Costa Vida

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas + 7 more
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

801 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702 Directions

(208) 429-4109
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Don’t even have corn tortillas, no idea of what gluten or cross contamination was. Avoid if you’re celiac.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    When asked, they changed gloves and carefully prepared my food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very clean and conscious about cross contamination!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    639 N Market Pl Dr, Centerville, UT 84014

    They take great care to avoid cross contamination! Love that I can eat here no problems

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    1060 UT-99, Fillmore, UT 84631

    Beware of cross contamination: I am the only gluten free person in my family. I watched them prepare my son's meal prior to mine. They touched all of the preparation utensils to his flour tortilla. I asked if it was possible for the meat and sauce for my meal to come from a different bin. They said yes, and got new sauce. Then they proceeded to get meet from the same that had previously been cross contaminated. Ironically, the whole time they prepared my food, they were super careful not to touch the serving utensils to the gf tortilla. Also, the gf tortilla was unusually thick and rubbery.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    There was some confusion over my gluten free order. The young man washed his hands and changed gloves then proceeded to make my order. He left it about half way through the line. Another young man first scooted the pans containing flour burritos then touched my salad as he scooted it down the line. When I pointed out that it was gluten free and he touched it he denied it. I told him I have celiac disease and could not eat it. Joe came to my rescue and washed his hands and put on gloves. He then proceeded to make my meal gluten free. I am not one to cause a scene but I do not want to become sick. Thanks to Joe for correcting my order

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    I love costa vida and their dedication to GF!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    9737 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2J, Canada

    Had the sweet pork enchiladas! They changed gloves, and made me feel taken care of. I'm not celiac but I appreciated the extra care. The tortilla is a bit thicker and on the dryer side so get saucy or your plastic knife will have a hard time. I will be back.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1091 N Bluff St, St George, UT 84770

    The worker changed gloves and washed their hands made me impressed, but I bought a sweet pork enchilada, and got black beans, with pinko. But 30 min later I started having really bad stomach problems. They said everything besides the flour tortillas are gluten free. But I think it was caused by cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    The tortilla stone is used for both wheat and corn tortilla so that is not gluten free but a definite CC for a celiac. Change gloves but not spoons so I didn’t eat there

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT!! I am not kidding when I say that this place is so good to my many allergies and I absolutely think everything here is yummy. They change their gloves and go get new bowls out. I love this place!!!! 🌮🥙

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Great food! Get the Baja bowl with grilled chicken and add your toppings. You walk in and tell them you have celiac disease and they immediately have the whole staff change their gloves. Food is great, no cross contamination and I didn’t get sick. Costa Vida, I love you!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    All of the sauces are gluten free and they have gluten free corn tortillas. You have to specify that you need a gluten free meal, but they are good to wash their hands and change their gloves for you.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    The young man there knew quite a bit about what was gf. I got the chicken nacho. I was able to put anything I wanted on it. After getting my drink I noticed they have Rice Cinnamon Milk (df) there! I’m gonna try it next time for sure! Very happy, will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1657 Skyline Dr, South Ogden, UT 84405

    This is one of the costa vida locations I do trust. I’ve gotten glutened at the several locations (including Riverdale) but I’ve never had a problem at this location. The owners of this location have celiacs in the family and I feel like they actually do get it. They always wash hands. Both my friend & I got sick from the Riverdale location two years ago so this is one of the few I go to .

