Costa Vida

3 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
3000 S 25th E
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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Celiac

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They same guy did my order all through the line. He washed his hands and changed his gloves and used foil on my order.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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My husband is celiac. We just moved from a place in Utah where we had a Costa Vida close by that wasn't careful and despite Costa Vida having many gluten-free options, they always made my husband sick every time he went there. With that experience, he was really hesitant to go to this location. But we read so many good reviews on here about them being very careful, so we went. They were great! My husband is so happy!

**They say everything is gluten-free besides the tortillas. They took extra precautions to not cross contaminate their food.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Employee said he has celiacs and they try really hard to keep things safe. I eat here 3-4 times a month and usually don’t have any issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


From their allergen list: We have worked diligently to remove wheat gluten from all our sauces, dressings, 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 options" 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 so up...which uses corn strips.

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When I told them my daughter had celiacs disease the First Lady took off a set of gloves(had 2 on), washed her surface, and pulled from the middle of the stack for her bowel. She informed everyone about her celiacs. The 2nd lady washed her hands to finish preparing her food! My daughter was so excited to be able to eat there considering she was diagnosed 5 days ago!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Most items are gluten free! They prepare food with clean hands and gloves and use foil to keep from cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of wife's favorite places to eat, so I've eaten here many times. I have Celiacs and have never had a problem. Knowledgeable staff, if you tell them you have Celiacs, they'll change gloves, etc. Tasty food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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So I am finally accepting my allergy. I looked up another Mexican restaurant similar to this one and discovered that even the SALSA has gluten in it! The staff here was so accommodating for my allergy and changed their gloves. I learned that pretty much everything there (except the flour tortillas) is gluten free!!!! I’m so happy and so is my stomach!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Apparently only 4 items on the menu at Costa Vida contain gluten! The employees at this location have been great to work with every time I have eaten here. I ask them to change their gloves because I have Celiac Disease and they are always polite and willing. I have eaten there multiple times since my diagnosis and have not had an issue yet. I normally order the nachos because I am unsure if they cook their corn tortillas on a separate surface than the flour.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was grateful for the effort of washing and changing gloves, but I still got sick. Cross contamination all over the place. Saw wheat tortiallas draping into the toppings, same utinsels were used that touched the wheat tortillas. If they had seperate toppings used only on GF and its own area I'd come back all the time.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Super good staff. When we ordered corn, thgey immediately asked if we had a gluten allergy. All members washed their hands and changed gloves before touching our plates. Neither of us are sick tonight! Food was good. We had shredded beef enchiladas. Refried beans are a bit spicier than most places, but I mixed spur cream in to make them milder. We will be back!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place is my FAVORITE!!!! They are so careful to keep cross contamination from happening! Yummy fast food!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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so many choices and staff was careful not to cross contaminate

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I got glutened here a few months back and couldn't figure out why. Now they dust tortillas with flour so it is all in the air. They also do very little against cross contamination. Also management here is terrible, and there have been some very rude employees. I used to come here all the time but haven't been back since march.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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An extra star because the food is always delicious, but i am paying for it today. The things I noticed were: The first person to help me, changed her gloves. The scooping utensils were the same as the ones used for burritos and everything else, with no cleaning in between. Nobody announced the gluten allergy to anyone else, and after my bowl went through the toaster, the employee grabbed it without letting me finish my sentence about having celiac, and him needing new gloves at a minimum. This is not exactly his fault as he didn’t know, and he did change his gloves after. (I know I can ask to have it remade but it was dinner and I didn’t want to be that guy. I know. I am still new to this and trying to find my voice to speak up for the way my food is prepared.) My food was then placed on the same tray as all of the other orders from my group. The cashier had kept her gloves on while processing the order and putting cups on the tray as well.

I don’t know why I thought this was a safe choice, it’s a cross contamination playground. You’re better off playing cafe Rio in your own kitchen.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Always mention celiac order when I pick up. Friendly staff who seem well trained.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The guy was SO helpful with my questions. He changed his gloves as soon as I said I have celiac. Awesome service!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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All of their salsas, rice, beans snd meats are GF. They have corn tortillas and without having to ask they warmed it on foil on the grill so as not to use the same surface that gluten was cooked on. The person helping us willingly changed his gloves and stayed with our gluten free meal through the line so he didn’t cross contaminate. They were very accommodating and have made efforts to create a lot of GF options. GF chips too!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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