Reviews of Costa Vida (Restaurant)

122 Tracker Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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Brittney Josoff

The food was good but they were out of guacamole amd sour cream. Sweet pork salad just wasn't the same without the guacamole

Steven Juracek

Costa Vida is simply the best restaurant of its kind! I would say they put their competition to shame but let's be honest, what competition? The food is all fresh and made right in front of you and I have never seen employees happier to be doing their jobs! I had a Raspberry Chicken Burrito which is one of the best burritos I have ever had. My girlfriend had Chicken Enchiladas which looked amazing. We shared a regular side of chips and queso which was enough to feed an army really. Cap that all off with the fact that they have bottomless Horchata. I was incredibly impressed with this amazing restaurant and I will definitely be back!

Nikko Murray

Fresh food for sure. Food is pricey. Great to have every other week.

John Albertson

I have worked in food service many years and saw several service and procedure issues as well as a lack of respect of employees for the customers they serve. Service was so slow I actually wondered if they forgot to finish my order . The …

Lindsay T

We are visiting from Hawaii and always like to find great restaurants. We love mexican food and found this gem. The lunchtime line was long so we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. My wife and I shared a small chicken salad and a side of chips snd salsa. We couldn’t finish the salad and had to take half of the chips and salsa with us. If we had a restaurant like this in Hawaii the lines would be out the door.

Justin Parker

Picked up some carne asada that was awesome. Solid prices with a great selection

Brent Good

Don't understand the attraction to this place. The food isn't very good. The only reason I go is because my Mom likes it and I try to do what makes her happy because you never know when you will regret not doing something nice for your Mom.

Tina Fontenot

Four stars because I’m sad

Christina Cox

The mango salsa is insany good and so is the sweet pork. I had the burrito, but think the tacos are the way to go. We will definitely be back. Better for take out than dine in, but nice patio.

Cyan Shawcroft

We've had hit and miss service at this location but tonight was the breaking point. We went through the drive through, which never ends well because they always mess something up. Tonight they gave us the wrong dressings which we …

Lina Mena

Food is very tasty! I had steak taco and shrimp. Both were delicious!!

emmerson cooper

Service is always amazing. Friendly staff. Line moves very fast. Food is delicious. Their burritos are to die for. Not too expensive. I only got positive things to say!! I really recommend it:)

Kerry Primm

I work in the US bank building next to Costa Vida. Don't bother with online orders, you will wait 3x longer than just standing in line. Just now is a perfect example. Online order received, please show up at 10:58 for your food! I show up at 11:05, when they ask my name they all look at each other in confusion. Then say we will make it now, people coming in behind me are paying and leaving, I could have went through the line 3 times. 18 minutes later I get my food, get back to my office, they forgot my guac that cost extra, they forgot my rice, ordering a &*$%# enchilada should not be this difficult.

Mary C

Always love coming here. They have great food, and you can customize your food (and portion size, btw!) and it is just amazing.

Valerie Hall

We love eating here and do more often than I should admit. The food is always so good and the employees are always friendly and nice. I like everything I’ve tried but the pork salad and chips and queso are my favorites!

Curt S

Good food at a reasonable price. Reason for 3 stars is because they are batting .000 on the drive thru accuracy. 0-6 to be exact. They need to get a better system in place to improve accuracy. We have gotten wrong meats, salads without salad dressing, regular quesadillas instead of kids, missing toppings, etc.

Gage Coprivnicar

So good. The nachos are great. $1.50 taco Tuesdays are great

Shawna St. Clair

These guys are either really awesome or just ok depending on the time of day you go and who is working. The food is usually good around rush times, but if you go during a lull it's almost like they forget to change the food out. But if you are looking for a quick bite of Mexican food they are pretty good.

Robert Lapham

Busy and food cold by the time we sat down to eat.

Dylan Gotesky

Closed at 3pm. Only a notice on the door. Looked forward to trying on our last day in Boise. Very disappointed.

Mickey Olsberg

Really good food. Highly recommend trying this place.

Colette Menlove

Good prices on good food on their app. Nice people.

Hayden Galler

This place is awesome! Food is fresh and has great flavor! The sweet pork tacos are fantastic, but can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. You must try this place!

Casey Kennington

I've tried a lot of salads in Downtown Boise, and this easily has the most nutritious, filling, and tasty salad (grilled chicken) for the best price. I eat here regularly.

Nick Plutt

My burrito bowl looked like a soup

Allyce Friant

So I normally love this place but we sent a coworker for our meals and 3 out of 4 of us got sick today. I know for my meal I got a spoonful of the main meat and only half of the normal black beans. Rather than full black beans and full pinto beans(replacing rice) idk what happened today, but I know the Draper location performs so that’s where I will be taking my business. I know I said this all happened today.when I say I normally love this place I was referencing Costa Vida as a whole. This location missed the mark. Please dear god DO NOT GIVE ME YOUR STUPID “”our goal is to serve amazing food and experiences to our guests... so sorry we failed you! We hope we get the opportunity to serve you again. Hope to sea you at the Coast!” Spend the time you do for those comments on fixing yourself. If you say the same thing to every customer willing to review, then maybe there is a common denominator. Instead of spending our time at the coast, most of us are probably gonna hit the Cafè.

Elizabeth Brite

Never been exciting portions are small overpriced but at least its sanitary

Megan Harris

Love this place. Great food!

Sandie Stafford

The food was served at a very Luke warm temperature which was illegal due to bacteria growth. The tiny shreds of cheese didn’t even melt. The corn shells were doughy. The help was even a bigger issue. I wish I would have know my …

Andrea Thermos

Thos was a nice find in Apple Valley. The food had great flavor and the service was outstanding!

Jerod Roberts

The food was amazing!! I had the Chile Verde burrito smothered and the wife had a Sweet Pork smothered burrito. Superb. Our first time definitely won't be our last time.

Tony Keife

Great food, fast service and friendly people.

jessica tena

Good food. Quick service. Loved it

Adam Torres

Great staff food could be better!

Jess Gaisford

I miss having a Costa Vida close by. Their sweet pork burrito is the best!

Samantha Leitz

Best fast casual Mexican. Everything is great, tacos, nachos, queso, etc. Only complaint is this is the only location in Minnesota.

Don Griner

This place is getting more and more stingy with their meat and salsa. It's so annoying

David Pruett

Better then Chipotle's and the staff has been very helpful!

Nick Stone

Love to get the Saturday special. Big full of goodness burrito for under 10$ with a drink is a meal for all but the biggest hunger. Helps that the food almost never tasted subpar either. Hope this chain expands to somewhere near me soon.

Sariah Southwick

Called ahead to see if they had gluten free options available, but found out when we arrived that it was only had a single corn tortilla. Everything seemed to be running really low and tasted like it had been sitting out for a while. Our meals were really skimpy compared to their other locations which have never disappointed.

Keely Torsak

These burritos are HUGE. And they're so tasty! Good service. They even have horchata in the drink selection and I love that. The flan was also really good, had better texture and flavour than most I've tried.

Samuel Shanley

Ken Reilly

Great food. Similar but better than other fresh mex restaurants. Sweet pork is my favorite.

Lynda Baker

Food was alright. Kind of pricey. Was disappointed that I was unable to download app for $4 off order. Two enchiladas, rice, beans and drink at fast food type restaurant was almost $12.00. Could go to a sit down restaurant with bottomless chips and salsa for that price. No plans to go back.

George Washington

Costa Vida staff made my taco shells right in front of me. I had a sweet pork taco with cheese, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole. Black beans and rice on the side. Amazing food!!! Great service. Clean and relaxing environment.

Christian J. Orwig

Some of the food options taste really good for the price. But there seems to be a lot of new untrained staff. They lost track of my order, and I waited 10 minutes after the cashier said he'd bring it to me when its ready. Had to remind them. Then whoever made the quesadilla did a piss poor job. Didnt even cut the thing. Very unimpressed with the service and food I received compared to previous visits.

Andrew Waite

Great Mexican food

Shannon Martinez

You're drive thru is useless if your workers don't listen to what is being said cuz they're too busy talking amongst each other. Didn't get anything close to my order. Glad I wasted $10 on a burrito I can't eat. No food for lunch and wasted money is what I always wanted. Thanks for trying tho.

Muriel Tilton

The four of us enjoyed our meals. The ingredients are all fresh and the tortillas are home made. Keep up the great work Costa Vida.

Dan Eckman

Place is usually busy. Food is great. Never really had anything bad there. Kids love it.

Ebonee Drumgo

Cheap with large portions! Very good!

Bobby Hissam

Always great service and good food.

Daniel Walser

A cut above the ordinary, but not the most memorable.

Shelly Knight

They make their own tortillas and they are amazing

Dawn Johnson

Fresh options. Better than Chipotle.

Renee Carden

Good food! Great service.

Alok Verma

Although a chain, this is the only outlet they have in the region. So much better than Chipotle, Baja Fresh and Qdoba. Enchiladas and smothered burritos are best and chicken and pork tastes fresher.

Natalie Davenport

Everything was is alittle loud!

Rakiah Polk

The food was pretty good, the set up was awesome.

Shannon Ballard

The food is Amazing but it totally sucks that it's closed on Saturdays!!

Failchildren Podcast

Go on Tuesday and get the sweet pork enchilada special, I swear you won't be disappointed

Khalea Allen

Love that they serve horchsta. Got desert- a horchsta and soda and 2 chocolate chip cookies. Only $8...

Halle Sandberg

Costa Vida We pulled up to the AF Costa Vida in the car and its in a nice location next to a few other restaurants without too much traffic. It shares a parking lot with a few other buildings so on busy nights there might not be enough parking, but we easily found a parking spot. They also have a drive-thru which is convenient for when you're on the go. We walked in and there wasn't too many people in there so there was plenty of room for us to sit down. I wouldn't recommend going here for a romantic date because there's no guarantee on who will be there, there could be noisy kids or rowdy teenagers, so for a casual date I would recommend but for romantic date I would say go somewhere else. We got in line and waited for about 2 minutes. The line was pretty short and moving fast. The menu was well organized so you could clearly see the wide selection that they had. We have gluten allergies in my family that limit places we can eat but they have a large selection of gluten free options unlike Cafe Rio. I decided to get a sweet pork salad. I watched them prepare it right in front of me which was nice because I could clearly see what they were putting in it and how it was being prepared. The employees were really nice and friendly. They made it really quickly. We sat down at a table they had just wiped off for us and started to eat. Each meal comes in its own container so they aren't reusing dishes and are also keeping it sanitary. I like that they left the salad dressing on the side because then you can decide how much you want on and its not too overpowering. The food was fresh and had really good flavors. The food can be a little expensive but its totally worth it for the great flavors. I liked it a lot and would definitely come here again.

