100% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

8093 West 159th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago

We ate here recently. It’s set up like Chipotle, but the food tastes better. They said they can make anything gluten-free with a soft corn tortilla. I asked them to change their gloves. The chicken tastes fire-grilled and the rice was some of the best I’ve had anywhere! Neither my son or I got sick, so we were happy! (I’m not positive if the toppings come into contact with flour tortillas or not. That’s something to be aware of.) To melt the cheese, the staff puts the tortilla on aluminum foil on the grill. That’s a great way to do it! They make their tortillas fresh every day. Yum!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating to food allergies. Manager is very helpful when making your meal. He did a fantastic job of letting us know safe choices for us. Almost everything except the flour, wheat tortillas and a few desserts, is gluten free. My son is also dairy free and they accommodate his custom nacho order without hesitation. He loves their food and so do I. Make sure you voice your allergy so they will change their gloves.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Manager was very knowledgeable about celiac and food allergies. Immediately changed his gloves and led me through the choices that would work for me. I’m celiac and had no reaction. Can’t wait to go back! There’s an app with nutritional info outlining ingredients.

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


"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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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
4 days ago

Very gluten friendly. Its much like Chipotle except much more consistently trained for celiacs. Everything Gfree except tortillas. They always chg gloves and are careful. It's one of my standard spots.

Celiac
1 week ago

They are amazing! They wash their hands and change their gloves. It's the best gluten free restaurant I know!!

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

They’ve worked really hard over the last few years to get their entire menu gluten free except for the flour tortillas! Costa vidas allergen list on their website shows what is gluten and dairy free if you have concerns. The staff at this location, however, could use a bit of training regarding CC. They changed gloves when I asked, but then left it to another employee to continue taking my salad down the line. I had to stop them before touching with their contaminated gloves. Luckily, I had no issues and most locations are better about staying with your food through the line.I’ve actually been to this location a few times as it’s an easy go-to when I need to travel to Pocatello and haven’t had problems before.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Staff changed gloves down the line without being asked. The person who took my initial order was very knowledgeable and quick to tell me what was okay. I got the sweet pork salad and ordered it with everything on it, as well as chips and queso. Will definitely go back, it was heavenly.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free tortillas are kept separate in a sealed bag, only brought out when asked for. All toppings and fillings are gluten free, save for the regular and whole wheat tortillas, tres leches cake, and key lime tart. The workers gladly change gloves when you two them the order is gluten free, and I have never had a reaction (painfully celiac since 2017)

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

If you have Celiac, this Costa Vida is NOT SAFE! The guy did not wash his hands and put on fresh gloves tonight. He turned around and put a pair of gloves over his dirty pair.

4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I almost cried when our taco-maker asked if my son’s request for corn tortillas was a preference or an allergy. When she found out he has celiac disease, she washed her hands, changed her gloves and cooked his tacos on foil on the grill to avoid cross contamination. Wish they had one of these in Washington State! Thank you for a wonderful meal!!!

Celiac
4 weeks ago

Changed gloves, always good service

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

All staff washed hands and changed gloves. When passes to the next staff member they confirmed it was for celiac and then washed their hands. Very happy to do so!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Really yummy food and the staff was friendly and accommodating! Be sure to let them know you have an intolerance or celiac (I always say I have an allergy because people seem to take that most seriously). Staff changed gloves and offered to change utensils. Will definitely go back!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great place to stop at on the way through town. They’ve adjusted their menu so that everything is gluten free except for the flour tortillas. Immediately changed gloves at the mention of a gluten allergy and placed a lid on the salad when finished so that no one else would touch it (even though we were staying in). Very attentive, no issues.

1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Theresa is awesome. I’m in here at least once a month. Sometimes a lot more than that. She is always so careful and takes good care of me. Plus she’s almost always there. To date I’ve yet to get sick from here. I’m so grateful.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

They are very careful if you need gf. They change gloves, wash their hands, and I’ve had no cross contamination.

Celiac
2 months ago

My family comes here often since we live so close. My son has celiac and they are very knowledgeable with what items he can have they always wash their hands and change their gloves while making his.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not impressed. I’ve been there a few times and asked for gluten free. The staff did change their gloves but didn’t wash their hands or take any special care of my food. It seems like some employees do and some don’t know how sensitive someone can be. I don’t see employees communicate to each other that my dish is gluten free. My regular Costa Vida is Tooele and I’ve always been happy, never been sick but each time I visit West Jordan I am sick.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff are all so great, understanding and friendly! They make sure to do things safe and not let cross contamination. There’s a Costa in the town I live in but I always come to this one instead!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This place can, at best, be called gluten wise. But this is not gluten free, nor is it anywhere near celiac friendly. Staff uses spoons/ladles that are used for meats and beans and they rub them against the tortillas while making the tacos and burritos. There is no care for gluten free individuals.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

This was our go to place until I saw the employee take the rice spoon and spread the rice at the bottom of the tortilla touching the tortilla and then putting it back in the rice container. This location needs some extra training I've had to ask them to change their gloves every time and for a new container after they put a tortilla in it and then took it out and was expecting to use the same container.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

98% of the items on their menu can be made gluten free. They used a separate grill for my food, swapped their gloves, got new tongs and offered to put my food in a separate to go bag. Definitely celiac friendly.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I took my family here and ordered everything gluten free. They washed their hands and changed gloves, but didn’t change spoons. I watched the gal behind make the next order and saw that they touch the flour tortillas with the spoon every time they put something on it. Then they put the spoon back in, so everything is cross contaminated. Definitely not celiac safe.

