Theresa is awesome. I’m in here at least once a month. Sometimes a lot more than that. She is always so careful and takes good care of me. Plus she’s almost always there. To date I’ve yet to get sick from here. I’m so grateful.
98% of the items on their menu can be made gluten free. They used a separate grill for my food, swapped their gloves, got new tongs and offered to put my food in a separate to go bag. Definitely celiac friendly.
Love Costa Vida! Everything is Gluten Free except for the flour tortilla and the dessert.
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.
They are very good at accommodating Gluten Free. Be sure to tell them you need tour menu Gluten Free and the staff member will wash their hands and change their gloves and be the only staff member to touch your food.
An extra star because the food is always delicious, but i am paying for it today. The things I noticed were:
The first person to help me, changed her gloves.
The scooping utensils were the same as the ones used for burritos and everything else, with no cleaning in between.
Nobody announced the gluten allergy to anyone else, and after my bowl went through the toaster, the employee grabbed it without letting me finish my sentence about having celiac, and him needing new gloves at a minimum. This is not exactly his fault as he didn’t know, and he did change his gloves after. (I know I can ask to have it remade but it was dinner and I didn’t want to be that guy. I know. I am still new to this and trying to find my voice to speak up for the way my food is prepared.)
My food was then placed on the same tray as all of the other orders from my group.
The cashier had kept her gloves on while processing the order and putting cups on the tray as well.
I don’t know why I thought this was a safe choice, it’s a cross contamination playground. You’re better off playing cafe Rio in your own kitchen.
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Always mention celiac order when I pick up. Friendly staff who seem well trained.
The guy was SO helpful with my questions. He changed his gloves as soon as I said I have celiac. Awesome service!
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!
A Mexican restaurant with tons of gluten free options. Everything except the wheat tortillas are gluten free.