Jennifer Desmarais

Huge, tasty portions

Matt Wolfe

Nice atmosphere. I had the special of the week, it was ok. Drink refills are free!

Janice Keating

I had the grilled chicken burrito. The burrito shell was made fresh right in front of me and so tasty! The chicken was flavorful and all the toppings were very fresh. Lots of choices to make my meal like I wanted. Very friendly young guy helped me. Left full and satisfied!

Mike Doruff

Nothing special here. Sweet pork salad was light on the pork and heavy on the lettuce spines and was $9. Doubt I will return.


3 stars just because they aren't open sundays

Andy Buboltz

The salad was amazing! I happened upon Costa Vida like many probably do, leaving the Target parking lot. The price seemed high but the portions where huge. In the drive thru, I asked what was recommend and got the most thorough breakdown of …

Sean Parrish

Excellent service and fast good food

Denise Curtis

Shrimp mango tacos are the best, though they take a long time to make.

Hanna Pagenkopf

Irene makes this experience above and beyond coming to any other Costa vita. Everytime I come and she is here it brightens my day and her happy smile brightens the whole area! The manager is absolutely amazing as well! This location is the best in the treasurer valley.

Andrea Blackham

Can't stop eating the Sweet Pork. The Queso is amazing.

Lisa Lerma

I go here once or twice a week. An the employees are awesome great food an great clean environment

D. Chris Howey


M'Kay Cauble

The guy who made my burrito was kind enough to genuinely ask me about my day. I just feel that sort of kindness goes a long way. The food was very good too!

Al Lilianstrom

Good food, reasonable prices, quick service

Matt Sweetnam

Large portions, average tasting. They do get you through the line pretty efficiently though and reasonably priced

Dan F

I really enjoy eating at Costa Vida. From the fresh homemade tortillas to the many options for entrees and sauces, everything tastes great. The flan is great too.

Donna Smith

The sweet pork is absolutely the best. Whenever we go there, I will always get the sweet pork. Their rewards program is pretty awesome too. Can't wait to go back.

Rachel Cowger

Love It!

Allen Simmons

Was a very busy day because of Pride Day, they still had our meals prepared fast with a lot of personal attentiveness and the food was excellent, we had the taco soup 2 thumbs up!!!

Tamara Giles

They need one in Mankato Mn

Cal Smith

Love their pulled pork salad.

Anonymously Anonymous

First time customer ordered the enchiladas good, but not warm at all after it went through the lil heating oven Was hard to eat cold especially I like it steaming hot you should see that it is hot Shredded beef good but not warm. Cilantro lime rice was also cold and no flavor of lime or cilantro and the rice was hard. Refried beans good flavor but cold. 3 star for nice friendly staff Cute clean place.

Ronald George

Food was excellent! But while we ate our meal there not one dirty table was cleaned (if someone came, got their food & wanted to dine in, they would only have had 1 or 2 tables to choose from .There were many empty tables but only 2 of them were clean-all the rest were dirty!

James Jackson

Always wonderful service and fantastic food, with a great reward system and app!

Buddy Shaw

Pretty good a little overpriced.

Meredith Masse

Guac is so fresh? Chips delicious. My grilled chicken Baja Bowl was PERFECT. OM. NOM.

Patrick Fase

Food is ok. I just ordered essentially the same as I do from Chipotle but no chips. What I normally pay $12ish for at Chipotle with chips I paid just under $19 without chips! Even the young girl at cashier thought it was too high for a bowl and a drink. A man working with her presumably a Manager said it was right. My sister and her family who I was with fed their family of 4 with drinks for $27?! The man stated Steak bowls were 11.99 and I checked after I left. They're 9.99 on the menu. I was grossly overcharged. Not going back unless they make it right Just ridiculous!

Chris Townsend

Overcharged me for their daily "special," and they were pretty tight on portions. Had similar experiences the last couple times I got the special here so I think I'll pass on this Costa.

Logan Arendt

Pretty good food! Similar to a Qdoba or Chipotle but has their own twist on things.

Jennifer Wright

The first time I ate here I didn't love it, but today I got the tacos with corn tortillas and they were very good. The black beans and rice were good too.


Great food, I customize my order by getting a shrimp nacho!

Dena Harris

In order for me to eat I had to wash off our table along with my friends. You should never be to busy to wash your tables. The people that just got ready to sit down had to do the same thing. Horrible customer service. This should never happen. Will I come back, not really sure.

Ben Doug

Taco salad. Rice? Requested steak, texture of boiled tires, flavor of old dried up leftovers, tough enough to break a decent metal knife. Lettuce brown and wilted. Guacamole tasted like plastic. No real salsa. What a waste of money and time. The general consensus is similar around the group of people who all attempted to eat this meal today. Taco trucks are better. Just about anything is better. Would not ever try again. Will not recommend. Yuck!

hailey weedman

The service was wonderful great food can’t wait to come back! Update I changed My scoring to three stars just for the fact that the next time we Went in they decided to charge us for every little thing extra rice, the ranch dressing, quaso and I get that some of those things to do cost extra money but to not be told that they cost extra and then to be charge for then was a little upsetting.

Kenny Song

Was my go to until my company moved offices. Great staff and great food!

Mani Dhawan

Awesome Mexican fast food. Specially the tortilla s were really fresh. Must visit once and do try Hoshita, special Mexican drink.


Fun muddafuggin staff and good food.

Shantel Tavoian

Just a heads up, time on here was wrong. It closes at 9:00pm. My group came in at 8:50 the workers were a little irritated with us. When the last member of our group went through, one of the workers vocally expressed her feelings that it was 9:15 and she wanted to go home. Not very professional of her...I understand that we came in just as they were closing but very unprofessional of her to yell at a customer. They rest of the workers were very nice, just that one put a bad taste in my mouth for this specific Costa Vida.

Liz White

My Mom's favourite burrito

Marissa Wickham

Definitely good, but is like Chipotle so

Becca Akerman

A little expensive and it can get backed up when ordering but food is great. Staff is relatively friendly and we love the horchata.

Vishwambhar Borde

Costa vida, im a big fan of food here,loved it

John Niendorf

Great food and gluten free friendly.

Traci Schonberg

Love the food here! They are very good if you or someone in your family is gluten free. They change their gloves, have special made tortillas, and all of their meats and sauces are gluten free. They can make any dish GF. They also have good kids meal selection. And I love their specialized drinks! Food is always hot, and they are very fast!

Kevin Huntsman

Very enjoyable unique flavor. Not the run-of-the-mill Mexican taste. Large portions too.

Taylor Grange

Literally my ALL time favorite place to eat in Boise! This place is the freaking BEST I will be a returning customer time and time again!

Texas Toast

Good food. Really good Horchata. And the Customer service is great.

Dio Cruz

I used Costa Vida for catering an event at the AF Academy. Manager Lisa McComarck was absolutely outstanding. She had me email her my order, rather than trying to take the order over the phone, which would have been painful. She was responsive with additional questions I had over email. On the day of the event (when time is of essence), they had all of the food ready by the time I was promised, and Lisa and her crew were extremely accommodating. More importantly, they got everyone's order right and the food was delicious. I'll definitely be using Costa Vida in the future for individual meals and for catering. Thanks Lisa & crew!

Tammy Asbury

Conveinent and fast

Mark Schneider

Its just plain scrumptious! They seem to be right all the time! One time on my bday the office ordered Costa Vida for everyone cause I like it so much. As I like to give my boss a hard time her order was the only one that was wrong....again...going along with the getting it right all the time theme! :)

George C

They are great.

Teresa Wyman

This is our familie's favorite fast casual Mexican food! The restaurant is always clean. The employees are always friendly. The service is always great! It is always the first choice when we are looking for Mexican food while we are out.


(Translated by Google) Very rich soup (Original) Muy rica la sopa

Nancy Mauser

Yum! Fresh and delicious! I have a new favorite place to visit!

Jessica Mastey

The food options are limited. The menu doesn't feature a vegetarian option (though you could probably cobble one together). They were out of queso an hour before closing and apparently didn't "feel like" making more. Despite my burrito (which was more like a supersized enchilada) being drowned in sauce inside and outside it was super dry. The chicken, rice, and beans contained within were flavorless. I got one of their pumpkin spice cookies which was actually quite enjoyable.

Brandon Bell

Pretty good

timothy stevens

It didn’t taste any better than it looks. I’ll stick with Chipotle...

Abigail Cage

Food is so good! Way better than chipotle or Qudoba. Seriously awesome! Loved the flavors and the service and the menu!!! Definitely going back.

corey thompson

Great place for a quick burrito

Nic Roth

Quick lunch that's a nice change of pace from other quick serve restaurants nearby.

Leane Chaffee

So good. When I asked for extra greens on my salad, they immediately added more!

Michael Carver Kirwan

Solid place for enchiladas and HUGE burritos

Jay Raines

Finally good fresh Mex in Chicago. These guys make the tortillas right in front of you. As a Western transplant to Chicago I've been craving these smothered burritos for the last 8 years. There is really no comparison. Thanks for coming to Chicago! Winters will be bearable! My Favorite... Chicken Burrito, Green Sauce, Enchilada style!

Ryan Cornia

It was ok. That's all I can say.

Sam Morrell

Awesome food, people, and atmosphere. New favorite place to grab a bite.


This is a tasty fresh Mexican Grill. Clean, family atmosphere. Reasonably priced with fresh food. Two people can dine here for under $20.

Cheese 333

It's like the middle ground between Chipotle and authentic Mexican. Fresh made tortillas, delicious proteins (steak is amazing and far better than Chipotle's), a variety of sauces, what's not to love? Enchiladas are great, tacos are great, burritos are great and quesadillas are amazing. Highly recommend giving this place a go. Next closest locations and Chicago and Missouri so I am thankful to have one nearby.

jerry hood

They use to much rice. And the spicy isn't hot, to much sweet.

