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March/April 2018

Gluten Free Dining at Azul Beach Riviera Maya

5.0 Palms
Azul Beach resort Riviera Maya
Review Type: Resort
Location: Carretera Cancun, Sahuayo de Morelos, 77580
Phone: 888-774-0040

Review Posted: February 10, 2018
Summary Success staying at this Mexican resort with a gluten free toddler

We had such a great experience traveling for the first time with my Celiac toddler. The Azul Beach Riviera Maya resort restaurants had lots of gluten free options and could accommodate many requests. The staff was well versed in avoiding cross contamination, and made it easy for us. Each time you are seated, they confirm food allergies. Although the fryer isn't dedicated gluten free, they happily heat a separate pan with oil for corn tortillas, chicken fingers etc.

I recommend giving them a little notice as the food understandably takes longer. They were fully aware the breakfast buffet wasn't safe and prepared a separate gluten free breakfast for our son out back. I cant say enough positive about Azul beach and will try another one of the Karisma Resorts based on our experience!

Publisher's Note: If you're interested in this resort or other all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, I'd recommend giving gluten free travel specialist Lesley Hayden-Hock from Travel Leaders a call. She has booked many of our own family's vacations. She has relationships with the food and beverage directors at many of these resort properties and can therefore make special arrangements for favorite gluten free foods and even birthday treats. She will also secure the best rooms at the best prices, often better than you'd be able to get yourself. Like most travel agents, there is no cost to you to have her book your stay, as she is paid a commission directly from the resorts. She can help find the perfect resort to match your travel preferences, whether you are traveling with adults or kids. Her number is 800-487-6110, and she can be emailed at

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