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1621 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

    Fabulous - no cross contamination. They always change their gloves or will at least ask if it’s a glove change before serving their food. A lot of the staff will even take time to wash their hands (up to their elbows) before putting gloves back on. I always get a salad with corn tortillas. :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    I have eaten here a lot since moving to Tooele. This location, specifically, is my favorite. The staff is knowledgeable and well-trained on making gluten-free items. The manager is fantastic and usually takes care of my order herself. There’s even an employee with celiac who understands the ins-and-outs of being truly gluten-free. The same is true for most other Costa locations, but this one really stands out.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2430 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

    Completely celiac friendly.... the guy behind the counter immediately took off his gloves when I told him my daughter had celiac. Very knowledgeable and friendly! Perfect place for us to stop. Kid friendly!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    597 E 1000 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    I’ve eaten here twice and have been so impressed by their care over my food. They changed their gloves, washed their hands and made sure to follow my food all the way to the end of the line. I didn’t want to risk a corn tortilla though. So I can’t speak to those. But everything else was great and didn’t make me sick!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    I had a delicious burger, served on gluten free toast. Dedicated fryer for the fries. There is no dedicated kitchen space (our server warned us in advance) but I had no issues. Lots of gluten free options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    I love this place. It's my go to restaurant. I just let them know I'm gluten free. They wash their hands and change their gloves without any issues.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    This is a assemble up as you order Mexican place. While I was told by the staff who took my order they would isolate and change gloves, there was none of that, nor was the request passed down the line. I saw my order get contaminated before my eyes. I tried this place based on previous recommendations, but now having been there I do not see any way a celiac could get a contamination free order.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 months ago

    597 E 1000 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

    I've been to Costa Vida twice and both times and disappointed with there gluten-free awareness and lack of care. this last time the worker was unaware of gluten-free or protocol. so he asked the manager who was not much more aware. he did indicate the meats that were gluten free, but he in the workers we're not careful to keep the gluten items away from the gluten-free items. I don't think I will go there again. Chipotle is a better place to go for this type of food. they consistently know what they're doing and take great care.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    Wow very happy I stopped and ordered the nachos. The staff is extremely helpful & knowledgeable. I will definitely be back. Loved it. ❤️

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2955 N McCarran Blvd Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431

    We eat here almost on a weekly basis. Our daughter has Celiac and as long as you tell them you need gluten free, they will change their gloves, wash their hands and cook corn tortillas on the grill on foil and be careful going down the line. Some staff are more careful than others so watch them carefully if you go when they are really busy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    1197 N Main St, Tooele, UT 84074

    I try not to make things too complicated, So asked for a salad with a corn tortilla and the guy asked if it was gluten free. I said yes. He changed his gloves, wiped down the workspace, got my tin from 4/5 down the stack, and got a corn tortilla that was in a different location. He also used the rice and beans from further down the line away from the flour tortillas. In my opinion it was as celiac friendly as you could be when you flour tortillas on the menu.

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    1 rating
    6 months ago

    1060 UT-99, Fillmore, UT 84631

    I explained that I had Celiacs. I got there around lunch time and they did not have corn tortillas & did not even offer a timeline of when they would have anymore. They told me I could have a flour tortilla... very uneducated about Celiacs. VERY DISAPPOINTING

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    I used to never eat Costa Vida ever anywhere because it seemed like all of them made me sick anywhere every time. I don't know if they changed protocols to anything but for the past year or so all locations have done well. I haven't gotten sick and they all taste fantastic. I am not a big fan of the gf tortillas but that is just me. I usually get the salad with no tortillas at all and ask for extra chips/strips. Occasionally I'll eat the nachos as they are gf on their own. So for any of those who were like me and stayed very clear of them I would say give it a shot you may be able to add another eating out option to your small sad list 😂 😝

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    Staff is knowledgeable...everything I have come across with the exception of flour tortillas (obviously) is gluten free. Great tasting food!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    213 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    They change gloves all the way down the line every time I order. They do their best to make sure it’s gluten free. Great salads and quesadillas.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    This used to be my go-to place for lunch during the work day. Ate there several times for years without any problems. However, during the past year or so I've gotten sick every single time I've eaten there. I think where they were once vigilant to keep your order gluten free they aren't quite as careful any more. No dedicated GF area and they use the same spoons and tongs to dish the food onto your plate that they use to dish it on to flour tortillas. You WILL get cross contamination here. If you don't have Celiac you'll be fine, but if you do have Celiac go somewhere else if you don't want to be sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    One of wife's favorite places to eat, so I've eaten here many times. I have Celiacs and have never had a problem. Knowledgeable staff, if you tell them you have Celiacs, they'll change gloves, etc. Tasty food.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    1074 Harter Rd, Yuba City, CA 95993