Michelle Swenson

It was fresh and delicious. Just right size of portions. I highly recommend it .

breck Steele

Perfect for lunch! Worth the wait in line

Jennelle Johnson

Very fresh, tasty food. We will be back! More options than chipotle and very clean!

Frank Tomasetti

One of our go to places while we're shopping and out near the mall or in Ammon. Been going to this location and the other locations in Idaho Falls, never disappointed. Great prices, very nice quantity, friendly staff.

Mis Ladi

I am from out town and wanted to Mexican food. The food is so good! The service was amazing. Pancho was so awesome and extremely helpful.

Keri Beckman

I love the food here and the staff is always friendly

Jonathan Cagnacci

It doesn't matter what you order what you will find in your plate will be beans rice meat and cheese. So simple you can easy get bored while eating

Brandon Hults

I really enjoy the food here, especially the pork nachos. Was looking to get some tacos today with the taco Tuesday deal but found that they had closed an hour earlier than the time that was posted. Would've been nice to at least keep the drive through open.

Julia Mack

This is the BEST mexican food ever! I am not big on mexican food, but I can't get enough of this place. I wish they had more locations so I could eat there every day. Freshly made in front of you. You can choose whatever you want, please try the rasberry is sooo yummy! The staff is friendly. If you dine in then you can also enjoy there beautiful bubble sign. Mix it up! I would love to be the spokes person for this place because I LOVE IT!

Danielle McGriff

Food is always awesome

Jaime English

That food just sits there all day and then you get some old dried out stuff

Brice N

Great taste, great twist on New Mexican. On Sat night everyone on staff was super friendly.

Emily Cullimore

They were very quick to get us through the line. There were 3 cars ahead of us, and we were in and out within 10 minutes! Great job!!

Scott Thompson

Weirdly sweet meat. Not my favorite.

Austin McCollum

I was driving by just now and figured I'd like to stop and try Costa Vida. The service was super fast and friendly and my server let me try a few pieces of meat before I bought my meal. Very good and will recommend to my friends thanks! The steak is amazing!

Brandon Stallings

Every time I go in, one of the Ladies that works here yells HI FRIEND! what a cool thing! Oh and the food is great too


Great food! Nice ambiance. Will definitely go back.

Kevin Shane

Usually really busy during lunch like most places in the loop, but they have great food. Really big portion sizes for a reasonable price.

Piers Lamb

LOVE the sweet pork!!! Everything is fresh and amazing! Friendly staff and great atmosphere!

Sara D

Good food, fast service

Nabil Kaali

Great staff with smiles and delicious food! the entrees are well priced and ingredients are fresh.

Patrick McCormick

Better than Chipotle and a great place for lunch

Gayle Karr

Fresh healthy food. On order of Chipolte and Quidoba, where you put on your item what you want. Taste is totally its own but good! Key lime pie is to die for! An actual little pie!

Michael Claussen

Burrito was good, but the salsa and meat made it soggy.

Keith Breon

Food is delicious and you get plenty of it. A regular sized salad is large enough to feed two people. Not over priced.

The Social Family

We enjoy coming to this Costa visa just cause it is located downtown boise and good customer service

Sean Flaherty

All for service. If you want a place that will mess up your order 100% of the time, head over to Costa Vida. Thank goodness I live less than 2 miles away for the second trip to get it right. Great food... But this is getting ridiculous.

Greatidaho Fisherman

By far the best.

R Weed

The food here is excellent! Hector, the manager at this location, it's very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!!

Jorge Mendoza

After a stressful statistics class tonight, a classmate and I, decided to go get food. She convinced me to go to Kneaders. I have never been there but wasn’t feeling it because I have had Panera four times this week. We arrived at Kneaders and I told her that I would rather have Costa Vida for dinner. I convinced her to try Costa Vida. She has never eaten there. As we were looking at the menu, I turned over to an irate employee. I did not know she was the manager until after the situation. She was yelling at me stating that the person in front of me was the last customer (I was in the restaurant before him). I tried to speak but she kept interrupting me. She yelled we closed at nine and we are running out of food. I tried to say I was in the restaurant before nine but I was being interrupted. I also stated that google says they close at ten. I was told that someone keeps changing the time and to leave the establishment. I left humiliated. She did this in front of at least seven customers. I was flabbergasted by her actions. I went back in to ask for her name and she refused to give it to me. Another employee took it upon himself to kick me out. Told me to leave. There was another lady that was very sweet and her tone of voice was not out of line. She stated nicely for me to come back tomorrow. There were people laughing as I was walking out. I cannot confirm if the employees or the customers were laughing. Once out of the establishment I called to speak to the manager and to my surprise it was the same voice of the one yelling in the store. I asked her if she was the one yelling at customers. I told her she treated me very poorly. She blamed her actions on having two employees walk out and she was overwhelmed. I told her, that is no way to be treating a paying customer. She continued to argue with me over the phone, as I was asking for the store number and her first name. I have never been treated like that at any establishment. I didn’t do anything wrong. I literally walked in to spend my hard earned money, have dinner with a good friend, and be full of yummy food. We went back to Kneaders. They had amazing food and customer service. For nearly the same price but a better experience. My friend stated she will never recommend or try Costa Vida. We would’ve been perfectly fine with her stating “We are running out of ingredients. I apologize but we would love for you guys to come by tomorrow.” In a sincere and gentle tone of voice. She is clearly not fit to be a part of management. She also sets an example for her other employees. The other employee was just as unprofessional as her. Very poor experience and would rate this zero stars.

Ruth Schwendinger

Food is really good and they aim to please

Michael DeLio

Amazing Mexican food!

Arele Thompson

Loved the steak tacos I went twice in one week

Lance Moore

Still one of my favorite places to eat. Shredded pork enchiladas are the best

A Sanns

I love Costa Vida. I like Cafe Rio, but Costa Vida is better in my opinion

Ashlee Harrold

Another Chipotle copy

Claudia Ortivez

Love there food is great and and taste fresh and reasonable prices all around atmosphere is fun for family enjoy being their food

Marvin Frandsen

Love the shrimp tacos with mango salsa.

Melissa Johnson

I am always disappointed when I go there. It just isn't good. I'll stick with Cafe Rio.

Lindsay Lopez

Paid the extra to have a steak burrito to find no meat in it whatsoever. Kind of lost faith in this place...guess it’s back to Cafe Rio I go.

susan latting

I love this place fresh healthy food

Kealey Smith

Love love love this place!!! They are so yummy and the service is always five stars. They have the best of the best staff. Came in yesterday and was in a hurry and my order was wrong through drive through. I came in today and just let them …

Kris Bishop

Great service, great food

Travis Chapman

Love Costa Vida. I would eat there every day if I could. We walk all the way across the loop to go and there's nowhere else I've done that for.

marissa wagoner

I am very very disappointed with this location. The first time we went there I had ordered a grilled steak salad with the ranch sauce and a large Sprite. When I got my order they had given me a steak salad with that horrible vinegar sauce and had forgotten my drink. I went back and asked for my drink and they gave me a tiny kids cup when my receipt clearly showed I paid over 2 dollars for a large. I understand people make mistakes it happenes so I decided to give if a try again today and I ordered the same thing, a steak salad with the ranch sauce. Instead I got a grilled chicken so I paid extra for something I did not receive. I had gone in the drive through and there were plenty of cars behind me and I had 2 screaming toddlers in the back so it would have been more of a hassle to get after them to fix yet another mistake. I will just stick with cafe Rio from now on and would advise others the same.

Waheedah Ameenah Giles


Sean Ansolabehere

Soooo good! I’d say better than both chipotle and qdoba in food and service.

cherish jane

It's always such a good restaurant! Is one of my favorites

Chris Barr

The salads are good. Decent alternative to Chipotle.

Jada’s Vlogs

The food was amazing!! The workers are super sweet and listen and serve you well.

James Lee

It was good.

S. King

Super friendly staff. Went here for my first time and got a chicken burrito. It was good but kind of plain the way it was offered. I'm use to places like chipotle that you get a little bit of everything in the burrito. Here they put rice, beans, and meat. The rest was on the side. Anyways food was ok. Nice location and staff

Go Rickey

Bruno and his staff are amazing. Always friendly and great customer service. Oh, and the food is fresh and fantastic! Keep up the great work.

Tom Ericksen

Great food. Clean restaurant. Fast service. Gluten free options!

Jennifer B

Food is great! Affordable and good quality. Usually the staff is quick and easygoing, but sometimes they just don't get how to rush in a quality controlled way.

Chris Meyers

Love the pork green chile . . best I've had since leaving Colorado!

Ashley Stephenson

ALL of the staff they have on duty during their lunch hours (specifically 2pm) Is amazing. EACH of them was so kind to the customers, kind to each other kept the line informed and moving quickly I was honestly so impressed. That team deserves a bonus. They are phenomenal. I will be going back especially during the lunch rush.

Angie Belzer

Sweet pork salad with tomatillo ranch dressing is to die for!

Travis Cook

Good food and clearly a big focus on customer service. The new app is easy to use and gives you discounts and coupons

Loretta Pompeii

burrito is enormous... 2 can eat it and be full. sweet burrito is fresh.and delicious. we are regulars. price is reasonable. good people watching location.

Adam Smith

Great new location, food was really good.

Larry Hampton

Great option for when we want a quick, fresh meal that agrees with our rather strict diet. The staff is friendly and prices are good.

Christopher Kaczmarski

Larger portions that Chipotle, but still amazing food. A new favorite!

Ernie Davis

Awesome food! Very fresh and quick! Had the sweet pork burrito!

Samir Muranjan

A good alternative to Chipotle. They have certain things that the bigger chain does not have. Like shrimp, mango salsa. What really made the difference for me is the fresh made flour tortillas and the available soft corn tortillas. Certainly did not disappoint and we had a hearty meal for a reasonable price.

Brat L

I always get the vegetarian salad so my opinion is only limited to that, but it is always so fresh and tasty and the employees are very fast even when they are extremely busy. Love it here.

Natalee Secrist

We love this location. Great food and customer service.

