Costa Vida

5 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
115 Hwy 291
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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Celiac

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Sweet pork nachos awesome had many times with no problems

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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I asked the server if the chips were GF and he assured me everyone on the line is GF with the exception of the flour tortillas. He made sure to let me know he was washing his hands and changing gloves before he assisted me with my order. He also made sure to use the bottom drawer of chips that are not touched unless new gloves have been put on to prevent cross contact. Highly recommend for any GF friends!

To follow up, within an hour of eating here I had stomach pain, bloating, and digestive issues. I’m hoping it wasn’t gluten related as the staff was so great about trying to accommodate. I suspect it was an accidental cross contamination though.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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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

Updated 5 months 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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

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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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 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!!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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 4 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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 4 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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 6 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 6 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 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 7 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!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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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.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Always mention celiac order when I pick up. Friendly staff who seem well trained.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The guy was SO helpful with my questions. He changed his gloves as soon as I said I have celiac. Awesome service!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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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!

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


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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A Mexican restaurant with tons of gluten free options. Everything except the wheat tortillas are gluten free.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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