Gluten Free at Rainforest Cafe

93 ratings

Kid Friendly, Restaurant

Celiac

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The chef came out and went over our options, and took our order.

The anaconda pasta was great. I added shrimp, and it was super yummy. My son had a burger with their gf bun, and he linked that as well as the fries.

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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

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We went today, which they are offering a limited menu due to the COVID19 pandemic. There was only one gluten free meal on the menu. They did have burgers you can make gluten free. Server did go ask management if there was anything else but was told there was the only singular gluten free option. It was good just a little greasy

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?

— Not Much

Celiac

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The chef came out and talked to me about my order to make sure everything I wanted was gluten free. They take allergies very seriously!!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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A truly great experience! Once alerted to our celiac, the waitress brought out a chef who went through the menu with us and offered to create a dish we would enjoy if we didn’t want what was listed. Our order was on a different colour paper to stand out in the kitchen and cooked by the chef who came to our table (who also checked on us later). Highly recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I went here not expecting much, probably end up with a salad. Wow, was I surprised! They sent out a point person who mainly handles allergies and talked to me about what my options were. There’s no GF menu but they can tailor it to your needs. They have Udi’s GF buns and a dedicated fryer for fries. So I settled on a Beyond veggie burger with fries and it was delish! They also have GF pasta. I had no ill effects afterward. I’ll definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They do not have a gluten-free menu per se, because the manager or chef comes out to go over everything they can do for you! Who knew you could get this level of service, absolutely priceless!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They take gluten allergies very seriously. The manager took my order and brought my plate out. They do have gluten free buns and fries are cooked in their own fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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They have two things marked gluten free on the menu but the chef will come to your table and tell you what he can make gluten free for you. I went today and actually was able to eat a chicken burger with french fries. He said they have a dedicated fryer for french fries. I haven't had a burger and fries today at a restaurant in years so I was so happy I did today. I am not sick at all either!

Celiac

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The staff was wonderful about my 4 year old son with Celiacs. He had burgers with cheese off the children’s menu (no bun) but had a dedicated fryer for French fries. They also send a manager to the table to discuss your order. She checked on any item we had a question about. GF ice cream and syrup. Great experience. Everyone is very friendly. No specific gf bread items or menu though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Cesar Salad arrived with croutons and returned. Other items brought to the table and when asked if GF, the waitress responded “they should be”. Miserable experience. We ended up not having a reaction, but we felt unsafe during the visit. Not recommended.

Not celiac

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Great for gf food but this is prob the worst rainforest cafe in the franchise. It is understaffed, slow, they even took the fish out of all the tanks and sent them to Orlando 3 years ago. The food is still solid but not as good as other locations.

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Super allergy friendly! The chef came out and talked to me about my order. I ordered fajitas and assumed I’d need to have them with no tortillas but he offered me gluten free corn tortillas instead.

Celiac

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Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Knew all about cross contamination and assured me they would be safe. Ordered a lettuce wrap burger with baked fries. Was delicious :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Chef came out to go over options and modifications of other items on the menu, and took my order. Food was very good.

Celiac

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The chef came out and was very helpful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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As everyone mentioned, extra precautions are taken with those who have allergies or an autoimmune disorder, such as Celiac disease. The chef personally reviews options with you and writes on a red ticket! They have a wid variety of options from chicken fajitas with corn tortillas, pasta, burgers and bbq sandwiches with buns. Make sure to let your waitress know you have an allergy prior to ordering the above mentioned items so special precautions can be implemented and cross contamination avoided!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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GF options on menu, our server had a reasonable knowledge. He said they could modify a lot of the dishes & if I wished to speak to the Chef, he’d be more than happy to come out & discuss my needs. Had the Spaghetti Quinoa & was ok.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable about their gluten free options and the chef came out to personally take our order to ensure no miscommunication. I’m new to this and finally felt safe eating out.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The hostess asked me about food allergies before she even took our names so that instantly put me a little more at ease. The chef actually came out to our table to talk to me after I told our sever I have celiac disease, he explained to me how everything is prepared separately and safely and that there’s even a dedicated gluten-free fryer! I ordered the quinoa pasta with vegetables, everything tasted great and I had no illness afterwards. I appreciated how helpful everyone was and I only wish more places were this meticulous.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Chef came out to explain every option without even asking! Dedicated frier, too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This place is wonderful! Both the manager and chef came to my table to discuss gluten free options. I had the Rasta Pasta dish - quinoa pasta with a delicious alfredo sauce handmade by the chef. We will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Would not waste time or money Very over priced and little options

Gluten free pasta, gluten free buns for hamburger that must be well done, or steak/ Fries are safe as well We sis not get sick but stressful with so little options

No dessert options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They take allergies VERY seriously here. Our waiter informed me that waiters are not even allowed to take the order if you have an allergy, the chef must. The chef came out and asked what I wanted to have and told me how he could make it gluten free. They took my order on a pink sheet of paper. Didn’t get sick and felt very comfortable here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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We went here because the ratings were amazing and there were gluten free options. I had ordered the gluten free Mac and cheese and my brother had ordered regular Mac and cheese. First of we had been waiting for about over and hour for our food. Then when our food came my food was first a sever put a plate in front of me and said gluten free Mac and cheese. I was so hungry I just dug in. Then the main waiter brought over another plate of Mac and cheese and put it in-front of my brother and said gluten free Mac and cheese. By that point I had already partially ate the fragility Mac and cheese. The worst part was I knew I was going to be sick the rest of the vacation. I started to spit out the food. They rushed me over to where they gave me a drink to settle my stomach. The manager took 20 minites and finally came out! She started talking to us and I felt really sick. They asked if I needed medical attention. She was saying how this usually never happens. First of all this should never happen. If I had a different alergy and the same thing happened I could have gone into anaphylactic shock! This is why I do not trust this place and I don’t recommend it. The chef should ALWAYS bring out the gf so we can varify. Not only that but every single one of the staff should be educated on allergy’s and auto Amune disorders like celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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No specific gf menu but they have gf pasta and gf buns. The manager came to see us to explain our possibilities and take our order on a special pink paper. Really good food in nice ambiance.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The chef came out and wrote a separate bright red allergy friendly ticket for me. He said he would work with me on whatever I wanted to eat and try to make it GF if it wasn't. They also have 2 items (a pasta and a quinoa salad) that are completely allergy free. Amazing service and very serious about allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not much to chose from on the menu, but the staff more than made up for this. The head chef came out and spoke with me. He handled making my food himself. I was very impressed by this. And my food was delicious!