Nimesh Tripathi

Made fresh tortillas right in front of me and it tasted delicious

Kimberly Brewster

Great gluten free options, and the queso is the best!

laura lee

First time eating there. Love the service and food!

Matt Feldman

This place is very well run. Employees are working hard and it’s well kept and clean. Food tasted great and even though they were busy, the line went fast.

Victoria Pacheco

I love it delicious reminds me of eating places in california. The steak is the best. Staff is good but some younger ones are a little bit rude and very slow. Otherwise i would recomend this to everyone

Thomas Kroll

The sweet pork is a unique flavor, its very good

Scott Tomlinson

Long line, but it went fast! Good meal as usual.

Robert Goes

Good place for a quick sweet pork enchilada. Their sauce is very sugary, which may not be for everyone, but I love it. Be sure to check their daily specials if you want to save a buck.

Seth Baringer

One of my favorite places to stop in for a delicious lunch. Top notch service and staff. I highly recommend the sweet pork nachos.

Brian Ward

The sweet pork and tres leches are wonderful, especially for the price

Jhaldir Wilson

Quick service. Large portions. Great place to grab lunch!

Brice Hartvigsen

The food was delicious! The staff was awesome and super fast! We'll be back soon!

Kevin J. Baxter

Good food, fresh tortillas, hot food, and they have jarritos.

katy Na

Usually a great place. I usually call and order a pick up on my way home. Tonight I was disappointedin so many ways. Since I know they are usually grreat I did the 3 stars.

Jeff Keith

Build your own with fresh ingredients including a home made tortilla made in front of you.

Kevin Wallett

Very much like chipotle but the burritos are huge here and they smoother them. Very good food. And some really good horchata.

Lissette Castillo

The food is amazing and fresh!!! Friendly staff and very clean!!!

Michael Schwalen

Chipotle-style fast casual, tasty

Spencer Chamberlain

Excellent Food and service. The crew members and manager there are always so kind and genuine.

Nikki Steiber

They are incredible and make sure it's just right and delicious

Mark Riddle

The food was good but the staff was overwhelmed at lunch time. They were training folks during the rush. Our order got messed up and we were over charged. The manager found us and made it right. We will try it again closer to home.


As a picky vegetarian - I must say I really enjoyed my salad bowl! Tasted fresh, had lots of flavor, huge portion and the tomatillo ranch was delicious.

Jacquelyn Sailor

We love Costa vida. This was our first time to this location. The worker was really friendly, the restaurant was clean, and our food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Justin Scott

Costa Vida has decent food, but not great. Everything would be way better if the meats weren't consistently over cooked and dried out (specifically the steak and grilled chicken). Unfortunately, it's been this way every time our family has eaten there so I think we're done trying it.

Dominic Clause

Definitely not anything special. Seems a lot like a Chipotle except more expensive, not as good, and smaller portions. A person in my party got a Baja Bowl (which is small to begin with) and asked for guacamole (which is extra) and the person who was making her bowl have her one scoop and was done! How exactly is that enough to be in an entire bowl! I got a burrito which wasn’t bad but they do not put the lettuce inside they put on the side. Yet the lady is who made my burrito was very polite and understanding.

Jay Gaumer

The most disappointing meal ever. We walked in to a less than enthusiastic service staff. I couldn't see or taste difference in the flour versus corn tortillas. The refried beans were soup. And all three of us experienced gastric distress after this incredibly less than mediocre meal. We will not go back.

Brandon Lowe

Good prices, great food! Fast service! Pork burritos and cilantro ranch dressing is superb.

Larren Covert

Amazing food and flavors. Quick service. Very clean and wonderful place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.

Holly Walund

I LOVE Costa Vida. Best smothered burritos! I usually treat myself to it once a month and on one occasion, I ordered ahead so I could rush off to a meeting after picking it up. Unbeknownst to me at the time, there was some snafu with the online order so I ended having to wait quite awhile before getting my food and running behind getting back to the office. I submitted my experience to the website and was contacted personally by the manager within an hour and a half. She apologized for the wait, explained what has happened and demonstrated a genuinely positive customer service experience. Thank you to the staff and general manager for being great!

Harry Martin

I live next to this restaurant, so I've tried everything on the menu . Food us always fresh ,and the costumer service is great.

Catrina Ross

Love the veggies tacos & burritos. Pretty much everything is good on the menu

Nora Campagna

Very good place to eat lunch.I'll be back!!

Faust Belarmino

The service was quick and food was tasty!! I had the steak salad, my wife had the sweet pork burrito, and we got a chicken quesadilla for our kids. The food was cooked properly, presentation looked great, and food was warm. The place was also kept clean! Great location and great food!

trevor warren

Being downtown it fills up fast. Got there at noon and line to the door. Only took 10 minutes and I was walking out. As always great food.

Denise Ridley

Food was delicious. Not authentic but acceptable for Americans


Great place! Way better than the other places around town with the same model.

Sheri Hunter

Good food! Great customer service!


Love the employees and the food!


Fresh take on Mexican food. Not the same ole taco and burrito.

Teghan Larsen

Terrible service and flavorless food. Would never eat there again

Tonia Gunn

Never disappoints with anything I order!

Wenwen Zhang

Another choice of lunch

Rachel Price

My brother brought me here to enlighten me. I will be bringing my friends/family here with me

Matt McEiver

Little over priced, but it's quality! Their queso is actually notable! Not typically a queso fan, but theirs is kinda unique! A little spicy and for lack of a better term, has a certain rich gameyness that is very unique for a queso!

Jerry Schrank

Fast service and fresh food with a great variety of choices. Yummy!

Josh Mauer

Very good!!! Took the whole office to lunch and we all enjoyed the food and services. Ask for more chicken for high protein and they did not disappoint!

Devale Watson

Delicious. It's like Chipotle without the e-coli outbreaks

Allan Boese

Good portion sizes. They kind of rush you thru the line if they are busy!

Amy L. Roesler

Baja bowls were very good, but Skip the tortilla soup.

Amanda Copeland

Good for quick service. Tortillas are fantastic! Fresh made. Does get quite busy around lunchtime. Go early.

Matthew Nelson

I've been enjoying Costa Vida's Lee's Summit, MO, location for several years. I work in Overland Park, KS, and was thrilled when Costa Vida opened this location in 2018. The food always tastes fresh and is quickly made to order; the customer service is second to none. Daily specials let you sample the menu (burritos, tacos, baja bowls, salads) and include a drink.

Elka Nelson

Mary Castillo

Just simply delicious Mexican fresh!!!

Amy Brown

Great fast and friendly food and service. This place is always clean. Employees are super friendly too.

Natalie Pushkin

Quick, delish and the staff are very friendly. Definitely recommend!


Great service and great food!

Ben Ferguson

I wish we had this restaurant in my home town. I was very impressed with the food here. You pick a base meal from a menu and then customize it as you move through the bar. It reminded me of how subway works, but this is much better. They make their tortillas fresh and all of the ingredients seemed high quality. You get a lot of food for what you pay for. The people who prepared my meal were friendly and professional.

Simon Billinge

Good food and friendly staff. Limited kids menu

Trevor Anderson

Delicious food, great staff. This one is often compared to Cafe Rio but I find the flavors to be much more interesting.

Jess Olson

Pleasantly surprised by the number of shrimp in my Baja Bowl! And, of course, it was also delicious

ashley dixon

Very busy but good food, great customer service.

Stephany Landis

The girl that was helping was kind but then a gentleman took over and was super rude and transactional. I won't be back for a while.


Very clean restaurant with great food i highly recommend this place

Jared Stull

Excellent food and a great location!

Zach Springer

Good food. I love going here for lunch.

David Odom

Fresh take on Mexican burrito bowl a bit soupier than most but flavors and service were good.


chicken burritos were great. sweet bbq pork is way too sweet. so reconmend getting the chicken. very comparable to Chipotle.

Ismael Moustafa

Good Chipotle alternative with a faster line

Karyn S

Great food, great catering service

Stiles Micaiah

They are FAST and have the best Mexican food I've had since I left Tennessee (nothing beats that one place in Lafayette)

Angela Stone

I always like this place. It's fresh and has great flavor. I like that every time I do a survey on the receipt I get a free slice of delicious key lime pie. While basically all options are the same thing there is enough variety that the whole family gets something they like. I always get a salad and am never disappointed.


Their pork burrito is so sweet and yummy. Some of the best local food in my area.

Kim Elggren

I love the food from Costa Vida. My favorite is the pork salad! Their service was quick and friendly. It’s definitely one of my favorite places to eat and its family friendly.

Jaklyn Medsker

Not any different than every other place like it. Good food it just doesn't have much flavor. It tastes like rinsed off lettuce with flavorless meat. It's nice and fresh tasting but that's it.

Brian Mead

Great deal if you download the app and use the 4 dollars off

Ian Campbell

Quality food all in all. Very similar to Cafe Rio. It I like Cafe Rio better. Their hot sauce here is not that hot. The horchata was watered down as hell. The meal was very filling but I mostly ate it for the fact I was hungry. It was not the best tasting and definitely not worth the money I paid. Not saying it's horrible but it was good. The seating is squishy when it gets busy (lunch time) and the chairs are not comfortable. There is a cool lit up water tank and the staff was very kind.

Tiffany O

Such a great place. The general manager, Mr.Ruiz was working today. He was very courteous and professional, and truly seemed like the backbone to the place. The food was delicious, but we loved the professionalism and happy demeanor of the employees.

Addie Murray

Food was hot and fresh. Service was friendly m only downfall is the parking situation downtown for this location.

Rob Whiteside

All in all great! Wish there was one on the powers corridor.

yobrolilbill Plays

Great fast service and extremely friendly staff

Kimberly Phillips

Clean, fast, good taco salads. Love the cilantro lime dressing

Nathan Egan

Nice New Building Location Awesome food. I recommend the Sweet Pork Burrito. I also recommend you ask for their house ranch. I think their sweet pork Burrito & other food is better than Cafe Rio. Warning, the place gets busy with Hillcrest High School kids during their lunch hour around 12:40-1:30pm.

Rishi Krishnan

The burritos are good(but not exceptional) and reasonably priced. Friendly staff. The bathed in sauce option is definitely a unique and welcome twist.

