Gluten Free at Pollo Tropical

10 ratings

Allergen List, Lunch, Restaurant

Celiac

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People working there had very little knowledge of what gluten free meant. Other then that food was very good! I got grilled chicken with white rice. They also changed their gloves before dishing my food.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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I have eaten here many times and never gotten sick. UPDATE: NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY! Management and menu change.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Really good meats and sides. Most of the menu is gluten free.

I always remind them Not to include the bread roll which comes with all of the meals

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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I actually go to the store on University Drive and Broward Boulevard. The staff is very friendly. I get the sweet plantains and the chicken tropichop. They are always delicious.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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We ate here multiple times during a recent visit to south Florida and it was great! My son is celiac and had no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ask them to change gloves and tell them you have allergy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Very friendly & accommodating. I notified the cashier of my allergy before placing my order. She turned around & informed the kitchen staff that they needed to wash their hands & change their gloves before preparing my meal.

The food was excellent & the attention to detail was impeccable β€πŸ‘

Celiac

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This is always a safe option for me. Most menu items are safe and there is an allergy list online. The sauces are really yummy with maybe one or two not being safe. It is quick and easy for busy nights and the family meal has a lot of food and is reasonably priced.

Celiac

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The employees had no knowledge of what gluten free is. The manager said he is celiac and said the only guaranteed gluten free item on the menu is the chicken. I ordered the chicken and double order of white rice, and they put a roll on the plate. Attempting to make it gluten free, they used the same tongs for the chicken as they did for the rolls. They were very friendly and tried to correct the situation, but didn't understand gluten free and cross contamination. The Sprite was great though! 😁

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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if you specify you're a Celiac, make sure they realize that the roll they decide to shove in your box contains wheat!

kind of pointless to order from the allergen menu when they toss a roll on top.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Ordered the TropiChop bowl with chicken, white rice, black beans and tomatoes, peppers, onions and corn. Also got a side of sweet plantains and the flan. Would come again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff was not knowledgeable about gluten free and the menu did not identify the gluten free dishes. May be ok if you’re not very sensitive, but it was not worth the risk for me.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Delicious but they do NOT have a dedicated fryer ***

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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πŸ˜€I love this place! Great variety with my favorites, plantains and fried yucca. The roasted chicken and ribs are awesome. Guava BBQ sauce is very tasty and enjoyable. The beef and wings have gluten πŸ˜ͺwish they'd change those two.

See their allergen menu link. It was hard to find, too many dead links.

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Good is good. My favorite is the white rice,black beans,and grilled chicken.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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After confirming with the manager what was safe and what wasn't, they still put a dinner roll in with my food. This locations kitchen is always very messy and I worry about cc. I won't eat here anymore.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They have an allergen list and appear to be knowledgeable and informed me that even though plantains and fried yucca appear to be gf on allergen list, they recycle the oil used for the fries and therefore are not safe.

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Small tropichop rice, beans, and chicken is what I get

Celiac

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The staff isn't very knowledgeable. You need to look online to see the allergen list. I had the lite citrus chicken salad. It was very good. Be careful of the sauces, the pineapple rum isn't GF. That is just sad for me

Celiac

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I have celiac sprue disease and am quite sensitive. I've eaten here twice with no issues. Food is tasty. Ask for their "Nutritional Guide". With that you can piece together your own creation. I gave 4 stars because they didn't seem to have a dedicated area for preparing GF servings.

Celiac

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Everything was great! Lots of options: chicken breast, pork, whole chicken, beans, rice (not brown), plantains, yuca, etc. They have an allergen list at the register.

Celiac

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I was very disappointed in this restaurant . No one was familiar with GF and could not tell me if the marinade was GF. Didn't eat there. My husband got something to go and said it was good.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I never tell them I have Celiac, have never gotten a sick. I get the light TropiChop all the time. I'm not a fan of rice but since it helps my stomach resettle after contamination it's often necessary. What I love is that the light version is half rice, half lettuce. I miss the creamy cilantro sauce but nothing is tasty enough to make it worth being sick.

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Always a good experience here (I'm celiac). Usually go for tropichop with chicken, black beans and all the veggies! The cilantro garlic sauce is good and gf. You can view the online menu for a list of gluten free items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Workers have no clue about the safety regarding a Celiacs meal.

I had to ask the cashier not once, not twice but three times to put gluten allergy on the order as well as make sure there was no bun on the plate.

He just stared at me blankly and said "yeah, I know". Well if you knew you would have put it on the order when I asked three times.

I got the receipt and there was nothing on there regarding gluten-free and no bun.

When we got the meal there was mashed potatoes with gravy on it which is NOT gluten-free.

Don't waste your time on this place!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Don't have a gf menu per say but you can go off the allergen list. I let them now I have an allergy to gluten. The manager made the change their gloves and watched them closely. Have ate here twice with no problems.

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My husband loves them! Caribbean grilled chicken is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Great food. Several items gluten free. Pork loin was confirmed gluten free by a manager. My wife (celiac) normally gets a quarter chicken with green beans or boiled yucca. Several sauces including the delicious cilantro garlic are gluten free. You always need to request "don't put a roll on my plate."

Not celiac

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Great food. Several items gluten free. Pork loin was confirmed gluten free by a manager. My wife (celiac) normally gets a quarter chicken with green beans or boiled yucca. Several sauces including the delicious cilantro garlic are gluten free. You always need to request "don't put a roll on my plate."

Celiac

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Most items here are GF! Check the allergen list. Personal favorite is the small pork Tropichop rice bowl with curry mustard sauce. Yum!

Celiac

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Great food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I was having a hard time figuring out what I could eat and mentioned being gluten free. The cashier pulled out a nutritional guide that included each menu item and had a column checking off allergens. Very easy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Had no gluten free menu and was completely unknowledgeable about any gluten free items on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Good food at low prices. Detailed allergens list.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Great selection of gluten free meals.

Gluten Free Features
  • Allergen List
Categories
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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