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Spain is the most popular foreign destination for British tourists so finding places to eat here is possibly more important than anywhere else! These tips and suggestions should really help you when you visit the country.

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Bioparc
Campanar, Valencia View On Map
This review is of the main restaurant within the zoo "Bioparc". I have never been quite as bowled over by gluten free service as I was in the Bioparc. Upon entering, it looks like a typical cafeteria-style restaurant where you grab a tray and have the food of your choice passed out to you. Upon telling the server that I was coeliac, she asked did I want chicken or pasta and told me it would be a 10 minute wait as they cooked it fresh. I chose chicken and was rewarded 10 minutes later with three pan-fried chicken breasts, tomato, gluten free crisps and, the most amazing part, a toasted roll! I made myself up a chicken and crisp roll and had never felt so full or so normal in my life! On a side note, the Bioparc itself is an amazing experience and I would thoroughly recommend both it and the restaurant inside.
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-29

Finnegans of Dublin
Ciutat Vella, Valencia View On Map
This is an Irish sports bar located in the Plaza de la Reina. It serves typically "Irish" food and, being Irish myself, I was reminded of the lack of choice I often face at home! I ended up ordering the smoked salmon as my starter and steak as my main. The steak wasn't the best (although I have heard that this might be a regional thing rather than this particular restaurant) but the smoked salmon was perfect. The best thing about this bar however was the cocktails. They had a full cocktail menu of lots of unusual drinks, as well as the standard ones. The service was very attentive also.
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-29


La Cata
Ciutat Vella, Valencia View On Map
This is a slightly fancier restaurant than the norm, which is reflected in the price. However, the food is still quite nice. I ordered the fish of the day, which was lovely and fresh. My only qualm would be that the portions were a little small. However, this did not appear to be the case with the pizzas or Paellas so it may have just been what I chose to order. The atmosphere is quite nice as all the seating appeared to be outside. The service was very attentive and knowledgeable about the coeliac disease. For the price, I would have expected the food to be slightly better, but it remains a nice restaurant.
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-29


Pico Fino
Ciutat Vella, Valencia View On Map
We had lunch in Pico Fino on the last day of our holiday. I ordered from the tapas menu and guessed that the prices were related to the sized portion you received (as they were quite expensive for tapas). I ordered the Spanish omelette and was relieved to see a large, thick slice of omelette placed before me. However, it was only luke warm, which would not be to my taste. Despite this, it was very filling and I would return for another lunch if I was still in Valencia! The waiter was also aware of the gluten content of the food.
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-29


Q12
Ciutat Vella, Valencia View On Map
Q12 is a lovely restaurant with great deals that is unfortunately not in the best location. We ordered a three-course meal deal that had quite a selection. I chose to have mussels to start and chicken and chips for my main. Unfortunately by the time it came to dessert (we ate quite late) they were sold out of gluten free desserts. The food was quite tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The price was quite good value but the location made it feel like you were sitting on the side of the road, which is a pity as it is a good restaurant.
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-29


La Pappardella
La Seu, Valencia View On Map
La Pappardella is an Italian restaurant situated just off the popular Plaza de la Reina. They have a full gluten free menu available if you ask for it. I ate the carbonara and I can only describe it as delicious. My friends ate the (not gluten free) bolognese and (not gluten free) carbonara and also thoroughly enjoyed them. The prices were surprisingly cheap, although the service was a bit slow. I would highly recommend this restaurant; it was my favourite place that I ate in in Valencia.
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-29


Casa Zaca
San Ildefonso, Segovia View On Map
We also went to a traditional restaurant of San Ildefonso: Casa Zaca at 6, Embajadores st. There you can have typical dishes of La Granja, like the big beans (judiones), which sauce is made of corn flour, so we can eat them. The waiters know the celiac disease and they can tell us what we can and can not eat from the menu. I had judiones as starter and lemon rabbit as main course and they were delicious.
Recommended By: spainglutenfree.blogspot.co.uk On: 2013-09-17


Parador de Turismo de La Granja
San Ildefonso, Segovia View On Map
They are high quality hotels, mostly located in former historical buildings. This Parador is in the Casa de los Infantes, in the village of San Ildefonso. It is a very quiet and nice building and the rooms are comfortable. It has swimming pool and a spa zone. In terms of gluten free meal, the breakfast-buffet is very complete. There are specific gluten-free products: bread, muffins and marmalade, but to my view, the most significant point is the wide variety and quality of their naturally gluten-free food: eggs, ham, cheese, omelet, yogurt, juices, fruits, nuts... you will not be hungry.