Trisha A

Great chicken burritos!

Gerardo Andrés López

Delicious food!

Mark Tuggle

Excellent food

A. R. McInelly

I like to be acknowledged when getting food, Costa vida lost my business. Cafe rio is better anyways.

Molly Gudjenov

We always love the food! Unfortunately, when we went to grab dinner at about 8:45, the employees had already locked the door and were cleaning up. They aren't supposed to close till 9:30. Still great food, just disappointed.

Mike McDow

Not bad for "fast food" and the Horchata is excellent. Not the cleanest place though, so consider using the drive through.

Cailey Ririe

This was my first time going to Costa Vida in years. I was never a fan before but I think this trip changed my mind. We ordered the steak salad. I love how they don’t Nickel and dime you like other restaurants. I am so glad we gave Costa a try!

Scott Blumell

I am excited that this just opened up! I've been to this place in a few different states and in Canada. Every one I have been too had been amazing and this one is no exception. I recommend everyone go here! If your getting anything here it's all great! Even better if you get their sweet pork!

Melinda Vaughn

Good food, but don't order through their drive through. They constantly mess up my order. And they charge for salsa on your nachos. I don't like their pico, so I'd like to be able to get salsa instead for my nachos. I don't pay extra for it on my burrito, so I don't understand why I have to pay more to have it on my nachos.

Julia Colvin

Service was fine, but OVERPRICED, totally unauthentic, and nothing special about the freshness and taste of food; wasted $15 on just a burrito and pop.

Kyle Diller

Food is always good and fresh.

Angelo Spagnola

Good tacos

Emily Pedron

Always have a great time talking with the staff and their green chili is too good to be true

Tracy K Searles

The rating is for the employees. They were wonderful. Food was fresh. Was very hot. They cooled it down.

Lindsay Gallegos

Good food and staff. The only reason I gave 4 is because the restroom was pretty dirty but other than that the environment is cool and clean.

Shelby Bahr

I love the kids meals at Costa! Such a good deal and my kid gobbles it all up! Plus the drive thru gives me a healthy fast-food option.

Edna Hill

Very good food and very friendly

Megan Berg

It was our first time here and I think it is my new favorite place. The menu was great and the portions.

Blake Taylor

Good food at decent prices.

Erika Jackson

I rarely ever regret going to Costa vida. I think it's a great kids meal deal and I love anything with that pork in it. Also the medium sauce is my favorite. Not spicy, just delicious.

Michael Anderson

So tasty, so affordable. Bomb digs!

Nathan Scanlon

Always great service and friendly staff. The food is always amazing. It's all made fresh and at least mostly from scratch. Way better than other similar places (Chipotle, Adobe, etc) with some really unique items - try the steak nachos, they're amazing!

Jill Williams

Food is awesome! Service in ammon is horrible I think I have only been treated nicely 1 time in the 30 times I have been there.

Mike Brashier

Portions were nice sized. The service was excellent, however, the food was not to my taste. If you were thinking "a new spin on Chipotle," you might be on to something, but the food here was way to sweet. We had the pork nachos, chicken burrito, side of chips and salsa (which was the only thing not sweet) and a kids chicken enchalada.

Noah Barker

Great place to eat on your own, with a date or with family.

Jan Bowman

I was very disappointed. I ordered a chicken bowl like I normally get at Q'Dobas, just a chicken bowl. The ingredients didn't even fill the bowl to the rim. The queso and guac was $1.50 extra, so it cost me $10.50. What a RIP OFF!!

Leon Dorado

They have great food and very friendly staff. The food portions are massive! I love how they smother their burrito's in sauce and cheese. I also got guac with my grilled chicken burrito which made it taste even better. The place is nice and reminds me of a Moe's. Good luck with parking since it's downtown.

Baron Grantham

My wife and I love this place. Wish there was closer parking, but it's worth the walk. Good prices, nice people, efficient food.

Ashley Adams

Awesome quick food. Lots of options. Tasty and fresh. Good for an easy lunch.

Lawana Draper

Always get what you order,and very good flavors

galan fowler

Not very good chewy tortilla sweet pork too sweet dissatisfied

Sandra Moran

Worst "Mexican"food I've ever had!

Haris Khan

This is one place I like to eat when I'm hungry. Not only do they give you enough food to fill your stomach, it's also very good too. It's a little more expensive than chipotle, but it's a little different from chipotle too. I love eating here and I think it's worth the money. Would recommend to anyone.

Andy Schornack

Took me some time to find my favorite, but it's always been good.

Mike Dresser

super slow drive thru. pricey for the quality

Roxie Sanders

Great food!

Erik Ekstrom

Great location. Good food.

Ketoma Foodie

Great place for a quick bite, service and food is always great! I love the grilled steak salad with queso, guacamole, fajita veggies, and sour cream!

Zack Tucker

Quick, Simple, and good

Paige Smith

Love the Costa Vida chicken salad! The homemade tortillas are the best part!

Josh Sartori

Great food, lunch line moves quick

Grandmaster Oh

Amazing food and service! It's so much better than Chipotle, and found a new favorite Mexican place in town. All of the workers at this restraunt is very friendly. Love their tortillas, it's very fresh and tasty.

Bruce Simpson

Reminds me of Baja Fresh, I'll be back!

Cory Wright

Mexicans don't eat sweet meat.

Jason Adams

Food is great! Loyalty program is top notch. 5 stars if more spicy.

Crime Cannibal

Better than chipotle

Lee Graham

This in no way is meant to be negative, my review was based on food alone, since I got a to go order, And did not experience how the customer service is when sitting down.

Nancy Lyn Hoffman

Always a wait but food is great.

Sergey Sagan

Delicious, reasonably priced, and nice sized portions.

Sabin Vevig

Can't go wrong with Costa

M Kiguta

Great food at a reasonable price. Check it out. You will not regret it.

Brenda H

Very accomandating when I needed them to change gloves to make my gluten free meal!

Mackenzie Monteith

Typically, I don’t like Mexican food but the hospitable staff make it so good! It’s one of my favorite places to eat now. The staff is remarkable, Carley always makes my day. I will be coming in more.

melanie hansen

Their food is always delicious!

Fiyaz Khan

Great alternative to Chipotle, higher price point but the tortilla is fresh and the meats taste better. Sauces are generally very mild though.

Rachel Gaudreau

We love Costa Vida! We are even using them for our wedding food! Try the nachos with the queso!

Chantel Rhondeau

Great for gluten allergy sufferers. Super good staff. When we ordered corn, they immediately asked if we had a gluten allergy. All members washed their hands and changed gloves before touching our plates. Neither of us are sick tonight! …

Jessica Paisley

The pulled pork burritos are amazing!

Chris Jensen

Really like this place. Food is great and the eating area is clean and brightly decorated. Good back-up option for when you want to eat out but don't want to go far or want the hassle of waiting.

Evan Leach

Always a crowd pleaser at our house

Ioannis Bacouros

Excellent service, food.

Angela Frey

This place is like a chipotle setup but WAY BETTER! Customize your own way. Lots of sauces and meat choices. Burritos are HUGE! wish they had these in Florida! Loved it!

Shaun Reinert

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Before last night, I'd never heard of this place before, but my brother, who works nearby was all "man, you're gonna love this place" and he was right.

christopher coleman

Amazing food and the manager is a good man

Calvan Johnson

Great tasting Mexican-inspired food, at a reasonable price! Easy accessible location is visible from the main road, with plenty of space for parking, and interior of restaurant is very clean and modern. With huge burritos and big salads, this is an excellent choice for casual family or business outings

Cynthia Harris

Very good, fresh, quality food and cuisine overall. Service is good as well, and the variety of soft drinks is decent, as-to-be expected. Fresh ingredients are what make this establishment worth visiting.

Vijaya Saradhi P

Good fast service. Food is ok, not authentic n great

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Daniel Johnson

Very fresh, yummy, good service

Rodolfo Pinheiro

Kinda pricy for the size of the entrée, the food is good though. Not very spicy as Mexican food normally is if you don't ask for a sauce. The cupom they send by mail doesn't work for the online ordering.

brad simmons

Great food

Ricky Coppi

Three words. BBQ sweet pork

Timothy Gomm

Always loved Costa vida, but this time the service was pretty bad.... It took a while and the heater must have been pretty low because our cheese didn't melt.... But, like I said before we love Costa vida, but the service was pretty bad at this location.

Nitin Mamillapally

Like the trees leeches dessert here :)

james dennis

AMAZING!!! loved the MANGO SALSA !!!!! I got a Regular sized Chicken Salad and it was very flavorful didnt really have to use any of the dressing provided. HUGE PORTIONS !!!!! i will be going back there GREAT PLACE TO EAT and VERY CLEAN AND COLORFUL DECOR. LOVE IT !!!!!

Kody Clegg

Costa vida is the best restraunt SOS

Dustin Vaughn

Nice alternative to chipotle. Horchada flows like a river.

Cheryl Mendiola

Fresh with large portions, friendly service, no lines (yet) and great location. I couldn't get the app to download. The food is super yummy and teenager approved!

Zachary Shelley

Solid tex mex with unique flavors.

Richard Suted

Amazing prices, food, and very personable workers

Tomasz Samczynski

Just great food

Nicole’ Stockdale

Great food, little bit of a wait but worth it.

Scottie Johansen

We love this place it is fresh no greese

Sweet Love Films

I will forever love costa vida. So good, quick, easy, and cheap

Zander Sawyer

Standard Costa vida. However they have messed up my order a few times.

Shaun Wood

Better than Chipotle across the street. Give these guys a try! Burritos are delicious!

Brooke Schimmel

We made sure to call ahead on New Years eve, we were told that the normal store hours would be honored (closing at 9pm). After planning to come to downtown hours earlier than we would have liked just to eat at Costa Vida, we walked up around 8 to find out they closed an hour earlier than we were told. Very disappointing, we ended up having to walk all the way to the other side of downtown for better service.

Samuel Kirk

Wonderful food and great people working! Great price! Get some fat boy!!

Action! 95 Flicks

Great service, delicious food! Amazing prices for the quality!

Morty Prisament

Casual Mexican restaurant on Main in Boise.. fresh tortillas good prices.

