Gluten Free at Costa Vida

250 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Tortillas, Tacos, Allergen List + 3 more

"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
1 week 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!

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Celiac
2 weeks 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.

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Celiac
2 weeks 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.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 month 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.

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1 month 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.

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Celiac
1 month 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.

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Celiac
2 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.

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2 months ago

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

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Celiac
2 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!

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Not celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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2 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!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
2 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.

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2 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 😍

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Celiac
3 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.

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Celiac
3 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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Celiac
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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 months ago

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

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Celiac
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Costa Vida is awesome!!! Seems like the entire restaurant is focused around Gluten Free. I eat here at least once a week. I’ve never been sick. Staff is knowledgeable about gluten. They are helpful & friendly. Best place for Celiacs.

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Celiac
6 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
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great experience as a first timer here. Staff changed into fresh gloves to avoid cross contamination and were very kind about guiding me through the many menu choices. My meal was delicious, fast, affordable, and I felt safe dining here. 👍

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
6 months ago

I love costa vida and their dedication to GF!

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Not celiac
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledge staff. They change gloves before prepping gluten free and all menu items gluten free except flour tortillas. Awesome! Update... 5th time in two months eating here. No cross contamination, continued vigilance with gluten free orders.

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Celiac
7 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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7 months ago

Have to give 5 stars. As soon as I came into the store and told them I needed gluten free the man who took my order washed his hands and changed gloves. He also was the only one who touched my food. I felt comfortable they did everything in their power to prevent cross contamination. A new regular spot for a gf family.

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Celiac
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They use the same tortilla press for their corn and wheat tortillas. No way that doesn’t have cross contamination and changing spoons in the same prep stuff that is already cross contimsted doesn’t work.

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Celiac
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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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8 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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8 months ago

Everything in the restaurant is gluten free, except the flour tortillas and the desserts (except the flan). When I tell them I’m gluten free, they change their gloves and treat my item carefully.

Gluten Free Features
  • Allergen List
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas
Categories
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
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They have TWO outdoor patios for dining as well as lots of indoor seating.
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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!!