Costa Vida

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 11 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas, Tacos + 6 more

115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

(816) 525-8432
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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2017

    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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    5 ratingApril 06, 2017

    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!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    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

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    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

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    4 ratingOctober 11, 2015

    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.

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    4 ratingMarch 27, 2015

    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!

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    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 !)

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

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

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2012

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

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2017

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

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

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    4 ratingAugust 11, 2017

    9737 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2J, Canada

    A great place to eat!

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    4 ratingAugust 07, 2017

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    My go to place! Not this particular location, but they are all over. Everyone is well trained and they always are quick to change gloves and not CC. They are o e of the few places I can go that don't act put out about GF.

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2017

    801 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

    Very clean and conscious about cross contamination!

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2017

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    Always amazing and never any side effects!!

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2017

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Excellent food! They washed their hands before handling my items. I have Celiac and felt very safe eating here. Wish they had these back in my hometown!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2017

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Eat here all the time and it is always delicious. staff know what you are talking about and change their gloves. I always get the sweet pork nachos and it never disappoints. I would definitely recommend. delicious!!!!

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    1 ratingJuly 18, 2017

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    They are NOT celiac friendly whatsoever! If you want gluten free for your diet then go for it but if you have celiacs DO NOT EAT HERE!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2017

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    So delicious! They can make anything on the menu GF. We will be back for sure!

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    2 ratingJuly 10, 2017

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    This used to be my go to place to eat but sadly I have gotten sick one too many times. They do their best but still are not able to always avoid cross contamination. The last time I went, the worker put rice on someone's flour tortilla and spread the rice flat with the spoon causing the spoon to come into contact with the tortilla. That was the last straw for me. I knew I could no longer safely eat there. Makes me so sad because their food is amazing.

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2017

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

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

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2017

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Staff was very knowledgeable, and even washed hands and changed gloves when my family mentioned we are gluten free!

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2017

    10005 Commons St #280, Lone Tree, CO 80124

    My daughter is celiac and we took her for the first time. They changed their gloves immediately. The only gluten they have their is the tortillas and dessert so we felt safe. She had pork nachos and loved them!

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    4 ratingJune 20, 2017

    705 Main Street South, Airdrie, AB T4B 3M2, Canada T4B 3M2

    Would have given five stars, but we have had one or two small issues here. Usually, it is people taking the meats or beans out, placing it on a tortilla, and then rubbing said meats or beans around, thus contaminating the spoon, and the meats or beans when the spoon is placed back.. The food is fantastic, the staff is friendly, just keep an eye out if you're celiac.

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2017

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Very knowledgeable staff and great customer service. This has become my new favorite place after a long search for places I can enjoy to eat at. Also reasonably priced which is rare for gf

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    4 ratingJune 01, 2017

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    I eat here a lot. There are two things I wish this location would do differently with the food handling; First, have the first person that changed their gloves take my food all the way down the line. Sometimes the 2nd and 3rd employee change their gloves and sometimes they don't (but they use tongs for everything so I usually don't complain as long as they don't touch the food). Other locations have one person handle the entire process but this location for some reason wants to pass the food down. I've had the 2nd person touch the food with gloves that haven't been changed and I make them start over. Second, if ordering nachos, they use the same drawer of chips for GF orders and non-GF orders. Yes, they changed their gloves to get the chips out of the drawer but the last 10 orders before it were with contaminated gloves so the chips themselves are suspect at that point. I've been told by other celiacs that other locations have a dedicated chip drawer for GF orders. So, these are my two complaints with this location.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

    1010 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-3590

    They have their own gluten free menu and are very conscious of what is made with or around gluten and they use a separate stove to cook their non gluten items in so that celiacs and people sensitive to gluten don't have to worry about cross contamination.

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2017

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    well trained staff and great food. I have never had issues with spicy food and was very happy that they immediately changed gloves when I told them I needed gluten free. I will be a frequent customer

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2017

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    Great place! The team changed their gloves put foil down on the fryer it was great.

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    2 ratingApril 28, 2017

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    The queso is amazing! Overall the food is prettty good. The service is ok at best. The employees appear to be under paid and under appreciated. Resulting in sub par service and attention to detail.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2017

    801 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

    So, you won't find a specific GF menu here, but the website says they have eliminated gluten from all bit a few of their options. If you tell the person assembling your meal you (or in my case, my hubby) are celiac, they will change gloves. My hubby had a shredded beef with cheese burrito in a GF corn tortilla and did not get sick. Good prices, fresh ingredients.

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2017

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    Super good staff. When we ordered corn, thgey immediately asked if we had a gluten allergy. All members washed their hands and changed gloves before touching our plates. Neither of us are sick tonight! Food was good. We had shredded beef enchiladas. Refried beans are a bit spicier than most places, but I mixed spur cream in to make them milder. We will be back!

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    1 ratingApril 14, 2017

    1336 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

    Cross contamination for sure. This location almost does it right, but misses the mark. When they make my daughters quesadilla, they use the same brush to butter it as everything else, ditto for the pizza slicer they use to cut the quesadilla. We are sad, but won't come back to this location.

