Costa Vida

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 8 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas, Tacos + 6 more

10005 Commons St #280, Lone Tree, CO 80124

(720) 895-3663
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    1 ratingMay 08, 2015

    I ate here 3 times with no problem, then the last time I got sick - definitely a gluten reaction. Don't know if I dare try it again.

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    4 ratingJuly 23, 2014

    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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    2 ratingJanuary 22, 2014

    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.

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    2 ratingApril 23, 2013

    Creative menu, but I found most of the food to be very sweet, not spicy. Corn tortillas stacked directly on top of flour tortillas.

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    2 ratingFebruary 23, 2013

    Just ate there and corn tortillas were cooked on same grill as flour tortillas. NOT GIG Trained.

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2012

    They best fast Mexican food joint around! Fantastic raspberry chipotle sauce and all meats are wonderfully marinated and yummy. It's super fresh, delicious and a great value. The employees are very friendly and remember regulars. We eat here with our family weekly. You won't be disappointed!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 30, 2012

    love eating here! Best food ever!

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

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

    They have their own gluten free menu and are very conscious of what is made with or around gluten and they use a separate stove to cook their non gluten items in so that celiacs and people sensitive to gluten don't have to worry about cross contamination.

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2017

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    well trained staff and great food. I have never had issues with spicy food and was very happy that they immediately changed gloves when I told them I needed gluten free. I will be a frequent customer

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2017

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Great place! The team changed their gloves put foil down on the fryer it was great.

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    2 ratingApril 28, 2017

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    The queso is amazing! Overall the food is prettty good. The service is ok at best. The employees appear to be under paid and under appreciated. Resulting in sub par service and attention to detail.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2017

    801 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

    So, you won't find a specific GF menu here, but the website says they have eliminated gluten from all bit a few of their options. If you tell the person assembling your meal you (or in my case, my hubby) are celiac, they will change gloves. My hubby had a shredded beef with cheese burrito in a GF corn tortilla and did not get sick. Good prices, fresh ingredients.

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2017

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    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!

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    1 ratingApril 14, 2017

    1336 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

    Cross contamination for sure. This location almost does it right, but misses the mark. When they make my daughters quesadilla, they use the same brush to butter it as everything else, ditto for the pizza slicer they use to cut the quesadilla. We are sad, but won't come back to this location.

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    2 ratingApril 13, 2017

    1744 S Val Vista Dr #106, Mesa, AZ 85204

    I went here the first time and told the manager who was working the kitchen bar about my allergies and he changed his gloves and made my salad, I had no reaction. The food was awesome! Tried to go again today and was in line watching the kitchen staff rub the spoons all over the the flour tortillas as they added the meats, beans and other toppings. I got out of line and left, this place is in no way safe for people with allergies but if you are going gluten free as a diet choice I'd recommend it the food is awesome. Sad I won't be able to go back, I would have been sick had I not seen the staff making people's food in front of me. If you have allergies avoid at all costs!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2017

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    The staff is very knowledgable and careful. They change gloves and only one staff member will handle your food. The food here is great and service phenomenal. One of our go to places.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2017

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    Just had to write a new review because Bruno and his crew are so very helpful in seeing that my food is handled properly AND MUY DELICIOSO !!! I have been coming here since it was first opened...NEVER disappointed, and my family love it too!!!

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    4 ratingMarch 31, 2017

    1475 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

    delicious. not all staff are knowledgeable.

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    4 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    The lady washed her hands then wore gloves before getting my food ready when I said I was gf!

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    1 ratingMarch 21, 2017

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    Me: "I have celiac disease, can you accommodate that?" Staff: "What's THAT?"

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2017

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    I'm gluten, dairy, corn and soy free so I wasn't sure what I could find here. I was blown away when the man behind the counter took off his gloves and carefully washed his hands to remove any contamination from the tortillas. With new gloves, he very courteously helped me with my choices. Lettuce, black beans, chicken, guacamole, extra mango salsa and extra cilantro. Makes a wonderful salad. I've eaten there many times and never had problems. So nice to see a fast food restaurant with this kind of attention to special diets.

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    5 ratingMarch 09, 2017

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Excellent food! I'm celiac and travel pretty regularly for work. It's hard to find a safe restaurant to eat at. This place was great. They are very detailed and make sure no cross contamination happens. Thank you Costs Vida!!

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    2 ratingMarch 08, 2017

    3312 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119

    Read the reviews and was so excited to come here. Food was ok, staff was extremely lackluster. Had no idea about allergies and were all pretty crabby.

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2017

    3312 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119

    As a staff they have delivered great service time and time again. I go here once a week for the past 2 months. I feel full when I'm done and no pain at all.

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    We had a great experience eating at Costa Vida - food was wonderful and employees were soooo nice and seemed to understand celiac disease and our concern about cross contamination! We will come back

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    4 ratingFebruary 12, 2017

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    as long as I watch them and remind them not to touch my food without changing their gloves, this is safe. most the time I don't have to say anything. If they do touch it on accident without changing gloves, they will remake it.

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2017

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    My absolute favorite! I've never gotten sick from eating here!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    11909 SE Mill Plain Blvd #200, Vancouver, WA 98684

    Yummy Mexican, including fresh scratch made corn (& flour) tortillas! Fast food environment with homemade quality food in generous portions. After I identified myself as having celiac, I very carefully watched their procedures. The server immediately changed her gloves & I was very pleased with how she handled my delicious meal! Most definitely will be back!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Love this place! Sweet pork nachos are the best ❤️❤️

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2017

    501 W 2600 S, Bountiful, UT 84010

    I eat at this Costa Vida every week. They always change their gloves for me. I have never gotten sick, the food is great, and it is my "go to" place.

