Costa Vida

7 ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
1351 S Providence Center Dr
Cedar City, UT 84720

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Celiac

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Every Costa Vida I go to have changed their gloves when I ask for gluten free. I always get the gf chicken enchilada, which they do with corn tortillas. Make sure to specify gluten free and they will use some clean (non contaminated) tortillas they have separated from the rest. They can replace many menu items with corn tortillas.

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?

— Some

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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 6 months ago read full review

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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...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years 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
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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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Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It's not really GF when you cross contaminate like crazy. Sorry :/

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went to this restaurant in hopes of finding a new gf place to eat. I was violently ill before I even left the restaurant. Their sauces and toppings are all gf, but they scoop them out of them same containers that they do when someone orders a flour tortilla. So when someone orders a burrito they scoop out the stuff, spread it around the tortilla, and then put the now contaminated spoon back in the container. They also use the same hot plate for ALL the tortillas. Not a separate one. They also told me they use the same tortilla press for their corn tortillas as they do their flour. They said they make the corn first, but if they're using the same press, then how can they guarantee the corn tortillas are still gf? Anyways, I got sick and won't be going back.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Celiac

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A Mexican restaurant with tons of gluten free options. Everything except the wheat tortillas are gluten free.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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Server was more than happy to accommodate and made sure to ask questions if they were unsure. Decent food for what it is. Almost the entire menu (except flour tortillas and desserts) were gluten free!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Sweet pork nachos awesome had many times with no problems

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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?

— Excellent

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