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    2 ratingApril 13, 2017

    1744 S Val Vista Dr #106, Mesa, AZ 85204

    I went here the first time and told the manager who was working the kitchen bar about my allergies and he changed his gloves and made my salad, I had no reaction. The food was awesome! Tried to go again today and was in line watching the kitchen staff rub the spoons all over the the flour tortillas as they added the meats, beans and other toppings. I got out of line and left, this place is in no way safe for people with allergies but if you are going gluten free as a diet choice I'd recommend it the food is awesome. Sad I won't be able to go back, I would have been sick had I not seen the staff making people's food in front of me. If you have allergies avoid at all costs!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2017

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    The staff is very knowledgable and careful. They change gloves and only one staff member will handle your food. The food here is great and service phenomenal. One of our go to places.

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    4 ratingMarch 31, 2017

    1475 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

    delicious. not all staff are knowledgeable.

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    4 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    The lady washed her hands then wore gloves before getting my food ready when I said I was gf!

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    1 ratingMarch 21, 2017

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    Me: "I have celiac disease, can you accommodate that?" Staff: "What's THAT?"

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2017

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    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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    5 ratingMarch 09, 2017

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Excellent food! I'm celiac and travel pretty regularly for work. It's hard to find a safe restaurant to eat at. This place was great. They are very detailed and make sure no cross contamination happens. Thank you Costs Vida!!

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    2 ratingMarch 08, 2017

    3312 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119

    Read the reviews and was so excited to come here. Food was ok, staff was extremely lackluster. Had no idea about allergies and were all pretty crabby.

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2017

    3312 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, UT 84119

    As a staff they have delivered great service time and time again. I go here once a week for the past 2 months. I feel full when I'm done and no pain at all.

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    4 ratingFebruary 12, 2017

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    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.

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2017

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    My absolute favorite! I've never gotten sick from eating here!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    11909 SE Mill Plain Blvd #200, Vancouver, WA 98684

    Yummy Mexican, including fresh scratch made corn (& flour) tortillas! Fast food environment with homemade quality food in generous portions. After I identified myself as having celiac, I very carefully watched their procedures. The server immediately changed her gloves & I was very pleased with how she handled my delicious meal! Most definitely will be back!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    10369 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Love this place! Sweet pork nachos are the best ❤️❤️

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2017

    501 W 2600 S, Bountiful, UT 84010

    I eat at this Costa Vida every week. They always change their gloves for me. I have never gotten sick, the food is great, and it is my "go to" place.

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    1 ratingJanuary 11, 2017

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    They are NOT celiac friendly!

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    1 ratingJanuary 11, 2017

    4361 S State St, Murray, UT 84107

    They say they are gluten free but when they use their gluten filled gloves to grab the chips a change of gloves for me won't make a difference. They are already have contaminated them. It happens for most everything I assume because I get sick everytime I eat there. Not safe for celiacs.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2017

    11909 SE Mill Plain Blvd #200, Vancouver, WA 98684

    We eat at Costa Vida whenever possible. Most everything including the chips are gluten free. our favorite is the sweet pork Baja bowl. This place is fabulous. We eat at locations in Ogden UT, Lee's Summit and Dallas TX. so delicious.

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2016

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    so great. their flan is the best I've ever had.

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    1 ratingDecember 16, 2016

    21152 E Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    Food tasted terrible but was better than the service. Never going back!

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    2 ratingDecember 05, 2016

    1010 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106-3590

    Downgrading my review. They no longer follow strict protocol as they used to. The last few times we went they only had one single GF tortilla left. This was early evening. They no longer have the same person with clean gloves make the entire meal from start to finish. Feeling that they're very lax about GF, wish they'd be more careful. My daughter loves this spot but I won't go back anytime soon.

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    3 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    1200 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604

    SWARMS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! That said, this place is my go-to whenever I'm in a new place and starving.

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    Very gluten friendly. They do what they can to avoid cross contamination. The only items on the menu that contain gluten are the wheat and white flour tortillas and one of the desserts. They have dedicated areas and tortilla maker for gluten free tortillas and keeping the food.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2016

    1351 S Providence Center Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720

    So nice to have so many choices!! I had the beef burrito with black beans and green chili sauce and loads of cheese! I am celiac and did not get sick...

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    1 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    1664 Thomas H Gallagher Way #120, Elko, NV 89801

    Not safe for celiac. I watched the cook make and handle the flour tortillas then chop and handle the chicken at the same time. He went back and forth from the chicken to the flour tortillas several times so I'm certain it's contaminated. Not going to risk that so I left without eating.

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    1 ratingOctober 09, 2016

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    The worker knew the protocol to change gloves however their knowledge of gluten free cross contamination ended there. The sauce spoons were smeared across flour tortillas and put back in the dish, cheese was taken off of flour tortillas and put back in dish and lettuce was placed on flour tortillas and then back in dish. Super bummed this was not a celiac friendly establishment.

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    3 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    1952 N 2000 W, Clinton, UT 84015

    The bigger lady who took my order made a big deal about having to change her gloves and rolled her eyes. She nodded to her coworkers like I was making her job harder. The food was good but I didn't appreciate the attitude.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soup
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday
Closed
Notes
We have worked diligently to remove wheat gluten from all our sauces, dressings, sauces 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 choices" 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 soup...which uses corn strips. And, we can easily make all burritos with corn tortillas, enchilada-style. Just ask!
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