115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063 Directions

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Gone here a couple times in the last month. Employees always change their gloves as soon as you say gluten free. Lots of choices and good food. Haven't gotten sick here, will definitely go again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac knowledgeable staff. Everything but, flour tortillas are GF. Good food. Will visit again when in the area.

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They have an awesome gluten free menu and their food is good!

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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They have TWO outdoor patios for dining as well as lots of indoor seating.
Lee's Summit, MO
Chipotle Raspberry Chicken Nachos with all the toppings on the side!!!
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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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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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!!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is a casual restaurant whose staff has a good grasp of gluten-free requirements. Tell them you require gluten-free because of allergy and they change gloves and use corn tortillas. Most menu items are gluten-free. Food quality is good. I recommend this as a safe place for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This is a restaurantthat they make the food in front of you at the front.Change gloves, have corn tortilla for burrito. Yummy. Charge extra for guacamole and sour cream, which is a little cheap!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing place. Absolutely delicious. Decor was great, service was friendly and above and beyond. What's NOT gluten free here? (Kidding. But almost everything on the menu is GF !)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great GF menu options. Wonderful good and service. So glad we're close to this!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Delicious food. Nice decor. Staff really friendly. Lots of gluten free options. I will definitely come back!

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Such good food and a reasonable price! I have celiac, and I’ve been here a ton and never gotten sick. Just ask them to change their gloves and ask for corn tortillas

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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

Celiac

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Staff was very helpful, changed gloves without being asked and a single server took charge of my food preparation to prevent cross contamination. I’ve eaten here twice. I enjoyed the food, had no reaction and had carefully service both times.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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so good!! i ate here twice in three days and it was amazing both times!! the people working are very cautious about my food and i have never had a problem with cross contamination

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Ordered a gluten-free burrito and the server started to make a regular burrito. I clarified that I needed a gluten-free burrito and she told me they don't make them.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Went into Costa Vida today because several reviews on Instagram said they were gf friendly. Nope! (Set up is very similar to Chipotle). When I asked for fresh beef or chicken from the back that has not been cross contaminated, they said they didn’t have any but could use what is on the line because it was just added to the other meat and should be ok. No thank you. We left empty handed but at least not glutened.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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They start taking the order by asking if you have a gluten issue! Tortillas are made on premises. Food is fresh and tasty. They put foil down on the grill when preparing my tacos. Yum and yum. Casual atmosphere. Casual but yummy food!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I love around the corner and this is my new "fast eats". Sweet pork tacos on corn tortillas are great! I just make a note on order celiac gluten allergy. Son and I are both celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I told them I needed gluten free and everyone changed their gloves and they offered me corn tortillas for my salad. I got everything on the pork salad and it was so tasty and I felt great afterwards. Highly recommend

Safety


Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


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

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All of the meat options are gf. The chips, salsa, and queso are gf. The fajita steak was inconsistently seasoned with some pieces too salty to eat. Overall, good experience. We will be back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Celiac

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My cousin works as a manager to Costa Vida, and she’s very aware how picky my condition makes me. She gets upset about customers who claim an allergy to gluten, or trivial ingredients such as cilantro, because none of their kitchenware and the nature of how they prepare food is completely compromised. For those who are not medically gluten free, don’t bet on finding a meal here. For those who are on the bandwagon as a fad, there will be something here for you.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Not celiac

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Many gluten free options! And delicious.

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Celiac

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My favorite restaurant of all time. Lots of options. Not super spicy, VERY delicious, SUPER good with cross contamination. They wash their hands and change their gloves before making your meal.

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Every time I go there they ask if my order is due to preference or allergy and take extra precaution.

It is all very tasty and mostly what is in their main menu.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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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They change there gloves if you tell them you have celiac disease. And they don’t cross contaminate at all!!

Very delicious!! They make sure that they change there gloves and be careful to not cross-contaminate.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Celiac

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Incredible food! Staff it's very knowledgeable about food allergies, they always change their gloves for us, and cook the corn tortillas on tinfoil so it doesn't cross contaminate. Everything on the menu (beside a couple desserts) can be made gluten free with corn tortillas, including salads and burritos!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Excellent

Not celiac

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Very careful to ensure no cross contamination between customers. Good, fresh food on the road.