Not celiac
3 months ago

Everything is gluten free except wheat and white tortilla supposedly. You can even ask for gluten free corn tortillas. I think it depends on who is behind the counter though because I have eaten there several times and been fine and once I got sick.

Celiac
3 months ago

The food here has good flavor and their gluten free options and process are better than most but I can't stand how messy their serving line is. Beans, rice, meats etc. are spilled all over the place and it looks like a tornado hit. I finally stopped going as I was disgusted at the cleanliness of their food prep/serving area.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

I was so impressed with this location when we usually go to Costa vida they just change their gloves, but this location the girl who took my order when I told her I had celiac she took her gloves off and washed her hands and arms up to her elbows. I appreciated the extra time and care she took and she went down the line and made our whole salad.

3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Everything is gf except the flour tortillas. Let them know when u order.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Got glutened a couple times here. Staff says everything is OK but definitely not.

Celiac
4 months ago

We went during a very busy dinner rush. I witnessed a lot of cross contamination. I asked the manager Corey if it would be possible for her to make my bowl using fresh food from the back and she did. It would not have been enough to change the spoons. It was nice that she gladly put in extra effort to keep me safe.

Celiac
4 months ago

When I told them my daughter had celiacs disease the First Lady took off a set of gloves(had 2 on), washed her surface, and pulled from the middle of the stack for her bowel. She informed everyone about her celiacs. The 2nd lady washed her hands to finish preparing her food! My daughter was so excited to be able to eat there considering she was diagnosed 5 days ago!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Staff was excellent. When I asked for a corn tortilla I was asked if it was for an allergy. After saying yes, he took off his gloves, washed his hands, put new gloves on, cleaned off the surface, and made my salad. He knew which options were safe and even had them bag mine in a different bag than my husbands. Excellent service for gluten intolerance.

Celiac
4 months ago

You can get anything on menu with corn tortilla. They changed their gloves. They were well educated staff.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Loved the food here and was reasonably priced. My wife was able to enjoy a number of items that were gluten free including their cinnamon tortillas. Well done costa vida!

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I let them know I have celiac and mine needed to be gluten free. First guy changed his gloves and asked if I wanted the gluten free tortillas. He then passed my food down the line where the rest of the team hadn't changed their gloves. They grabbed the tin with their gloves touching the inside. They then passed it down the line where the next person did the same. And again with the cashier. Needless to say I won't be going back there. I am tired of places claiming to have gluten friendly items, but have such poor training on how to handle the food appropriately. Eateries need to stop asking if its allergy or preference and treat them both the same because employees get lax on the way they handle the food. People will keep getting sick until the state requires more training for food handling.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff member will wash hands/change gloves and stay with your order from start to finish. They are very friendly and helpful.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Tasted fine but definitely was contaminated here. I had a very large gluten belly.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

They changed gloves when we told them my daughter had celiac.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

All costa vidas are gluten free. Just tell them gluten free- and they will be sure to do the corn tortillas

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

The food was good but I felt sick right afterwards. I would recommend watching the line more carefully and speaking up to make sure your food is prepared properly at the end of the line. The first server changed her gloves and washed her hands but I dont believe the second did. Update: I gave the food a second chance and ordered nachos again. The manager was serving at the front of the line and made sure my food was safe. No issues. I also noticed that he got chips from the back---something that did not happen last time. I believe those chips made the difference.

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

We have been here a dozen times already. Be clear that you can’t have cross contamination. They will change gloves, and we have never had issues.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have a lot of GF options. They wash their hands and change gloves with a smile. I haven’t been glutened there yet. Only concern is with cross contamination on the line. I bet they would get fresh ingredients off the line if I asked though.

Celiac
7 months ago

They did everything right except get fresh ingredients from a different container. No reaction though. The food is great. I highly recommend the sweet pork.

7 months ago

Love Costa Vida! Everything is Gluten Free except for the flour tortilla and the dessert.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have amazing food and we loved it! They can make everything on their menu GF except some desserts. Staff is very helpful. Definitely recommend!

Not celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

They take cross very contamination seriously, and the food and prices are great!

7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is always great. When I say I need gluten free they always go wash their hands and put on new gloves. They also make sure anyone who handles my food knows it’s GF. Never had a problem at a Costa Vida. I love that I can eat almost everything here and it’s yummy!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff always wash their hands, change their gloves, and ensure no cross contamination

Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

My son and I are both Celiac- we both got sick within 15 minutes of eating the 2 times we tried it. I even requested they wipe off their tortilla machine as they prepare both corn and wheat on the same equipment. No changes in our reactions. Some of their meats have a flour thickener so I was told to stick with steak.

7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Ate here all the time in Utah! “Gluten friendly” protocol means changed gloves, foil on the grill, new utensils, etc. highly recommend the sweet pork 😍

Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Gloves may change but the stone they make their tortillas on for gf is the same for their wheat flour ones. No way that is gluten free and for sensitive Celiacs I would not eat or gamble here.

Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was OK. Staff has some training regarding GF and allergen concerns but it's largely ceremonial. Yes, everyone changes their gloves the second you mention GF. It's a nice gesture. However, all ingredients are pulled from bins by hand, and the same press and comal are used for both corn and flour tortillas. I had a sweet pork bowl, and I did not get a reaction, but this is flirting with danger for me and I probably won't try them again.

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