Costa Vida

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 14 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas + 7 more
83% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070 Directions

(801) 542-7030
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Eat here all the time and it is always delicious. staff know what you are talking about and change their gloves. I always get the sweet pork nachos and it never disappoints. I would definitely recommend. delicious!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very knowledgeable staff! They are always mindful and change their gloves before preparing our meals. Excellent choice for fast Mexican food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I came in, ordered some enchiladas with corn tortillas and before I could even say something, the server asked if I waned them made gluten friendly and when I said yes he immediately changed his gloves. Lots of gluten free options and very knowledgeable servers

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    A lot of cross contamination. Tongs touch wheat tortillas then go into each gluten free meat container, placing gluten into a gluten free option.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Very gf conscious. The guy washed his hands, and changed his gloves twice. I was very impressed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delicious Mexican food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Lots of GF options. I love this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I love this place. I have eaten here probably 100 times since I went GF and have never gotten sick once. I trust this location more than others though.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I was impressed at how great they are at instantly washing hands and putting on new gloves when I mentioned gluten free. I also loved all the gluten free options. The problem comes with the high amount of cross-contamination going on throughout the day while making non-gluten free items. With gloved hands they grab a flour tortilla placing it in the foil container. They serve up the selection of beans and meat with utensils which touch the tortilla as they spread the beans and meat around. The utensils are then placed back into the beans and meat containers contaminating them. Then, their gloved hands, which previously were used to get a flour tortilla, serve up the remaining selection of toppings. This is all in the same beans, meat, and toppings used for gluten free customers. It's difficult to keep things gluten free with such a high amount of cross-contamination going on all day. I have tried several times to eat there with my family and have gotten sick the majority of times we have eaten there. Not a good experience for me. Should have a separate area or containers to serve gluten free customers from in order to have their food truly gluten free.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Just mention Gluten and the gloves come off and employees wash hands put new gloves on! Awesome! Only 4 items have Gluten. The three desserts and the wheat tortillas.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 days ago

    2955 N McCarran Blvd Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431

    We eat here almost on a weekly basis. Our daughter has Celiac and as long as you tell them you need gluten free, they will change their gloves, wash their hands and cook corn tortillas on the grill on foil and be careful going down the line. Some staff are more careful than others so watch them carefully if you go when they are really busy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    I try not to make things too complicated, So asked for a salad with a corn tortilla and the guy asked if it was gluten free. I said yes. He changed his gloves, wiped down the workspace, got my tin from 4/5 down the stack, and got a corn tortilla that was in a different location. He also used the rice and beans from further down the line away from the flour tortillas. In my opinion it was as celiac friendly as you could be when you flour tortillas on the menu.

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    1 rating
    2 weeks ago

    1060 UT-99, Fillmore, UT 84631

    I explained that I had Celiacs. I got there around lunch time and they did not have corn tortillas & did not even offer a timeline of when they would have anymore. They told me I could have a flour tortilla... very uneducated about Celiacs. VERY DISAPPOINTING

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    I used to never eat Costa Vida ever anywhere because it seemed like all of them made me sick anywhere every time. I don't know if they changed protocols to anything but for the past year or so all locations have done well. I haven't gotten sick and they all taste fantastic. I am not a big fan of the gf tortillas but that is just me. I usually get the salad with no tortillas at all and ask for extra chips/strips. Occasionally I'll eat the nachos as they are gf on their own. So for any of those who were like me and stayed very clear of them I would say give it a shot you may be able to add another eating out option to your small sad list 😂 😝

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    The staff is very knowledgeable. The sweet pork is amazing! The prices are a little high considering I didn’t want the sides. I didn’t get sick, so I’m ok with that though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Staff is knowledgeable...everything I have come across with the exception of flour tortillas (obviously) is gluten free. Great tasting food!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    They change gloves all the way down the line every time I order. They do their best to make sure it’s gluten free. Great salads and quesadillas.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    This used to be my go-to place for lunch during the work day. Ate there several times for years without any problems. However, during the past year or so I've gotten sick every single time I've eaten there. I think where they were once vigilant to keep your order gluten free they aren't quite as careful any more. No dedicated GF area and they use the same spoons and tongs to dish the food onto your plate that they use to dish it on to flour tortillas. You WILL get cross contamination here. If you don't have Celiac you'll be fine, but if you do have Celiac go somewhere else if you don't want to be sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    1074 Harter Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993

    The staff do their best to accommodate request.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    I have celiac and this is one of the few places I can eat. They will wash their hands and put new gloves on. Very knowledgeable. Staff have been very well trained. Pretty much everything is gluten free except the flour tortilla. They also have dairy free options. I always order inside to be sure it stays 100% gluten free as I am so sensitive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The steak quesadillas are OH so good

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

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

    Food is great! I’ve eaten at several locations for a couple years with no issues. This location changed their gloves and washed hands, so I’m not sure what happened, but I was very sick within two hours of eating at this location.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

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

    They don't have separate cheese or toppings at this location. Didn't get sick - but I couldn't have anything on my enchiladas but sauce. GO TO THE ONE BY SAN TAN MALL. The san tan location has a whole separate hood for allergy toppings so you have many more options.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    so delicious. we drive out of our way while traveling through Kansas to eat at Costa Vida. very celiac friendly and so delicious. 100x better than Chipotle!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    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!!