Celiac

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The workers are very good at changing there gloves when getting the gluten-free corn tortillas, and also changing when they handle my food if they’ve had to handle someone else’s food. I get a little worried because sometimes the utensils they use for the meat, cheese, sauce, etc. sometimes touches the tortillas and goes back in the containers. But so far I’ve only gotten sick once when I’ve gone through the drive thru. So be extra careful when ordering that way.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I told them I had a gluten allergy, they immediately changed gloves and were accommodating. I got the sweet pork salad with cilantro lime vinegarette and it was delicious!

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Yes

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The staff is SO AMAZING. I’ve never gotten sick here and eat here all the time. and I’m a suuuuper sensitive celiac! The one in station park Farmington is by far the best

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I called ahead to double check and management told me the corn tortillas are made in the same space as the wheat.

Celiac friendly?

No

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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

Celiac

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If you tell them right off that its a gluten free order, they will wash their hands and get new gloves and sub for gf tortillas. My go-to is the sweet pork salad. Definitely my favorite place to safely eat

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Changed gloves as soon as I said I’m gluten free and let me know all products besides tortillas are gluten free

Celiac

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Such friendly staff and great food fast .... i just simply ordered as needing “gluten free” and they immediately change gloves and proceed to ask what you’d like. I have ordered enchiladas the few times I’ve gone... they grab corn tortillas & as soon as they pop my tray in the conveyor oven (to melt cheese) they let the next person know its gluten free coming thru... they too change their gloves. Great service & good food fast!

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Yes

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One of the best gluten free fast-food places in StG and delicious! Ask them for a corn tortilla and they'll ask if it's for an allergy, change gloves, and then let the entire line know.

Celiac

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Great food, so many options! They are more than willing to accommodate celiac needs.

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Yes

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they're very respectful of gluten free and celiac people, as long as you make it clear you'd like it gluten free. they gave me no trouble at all and I've never had any bad reactions to their food

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Employee said he has celiacs and they try really hard to keep things safe. I eat here 3-4 times a month and usually don’t have any issues.

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Yes

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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

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They go above and beyond. Always safe!

Celiac

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Great food, easy to work with on Gf options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I take my husband and daughters (who all have celiac) here often. The cooks change gloves and double check with us before each step of food prep. None of my family members with celiac have ever gotten sick after eating at this location. I highly recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Never had a problem eating here. They are very cautious. They all change their cloves when prepping the food.

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Always a hit. Washed hands and changed gloves. Ordered the sweet pork nachos.

Celiac

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Let the staff know I had Celiac disease and staff immediately changed their gloves and led me through possible food choices. Food was really good, the staff was super-friendly and I didn’t get sick. Not a wide variety of protein options for vegetarians, but tasty, safe food!

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Yes

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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

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The staff is super nice and they change their gloves and wash their hands. Cross contamination is still an issue I’ve gotten sick here 3 times

Celiac

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Staff ask if it’s a gluten allergy and they change gloves to keep it gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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As delicious and healthy as this place is, I have been contaminated several times. Even after asking them to change their gloves. They were always willing to help and make me feel welcome there. I’m just very sensitive and sadly won’t return. Luckily, I have many friends and family members with CS that can eat here just fine.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here many, many times and never had any issues. When I tell them I have celiac, each person on the line who has anything to do with my order change gloves immediately.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Lots of options and the staff is knowledgeable regarding GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Edit 2019: no longer safe. Requests to redo mistakes was met with hostility

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.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Kept getting sick every time I went in. The next time I stood in line, I found out why. They handle the tortillas and dunk their contaminated gloves in ALL of the fixuns... Continuously, making it my gluten nightmare. And I tested with my nima, and sure enough... Positive.

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No

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Cross contamination made me sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Too much Cross contamination risk for celiacs

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No

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Everything in the restaurant is gluten free, except the flour tortillas and the desserts (except the flan). When I tell them I’m gluten free, they change their gloves and treat my item carefully. That being said, the corn tortillas are pressed and cooked on the same griddle as the flour tortillas.

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