The restaurant of the Parador (Puerta de la Reina) has several gluten-free dishes in its menu as well.
Recommended By: spainglutenfree.blogspot.co.uk On: 2013-09-17


Pink Parrot
Las Galletas, Tenerife View On Map
Excellent GF choice. They have a GF menu and they made a special dessert . I had a Sunday Roast just as the rest of my table did, the difference was minimal. Gravy yes, Yorkshire pudding yes just different, no stuffing but hey I wasn't complaining. Was just mouthwatering. I was also able to get a GF beer had I wanted to. Staff very well informed
Recommended By: M Tully On: 2013-07-25


Central Mexicana
Plaza de Callao, Madrid View On Map
When we looked at the menu for Central Mexicana we were surprised to see a crossed grain symbol next to one of the dessert items. We decided to ask a few questions and were surprised to discover that they had corn tortillas only if people asked for them. I cannot say this enough but I really don't know how people are supposed to know what restaurants have hidden in the back if they don't tell people!

I chose to have the prawns which can came with guacamole while Mr G had the pulled roast lamb which came with soup, refried beans and guacamole. To be honest these dishes were probably the spiciest meals we've ever had in Spain but compared to our general London cosmopolitan eating the flavours were not as bold as we would have liked. However, despite eating in a chain restaurant, in a food court the service was very personalised and the staff really seemed to go out of their way to make clear what could be adapted for me to eat gluten free (about three quarters of the menu). We finished our meal with a very delicious slice of strawberry cheesecake thank goodness it was on the menu as that was what lured us in!
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-06-06


Restaurante Palangreros
Fuengirola, Malaga View On Map
Certified by Spanish coeliac organization. Lovely service, and only two items on menu not gluten free, ravioli and cheesecake. A little off the beaten track, but well worth seeking out.
Recommended By: Alan Shearer On: 2013-03-09


Conessa
Placa Sant Jaume, Barcelona View On Map
Conessa is a Sandwich shop in the heart of Barcelona and they serve made to measure GF sandwiches hot or cold (for those of you that have always wanted a gf Subway equivalent). They have an English menu which clearly shows the options available to you, say 'Sin Gluten' and the guy behind the counter promptly washes his hands and stations himself behind the dedicated GF section of the tiny kitchen. It was my duty to try as many sandwiches as I could fit in I would have gladly gone there every day had I discovered it earlier in my trip! Look for the queue of people. It's that good.
Recommended By: @GlutenFree93 / glutenfreesince93.tumblr.com On: 2013-02-27


Celicioso
Gran Via, Madrid View On Map
Normally before I go anywhere I like to know what my options are. Fortunately I know Madrid enough now to feel that I have more than a few options and I will find food, good food! However I was more than surprised when Celicioso appeared in my internet searches. In fact what surprised me more than the fact that it existed was the fact that I didn't know it existed.

The first day we went to Celicioso it was a Saturday and a national holiday. Honestly it felt as if all of Spain's coeliacs had descended upon this little shop. Every table was rammed. I have never seen a gluten free shop so busy. The second time we went it was a lot quieter and felt very cosy and intimate.

The best bit about this shop is that there is so much to choose from. I really couldn't decide what to choose. On top of that everything looks so pretty which just makes the choosing process even harder. Just be prepared to wait a bit in the queue because you know the person infront will be having exactly the same dilemma! I just love pretty cake and their cake is most definitely pretty. The first time we went I chose the Tiramisu cake and a strawberry cheesecake. Both were amazing, soft and fresh. They tasted amazing and there was no way you could tell that they were gluten free beyond all the signage outside and inside the shop making clear their stance on gluten. The second time we went, it was quite literally before we went to the airport, so we had chocolate cupcakes in their café. I picked up some American sized cookies for the plane ride home but I was more than astounded that they made it all the way in one piece!! The biscuits like the cakes were really good, no horrible after tastes just the taste of goodness.

