We stopped in for breakfast this morning, and ordered a wide range of items that all had some issue. The almond croissant had a strange consistency, and got exponentially harder to chew when there were more layers of the dough overlapping one another. The taste was okay at best. Our cod cake and shrimp empanada weren't even heated up before hand, and just thrown on the plate cold. Unpleasant to eat cold mushy cod. The shrimp was probably the tastiest thing, but again, cold. I ordered a banana waffle that was drizzled with really good honey and cinnamon, but the waffle itself was kinda hard to chew, and even harder to cut. I would have guessed it was made earlier in the day from the way it kinda squeaked when you chewed it, but my girlfriend said she saw him prepare it fresh. The pastel de nata was also just okay. Overall, really disappointing because this place is highly reviewed and rated, and it just didn't feel like there was anything made with genuine love or effort. We tried five different things, and I walked away without being able to recommend any of them.

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 5 days 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cakes
  • Croissants
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I finally was able to try the pastel de nata because of this place and it was SO good! It was both gluten and dairy free and after taking one bite I wished we could have bought several but we didn’t have enough euros on hand to do so. The staff was very patient and helpful with my many questions. I highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for yummy gf baked goods and beer in Lisbon. It doesn’t disappoint.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 6 days ago read full review

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A dedicated gf bakery/café with plenty of gf, lactose free and vegan options. Had the vegan pastel de nata which was good.

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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This is NOT a dedicated gluten free place as suggested.

I was sold regular pastéis de nata and when I noticed the mistake the staff just said it was my mistake! They always have regular pastries as well as gluten free ones and I should have asked

Again: NOT A DEDICATED GLUTEN FREE place, NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY!!!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely wonderful to find a decent coffee with cakes, croissants, pastille de nata, pizzas and so much more and all gluten free! It's just by the metro and train station and although the outlook is a little unpreposessing I'd rather be able to enjoy a pastry than the view. There are lots of the latter. Very few gf pastry shops! And they also do plant based and lactose free if needed

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

Celiac

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Not what I was expecting but everything I’ve tried has been decent, especially the pizzas. I would not say it’s dedicated (not sure where this impression came from), because my friends were able to get non-gf options, but they seem to really know their stuff with dietary restrictions (dedicated space in the kitchen I assume, based on past reviews). I’ve not been sick afterwards, and they’re certified by the Portuguese celiac association. Just don’t be surprised when you see gluten pastries there too, and specify.

Safety


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

— 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

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 lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious pizza and pastries, all gluten free so you can pick whatever you want without the worry of cross contamination

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 months ago read full review

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Virtually everything was glutenfree. Great to be able to taste a glutenfree version of the famous nate pastry. All very tasty. Well worth a visit if one needs to eat glutenfree.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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If you’re celiac and in Lisbon, this is a must! Delicious pastries!

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 3 months ago read full review

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I visited Zarzuela many times during my stay in Lisbon. GF and safe for coeliacs. I recommend the vegan pasteis de nata and vegan chocolate croissant!

They also offer soy and almond milk for their coffees.

You will need cash unless you have a Portuguese card.

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 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Nagyon finom volt a Pastel de Nata sütemény!

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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There are a ton of options for gluten free and dairy free food here! It is not a dedicated gluten free place, but everything is prepared separately and the restaurant has some kind of gluten free certification.

Safety


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

— 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

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Este lugar contiene todo lo que necesitas para desayunar y empezar tu dia en Lisboa. En su menú contienen opciones sin gluten y con gluten, pero tienen todo el cuidado para evitar contaminación cruzada.

Las opciones sin gluten eran bastante secas y duras, como el croissant por ejemplo. Pero los pasteles de nata estan muy buenos!

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?

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excelente lugar para celiacos, sin embargo, un poco seco algunos de los platos.

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?

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Disclaimer I wish I would’ve known: majority of the pastries are made from corn meal (not 100% but pretty sure). We had an apple croissant, Swiss & ham sandwich both of which had very chewy dough. Not flaky and difficult to digest. Cool place for celiacs b/c food is safe but there are better substitutes.

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love it ! A lot of cakes and pastries are gluten free.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Virtually everything is gluten free. So tasty well worth a trip

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 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything here is gluten free, the baked goods are really very good

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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The pastries are delicious!!! Such a treat

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 9 months ago read full review

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It was really tasty. You can choose from tradition pastel de nata to sweet crosaint and salty option with ham and cheese. For me it was the best GF pastries that I eat.

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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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

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I know this place has a great reputation and reviews, but I had to add my two cents. Eating here several times while I’m in Lisbon. I’ve had a hamburger and a pizza so far, and it’s delicious! Trying the GF pastéis de nata this week!

Safety


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

— 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

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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I ordered a sandwich, waffles and juice. The food was amazing for being gluten free and the owner was really nice and understandable! Everything on the menu is Gluten free, so you don’t have to be worried if you’re food is 100% gluten free. You can also order things that are Dairy free and vegan.

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

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Great supply of gluten free and vegan products. Including amazing gluten free pastel de nata. Staff with High knowledge

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tested two items with Nima and both were gluten free. Almost entire place is gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Fantastic food and super nice staff. Highly recommended...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The custard tarts are fantastic! I had a waffle however that was awful, must’ve been made ahead of time and was just warmed up because it was hard. Prices okay

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very friendly staff and tons of GF options: bread, waffles, pizza, pastries, pastel de nata... great choice of freshly made smoothies too. Low key decoration but simple and good food. Cash only.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Phenomenal!! Gluten free doughnuts is something that I’ve never been able to find at home (ireland) or abroad with the right consistency, until we found this place. Entire menu is gluten free and tastes brilliant. Went here for breakfast almost every day

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac

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So great. Must go!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Very good glutenfree restaurant. I took the pizza Hawaii, mm so good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing, so much choice of cakes, pastries and toasties. Anything can be made gluten free and their understanding of gluten free was great. They are accredited with the Portuguese celiac association.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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.you have to go there. best croissants ever

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free pasteis de nata 😍 You really must try it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic! Best gf croissant I’ve ever had.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Absolutely great food. A gazillion options with a strong understanding of allergies. They are certified by the Portuguese Celiac Association. I’ve been in Lisbon for about three weeks and have already eaten there about seven times. The food is great. The staff is great. The wifi is great. This is an awesome place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great pastries and lost of selection.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Agree with person who said it is Gluten Free Heaven. Had been there twice while in Lisbon. Had not seen such a variety anywhere else - I tried a few things and they all tasted great. I wish we had a place like that in Bay Area of San Francisco.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great selection of pastries and just everything! I literally stopped here three days in a row!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Thus is gf heaven! You must have a bite of everything pastry.... and there’s like 12 to choose from. Seriously the best flaky pastry I’ve ever had since being gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Oh wow! So delicious. And 100% celiac friendly. I will come for every meal 💗

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Zarzuela scores high for having gluten-free baked goods available, but not for ambiance and service. We had an ultimately tasty gf pizza to take away and two natas that we thought were a bit soggy. After walking quite far to hunt down their gf goods, we found the ambiance inside a bit sterile and depressing, like a cafeteria, and chose to take our selections to go rather than hang out there longer than needed. Just good to know for those who may try to plan a nice lunch there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing natas! Would highly recommend this place

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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