Costa Vida

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 12 ratings

10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

(801) 542-7030
80% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly
Notes
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 ratingMay 26, 2016

    Very knowledgeable staff! They are always mindful and change their gloves before preparing our meals. Excellent choice for fast Mexican food!

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2016

    I came in, ordered some enchiladas with corn tortillas and before I could even say something, the server asked if I waned them made gluten friendly and when I said yes he immediately changed his gloves. Lots of gluten free options and very knowledgeable servers

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    1 ratingFebruary 11, 2016

    A lot of cross contamination. Tongs touch wheat tortillas then go into each gluten free meat container, placing gluten into a gluten free option.

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2014

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

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2014

    Delicious Mexican food!

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2014

    Lots of GF options. I love this place!

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    5 ratingFebruary 05, 2014

    I love this place. I have eaten here probably 100 times since I went GF and have never gotten sick once. I trust this location more than others though.

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    1 ratingJanuary 26, 2014

    I was impressed at how great they are at instantly washing hands and putting on new gloves when I mentioned gluten free. I also loved all the gluten free options. The problem comes with the high amount of cross-contamination going on throughout the day while making non-gluten free items. With gloved hands they grab a flour tortilla placing it in the foil container. They serve up the selection of beans and meat with utensils which touch the tortilla as they spread the beans and meat around. The utensils are then placed back into the beans and meat containers contaminating them. Then, their gloved hands, which previously were used to get a flour tortilla, serve up the remaining selection of toppings. This is all in the same beans, meat, and toppings used for gluten free customers. It's difficult to keep things gluten free with such a high amount of cross-contamination going on all day. I have tried several times to eat there with my family and have gotten sick the majority of times we have eaten there. Not a good experience for me. Should have a separate area or containers to serve gluten free customers from in order to have their food truly gluten free.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2012

    Just mention Gluten and the gloves come off and employees wash hands put new gloves on! Awesome! Only 4 items have Gluten. The three desserts and the wheat tortillas.

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    2 ratingDecember 05, 2016

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

    Downgrading my review. They no longer follow strict protocol as they used to. The last few times we went they only had one single GF tortilla left. This was early evening. They no longer have the same person with clean gloves make the entire meal from start to finish. Feeling that they're very lax about GF, wish they'd be more careful. My daughter loves this spot but I won't go back anytime soon.

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    3 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    SWARMS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! That said, this place is my go-to whenever I'm in a new place and starving.

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Very gluten friendly. They do what they can to avoid cross contamination. The only items on the menu that contain gluten are the wheat and white flour tortillas and one of the desserts. They have dedicated areas and tortilla maker for gluten free tortillas and keeping the food.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2016

    1351 S Providence Center Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720

    So nice to have so many choices!! I had the beef burrito with black beans and green chili sauce and loads of cheese! I am celiac and did not get sick...

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    1 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    1664 Thomas H Gallagher Way #120, Elko, NV 89801

    Not safe for celiac. I watched the cook make and handle the flour tortillas then chop and handle the chicken at the same time. He went back and forth from the chicken to the flour tortillas several times so I'm certain it's contaminated. Not going to risk that so I left without eating.

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    1 ratingOctober 09, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    The worker knew the protocol to change gloves however their knowledge of gluten free cross contamination ended there. The sauce spoons were smeared across flour tortillas and put back in the dish, cheese was taken off of flour tortillas and put back in dish and lettuce was placed on flour tortillas and then back in dish. Super bummed this was not a celiac friendly establishment.

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    3 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    The bigger lady who took my order made a big deal about having to change her gloves and rolled her eyes. She nodded to her coworkers like I was making her job harder. The food was good but I didn't appreciate the attitude.

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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    I've gone 3 times in the past 2 weeks. Each time there were different workers, and each time they changed gloves. They seemed aware of the seriousness of having gluten free food for allergies. One worker washed their hands before putting on the new gloves.

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    4 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    1664 Thomas H Gallagher Way #120, Elko, NV 89801

    According to the restaurant, everything is gluten free except the flour and wheat tortillas. The grilled chicken enchiladas were tasty. The rice and refried beans were also good. The person that helped us, washed his hands and put on new gloves before preparing our order.

