Costa Vida

6 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
8093 West 159th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Top Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Still learning to manage my issue. The first time I went they didn’t understand my concern (language barrier) and didn’t change gloves, and I got sick. The second time I got a different person and I was more direct and they made a point of washing and changing gloves. I haven’t had an issue after the initial bad experience.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 days ago read full review

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The young lady working at the counter had no clue about allergies. She kept trying to put flower tortillas in our dishes when we specifically asked for corn. She had no understanding of cross contamination and started laughing when I said we were looking for a gluten free meal.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Super gluten friendly. Gave us the nutrition information sheet and made sure to show my child that they changed gloves. Aost everything was gluten free and in its own container so we felt no worries about cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 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
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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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Overall Rating

Review


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. My son loves their food and so do I. Make sure you voice your allergy so they will change their gloves.***update*** they no longer use tongs with the lettuce or cheese meaning there’s major cross contamination. Witnessed on nearly every occasion since the manager made our meals. I just skip the lettuce and cheese unless it’s a new container.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Changed gloves and were very conscientious

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered a sweet pork Baja bowl. Flour tortilla was found at the bottom after eating half of it. Very sick…

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?

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


SO SO AMAZING!!🥺🙌🏼 I told them i was celiac and the guy taking my order switched his gloves. He told all the workers and wouldn’t hand off my food to workers with contaminated gloves.

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

Overall Rating

Review


NOT gluten free and NOT safe for Celiac. Staff was totally clueless on what was gluten free. When questioned on their shared preparation surfaces and shared flat top, they tried to assure me that “…heat kills gluten”. Spoiler alert, it doesn’t.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They will change gloves and have chips, corn tortillas and condiments in the back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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


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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