I absolutely love this place and cannot wait to go back again. If anything I would make a detour in Spain just to come here!
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-01-12


NH Palacio de Tepa
Cortes, Madrid View On Map
Before I went to Madrid, I emailed and asked about gluten free breakfast items and heard nothing back. To be honest I wasn't stressed as I knew we were within a 5 minute walking distance of gluten free food, so I was relaxed to say the least. When we checked in the reception staff said nothing about gluten free, so then I panicked! Fortunately I decided to vocalise my panic to which the lovely reception staff confirmed that they indeed had gluten free food items and it was all ok. Calm returned to me.

The next morning we went down to breakfast and I have to say I was impressed. There was clear signage of the gluten free food (by the way when I mean gluten free food I mean things like bread as opposed to apples) and best of all they were in jars!! Seriously a lot of hotels could learn from this. How many coeliacs have got to a hotel breakfast, been very lucky enough to find a gluten free section, only to find that another hotel guest has abandoned their gluten croissant on top of the gluten free biscuits? I admit this has never happened to me but thought stays with me nonetheless! They had about 4 jars of things: croissants, biscuits, and madalaine style cakes. Happy days! The croissants were a bit stiff but they were fine once I smothered them with butter and jam much to shock of MrG. Overall I was really pleased with our stay and breakfast here.
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-01-12


Hiperdino
, Canary Islands View On Map
Larger selection (and better prices) of gluten-free groceries than the smaller supermarkets found around each corner. If you are obsessed with decent bread, though, make sure to bring it from home. I couldn't get a piece out of the package without it crumbling into tiny smaller-than-bite-sized pieces. And everything is still very expensive, so if you like to have things on hand, it may be worth it to take an extra little piece of baggage.
Recommended By: Brittany On: 2012-12-28


Bianco Ristorante
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife View On Map
I had an amazing experience at Bianco. The kind Swedish greeter understood immediately when I said 'celiac' as did our waitress and the other staff. While there was no special 'gluten free' foods (i.e. gf pizza), the greeter said that they have prepared special pasta dishes for guests who brought their own pasta. It's possible to pick up at the hiperdino supermarket a couple blocks away. Besides great food and service, the atmosphere was very nice and the wine was great!
Recommended By: Brittany On: 2012-12-22


El Meson (by Parque Santiago III)
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife View On Map
This is not somewhere I would necessarily choose to eat again, but it is worth noting that they do provide gluten free options. I was able to have the Canarian Potatoes which come with a green and a red sauce. I've read that not all restaurants make these gluten free, but El Meson does, so if you want to try this traditional 'dish' (more of a side) then you can go here especially if on a budget or trying to tend to a diverse set of tastes. I had also a chicken breast which came with some garnish. Not too bad.
Recommended By: Brittany On: 2012-12-22


Thai Botanico
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife View On Map
I'm usually weary of asian restaurants as I find they often are unaware or confused about what I mean when I talk about celiac disease/gluten allergy. Not at Thai Botanico. Like its sister restaurant, Bianco Ristorante, the greeter knew exactly what I was talking about and quickly assured me that I could have ANYTHING on the menu - if something had flour, they would simply make it with a gluten free alternative. I had satay, curry, pad thai and there was so much more to choose from. Also, if you are irritated by those pushy greeters that are so common to touristy areas in the Southern European countries, you do not have to dread it at these restaurants. They are very pleasant. Highly highly highly recommended!
Recommended By: Brittany On: 2012-12-22


Santa Lucia
Callao Salvaje, Tenerife View On Map
In Callao Salvaje we went to Santa Lucia. The chef (female) and her husband are running this restaurant. Very nice people and also very nice delicious glutenfree meals special made.
Recommended By: Bart Noels On: 2012-10-28


Molys Creperia
Los Christianos, Tenerife View On Map
The waitress is very friendly and the glutenfree pancakes ( not so easy to eat glutenfree pancakes in restaurants) are delicious.
Recommended By: Bart Noels On: 2012-10-28


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