Costa Vida

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 12 ratings

1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

(801) 373-1876
75% of 4 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 ratingApril 30, 2016

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

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    1 ratingJuly 15, 2014

    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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    3 ratingJanuary 09, 2014

    Employee changes gloves when I mentioned GF. It was pretty good.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2013

    My husband and I eat here often. I don't get the corn tortillas, so I'm not worried about their contamination issues. I get a salad and it's awesome. The staff is very helpful and they'll change their gloves for you if you ask them to.

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    5 ratingOctober 15, 2013

    So great!!

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2013

    They take very good care of me and always willing to change their gloves make sure that it's completely gluten free

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2013

    They ahead change their gloves and wash their hands and are careful to tell others down the line. I've never been sick.here! Love it

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2013

    Fortunately I'm not sensitive to cross contamination. I love costa Vida and I love their efforts to be GF. I can eat there with no problems unless I get beans which I can't tolerate. Love the food and love that its GF! Staff always change gloves and wash their hands.

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    2 ratingOctober 07, 2012

    Although the food here tastes excellent, I have doubts about the claim of gluten free. They claim GIG training, but no one I saw behind the counter seemed to know what that means. Corn tortillas are made on the same griddle as flour, without cleaning the surface first. Watched the cook go from cooking flour to corn tortillas on the same griddle without wiping down the surface, changing gloves, or cooking utensils. She then used a spatula that was kept in a pile of wheat flour and coated with the stuff to turn the corn tortillas. When I got my "gluten free" meal, that I had specifically asked for off the "gluten free" menu, it had a wheat flour tortilla on the bottom of it. I understand the limits of the "gluten free" claim in any restaurant. There is a high risk of cross-contamination anywhere you go. But to say you're GIG trained, and then have this degree of ignorance, is a stretch of the imagination.

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2012

    I love eating at costa vida. They always do their best to provide gluten free meals.

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    1 ratingMarch 15, 2012

    We were very excited about Costa Vida especially after we went the first time. They changed their gloves. They had one specific person touch our food the whole time. It was great until we went for our third time and we noticed that they put the gluten free corn tortillas on the same cooker as where they cooked the flour tortillas. Cross-contamination central. Unfortunate too because they made such an effort to become gluten free.

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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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    4 ratingMay 08, 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 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 19, 2016

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    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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    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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    1 ratingFebruary 11, 2016

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    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 ratingFebruary 10, 2016

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2016

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

    Love these guys! We go all the time, and I have yet to be glutened.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    5615 Colleyville Blvd #390, Colleyville, TX 76034

    The employees were very accommodating! Each person changed gloves (and were already using tongs) as I went down the line. Everything is gluten free except the flour tortillas and most of the desserts. My family regularly visited this restaurant and since I'm a new diagnosed celiac I'm really excited that I can keep eating here so easily!!

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    5 ratingNovember 28, 2015

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    I love Costa Vida and it has saved my since being gluten free. I have not ever had any issues here and feel like their staff actually does have knowledge about cc.

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    1 ratingNovember 24, 2015

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    NOT celiac friendly but maybe gluten-free fad friendly. It was nice that she offered to change her gloves but had no understanding of cross-contamination. After she change her gloves she picked up the flour tortillas she also wanted to use the same serving utensils that she just laid in somebody else's flour tortillas. That is just not gluten free! Even the smallest amount of gluten is too much for someone with celiacs. I asked her why even bother changing her gloves if you're going to turn around and touch flower products with either your hands or utensils. She had no answer. She was nice but under trained.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2015

    501 W 2600 S, Bountiful, UT 84010

    almost the whole menu was gluten free. I did not get glutened. 5 stars

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2015

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

    almost the whole menu is gluten free. I did not get glutened! 5 stars

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    3 ratingNovember 06, 2015

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    They were knowledgable about GF and changed their gloves before preparing my meal. However, they are a little disorganized and were messing up a few meals... So be careful in that regards.

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2015

    1928 S Commons, Federal Way, WA 98003

    Gluten free Mexican options, including enchiladas, naked burritos, etc.