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    5 rating
    4 months ago

    2955 N McCarran Blvd Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431

    Amazing gluten free menu.Knowledge staff.Food is great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    705 Main Street South, Airdrie, AB T4B 3M2, Canada T4B 3M2

    The staff here was amazing. When I asked about gluten free the let me know what their stuff contained and help me enjoy a nice late lunch with my daughter! I will be going back for sure! Delicious food and all made from scratch (they proudly told me that today) I will definitely be going back!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 months ago

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    I go here frequently and they do change their gloves but cross contamination is a big issue. I have celiac disease but haven’t gotten sick yet. The one in Idaho Falls is a lot better.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    5 months ago

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    cross contamination everywhere. we love Costa, but this location isn't safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    5 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    There are some possible chances for cross contamination, but the staff cared enough to pull a new bag of cheese for me and use only one hand for the other topping spoons, being careful not to touch gluten free stuff with that hand. Overall, this place could be scary if the staff weren't so great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    4309 W 27th Pl #102, Kennewick, WA 99338

    Lots of GF options and they washed hands and changed gloves. They were very careful with my food.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    334 23rd St, Ogden, UT 84401

    I loved this place but I saw a girl dump rice that she just had on a flour tortilla back into the thing of rice.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    Website had info on what was safe, most of it was. Worker happily changed gloves and went slow to be careful and avoid cross contamination. Some said sauces were spicy but I didn't feel that way. They will give you a chip to try sauces before they put it on your food. So if you're worried about that, try them first. 7 year old celiac daughter was very happy and ate her veggie enchiladas up!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    Our 9 year old has celiac disease, ate at this location, and threw up a few hours later. The kitchen staff didn't seem to take it seriously when we asked for gluten-free due to celiac disease.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    They were quick to change their gloves but they did not prepare the food in a separate area. Same toppings and same utensils used. Cross contamination a large possibility.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    334 23rd St, Ogden, UT 84401

    This may be my favorite place to go for gf food. As soon as I say "gluten free" they take off their gloves and put on a new pair. They even put tinfoil down to cook my food on so no cross contamination happens. I always get a taco.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Costa vida continues to impress. Smaller dining area than usual costa vidas but still amazing food like usual.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    The staff was knowledgeable and immediately washed hands and put on new gloves. The staff knew what was safe and not safe. They cooked corn tortillas on foil so they were not contaminated.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    597 E 1000 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    The food was great! I am very sensitive to gluten. I told my server that I needed just GF food. He took off his gloves, washed his hands and gave me a double container. I felt confident about my food and is was so good! You have to understand I haven't dared go out to eat for years! Thanks so much for such great GF food!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Semi-knowledgeable staff and great customer service. Also reasonably priced which is rare for gf... However I have gotten sick several times as they scrape the serving spoons all over the tortillas. Beware!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    You have to watch them and say gluten allergy. They will change their gloves and are good about it if you are watching them. I love costa vida though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    love how friendly and helpful this place is! loads of options as well, and to top it off everything is delicious too!!!

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Traveling through on a road trip, we stopped here because of the great reviews. Was not let down, wonderful knowledgeable staff. Food was great

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    9737 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2J, Canada

    A great place to eat!

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    4 rating
    8 months ago

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    My go to place! Not this particular location, but they are all over. Everyone is well trained and they always are quick to change gloves and not CC. They are o e of the few places I can go that don't act put out about GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    801 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

    Very clean and conscious about cross contamination!

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    When I asked for corn tortillas the employee asked right away if I needed it to be gluten free and I said yes she quickly changed her gloves and made sure she placed tortilla on foil so no cross contamination would happen.... It did take a little longer but I can say that I felt very comfortable with the way they handled it and will definitely take my daughter there again.

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    Always amazing and never any side effects!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Excellent food! They washed their hands before handling my items. I have Celiac and felt very safe eating here. Wish they had these back in my hometown!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    They are NOT celiac friendly whatsoever! If you want gluten free for your diet then go for it but if you have celiacs DO NOT EAT HERE!

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    So delicious! They can make anything on the menu GF. We will be back for sure!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    This used to be my go to place to eat but sadly I have gotten sick one too many times. They do their best but still are not able to always avoid cross contamination. The last time I went, the worker put rice on someone's flour tortilla and spread the rice flat with the spoon causing the spoon to come into contact with the tortilla. That was the last straw for me. I knew I could no longer safely eat there. Makes me so sad because their food is amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    So knowledgeable and very tasty. The assistant manager, Jacob made my food himself. Highly recommend for celiacs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Staff was very knowledgeable, and even washed hands and changed gloves when my family mentioned we are gluten free!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    10005 Commons St #280, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    My daughter is celiac and we took her for the first time. They changed their gloves immediately. The only gluten they have their is the tortillas and dessert so we felt safe. She had pork nachos and loved them!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    10 months ago

    705 Main Street South, Airdrie, AB T4B 3M2, Canada T4B 3M2

    Would have given five stars, but we have had one or two small issues here. Usually, it is people taking the meats or beans out, placing it on a tortilla, and then rubbing said meats or beans around, thus contaminating the spoon, and the meats or beans when the spoon is placed back.. The food is fantastic, the staff is friendly, just keep an eye out if you're celiac.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    I eat here a lot. There are two things I wish this location would do differently with the food handling; First, have the first person that changed their gloves take my food all the way down the line. Sometimes the 2nd and 3rd employee change their gloves and sometimes they don't (but they use tongs for everything so I usually don't complain as long as they don't touch the food). Other locations have one person handle the entire process but this location for some reason wants to pass the food down. I've had the 2nd person touch the food with gloves that haven't been changed and I make them start over. Second, if ordering nachos, they use the same drawer of chips for GF orders and non-GF orders. Yes, they changed their gloves to get the chips out of the drawer but the last 10 orders before it were with contaminated gloves so the chips themselves are suspect at that point. I've been told by other celiacs that other locations have a dedicated chip drawer for GF orders. So, these are my two complaints with this location.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
12 pm - 8 pm
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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