    The staff do their best to accommodate request.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1309 N Main St, Logan, UT 84341

    I have celiac and this is one of the few places I can eat. They will wash their hands and put new gloves on. Very knowledgeable. Staff have been very well trained. Pretty much everything is gluten free except the flour tortilla. They also have dairy free options. I always order inside to be sure it stays 100% gluten free as I am so sensitive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    3340 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83646

    The steak quesadillas are OH so good

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

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

    Food is great! I’ve eaten at several locations for a couple years with no issues. This location changed their gloves and washed hands, so I’m not sure what happened, but I was very sick within two hours of eating at this location.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    9 months ago

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

    They don't have separate cheese or toppings at this location. Didn't get sick - but I couldn't have anything on my enchiladas but sauce. GO TO THE ONE BY SAN TAN MALL. The san tan location has a whole separate hood for allergy toppings so you have many more options.

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    115 Hwy 291, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    So I am finally accepting my allergy. I looked up another Mexican restaurant similar to this one and discovered that even the SALSA has gluten in it! The staff here was so accommodating for my allergy and changed their gloves. I learned that pretty much everything there (except the flour tortillas) is gluten free!!!! I’m so happy and so is my stomach!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    2955 N McCarran Blvd Suite 101, Sparks, NV 89431

    Amazing gluten free menu.Knowledge staff.Food is great.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

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

    The staff here was amazing. When I asked about gluten free the let me know what their stuff contained and help me enjoy a nice late lunch with my daughter! I will be going back for sure! Delicious food and all made from scratch (they proudly told me that today) I will definitely be going back!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    10 months ago

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    I go here frequently and they do change their gloves but cross contamination is a big issue. I have celiac disease but haven’t gotten sick yet. The one in Idaho Falls is a lot better.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    10 months ago

    485 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440

    cross contamination everywhere. we love Costa, but this location isn't safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    Apparently only 4 items on the menu at Costa Vida contain gluten! The employees at this location have been great to work with every time I have eaten here. I ask them to change their gloves because I have Celiac Disease and they are always polite and willing. I have eaten there multiple times since my diagnosis and have not had an issue yet. I normally order the nachos because I am unsure if they cook their corn tortillas on a separate surface than the flour.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    11 months ago

    3000 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

    I was grateful for the effort of washing and changing gloves, but I still got sick. Cross contamination all over the place. Saw wheat tortiallas draping into the toppings, same utinsels were used that touched the wheat tortillas. If they had seperate toppings used only on GF and its own area I'd come back all the time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    2376 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, UT 84790

    There are some possible chances for cross contamination, but the staff cared enough to pull a new bag of cheese for me and use only one hand for the other topping spoons, being careful not to touch gluten free stuff with that hand. Overall, this place could be scary if the staff weren't so great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    4309 W 27th Pl #102, Kennewick, WA 99338

    Lots of GF options and they washed hands and changed gloves. They were very careful with my food.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    334 23rd St, Ogden, UT 84401

    I loved this place but I saw a girl dump rice that she just had on a flour tortilla back into the thing of rice.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    9530 Feather Grass Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76177

    Website had info on what was safe, most of it was. Worker happily changed gloves and went slow to be careful and avoid cross contamination. Some said sauces were spicy but I didn't feel that way. They will give you a chip to try sauces before they put it on your food. So if you're worried about that, try them first. 7 year old celiac daughter was very happy and ate her veggie enchiladas up!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    3812 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT 84088

    Our 9 year old has celiac disease, ate at this location, and threw up a few hours later. The kitchen staff didn't seem to take it seriously when we asked for gluten-free due to celiac disease.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9 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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