Douglas Brown

It's definitely a step above Taco Bell or any of your fast food Mexican restaurants. I prefer Cafe Rio. Costa Vida is still a freshman alternative. Definitely worth the money. If you're into Americanized Mexican it's good.

Joe Keller

Mexican-ish fast food (don't think taco bell, this is much better). Pretty good portions, flavor and reasonably priced. Cafeteria style service, servers are helpful, patient and friendly. All the ambience you expect from a fast food restaurant...

Pete Bekos

Monday special - chicken salad buritto bowl. Price is fair and its really filling plus you get a free drink. They have good horchata here too

Jessica Nielson

Fast and friendly service

Graeme W

eh its ok

Marina Huber

Good food, friendly staff and fast service. Place was clean.

Dennis Ostrander

Fresh change of place from the Qdoba and Chipotle chains. Good food and atmosphere.

Joe Duea

Raspberry Chicken Salad is my favorite. It's a nice twist on"fast" food.

Robert Wilson

Wife and I stopped to try it, food look pretty good, Just was not for us.

Sara Lutz

They got my order right. The food was still warm after I brought it home. They got us through the line as quickly as they could, despite the dinner hour. No complaints. Cafe style Mexican food. Not authentic but tasty. Way above Taco Bell.

Josh McCubbin

Great food, nice interior, friendly employees, and the only negative is how slow the line is but the quality of the food nullifies that negative so overall a great experience.

Thom Nelson

First time eating at Costa Vida. I had the small sweet pork salad. It had a great flavor was was more than enough for a well balanced meal. The available additions to the saled was great. I got to personalize my entre. 4 stars because the tables were a little dirty. Could have been the after effects of a busy Thursday afternoon. I will go again sometime and if my experience is good and the tables are clean then I'll give 5 stars.

Spencer Smith

Love their fresh thick pillowy tortillas and authentic Mexican cuisine.

BK Kalmoe

Diff take on burrito similar to Chipotle. Food was tasty, price was maybe slighy higher than Chipotle but would go back!

Steve Werenicz

Great, friendly service & GREAT FOOD!!

Barrett Villiers

The new location is awesome! Service was fast & quick as expected. Food was fresh, tasty, and flavorful. We'll definitely be back!

Tyler Kirkwood

Fresh tortillas and sauces make this place. Better than Chipotle & Qdoba, buy maybe a tad bit less healthy.

Tiffany Birch

Food is always delicious. I could never pass up a grilled steak burrito from Costa Vida. The drive through line is pretty long but the food is still fresh and made to order.

Kristie R

Love their salad.

Gregory Short

I have never been disappointed, it is just really good food with a company with really good employees.

Jay Gahary

Decent Mexican food. Sort of like Chipotle, however, they have sweet pulled pork and a Tex-Mex marinated chicken that's pretty different. Definitely worth a try

Michelle Hermann

This is such a great place!!! Food is awesome! Service is great! There is a really friendly lady who is always so cheerful!

Kristopher Benitez

I didn't love it, but you might. It's a customizable burrito, sure, but definitely more of a fork and knife experience than a handheld one. Loosely wrapped and smothered in sauces. The fixings are individually pretty tasty, but once combined I found the texture soft, wet, and strange... The flavors are good, and the freshness is nice, but ultimately, it's just not my kind of burrito.

Kylie Hancock

Soooooo effing tasty!!!!!

Latisha Moening

I was not impressed personally. I dislike cilantro and found it disappointing that’s the only rice option. My food was not horrible , but I personally wasn’t very happy with my meal... I got two enchiladas since I was sharing with my two year old daughter; she loved it. My husband enjoyed his meal as well.

Wheelys Boise

Yummy eats and who doesn't love horchata on tap? I highly recommend the jalapeño honey salsa.

Kenneth King

First time trying Costs Vida. Had Sweeet pork nachos. They layer the chips, cheese, pork and more chips. Fantastic taste.

Krystalee Archibald

Super friendly staff. I always thought Costa Vida was indistinguishable from Cafe Rio, but Cafe Rio might have a slight edge, not entirely sure though, both are great.

Joseph Pruett

I have celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. I wish this restaurant was a little better at helping me find something to eat.

Alexander Vallar

Costa Vida is a pleasant addition to the "fast food" market. Everytime I've eaten here the food has tasted fresh, unlike other fast food Hispanic restaurants! The staff at this location were young, but they all were very respectful and diligent workers. Costa Vida has my stamp of approval!

Night Stalker

#vegetarianfriendly food is not bad at all. And they gave decent horchata! Not a five star because their meat is so so :)

Chad Reynolds

Service was great and the food was awesome. Did the grilled chicken burrito enchilada style and it was great. Everyone was super cordial and will be back again. Wished they participated in Samsung pay but other than that it was awesome!

Nheneme Amadikwu

They sure do know how to make a steak salad.

Jon Prevo

We weren't overwhelmed. Better than Taco Bell and twice as expensive.

Ryan Mason

Very quick, friendly employees, good food what else do you need.... Good friends.

Rita Lensing

What an amazing new place to get great food!Prices are fair for portion sizes. My daughter introduced me to their salads this summer and I'm always pleased by the fresh ingredients and can't wait to try other menu items soon! The staff is fast and friendly!

Kieley Senior

Awesome nachos! And their sweet pork is really yummy

William Hobbs

Their construction of nachos is the most amazing construction witnessed since the Panama canal.

Brian Wright

I love Costa Vida, but I'm puzzled why a Mexican "fast food" establishment closes so early? We arrived at about 8:30 and the place was quite busy. The doors got locked at 9pm while we were still inside finishing our meal with plenty of …

Amy Miller

Favorite is the sweet pork salad with tomatillo ranch dressing. Yummy! Also, key lime flan...delish! Nice to have a drive thru. at this location.

Jordan Binkley

Absolutely love this place. I wish I could say I have tried everything but I can’t stop eating those sweet pork nachos and tacos. Salads are also really good if you want to mix it up a little. Staff is great and always in a cheerful mood.

Lisa Behlke

The food was good, but in my opinion not as good as the two restaurants this one is likely competing with. Also the staff behind the counter was hurried, dismissive, and seemed annoyed by the customers. Not the most welcoming atmosphere.

heather devilliers

The food was absolutely delicious, and the staff was very clean and friendly. Plus when I mentioned that I was pregnant, the gentleman making my salad added a little extra chicken for the baby since I'm "eating for two". I'm a huge fan of this location.

Rodney Baker

Far superior to Chipotle.

Julie Edwards

So good and fast Nacos are my favorite

Mark Jones

Costa Vida is great at accommodating those with gluten allergies. They even change gloves before preparing gluten free meals to avoid cross contamination. This seems extreme unless you have a gluten allergy. A big thanks to Costa Vida. You're awesome!

Chandra Woods

The sweet pork salad was very delicious! I know it tells me its sweet pork bbn in the name, but I was delightfully surprised at the sweet taste!


Costa vida has a gluten free options for there entire menu. Just tell them you have a allergy and they take care of it. Great place if you have a gluten allergy.

Craig Hanni

Love this place!

Emelda Gonzalez

I love the food and great service

Edward Still

Fresh food, delicious! A great option to other like restaurants. Love the sweet pork menu items! Family friendly and always clean.

Jared Baker

They are one of the best chains around. Fresh food and friendly atmosphere!

Rachael Zeller

Yummy and quick

Celia Walters

Love their tortillas and they are gluten free!!!

Dave Earle

We ate outside and the table was dirty. Otherwise, the grilled chicken burrito was palatable, nothing special.

Stephanie Lilly

Food is always fresh and they staff is very friendly and helpful.

Brett Bostrom

Some very good dishes w/quality ingredients. Great alternative to Chipotle. In fact, I haven't been back to Chipotle since Costa Vida opened their doors several months ago. I've tried most of the entrees, and haven't been disappointed by any of them. Especially love the sweet pulled pork.

Jacob Shavlik

Gotta have the sweet pork smothered burrito. Favorite lunch spot during the work week, but the line really backs up around noon. Get here around 11 if you can help it.

Amy Willard

Trash was overflowing, tables needed cleaning, they were out of small beverage lids, beans were under cooked.

Kyle Smith

Great food and fast service!

Michael Melloy

Home of the delicious smothered burrito. Variety of sauces. I like the sweet pork as a meat filling. Try the cinnamon and sugar dessert tortillas.

Jordan Bauer

Pulled pork tacos are amazing!

Matty Jones

Cheap, tasty, and fast! What's not to like? The rewards program is very generous too.

Beatriz Contreras

I was a bit skeptical on this spot at first since the food is similar to Chipotle and as well is it usually popular during the lunch hour. The food at this spot is really filling and very flavorful a good deal for the price.

Brian Hunt

If you like overly sweet and sour Mexican that tastes nothing like Northern mexican food you will probably like this place. If you are actually looking for palatable Mexican food you can't do much worse that Costa Vida. Dishes are generally 3/4 rice and beans so you feel like you got your money's worth carrying the heavy tins. Most of the main dishes taste like pure sugar and have little to no spice.

CJ Scott

I LOVED this place!! Delicious food and extremely friendly staff. Going to this restaurant changed my bad mood into a very happy mood. I am returning asap!

Jeffrey Prudent

Good service better food.

Tom Dixon

First time at Costa Vida. Enjoyed the food. Enjoyed the nice clean restaurant. Enjoyed talking to the bossman that was cleaning tables and checking in with the customers. That's real hands on management! Price / value felt right on. Definitely planning return trips!

Rory Walker

Great food,good sized portions. Raspberry chicken was YUMMY!

Rich Hill

Mistook this for a different place sorry! Food was okay not the greatest but it wasn't bad.

Drew Carter

Worth skipping. Absolutely nothing unique or interesting here. Way over-priced.

Natalie Rasmussen

Long wait to get through lines and then very limited seating once you get through.

chris lietz

Tried this 'fast casual' place for the first time. They are going for Baja/coast feeling, but that would entail seafood and there isn't any to be found... Positives include fresh made tortillas, generous portions, baking cheese on each order, and the service. Not so positives include bland meat (chicken in this case), and beans that were ridiculously soupy - it was just black bean liquid.

Angelique Webb

Has really good food! A bit pricey, but still good

Nathanial Pearson

Good food, but expensive!