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    1 ratingJanuary 11, 2017

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    They are NOT celiac friendly!

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    1 ratingJanuary 11, 2017

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    They say they are gluten free but when they use their gluten filled gloves to grab the chips a change of gloves for me won't make a difference. They are already have contaminated them. It happens for most everything I assume because I get sick everytime I eat there. Not safe for celiacs.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2017

    11909 SE Mill Plain Blvd #200, Vancouver, WA 98684

    We eat at Costa Vida whenever possible. Most everything including the chips are gluten free. our favorite is the sweet pork Baja bowl. This place is fabulous. We eat at locations in Ogden UT, Lee's Summit and Dallas TX. so delicious.

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    so great. their flan is the best I've ever had.

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    1 ratingDecember 16, 2016

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    Food tasted terrible but was better than the service. Never going back!

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    2 ratingDecember 05, 2016

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

    Downgrading my review. They no longer follow strict protocol as they used to. The last few times we went they only had one single GF tortilla left. This was early evening. They no longer have the same person with clean gloves make the entire meal from start to finish. Feeling that they're very lax about GF, wish they'd be more careful. My daughter loves this spot but I won't go back anytime soon.

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    3 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    SWARMS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! That said, this place is my go-to whenever I'm in a new place and starving.

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Very gluten friendly. They do what they can to avoid cross contamination. The only items on the menu that contain gluten are the wheat and white flour tortillas and one of the desserts. They have dedicated areas and tortilla maker for gluten free tortillas and keeping the food.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2016

    1351 S Providence Center Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720

    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...

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    1 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    1664 Thomas H Gallagher Way #120, Elko, NV 89801

    Not safe for celiac. I watched the cook make and handle the flour tortillas then chop and handle the chicken at the same time. He went back and forth from the chicken to the flour tortillas several times so I'm certain it's contaminated. Not going to risk that so I left without eating.

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    1 ratingOctober 09, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    The worker knew the protocol to change gloves however their knowledge of gluten free cross contamination ended there. The sauce spoons were smeared across flour tortillas and put back in the dish, cheese was taken off of flour tortillas and put back in dish and lettuce was placed on flour tortillas and then back in dish. Super bummed this was not a celiac friendly establishment.

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    3 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    The bigger lady who took my order made a big deal about having to change her gloves and rolled her eyes. She nodded to her coworkers like I was making her job harder. The food was good but I didn't appreciate the attitude.

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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    I've gone 3 times in the past 2 weeks. Each time there were different workers, and each time they changed gloves. They seemed aware of the seriousness of having gluten free food for allergies. One worker washed their hands before putting on the new gloves.

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    4 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    1664 Thomas H Gallagher Way #120, Elko, NV 89801

    According to the restaurant, everything is gluten free except the flour and wheat tortillas. The grilled chicken enchiladas were tasty. The rice and refried beans were also good. The person that helped us, washed his hands and put on new gloves before preparing our order.

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    1 ratingSeptember 14, 2016

    5615 Colleyville Blvd #390, Colleyville, TX 76034

    Not a place for celiacs! Employees grab everything with their hands despite the fact that there are tongs. A shame bc their food is good but cross contamination is a big issue.

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    3 ratingSeptember 13, 2016

    334 23rd St, Ogden, UT 84401

    Although most of the food is gluten free they are not good about cross contamination. I have watched them contaminate the GF corn tortillas on numerous occasions, and at numerous locations. I no longer eat there. Food is great, but not safe.

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The best sweet pork ever. I have celiac and get terribly I'll if I ingest gluten. This place is head and shoulders above many of their competitors. After watching the preparation of my Baja Bowl, I was so happy with the care taken to keep my meal gluten free. As always, there are about 5% gluten ingredients here so watch the person preparing your meal answer ask for a managers help if you are unsure of your server.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The food was very good the service was great. When I told them I was gf they pulled off their gloves and started changing them with a smile, I didn't even have to ask. I ate there twice without getting sick and I have celiac. It was great to be amble to have nachos.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

    One of the workers was new and didn't understand what celiac was so the manager politely reminded her that it was a GF allergy and to wash hands/re glove before making my meal. The manager even grabbed a different bag of cheese to make my enchiladas. Over all I had a great experience and felt safe eating here.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    The tacos were amazing! The gluten free tortilla broke before I could eat it but it was still delicious! I will defiantly eat there again

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    231 W Quinn Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202

    They are incredibly knowledgable about changing gloves, placing food on foil to cook and no cross contamination. My 9 daughter has celiac and had a great meal.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Exceptional care given to our GF order. And the food was great!

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    I never get sick eating here. Great food and super aware of celiac disease

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    3 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    1060 UT-99, Fillmore, UT 84631

    Wanted to get enchiladas on corn tortillas, but they don't have corn tortillas at this location. only option was a taco bowl.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    I eat here a lot, tell them first thing you are gluten free and they will immediately change their gloves. The dressings, meats, and everything else besides the wheat tortillas are gluten free. Deliciousness and the knowledgable staff make this a favorite.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    I eat here a lot, tell them first thing you are gluten free and they will immediately change their gloves. The dressings, meats, and everything else besides the wheat tortillas are gluten free. Deliciousness and the knowledgable staff make this a favorite.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soup
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Sunday
Closed
Notes
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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