Costa Vida

2 recent ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Tacos, Tortillas
0% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1091 N Bluff St
St George, UT 84770

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Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not very

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered a gluten-free burrito and the server started to make a regular burrito. I clarified that I needed a gluten-free burrito and she told me they don't make them.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years 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

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • 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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Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Costa vida continues to impress. Smaller dining area than usual costa vidas but still amazing food like usual.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the sweet pork enchiladas with cilantro-lime rice and black beans. Delicious!! There are lots of choices, and almost everything is available GF. They are super-accommodating, and knowledgeable about cross-contamination. The woman assembling my order even changed her gloves without me asking and took some of my ingredients from a separate prep area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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LOVE! With so few restaurants making minimal (almost begrudging) GF choices available, it was a pleasure to find a restaurant that went above and beyond to make everything but the tortillas GF. I had a sweet pork salad w/corn tortilla. Amazing!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The staff there was so Incredibly amazing about changing gloves and ensuring the meal was gf. I love this place. With that said, Go for something other than the sweet pork, It was beyond too sweet for me. Great pick for lunch.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Can't say enough great things about the staff and their handling of our gluten free dinner. It was the first time I felt 100% confident in the staff's knowledge of GF protocol. Definitely stop in!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Loved loved LOVED this place! Not only is the food amazing but the girl there was so accommodating to my gluten free needs! I didn't even have to ask her to change her gloves, as soon as I said "I heard you have gluten free food here" she told me "yes let me changed gloves and wash my hands" she was so sweet I love gonna be my number 1 go to place wen I come to Utah!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is my local standby. Because I can always trust that the staff will accommodate me. I have been happy every time I have ordered.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I got glutened here a few months back and couldn't figure out why. Now they dust tortillas with flour so it is all in the air. They also do very little against cross contamination. Also management here is terrible, and there have been some very rude employees. I used to come here all the time but haven't been back since march.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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

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