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2015

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Almost everything is gluten free. They change their gloves when serving someone who is gluten free. Very helpful and one of the few fast food chains that has a menu you can count on!

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    5 ratingOctober 27, 2015

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Really good, fresh food. When I tell them I need it gluten free they change their gloves. Lots of choices!

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2015

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    Ate here the last two Friday's and Saturday's... It is easy to order and tastes great!

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    4 ratingOctober 11, 2015

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    This is a casual restaurant whose staff has a good grasp of gluten-free requirements. Tell them you require gluten-free because of allergy and they change gloves and use corn tortillas. Most menu items are gluten-free. Food quality is good. I recommend this as a safe place for celiacs.

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2015

    1060 UT-99, Fillmore, UT 84631

    Very accommodating and they were so kind about our gluten free needs. Nice to have this option in Filmore for road trips.

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    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2015

    1928 S Commons, Federal Way, WA 98003

    Very yummy. Eaten there twice now with my children who are much more sensitive - no one has gotten sick! That's a big win in a family with 5 celiacs!!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 18, 2015

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    Always a great choice! They pride themselves on being gluten free. I've never had a problem.

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    4 ratingSeptember 08, 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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    4 ratingSeptember 04, 2015

    1928 S Commons, Federal Way, WA 98003

    Lots of GF options. Seemed very aware. Advertise as "gluten friendly" They changed their gloves and washed their hands, and prepared our food on foil to be extra safe. As a bonus, the food is tasty.

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2015

    1744 S Val Vista Dr #106, Mesa, AZ 85204

    I'm surprised to read the negative reviews since it always had the opposite experience here. When I tell them I am gluten free they take the utmost care.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2015

    1351 S Providence Center Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720

    I just ate here and had a great experience. The staff ( manager) immediately washed his hands and changed his gloves when I asked for a gluten free meal specifying I have a true allergy. He followed the food down the line personally ( I asked him to!). The result? Great food, no gluten reaction and a pleasant stay in Cedar City! Thanks Costa Vida! You guys are my go-to tasty eat out restaurant at home and away.

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    1 ratingAugust 10, 2015

    1351 S Providence Center Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720

    I came here shortly after my celiac diagnosis and didn't really understand cross contamination. I got so sick and was very disappointed because I thought I had done everything right. Then I realized that even though all their filling ingredients were gluten free, they all come into contact with the flour tortillas, essentially making them full of gluten and affecting someone like me. I wouldn't recommend going here unless you can convince them to make your food with fresh ingredients that haven't been contaminated.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2015

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    I thought it was cool that the employee takes off there gloves and wash their hands to Prepare a meal. Only one person prepares it. Customer services was awesome and my salad was great.

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    4 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    1074 Harter Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993

    Great service. If I tell them I am gluten free then they will change their gloves. Only thing I didn't like is everybody reaches in the same bin for chips. So I don't suggest getting nachos but everything else is ok. When I ordered enchiladas they warmed them up on new pieces of foil so they wouldn't get cross contaminated. I will eat here again!

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    4 ratingJuly 27, 2015

    4309 W 27th Pl #102, Kennewick, WA 99338

    Very helpful - changed gloves without me asking when I said I had celiac. Food was decent for a taco bar type place.

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    3 ratingJuly 25, 2015

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    The staff is trained well with gluten free food handling. I rated it lower because the food was much spicier than many Mexican food places I've eaten at. It caused other gut issues and isn't worth going back. A bust for me but could be a great option for others

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2015

    705 Main Street South, Airdrie, AB T4B 3M2, Canada T4B 3M2

    love it! everything except the boritos and the desserts are GF. owners wife is Celiac. they are very knowledgeable and change their gloves etc.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2015

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    Perhaps the best GF safe restaurant I've ever been to. I've been to several around Utah, Idaho and Arizona. Go, you'll like it.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2015

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    Very knowledgeable about GF.

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    4 ratingJuly 10, 2015

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    There are lots of options, and The food was delicious.

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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.

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

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