Gluten Free at Costa Vida

210 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas, Tacos, Tortilla Chips + 4 more

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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Celiac
6 days 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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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

They are very good at accommodating Gluten Free. Be sure to tell them you need tour menu Gluten Free and the staff member will wash their hands and change their gloves and be the only staff member to touch your food.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

They are very good at accommodating Gluten Free. Be sure to tell them you need tour menu Gluten Free and the staff member will wash their hands and change their gloves and be the only staff member to touch your food.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Most items are gluten free! They prepare food with clean hands and gloves and use foil to keep from cross contamination.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Damn near everything on their menu is GF. Had the beef enchiladas with corn tortillas and they were awesome!

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Not celiac
4 weeks ago

Almost everything is gluten free. They change their gloves when I tell them I am gluten free.

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Celiac
1 month ago

Really great food. Only the flour tortillas are not gluten free. Everything on the menu can be made gluten free.

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Celiac
1 month ago

This place is awesome! I have yet to get sick from here but I am also not the most sensitive

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
3 months ago

I love costa vida and their dedication to GF!

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Not celiac
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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 months ago

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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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 months ago
Celiac friendly

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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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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

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5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
6 months ago

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
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
7 months ago

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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8 months ago

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
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
9 months ago

The staff do their best to accommodate request.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
10 months ago

The steak quesadillas are OH so good

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Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
11 months ago

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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11 months ago

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago

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

Gluten Free Features
  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soup
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Tortillas
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
They have TWO outdoor patios for dining as well as lots of indoor seating.
Lee's Summit, MO
Chipotle Raspberry Chicken Nachos with all the toppings on the side!!!
Small barbecue chicken salad with cilantro dressing. As always they were really good at taking care of my gluten-free request.
This is the sweet pork burrito and I opened it up so you could see what was inside.
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chicken salad!!