Costa Vida

7 ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
1475 Eureka Rd
Roseville, CA 95661

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Celiac

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Lots of options and the staff is knowledgeable regarding GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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delicious. not all staff are knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 5 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

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • 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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Celiac

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No celiac menu. They had no idea what it was.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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very good !! super prepared for gluten free clients . they all discreetly changed gloves and all knew how to prepare the food correctly! thank you for making gluten free eating out easy and not a big deal !!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The 1st time I ate here, after seeing thru this app they were "gluten trained", I was impressed. I told the girl I had a gluten allergy and she immediately changed her gloves and didn't touch anything else till she was done with my food. However, the 2nd and 3rd time, very different stories. The 2nd time I went there were no customers in front of me so when I told her I had a gluten allergy and she just kinda looked at me and said "uh-huh" without changing her gloves I thought ok well maybe she had just put them on and hadn't touched any flour tortillas yet, so I ordered the nachos after confirming with her there was no chance of cross contamination in the chips, she assured me, carelessly, there wasn't. Well my 3rd visit I let the woman know I had a gluten allergy, she just looked at me. Since I had just seen her touching the flour tortillas I asked her to please change her gloves. She did, but looked slightly annoyed about it. I was just about to order the nachos when I saw the other woman behind the counter flipping the flour tortillas and then use her hands, with the same gloves, to go over and scoop chips out into a container and put the rest from her hands back into the drawer. I then decided to stick with a corn tortilla fish taco. As I was standing there I saw as these employees repeatedly used their hands, not the tongs, to grab cheese, lettuce, etc. I was very disappointed! I had been so excited about a place that had "oceans of gluten free choices", the food may be naturally gluten free, but the cross contamination is certainly there!! I hope management/owners read these reviews and will properly train ALL of their employees and become a safe place for GF customers.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I asked the server if the chips were GF and he assured me everyone on the line is GF with the exception of the flour tortillas. He made sure to let me know he was washing his hands and changing gloves before he assisted me with my order. He also made sure to use the bottom drawer of chips that are not touched unless new gloves have been put on to prevent cross contact. Highly recommend for any GF friends!

To follow up, within an hour of eating here I had stomach pain, bloating, and digestive issues. I’m hoping it wasn’t gluten related as the staff was so great about trying to accommodate. I suspect it was an accidental cross contamination though.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Average

Celiac

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My experience here was awesome. They have way more GF options than Qdoba and Chipotle and Cafe Rio. They changed gloves without me asking and the same girl stayed with my food and asked the other employee not to touch it. So happy. Thank you!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Celiac

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I was a little nervous to eat here but it worked out great. They all washed hands and changed out gloves fir us and one person handled the GF order. They knew about cross contamination so there is obviously some decent staff training on allergies. My celiac kiddo got the chicken Baja bowl and did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Celiac

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I said I had a gluten allergy, and they immediately changed their gloves without being asked. Any Costa Vida I’ve tried always seems to be very good about cross contamination, especially since most of their menu is gluten free anyway. I got the steak salad with corn tortillas. I’m glad that even their chip strips on top of the salad are safe. Delicious and no reaction!

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

Not celiac

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This restaurant has a great selection of gluten-free items on the menu and promptly cleans/changes gloves when you mention gluten-free. They do grab out of the same containers, but they will get toppings from the extra storage underneath if you request. If that occurs, I would say it’s safe from cross-contamination. I’m not celiac, so I’ve not asked them to do that often.

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


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout

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