Costa Vida

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 3 ratings

231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

(208) 237-5555
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We have worked diligently to remove wheat gluten from all our sauces, dressings, sauces and proteins. Natural glutens remain only in our flour and wheat tortillas and in two desserts--tres leches and key lime pie. This means that we offer "oceans of gluten-free choices" in our menu. All of these items are gluten-free: all enchiladas, all tacos, all salads (without the flour or wheat tortilla), all nachos, and our chicken tortilla soup...which uses corn strips. And, we can easily make all burritos with corn tortillas, enchilada-style. Just ask!
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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2014

    I had a yummy mango chicken salad. The server knew what was gluten & what wasn't. He was going to start my husband's lunch at the same time but when he found out he didn't need gluten free, he finished mine first so there would be no cross contamination. Also had a yummy flan for dessert!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2012

    Awsome allways good and makes you fell confident they know what they are doing.

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2015

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Excellent food and complete understanding of how to keep someone with Celiac Disease safe. With the exception of the flour tortillas, everything is GF. Highly, highly recommend.

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    5 ratingJune 20, 2015

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    Awesome job! Very impressed when the staff washed hands before handling my meal. They also don't make you feel like a burden and are very helpful.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    I have been recently diagnosed with celiac, and have had only bad experiences eating out until I tried Costa Vida. They are very careful to not cross contaminate your food and are very good to work with. I called before hand and asked the manager a bunch of questions, and he relieved all of the fears I had with eating there. They cook all of their corn tortillas first thing in the morning right after the griddle is cleaned. I did not have any reaction to the food I eat. I totally recommend it to anyone who is celiac or gluten free.

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    4 ratingMay 31, 2015

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Plenty of GF choices including tortilla strips. Few options if you are GF an DF though. I enjoyed a salad with shrimp and mango salsa. They did not change gloves up the line so if you are very sensitive, make sure anyone handling your bowl has new gloves.

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    I have eaten here since they opened, and with their careful attention to avoiding cross contamination, it is by far my favorite place for good mex comfort food.

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    1 ratingMay 22, 2015

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    I gave it one star only because they put different gloves on to make my corn tortilla tacos but the lady acted like it was so hard to make it gluten free for me......and the food is not worth trying won't be coming here again.

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    1 ratingMay 08, 2015

    10005 Commons St #280, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    I ate here 3 times with no problem, then the last time I got sick - definitely a gluten reaction. Don't know if I dare try it again.

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2015

    9737 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2J, Canada

    Great place! Very friendly and accommodating, would def recommend it! Wish we had one where I lived ;)

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    5 ratingApril 25, 2015

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Loved it!! Great food and very friendly and knowledgeable. The owner was there and chatted with us; made sure they changed their gloves and that everything was handled appropriately. We WILL definitely be back!!

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2015

    1336 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

    I swear, they get happy, when you tell them you need gluten free. Excellent procedures to prevent cross contamination, I love eating here!

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    4 ratingApril 12, 2015

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    Everything gluten free but tortilla and deserts.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2015

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Awesome and knowledgeable About Celiac!!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2015

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    They are always so nice and knowledgeable about gluten containing items and trading precautions. This is my favorite place to eat because I can go there and eat without getting sick and I have tons of options

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    4 ratingMarch 27, 2015

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    This is a restaurantthat they make the food in front of you at the front.Change gloves, have corn tortilla for burrito. Yummy. Charge extra for guacamole and sour cream, which is a little cheap!

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    2 ratingMarch 15, 2015

    597 E 1000 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    Good food. I see a lot of cross contamination going on. Okay depending on your sensitivity. Not celiac friendly.

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    1 ratingFebruary 07, 2015

    5615 Colleyville Blvd #390, Colleyville, TX 76034

    I have repeatedly witnessed employees touch flour tortillas and then dip the same hands into cheese, lettuce, etc. Despite the fact there are tongs placed in each bin. I expressed my concerns about cross contamination to the manager. He refused to acknowledge that this practice is cross contamination, nor did he apologize. This staff is most definitely NOT GIG trained. Infuriating, given that they have tent cards on each table stating they are.

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2015

    334 23rd St, Ogden, UT 84401

    get the caramel flan. so good. also love their nachos more than everything else. salads aren't bad and the enchiladas are tasty.

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2015

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    Staff washed hands, put on new gloves and followed my order through. Great food!

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    3 ratingJanuary 26, 2015

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    decent food, nothing spectacular. they are trained on how the handle gf orders.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2015

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    I was so excited to eat here. It's sad that it is so rare that places offer gluten free chips! I had to get the nachos just because I could. And they did not disappoint. So much flavor and generous portions. When I asked about gluten free the server immediately started changing his gloves and explained that ALL ingredients except the flour tortillas are gluten free. The owner has Celiac and has trained the staff well. Safe and delicious!