Daniel Ceballos

The flavor in the food is unmatched compared to anywhere else. The sweet pork burrito is definitely a must when you eat here. The staff make the place even better to eat at they’re always nice and curtious to everyone.

Tyson Brinkerhoff

It is great! I think that Costa Rica is slightly overrated. The burritos are amazing though! I love how they have the dish of the day, making it so you can get an amazing bargain off of something that is usually suite expensive. The staff is alright. Their drinking options are excellent. The horchata is very good and overall I enjoyed it quite a bit really the only thing to complain about is the cleanliness and the staff.

Colin Johnson

Costa Vida is my FAVORITE! I’ve eaten it many times out West and was sad when we moved here and they didn’t have one. And they opened one last year and I cried with joy. The sweet pork nachos are amazing, that queso!! I mean everything is …

David Escalante

The green enchiladas with pork are delish!

Ryan Cummings

It was yummy and they didn't mind us coming in 10 minutes before closing.

Lindsay Beavers

Love this place! The tortillas are homemade and chewy and delicious. The sweet pork burrito is awesome, as well as the raspberry chicken. All the ingredients taste fresh. Definitely recommend this restaurant!!

Alex James

Eduardo is the man. Always giving generous serving sizes. Feel like family here.


Great tacos

Tr D

Takeout was difficult using online. Food was very spicy and not packaged as ordered.

Rebecca Duchild

Sweet pork burrito is AMAZING! So is the queso! Cravable food!

Jeff Thompson

Good quality food. Served fast. Price is fair.

Dustin Erickson

One word would describe my experience with Costa Vida and that is bland. I saw all of the positive reviews and had high hopes. My fiance and I both had shredded beef enchiladas and they were very tasteless and pretty cold. I got a side of rice and it was a ridiculously sized sauce cup with about 2 spoonfuls of mediocre rice. The very bland chicken tortilla soup serving size is laughable for $4.99 and had 2 small strips of chicken in the whole bowl. The queso was truly the only thing I enjoyed. Not sure what everyone finds so great here. Truly confused.

Natalie Johnson

Always have amazing food here!

Lawrence Wilson

Food was fresh and tasty. Ice tea dispenser only produced hot water, so ended up paying for water.

John Allen

Employees and manager are very nice and the restaurant is clean. I don't agree with other reviewers that the food is either authentic or cheaply priced. The tortillas tend to be doughy. Overall I find the food bland.

Giggle Box

Fresh! Great food! Great atmosphere!

Marie Coughlan

The sweet pork burrito was delicious. The only downfall (slight) is that it was very busy and chaotic. They made my burrito but by the time we got through the salads that were in front of me in line, they had given my burrito to someone else. Upside they fixed me another very quickly. Nice and clean, hot and fresh.

Curtis Aljets

I received an abundance of excellent Mexican food at a reasonable price. I only ate half of my order and still was stuffed.

Jessica Foster

Great food. Nice staff. I love coming here and getting the chile verde burrito or the beef burrito with red enchilada sauce. Yum! Also the tres leches cake is my favorite.

Jamie Olenchak Arold

Excellent food and great service. Dine inside, or on their outdoor patio. Or drive thru if you are in the go. Great food for a great price.

Janessa McNeill

I love their sweet pork burrito! I have been trying it with mild and medium sauces, and today the line server asked if I wanted to be adventurous. It was Friday after all! I said sure, and he did mild, medium AND queso sauces. It was freaking delicious!!! Loved it!

Mark Williams

Love it. Best value for fresh mex.

Matt Napierkowski

The staff here are always friendly and quick. Costa Vida serves great tasting, fresh food.

Adrianne Elliott

Super yummy, affordable food!

mary smith

Always delicious. Reasonably priced and a good place to come eat as a family, especially if you have little ones

Alene Crystal

We had a great time and the food was delicious

Tina Criswell

Great place for a good fresh burrito!! And at a good price!

Linda Smith

Very good.


Went here for lunch. I got the Shredded beef nachos. They were very good. I will have to go back and try their horchata.

Nirdesh Patel

Great fresh food

maria noblemanhun hun

Food was flavorfully. I got full just after a few bites.

Susan Phoenix

This was my 1st time going, everything tasted great, little on the expensive side, I would say.

Chris Armas

Food was bland, they just threw everyone on top. Just a knock off Chipotle. I won't be coming back.

Banning Stuckey

I wanted Mexican and ended up with this Chipotle rip off... FYI I don't like Chipotle either.

Mark Steigleder

Excellent food and good size portions.

Brian Johnson

The good; Food was great. Staff was helpfull and friendly. Lots of food options. Daily specials are nice. This is the 2nd time i have been here in 2 days. The bad; tables could be cleaned more offten

Anubrat Prasai

Good place to try some mexican food. They have fantastic burritos. I would definitely recommend trying it. The quality is really good too, given the food prices. If you are deciding between Costa Vida and Chipotle, really you shouldn't be. This is much better. I can't speaj for the authenticity but the taste to fantastic. The customer service could be better though. The wait can be a little long sometimes.

somesh velupalli

Great food . Felt like a better version of chipotle.. Their burritos are one if the best ever had and decent portions as well

Samantha Manuel

Up charging nearly a dollar for salsa and ranch on the side is not necessary given that your a la carte prices exceed competitors in the area. Surely it won't affect your bottom line but you can plan on losing a few dozen customers from my office because of this.

Scott C

Phenomenal food. Great daily specials like sweet pork enchiladas. Flan by far the best I've ever had. Gets busy at lunch so aim for early or post-lunch.

Jeri Selensky

This was really great food and customer service. Our kids did not like it, but my husband and I think it's quite yummy. We love their buy one get one free special when they run it and their homeade tortillas are to die for. You can't beat that deal.

Space Raanger

Friendly staff. 1st time here and will definitely return but just wish prices were on par with chipotle. Posted a picture of my burrito on my snap story and a lot of my friends were asking where I got the amazing burrito from. Appeal A+ Taste A+

Mitch Ryder

Amazing!!! Downloaded the app and got $4 off the first meal. My buddy sent me his invite code and I got free horchata and the food was great! If you wish Chiptole made wet burritos, then this is the place!

lokito wally 503

I had a chicken burrito that was really good, the horchata was also delicious


They have large portions for a great price. The hot sauce isn't actually hot.

William Clemens

Nice fast casual Mexican food. Great lunch place.


Small portions. Didn't taste too fresh.

Jeff DeWitt

Steak Nachos were good, price a little more than expected but not to expensive

Shaquail Clark-Dance

Best Mexican chain fast food ever hands down . ! I love this place and come here often . The staff is very nice

Zach Webser

Better than Qudoba

Teresa Miller

Very good except the food could have been hotter

D Lincoln

Love their food. Super yummy!

John Bonney

It says online (both here and on Yelp and on the front door of the restaurant) that it is open until 8 PM on weekdays... Well, we came at 6 PM on a Friday, and they are definitely not open. Very annoying.

Adam Smith

My new favorite reasonably priced Mexican Restaurant. Sorry Qdoba, Chipotle and Baja Fresh! This place is much better!

Michael Grande

Really good food and service too.

Dan Kahl

Fresh ingredients. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Great food.

Rexford Louth

Great food at a good price!!! Worth a drive.

Jennifer Brosset

Me and 3 of my co workers came here for lunch expecting Mexican flavored food. We each got something off the menu I got the bowl my coworkers got the burrito, nachos and tacos.... everything was bland we even added all the salsa and toppings we could. We spent a good amount of money and did not get what we paid for. Even one could cook this at there house for half the price. Do not waste your money here just got to taco bell the food is better there anyways.

Ron Fields

First time here and I'll definitely return. The food and service were both really good.

Erik Knutson

Good place to get a quick bite.

Don Timm

A good place to eat with good food and good prices

Mckenzie Fullmer

Didn’t even deserve a one star, not sure if they changed management when moving over and got all new employees but these people are the definition of bad service. My COMPANY decided to order lunch for all its employees, out of everywhere we all agreed on costa vida because normally, the food is amazing and the service is quick. I put in my order at 11:50am online and was told it would be ready by 12:41pm. I got there at 1:05pm and they hadn’t even started the order. I waited for an hour while they got it all together, then they had the audacity to hand me the bags without the lids fully on, no utensils, no napkins, nothing. Did I also mention how I asked for enough limes for the 10 plus people we ordered for and they gave me three? THREE LIMES. After I got back to the office I called to let them know and all I got out of there manager was a chuckle and “well that’s not our responsibility to make sure you grab forks” ITS THE PRINCIPAL YOU UNKNOWLEDGEABLE, ARROGANT SWINE. I’m disappointed. You work at a FAST FOOD chain. You had ONE job. If you hate it that much where you have to disrespect your customers and disregard their concerns, then quit your job!

Jason S

Visited this place with high hopes. Thinking it was the ‘Baja Fresh’ of Colorado. Hoping it was fresh quality Mexican food turned out to be asking a bit much. Instead it was grossly large chopped onions, stale ingredients, enormously salted chips, and pinto beans that had the consistency of popcorn. The staff did seem very nice, but with mostly young men shouting at each other and running amuck - it was no wonder why the food was lack-luster. Full disclosure; we did dine-in late at night, and maybe got the tail-end of the experience. Unfortunately I would not return to this place based on our experience. It was no wonder they have an award on the wall that says something to the fact of ‘MOST IMPROVED RESTAURANT’ - I didn’t think that was a good thing?

V Nayar

It was ok. Not my first choice for Mexican fast food.

Theresa Melander

I live their different food choices and their daily deals.

Kevin Cederquist

Very clean and friendly, and as with any Costa Vida, the food was awesome.

Kelsie Housley

Always fast service and great food!

amanda mickelsen

Excellent food, excellent service every time!!

Peter Halloran

I got the steak tacos which were great. I also like how efficient and clean the place is.

Jennifer Dye

I Love the food.

Steven Long

Maybe I expected more due to all the hype on opening week, but wasn't amazed. Food was pretty good, but over priced. I had the fajita tacos, which you get two small tacos for $10 plus a buck more for guac, and didn't see much of a difference from Chipotle ( I think Chipotle has better rice). The interior was nice and the staff was friendly, but with so many other Mexican places close, I don't think I'll be rushing back.

