Costa Vida

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 5 ratings

3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

(801) 260-1400
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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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    1 ratingAugust 09, 2014

    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 ratingDecember 17, 2013

    Everything here is GF except for their flour and wheat tortillas. They wash their hands and switch their gloves and are very careful. The food is delicious and addicting!

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    5 ratingNovember 26, 2013

    Everything on their menu, except their desserts, can be made gluten free! So yummy!

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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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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2014

    231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

    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 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

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2014

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

    This location is very well educated on GF practices. They were very careful not to cross contaminate on both cooking surfaces and utensils. All of their options are great! It was refreshing to walk into a restaurant and not have them give you a blank look when you ask about gf practices.

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    4 ratingJune 18, 2014

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    very good food :) fast food, good price (for 3 people),love the pork! I gave it a four star because of the theme, when I walk in I fell like I am at California (ocean) then when I walk in the bathroom the theme goes with the food. Score on rice milk too!

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2014

    1336 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

    Always awesome with giving special attention to gluten free! Brenda is the best manager ever!!

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    1 ratingJune 04, 2014

    4009 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87402

    We unfortunately did not receive the glove changing and my daughter's "GF" soup came with a flour tortilla which I only intercepted after she had taken a few bites. Terrible service, to say the very least. So, if you like hipsters that ignore you when you remind them three times that it needs to be GF, this is the place for you. Really too bad because food is pretty good.

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    4 ratingMay 23, 2014

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    I placed a phone order and the woman on the line was very patient though a little hard to understand. We ordered burritos and asked for corn tortillas. The portions were good and the food tasted real and fresh though it was bland and pretty bare bones. I would have liked more options and more authentic flavors but overall it was good and no one got sick so I'd eat there again.

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2014

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    Sooooooo delicious and very cautious! Plus you watch them make it so it puts your nerves at ease.

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    3 ratingMay 02, 2014

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    I gave it a three due to the great service on the GF side. The guy making my food asked if he needed to change his gloves due to Celiac. On the other hand I didn't care for the food. I will go back to Chipotle any day over Costa Vida.

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2014

    3312 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119

    They are so amazing and knowledgeable! They have a cook who tries so dang hard to make the perfect GF burrito. I've never appreciated a restaurant as much as I appreciate them and their hard work. I got contaminated once and it was with a new employee. They are so awesome! They occasionally run out of corn tortillas due to being near the Maverick Center and the Hale Center Theater, but that's understandable.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2014

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    So so yummy and very careful about gluten sensitivity!

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2014

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    This is a great place to eat gluten free. Yummy, healthy fresh mex! They change their gloves and are good with cross contamination.

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    4 ratingApril 07, 2014

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Very friendly and great tasting Mexican food. They are very knowable of gluten sensitivity and ALWAYS wash their hands and re-glove before making my meals. :)

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2014

    639 N Market Pl Dr, Centerville, UT 84014

    I think that it was great! you can get anything in gf except for only one item on their menu! definitely I am going back! ;)

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    Great GF menu options. Wonderful good and service. So glad we're close to this!

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    The staff here was very knowledgeable and accommodating to provide an excellent gluten-free meal.

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    2 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    768 W 1425 N, Layton, UT 84041

    I was surprised at the comments for the Layton Costa Vida. My wife had to ask them to change gloves. Apparently the evening staff is not as aware as the other people. The Costa Vida in Clinton IS very aware.

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    5 ratingMarch 10, 2014

    1475 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

    We've been eating here since just after they opened and have had nothing but wonderful experiences. As soon as we say "gluten free" whoever is helping us immediately changes gloves and completes the entire order. Now we usually don't have to ask since they recognize us. Add the delicious food and generous servings to the helpful service, and we've never been disappointed.

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    5 ratingMarch 02, 2014

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    I love this place!! When you say "gluten free" they wash their hands and change their gloves like a surgeon going into the O.R. If only surgery was as precise as their salad and taco making skills I'd have a new nose.

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    5 ratingMarch 02, 2014

    3312 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119

    I have been to this location a few times and am always impressed at how knowledgeable the staff is about GF and cross contamination. There was one time we went in and a newer worker forgot and tried to put lettuce on my salad with tongs that she used to flip the tortillas. She was quickly stopped by the manager. I was impressed that I didn't have to speak and say something and that the situation was handled. I have never gotten sick from this location.

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2014

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Lots of GF options. I love this place!

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2014

    9737 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2J, Canada

    Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly

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    4 ratingFebruary 20, 2014

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    This place is my fav gf treat right now. I agree they could be better about not using the same "stuff" but I haven't had a reaction. Their chips and queso is the BEST. Yummy

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2014

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    I have Celiacs, and latex allergies. im a regular there, so they ordered latex free gloves. The staff is knowledgeable about gfs, and other allergies. Plus the staff is friendly, and on the ball! This is my go to restaurant!

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    5 ratingFebruary 05, 2014

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    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

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    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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    2 ratingJanuary 22, 2014

    10005 Commons St #280, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    I had a hard time communicating with the staff who was putting together the food, it was tough to find out which ingredients weren't 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
11:30 am – 7:00 pm

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