Costa Vida

9 ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
6 ratings

As rated by the community

14315 Orchard Pkwy #100
Westminster, CO 80023

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We used to go here quite a bit for the gluten free options for our daughter. Not sure if they changed management or if they just stopped training people, but they no longer have adequate controls in place to be considered celiac friendly or even gluten free. No bueno.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Honestly, I'm done with this chain. I went to another place about 30 miles south and my first experience I had a severe reaction (for me) with cross contamination. I went again, gave it a second chance, and I was fine. But this location let me down. The first employee down the line changed their gloves. The second did not and acted like he had no real understanding on what to do. I should have spoken up. Honestly, I feel like a putz for not saying something. But I am kinda new to my diagnosis and I thought maybe I could slide by this time. NOT. I dont think I'll be back. Training is just too inconsistent across the chain.

Celiac friendly?

No

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

  • Dinner
  • 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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Celiac

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The food is amazing and if you let them know you have a gluten allergy, they take all the right precautions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great place to eat. Good food and no stomach problems. 😍

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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One of my absolute favorites! They make the corn tortillas fresh in the mornings so they go on the grill before any of the flour ones. If you let them know they will happily change their gloves. Everything is gluten free but the desserts and the flour tortillas. My favorite is the sweet pork, the salad is great and so are the enchiladas. We go all the time and have never had a problem!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I can't even give this place one star! I hate giving bad reviews but I must be honest......1.) This place is not Celiac safe like they say. Fresh flour tortillas spin round on a hot plate right at the start of the buffet line. Serving spoons touch the tortillas then go right back in the bin of food. 2.)The green chili has sugar in it, the habanero salsa has sugar, the meat has sugar do not only is it hard being diabetic to properly manage the insulin dosage but it tastes terrible. Spicy mexican food is what I was after and instead it was like a jalapeno with frosting! Yuck! This place is trying to be like Chipotle but doesn't come close.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The food is great and the employees care and do a great job.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty vast GF options, make the fresh made corn tortillas in the morning before they make the flour tortillas. Had the salad with grilled chicken several times and no reaction.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Super cautious about cross contamination. Yummy food. A great road trip stop!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Not all costa vidas are safe but this one does a fantastic job. Lettuce and cheese are always served with tongs. Very good location.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I only get nachos here. The staff are very willing to change their gloves for me (they will start doing so right away at the mention of Celiac), but I do feel like I have to watch carefully on the line to make sure they don't touch something else or add something from an unsafe container. Most staff are pretty good but there are a few who are not or who just work on autopilot. I don't feel like I could ever order online and trust that it was safe, I do feel like I need to watch it be created. That said, if I do watch and make sure everything avoids CC, I do not get sick from the food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This location doesn’t extremely good job of taking care of our gluten-free meats. They are always cheerful about it. Thank you for making it a go to option.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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