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2015

    1657 Skyline Dr, South Ogden, UT 84405

    Great selection. Inform server if you have celiac. We frequently stop here

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    5 ratingJanuary 06, 2015

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Great food and staff is very knowledgable! The owner is Celiac!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2015

    1336 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

    as soon as I asked for a corn tortilla they asked me if I wss gluten free and they promptly changed gloves and answered all my questions about dressing.

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    5 ratingDecember 14, 2014

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The employees always change their gloves when making my food. This is my favorite place to eat at. No worries when I go here! Thank you Costa Vida!

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    1657 Skyline Dr, South Ogden, UT 84405

    I have been several times and they are great about changing their gloves ect.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    Love how careful they are. They never make you feel bad either!

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    4 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    The staff there was so Incredibly amazing about changing gloves and ensuring the meal was gf. I love this place. With that said, Go for something other than the sweet pork, It was beyond too sweet for me. Great pick for lunch.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2014

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Owner has celiac and is very careful. I love the enchiladas on corn tortillas and we can even have the chips! Tons of choices. Love it.

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    1 ratingNovember 02, 2014

    1475 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

    No celiac menu. They had no idea what it was.

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2014

    2045 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078

    We're a regular at this restaurant. they do a great job from the second they learn you're Celiac. No cross contamination. Good food!

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    4 ratingOctober 26, 2014

    1010 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-3590

    Really knowledgeable about preparing a GF meal.

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    5 ratingOctober 26, 2014

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Very friendly and knowledgable of gluten free procedures. The owner has celiac.

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2014

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Very gf conscious. The guy washed his hands, and changed his gloves twice. I was very impressed.

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    5 ratingOctober 15, 2014

    597 E 1000 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    I have never gotten sick. They take precautions as to not cross contaminate. You can see everything they do.

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2014

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Can't say enough great things about the staff and their handling of our gluten free dinner. It was the first time I felt 100% confident in the staff's knowledge of GF protocol. Definitely stop in!

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2014

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Yum! Great fresh mex food with friendly, celiac friendly, knowledgeable service. So nice to be able to enjoy a safe, yummy meal!

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2014

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    Excellent! You order at the counter and they prepare your food in front of you. They make gf corn tortillas at the beginning of the day on a clean grill before they make the flour ones. They change their gloves when you tell them you are gf. All fillings are gluten free. I loved this place.

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    3 ratingAugust 31, 2014

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    great gluten free options

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    599 W Main St, American Fork, UT 84003

    FANTASTIC! Best celiac friendly I've been to! Plan on coming here in the future.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    They immediately change their gloves when you say you are GF! And they keep the GF corn tortillas separate from the flour tortillas! Try the pork enchiladas--so good!

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2014

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Delicious Mexican food!

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    1 ratingAugust 09, 2014

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    I do not know what is wrong with this particular Costa Vida...but I have been cross contaminated 2 times now. Beware of the workers at this establishment, they do not speak English and they do not care that you have Celiac Disease and can get very ill.

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    Amazing place. Absolutely delicious. Decor was great, service was friendly and above and beyond. What's NOT gluten free here? (Kidding. But almost everything on the menu is GF !)

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2014

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Loved loved LOVED this place! Not only is the food amazing but the girl there was so accommodating to my gluten free needs! I didn't even have to ask her to change her gloves, as soon as I said "I heard you have gluten free food here" she told me "yes let me changed gloves and wash my hands" she was so sweet I love gonna be my number 1 go to place wen I come to Utah!

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    4 ratingJuly 23, 2014

    10005 Commons St #280, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    Once you tell the staff you have a gluten allergy they are very aware and change gloves. Their nachos are the best! I'm a very sensitive celiac and have never been sick here. We're regulars :-)

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    1 ratingJuly 15, 2014

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    I see that they are gig trained but I got so glutened by them. I'm in agony. I had to ask them a lot of things to be sure that there was no cross contamination, but I guess it wasn't enough. Either their workers touch the ingredients to the tortillas (which I saw one do after I was wrung up), they share common cutting services, or they don't really know what makes a food glyren free. I'm extremely upset and should've been tipped off when they aid, "so thst means you. Any h do dairy..." Gig trained-yeah right! They don't follow it if they are. Do not eat here if you have celiac disease. They are set up like chipotle and I never get duck from there, so they obviously have a lot to learn!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2014

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    they were so nice and accommodating. they all understood what I needed. the food was great.

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2014

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Very Impressed with the care taken to eliminate cross contamination... Change of gloves, seperation work station, etc. The food is fresh tasting and comparable to a Chipotle or Moe's in style. I ordered and greatly enjoyed the tacos. The corn tortillas were unusually good (let's be honest, soft corn tortillas are normally dismal). My kids (also celiacs) ordered tacos as well. We shared queso which was on the thin side but tasty. I would eat here again in a heartbeat.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2014

    2045 West Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078

    Great food! Only a few things actually contain gluten-most of the menu is gluten free to start with.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2014

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    We eat here once a week at least my favorite restaurant so careful with gluten free

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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