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    1 ratingSeptember 14, 2016

    5615 Colleyville Blvd #390, Colleyville, TX 76034

    Not a place for celiacs! Employees grab everything with their hands despite the fact that there are tongs. A shame bc their food is good but cross contamination is a big issue.

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    3 ratingSeptember 13, 2016

    334 23rd St, Ogden, UT 84401

    Although most of the food is gluten free they are not good about cross contamination. I have watched them contaminate the GF corn tortillas on numerous occasions, and at numerous locations. I no longer eat there. Food is great, but not safe.

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The best sweet pork ever. I have celiac and get terribly I'll if I ingest gluten. This place is head and shoulders above many of their competitors. After watching the preparation of my Baja Bowl, I was so happy with the care taken to keep my meal gluten free. As always, there are about 5% gluten ingredients here so watch the person preparing your meal answer ask for a managers help if you are unsure of your server.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The food was very good the service was great. When I told them I was gf they pulled off their gloves and started changing them with a smile, I didn't even have to ask. I ate there twice without getting sick and I have celiac. It was great to be amble to have nachos.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

    One of the workers was new and didn't understand what celiac was so the manager politely reminded her that it was a GF allergy and to wash hands/re glove before making my meal. The manager even grabbed a different bag of cheese to make my enchiladas. Over all I had a great experience and felt safe eating here.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    The tacos were amazing! The gluten free tortilla broke before I could eat it but it was still delicious! I will defiantly eat there again

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

    They are incredibly knowledgable about changing gloves, placing food on foil to cook and no cross contamination. My 9 daughter has celiac and had a great meal.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Exceptional care given to our GF order. And the food was great!

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    I never get sick eating here. Great food and super aware of celiac disease

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    3 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    1060 UT-99, Fillmore, UT 84631

    Wanted to get enchiladas on corn tortillas, but they don't have corn tortillas at this location. only option was a taco bowl.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    I eat here a lot, tell them first thing you are gluten free and they will immediately change their gloves. The dressings, meats, and everything else besides the wheat tortillas are gluten free. Deliciousness and the knowledgable staff make this a favorite.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    I eat here a lot, tell them first thing you are gluten free and they will immediately change their gloves. The dressings, meats, and everything else besides the wheat tortillas are gluten free. Deliciousness and the knowledgable staff make this a favorite.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

    One of the best GF places we have been. GF ingredients, their cross contamination knowledge was top notch. Changed gloves, put foil down on the grill, didn't use spatula that had already been used, and knowledge of ingredients. We might have to come back all 3 days we are visiting here.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    5615 Colleyville Blvd #390, Colleyville, TX 76034

    vary yummy nochos one of my favorites

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Love their tacos! So helpful and friendly. One of my happy places.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    Did everything they could not to cross contaminate! Totally going back!!

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    5 ratingJune 21, 2016

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    They are very aware and have a good protocol that they carefully follow to prevent contamination. However there are wheat tortillas being prepared in the same kitchen area but several feet away. I'm a celiac and had no problem. Food is really good. Definitely 5*s!

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2016

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Excellent customer service, two different people worked with me and both changed their gloves. Everything except the flour tortillas is gluten free.

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    3 ratingJune 10, 2016

    1657 Skyline Dr, South Ogden, UT 84405

    The Costa Vida on Riverdale Rd is way better. If you tell them you are gluten free, they always re-glove and wash their hands, not at this location. They do have gluten free choices, but don't care about cross contamination or really understand what gluten free means. So if you are real sensitive, don't eat here. Go to the one on Riverdale, they understand the difference.

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2016

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    Very good food! You need to ask the manager which sauces and dressings are gluten and MSG free and make sure they check. I am very sensitive and rarely have any type of reaction when I eat here.

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    1 ratingJune 03, 2016

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    Not Celiac friendly even though they claim to be. They put flour right by the corn tortillas causing cross contamination.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2016

    639 N Market Pl Dr, Centerville, UT 84014

    My husband and I went to dinner on May 6 I asked the server about their gluten-free menu is knowledgeable on everything that they had and he was very careful about not cross contamination. The food was really good The food was really good and will be going to back again.