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When I told my server that I have food allergies, he went and got the chef, who came out and went over my allergies and my options with me. I had an extra helping of bbq pulled pork with raw red onions and cole slaw on a gluten free bun and a side of French fries which were fried in a dedicated fryer. They only had two types of cider to choose from but I had one to drink and it was great as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Waiter and chef came by the table to explain the full menu showing which items could be accommodated and which could not. He explained how he would make them celiac friendly. Very positive experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Our waitress told us all I could have that was gluten free was a burger with no bun. She said there was nothing else on the menu gluten free. I chose not to pay $14 for a hamburger patty so I did not eat. My kids love it there so I’ll go again, but I think your experience just depends on your server.

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very limited choice on menu (2 indicated as allergy friendly, but chef is willing to make more options gluten free on request), staff quite knowledgable and double check with chef about food items, felt safe eating here

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We had a wonderful experience here. We inquired about what items are safe for my celiac husband and the waitress said she would send the chef to come talk to us because they take food safety very seriously. The chef told us the fries are made in a dedicated fryer, any hamburger can be made on a gf bun and all but one of the pastas can be made with a gf quinoa pasta which is made separate in its own pots from the gluten containing pasta. The food was delicious and my husband did not get sick. We have eaten here twice now with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Once we informed our waitress that several members of our party were gluten free and another with dairy/egg allergies she immediately brought the chef out to discuss food options. They were extremely accommodating and we all enjoyed our meals.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Perfect place, very nice service, the chef came up to our table to know about my allergy/desease and showed us which options could be totally gluten-free prepared. The chef himself brought my hamburger with chips (baked on oven). They took care about cross contamination. It was a really good experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the Gf options on the menu. The atmosphere was fun and I would definitely recommend!

Not celiac

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Employees were very knowledgeable and friendly. Provided a separate menu for Gluten free. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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While there is not a separate GF menu, the chef and waiter came to the table and walked thru the menu noting every available option. In some cases, the substitutes GF items or seasonings in place of the standard menu options. Our family had a great time. Would come again!

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I ordered the quinoa spaghetti and it tested positive for gluten with my NIMA. I asked the staff to make sure everything was safe and sanitized, however there was still Gluten found. I gave it 2 stars because the manager was very kind.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Had GF pasta. Chef came out and spoke to us.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Terrible experience. Felt rushed the make a decision with very little guidance on my options. Waitor didn't know what was gf. Poor service.

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Separate gf buns and pasta. Manager came out. Brought my food separately. Did not get sick.

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Options are very limited (2 choices). Chef only comes out after special request (you have to ask again after informing hostess and server). Chef had to go back and check on cross contamination potential.

Celiac

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If I could give this place a zero or negative, I would. Waited 20 minutes to speak to the chef, we then waited 40 minutes AFTER the rest of our party FINISHED eating to get our "GF" order. Everything was cold, meaning it sat for a while with who knows touching and/or contaminating our food. Needless to say, after spending over 2 hours at our table, we are now eating at D-LUXE BURGERS. Do NOT waste your time or money at Rainforest!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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We only went here because the previous reviews looked like they might actually get it.

The only appetizer we could get was a bowl of cheese and potato chips ($10.99? Really?). Disappointing. Our server was clueless about what was safe or not and had to go ask at least 5 times. We were told that a chef would come out and discuss options and that did not happen.

Ended up getting what tasted like a microwave lunch (pasta and marinara). It was way over priced for a bowl of very bland GF Quinoa pasta with 2 pieces of chicken (maybe).

$70 for lunch that was not worth eating. We actually ended up getting something later elsewhere because husband and son were so disappointed

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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They had a gluten free bun!! First restaurant I’ve been to in Florida that had one!! The chef had desperate fryers and THEY HAVE GLUTEN FREE DESSERTS!! 47/10 honestlyyyyy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Amazing. Chef came out to talk to us. My daughter was with a group who were having a set menu so they arranged burger and fries. Originally were going to oven bake fries but came back and said they were putting on the dedicated deep fryer for her. Only very happy 11 year old coeliac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent knowledge of allergies and safety My GF pasta was outstanding So many options and personal chef attention

Celiac

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The staff & manager tried really hard, which is why I'm giving them a 3 instead of 1. But all it takes is one chef who doesn't care. I got a burger with a Udi's bun, but I am fairly certain that the fries were not in a dedicated fryer. Again the manager and server tried super hard and I honestly don't blame them.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Loved the food. Waiter was knowledgeable and personable. I usually never go out to eat because I think it’s playing Russian Roulette at most place but I have eaten here 3 times and each time it was excellent and I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Upon telling our server my daughter has to eat gluten free, the chef came out to our table and discussed their menu with us and personally took our order. Very well done!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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