Costa Vida Restaurant

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Mexican + 3 more
100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

23870 E Smoky Hill Rd, Aurora, CO 80016 Directions

(303) 690-6130
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    Knowledge staff. They change gloves before prepping gluten free and all menu items gluten free except flour tortillas. Awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    I'll definitely be back - Great food and very knowledgeable!

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Saved me and my son after attempting to order at SmashBurger and Mod's Pizza (neither of which you can get a gluten free meal). The staff will bend over backwards to make sure you have a safe and delicious meal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I will be back! I asked the lady if the case it was gluten-free and she said everything was good and free except for the flour tortillas then she proceeded to change her glove before I even asked. They have a separate area for the topping to cut down on cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have severe celiac disease, they took care of me, changed their gloves and washed their hands! I'd never been there before and they were patient and recommended items for me as well!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very conscious and accommodating!

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    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    122 Tracker Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    Everything in the restaurant is gluten free, except the flour tortillas and the desserts (except the flan). When I tell them I’m gluten free, they change their gloves and treat my item carefully.

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3750 North Thanksgiving Way Suite E, Lehi, UT 84043

    My daughter and I have never gotten sick eating here. They are really good about cross-contamination (although they’ll only say gluten-friendly) and the only thing on the menu that’s got gluten is the flour tortillas and a couple of the desserts. They will make any of the menu items out of the corn tortillas or omit tortillas altogether for salads. The staff is super helpful and considerate.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    14315 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

    The food is amazing and if you let them know you have a gluten allergy, they take all the right precautions!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    8093 West 159th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

    Very accommodating to food allergies. Manager is very helpful when making your meal. He did a fantastic job of letting us know safe choices for us. Almost everything except the flour, wheat tortillas and a few desserts, is gluten free. My son is also dairy free and they accommodate his custom nacho order without hesitation. He loves their food and so do I. Make sure you voice your allergy so they will change their gloves.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    10831 Olson Dr STE B, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

    Super impressed. Really tasty food. Put on gloves, everything is used with tongs or spoons to grab. Grilled my homemade corn tacos on foil. They were really careful. I’m super allergic so this was a great experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    14315 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

    Great place to eat. Good food and no stomach problems. 😍

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    8093 West 159th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

    Manager was very knowledgeable about celiac and food allergies. Immediately changed his gloves and led me through the choices that would work for me. I’m celiac and had no reaction. Can’t wait to go back! There’s an app with nutritional info outlining ingredients.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    10831 Olson Dr STE B, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

    I am very sensitive and have never been cross contaminated here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    10124 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223

    Great customer service! As soon as I mentioned I had a gluten allergy, she immediately washed her hands. Very knowledgeable about celiac and guided me through the process. I had a chicken mango salad that was full of fresh flavors! Corn tortillas on the side. I highly recommend this place and will come back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    218 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606

    Love costa vida! I used to eat here when I lived in Utah. They are great about allergies. Order "gluten friendly" tacos and they will change cloves, wash hands and cook your food in foil so it doesn't couch the grill. The only main line item that's gluten is the flour tortillas. Plus, you can watch them make your food over the counter.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4700 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

    Didn't even get a chance to order. Watched as the server made burrito in front of me and slathered on the sauce by touching said earlier burrito. Too much cross contamination to risk. I was really looking forward to tying the green chili too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    10124 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223

    This place is amazing! Online it says they have lots of gluten free options so I decided to give this place a shot. It is set up like a chipotle so I was worried about bad cross contamination but once I told the employee I had a gluten allergy, he threw away his gloves and washed his hands very well and put on clean gloves. He then announced that he was doing an allergy order and asked for another employee to help the people next in line. He put foil down on the grill for my two tacos and was very conscious of not touching anything that wasn't gluten free. I was really impressed with the amount of effort he put in to make my food as gf as possible. The food was delicious and mostly everything is made gf except their flour and wheat tortillas and desserts!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    310 N Central Ave, Farmington, UT 84025

    They take great care in handling their food. They do not have gluten-free flour tortillas but they do have gluten-free corn tortillas. They'll make almost any dish with the corn tortillas.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4700 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

    With the exception of the flour tortillas, their entire line is gluten free, including their sauces!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    894 West 1150 South #108, Brigham City, UT 84302

    Always good, kinda fast food, like Chipotle. Tell them you're GF and they'll change their gloves before preparing your food. These are the only GF burritos I have access to, and you can get them "smothered" for free. All the meats, sauces, dressings, soups are GF. Good, fresh, fast, cheap. This location has a drive through for if you call ahead.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    14315 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

    One of my absolute favorites! They make the corn tortillas fresh in the mornings so they go on the grill before any of the flour ones. If you let them know they will happily change their gloves. Everything is gluten free but the desserts and the flour tortillas. My favorite is the sweet pork, the salad is great and so are the enchiladas. We go all the time and have never had a problem!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14315 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

    I can't even give this place one star! I hate giving bad reviews but I must be honest......1.) This place is not Celiac safe like they say. Fresh flour tortillas spin round on a hot plate right at the start of the buffet line. Serving spoons touch the tortillas then go right back in the bin of food. 2.)The green chili has sugar in it, the habanero salsa has sugar, the meat has sugar do not only is it hard being diabetic to properly manage the insulin dosage but it tastes terrible. Spicy mexican food is what I was after and instead it was like a jalapeno with frosting! Yuck! This place is trying to be like Chipotle but doesn't come close.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    1239 Pole Line Rd E #301, Twin Falls, ID 83301

    Most everything on their menu is gluten free. Corn tortilla had good flavor but dry and it fell apart. The only thing I think they need to pay closer attention to is to be careful not touch the flour tortilla with the ladle. I've eaten there three times and have not got sick.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    14315 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

    The food is great and the employees care and do a great job.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    14315 Orchard Pkwy #100, Westminster, CO 80023

    Pretty vast GF options, make the fresh made corn tortillas in the morning before they make the flour tortillas. Had the salad with grilled chicken several times and no reaction.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
11 am - 8 pm

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