100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly

2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505 Directions

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The place to go for yummy and safe food! I’m a very sensitive celiac and they always deliver a non-contaminated product. Everything but the flour tortillas are gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Only thing in the restaurant that has gluten is the flour tortillas!! And they’re great about changing gloves etc. recommend if you’re hungry and passing through but the food is pretty gross. Better than risking anything else though

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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There was some confusion over my gluten free order. The young man washed his hands and changed gloves then proceeded to make my order. He left it about half way through the line. Another young man first scooted the pans containing flour burritos then touched my salad as he scooted it down the line. When I pointed out that it was gluten free and he touched it he denied it. I told him I have celiac disease and could not eat it. Joe came to my rescue and washed his hands and put on gloves. He then proceeded to make my meal gluten free. I am not one to cause a scene but I do not want to become sick. Thanks to Joe for correcting my order

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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
  • 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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Great food! Get the Baja bowl with grilled chicken and add your toppings. You walk in and tell them you have celiac disease and they immediately have the whole staff change their gloves. Food is great, no cross contamination and I didn’t get sick. Costa Vida, I love you!

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Completely celiac friendly.... the guy behind the counter immediately took off his gloves when I told him my daughter had celiac. Very knowledgeable and friendly! Perfect place for us to stop. Kid friendly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent customer service, two different people worked with me and both changed their gloves. Everything except the flour tortillas is gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very friendly staff! The assistant manager and head cook even came out to talk to us! The food was consistent with every Costa Vida I've been too. Large chunks of sweet pork in my salad and the honey habanero dressing is always amazing!! I know that no matter what I order it's gluten free and they all put on fresh gloves.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Almost everything is gluten free. They change their gloves when serving someone who is gluten free. Very helpful and one of the few fast food chains that has a menu you can count on!

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Really good, fresh food. When I tell them I need it gluten free they change their gloves. Lots of choices!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

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Fast and fresh. Front line staff didn’t know gluten free options but quickly got chef who was very knowledgeable. Celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Loved The raspberry chicken was awesome glad we found this place

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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You could see cross contamination in everything. Thankfully I didn’t have my kids with me, they would have gotten extremely sick. I am not quite as sensitive and will survive

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


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

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I was nervous because the reviews for this location weren’t great, but I also saw that no one had submitted a review in over a year—and a lot can change in a year. When I went, I mentioned an allergy to gluten (in case they didn’t know what celiac meant). And the one employee immediately changed his gloves without being asked, and I saw the other employee washing his hands. The first employee also said, “Gluten Free!” to the other, and he seemed pretty knowledgeable about what was gluten free. I got the steak salad with everything but the tortilla. Basically everything on the menu is gluten free except the tortillas and the desserts (except I think the flan is gluten free). Even the tortilla strips that go on top of the salad are gluten free, as in no cross contamination in a fryer. Everything was delicious, and I’m so glad. I’d heard that basically everything at Cafe Rio has gluten, and I was so sad—but in the gluten free community, everyone says Costa Vida is the way to go. I’ll definitely be back.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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