Affected by: Peanuts, Soy, Lentils, Other, legumes
Family members affected by these allergens: My Daughter(s)
Date of Restaurant Visit: August 08, 2011
Hola has two locations: one in Belmont, CA and one in Burlingame, CA.
If you or your loved ones have peanut allergy, you may want to avoid this place. The food is pretty good, but peanuts are the "secret ingredient" in their red sauce, and some of their other sauces as well.
Peanuts are NOT listed on the menu as an ingredient in any of their dishes. If you tell the waitress that you are allergic, she will then tell you not to have the red sauce. But if you forget, or just assume that this place will be OK, you'll be on your way to the hospital soon.
TWO THUMBS DOWN to Hola for not listing peanuts on their menu and keeping this vital information a "secret."
I will never take my kids there ever again.