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2016

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    Great food, great service. a good gluten free choice. the food tastes so fresh!

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2016

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Very friendly staff! The assistant manager and head cook even came out to talk to us! The food was consistent with every Costa Vida I've been too. Large chunks of sweet pork in my salad and the honey habanero dressing is always amazing!! I know that no matter what I order it's gluten free and they all put on fresh gloves.

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Amazing! The owner was there and I was asking about there gluten free options, apparently everything is gluten free except the white and wheat tortillas!! Yayyyyy And hands down best corn tortillas EVER!

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    Love this place! Affordable and gluten free. They always change their gloves.

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    597 E 1000 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    Food is delicious! Everywhere I've gone they always change their gloves before preparing mine. And they have gluten free cinnamon tortillas so it's a nice sweet dessert. We love to go there!

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2016

    3015 Duportail St, Richland, WA 99352

    The staff is great!! All I have to say is gluten free and they change gloves and wash hands. I have celiac and eat here all the time.

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    1 ratingApril 29, 2016

    405 Peachtree Pkwy #165, Cumming, GA 30041

    Line was long took 14 minutes to get up to register. Once greeted I informed employee I was celiac, she changed her gloves, but let me no corn tortillas were available only flour. I asked for chips with beans and cheese, she took a bowl and started to fill then transferred to next person who took my bowl, did not switch gloves and grabbed food with hands (cilantro and onion) with no tongs. I am extremely allergic to gluten and made it very clear up front. They remade my bowl but I knew better and should have just left rather than attempt to eat. Within ten minutes I had a horrible stomach ache after only had a few bites. I was so excited to try this place based on reviews. Very disappointing.

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    1 ratingApril 20, 2016

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    Each time I go I keep getting cross contaminated.

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Had the sweet pork enchiladas with cilantro-lime rice and black beans. Delicious!! There are lots of choices, and almost everything is available GF. They are super-accommodating, and knowledgeable about cross-contamination. The woman assembling my order even changed her gloves without me asking and took some of my ingredients from a separate prep area.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    LOVE! With so few restaurants making minimal (almost begrudging) GF choices available, it was a pleasure to find a restaurant that went above and beyond to make everything but the tortillas GF. I had a sweet pork salad w/corn tortilla. Amazing!

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    1 ratingApril 01, 2016

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

    There is a risk of cross-contamination even though the menu states gluten-free. When they use the tongs to get the meat out of the containers and place it on a wheat tortilla, that action cross contaminates all items on their menu

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    5 ratingMarch 10, 2016

    1475 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

    As soon as you tell them you must have gluten free items and no cross-contamination, the person uses new gloves, and even gets chips from a separate area. I have eaten here 5 times with absolutely zero issues! They are all very nice and helpful!

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    1 ratingMarch 04, 2016

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    Placed an online order and specified that I needed gluten free. Picked up my food and left only to find that they had made my food with a wheat tortilla. My receipt shows that the tortilla should be gf and it is noted as allergy. I'm not impressed!

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

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

    Everything is gluten free except for the flour tortillas and the desserts. The staff is very knowledgeable and they immediately change their gloves when I ask for corn tortillas. The food is great, and I really appreciate that they have a standard procedure for gluten free meals.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Love this place! I eat here often and have never gotten sick. They are very good to change globs age you ask for a gluten free meal.

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    1 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    Cross contamination does occur when staff places meats with tongs touching the wheat tortilla then places those tongs back in the GF meats bins... The recipes may be GF but the cross contamination is the hurdle here for celiacs

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    5 ratingFebruary 24, 2016

    1074 Harter Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993

    Eat here frequently. Almost always get nachos. May have had one slight reaction one time, but it may have been too much CocaCola. Be assertive and watch. Tell them first thing that you need GF. I did have to ask one of the servers to change gloves a second time because she dragged them over the tortillas as she was putting them on because she was short.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    I have eaten here often. They will change their gloves if you tell them you need to be gluten free. I have never had an issue from eating here.

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2016

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    Servers are very knowledgeable and always change their gloves for GF items.

Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm

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