Brandon Shaw

More and better options than similar chains. Friendly staff

Melissa Hanson

Love this place and the honey habanero sauce.

Steve N

OK place. Good food for fast food.


Nachos were delicious. The cheese they put on it is fabulous. Just moved here from ATL.

Mandee Olinger

The food was great, but my take out order was not complete. They didn't get one of the meals we ordered. It's so good we will still try again!

Jordan Abrams

I could live here I like the food so much. The sweet pork burrito is arguably the best food option in town. Lines are dreadful. It's like waiting for a new movie and sleeping in a tent to get good tickets. You won't regret it but don't go if you're in a hurry.

Matt Smith

Ordered for carryout. I got a chicken baja bowl. Chicken tasted like it was the "stereotypical" food truck meat. Rice was quite tasty, the ability to mix and match was similar to Chipotle. Seemed "cleaner" - food didn't sit and bog you down like it does at Chipotle. Maybe it was a bit less in terms of quantity? Regardless, it was quite tasty and would be one of the top places to eat for some Mexican for lunch or dinner. I wouldn't drive 30 min just to dine there, but if it's on the list of potential spots, it'll be at the top.

Danielle Branham

Tyson delivered amazing customer service and served food that we will definitely be coming back for!

Robert Kretchmer

Went here for the first time. I ordered the shredded beef burrito. It was great and I got everything on it that I wanted. Will definitely be back.

David Hard

The only reason this place is even getting 2 stars is because the food was decent the staff,well it said laid back, you're right they're so lay back they had to pick who was going to be put out enough to help me. They are very rude!! half the time I go there and cant seem to get my order right, don't use the drive-through.

Kellie Krahn

I highly recommend Costa Vida for Celiacs and GF individuals. Everything is Gluten free besides some desserts and the Flour tortillas. When I went there earlier today I asked for a corn tortilla and immediately the lady asked if it was a preference or an allergy. When I said it was an allergy she immediately washed her hands, replaced her gloves, and alerted the staff around her. I am extremely impressed, especially since they took such good care even when busy. I only wish I could remember the young women's name, so I could praise her.

Laura Gelder

Great food, great service. I love how they have a drive through

Sheila Stanczyk

Like that there's a drive thru!

James McGrane

Food was good except the tortilla for my burrito was gummy in texture, like it hadn't been cooked long enough. Counter people either couldn't hear or just don't pay close attention to what customers are saying. They try, but it is loud in there and they push people through the line to quickly in my opinion.

Jackson Rhoton

Good food for a good price

Kira Allred

There was a big communication issue with the employees. One we talked to said 10-15 min for steak and the other girl on line sounded rude as she told the guy who was gathering a bigger order for someone that it was 1 hour for steak and made it sound like his fault the order was taken even though it sounded like nobody informed him it was a wait at all. But food was good, attitude not so good.

Anjan Patel

Great taste

Mig Mej

Pretty good. Long lines at lunch time but they move fairly quickly.

Diana Hartle

Like a fresh Chipotle, wonderful ingredients and great atmosphere.


Amazing food!!! Great service the employees are outstanding!!! Thank You CV

Cary Brimson

Friendly employees and really good food. Love the raspberry chicken enchilada.

Brett Parkinson

Amazing pork salad, the Tres Leches is unreal!

Dave Smith

Great food. Quick service. They get busy around noon, but keep the line moving fairly well.

Steven Courtney

Costa Vida rock! This place is awesome!



Good food, confusing menu, messy eating area

Ryan Fronk

Visited during a less-than-busy time but still was rushed through the line. They got our order mixed up with the guy behind us, started working on his salad thinking it was mine while my food burned on the skillet behind. Probably the worst quesadilla I've had since I last tried to make them. Chips were good though. Saved it from being 1-star.

Deborah Farrell

Great food and fast..much fresher than the typical " fast food" and good prices...if you like Mexican style food and you've never been here..... Go

Izaac C

Wow. Just awfull. My bowl was not a bowl. It was a soup. Might be the worst thing I have ever put into my mouth. I stole some soda in a water cup because they stole $9.63 from me with their "food". Please dont come here ever. If I could give it 0 stars I would.

Brian Krech

Really good food, very messy to eat, but they give you a convenient tin bowl to eat it out of. Dough is made fresh in front of you, and then grilled. Cant wait to go back!

Liann T

Love the salad, they have amazing dressing! Also love the tres leches cake

Rupesh Kumar

Yummy mexcian food joint. I tired shrimp taco with mango salsa.. it was delicious

Tyler Posegate

Really good food. Clean and fast. The staff is nice and friendly

Nelson Bowen

Always high quality food and service is great. I'm very pick about cleanliness and Costa Very is always clean. Much appreciated!

Holly Wukowitch

This place is tasty. My husband and I love the bowls and salads.

Alison Pulham

They are so friendly, get your food fast, and are really good about making sure they make it to your specifications. I love getting their sweet pork nachos with all the fixings on the side.

Naomi Ockerman

Absolutely love the food Personally my favorite is the smothered sweet pork burrito with the medium sauce and adding pico, mango salsa and jalapenos and also adding hot sauce so yummy

Elizabeth Hipolito

The food made me sick.

Thaddeus Jones

A better chipolte

Nathan Holden

Good good. Okay service. Loud place. Not cheap.

Alex PC Tech

I never has food like this no flavor at all. I try the the steak with rice and i can not eat my food. Save your money and try others places.

Jason Rohde

Mexican food for your inner gringo

Konnor Stringham

Love this costa vida. Always fresh and clean and great service

donna fivealike

Always fresh, always delicious!

Caleb Gibson

Not typical Mexican. The sweet pork and sweet sauce are pretty good, though. Lunch special is different every day, but it's a good deal.

todd schafer

Good food. Some of the meats are a little too sweet for me.


Good food. Hard working staff.

Julie Hartley

Just ok

Matt Krawczyk

Used to frequent a lot, but after this experience will not be returning. Portions were significantly smaller than before. Chicken was rubbery and I bit on a piece of bone.

Roman Kononenko

Better than Chipotle. Full stop.

Adelaide Adair

I am genuinely impressed! The ladies that serves me work exceptionally perfect! They were kind friendly and nice to talk to on top of that they took care of me and my order. Such a fresh new experience from Costa Vida. Thank you ladies!

P Campbell

Terrific food, bright cheery interior, friendly staff - Chipotle watch out!

G Party

The guacamole is fresh. The food is fresh.

Sandrea Butler

The food was great and the staff were freindly

Liquid Valium

Place gets better every time I go

TinCanGoat McClellin

The best thing about this location are the two women who work at the very first part of the line. One is making the tortillas and the other is the first to talk to the customers. If you've been here, you know them. Always friendly and always asking good questions that show they actually care about your answer. The next best thing is the food. Sweet pork is hard to resist. And the queso and chips are the bomb. The only thing I don't care for is the manager guy who nickles and dimes you to death for a side ranch. I just ordered 13$ worth of food and he'll stress over an over-priced (.75) ounce of ranch. smh But go for the food and to say hi to the first to employees. They're awesome and there all the time during the week lunch rush.

Mike Monson

Awesome burritos

Vinamra Swaroop

This is the best chain restraunt in the U.S.A. The service was very good and very fast. They have very fresh ingredients and the taste is amazing. It is like a chipotle or qudoba, but this is much better. You are getting a much better value then the othrr places because there is a large quantity. I recommend the grilled chicken enchiladas. This is truly an amazing restaurant.

Julia Martinez

I really like this place. This is where I go when I don't want to decide where to go. My car drives here automatically and I get take out. The food here is always fresh and consistently good. The service is fast and clean. A winner.

Sharon Kennedy

Food was great. The flan was excellent!

Brandy Hicks

Good food, love the made fresh tortillas!

Shalese Lopez

I usually ALWAYS come to costa vida for the burrito, which is usually always fantastic. But today I went thru the drive thru and was SOO disappointed by the service and the food I paid for. I had a 50$ order for employees at my job and like always I ordered a burrito. I asked for shredded beef and mild sauce on all but one, I also asked for them to be smothered. When I got my burritos they barely had one drop maybe two of sauce there was (exactly) 2 bites of meat in each burrito. I went back and they told me there’s nothing they could do they couldn’t even give me a box of extra meat and sauce to put on my own burrito. On top of that I ordered an unsweetened ICED tea and an ICED horchata, when they handed me the drinks there was absolutely no ice and the cups were only half full. So sad and so disappointed in this restaurant, I wanted to jump through the window and scream at everyone who took/ made my order

mike hall

Super clean and amazing food!

Becky Buddenbohm

I love the new location. It is so big and roomy. Everybody here was friendly!!

blake b

Delicious ď


Super speedy and delicious! The drive thru is amazing

Leah Bowman

I used to live for the fish tacos. Since they don't have them anymore I settle for the mango chicken or sweet pork salad. Also good.

Michael Limb

Good food, fair prices clean and inviting. Enjoyed our dinner.

James Habisohn

My ritual order was missing my guac and chips, also ignored my no cheese request. Came in again even in person asked for no cheese and they still put cheese on it. Had to have them remake it again they do not listen or I am the only one who doesn't want cheese.

Thadeus Smith

Food yummy atmosphere fun

Tim M

Very fresh tasting.

Michelle Hartwig

Yummy! Good food, line was kinda long so it took longer than expected. Sweet pork enchiladas were amazing!

Adam Rudd

Good food, great atmosphere fast casual. If you're there when Eli is working the line it's a blast. He's very friendly and everyone is much happier and the whole atmosphere is better.

Taylor Wisler

Excellent, large portions of food and good service.

Dustin Rainwater

10 dollar burrito filled with rice. This place is making a killing!

Josh Olson

Staff is really friendly and make it enjoyable being there. The store is also very clean and staff is always making sure it stays that way. Food is great too!

Trevor Case

Great "fast" food, great price. Staff is super nice here.

james jepson

Delicious and fresh as usual! My husband and I both ordered a sweet pork salad and it was perfect. Great service and great food!

Walter Svenddal

Very friendly, delicious food, fair price!

Bob Page

Great place to eat for lunch or dinner.

Brandon Smith

Excellent food and service

Nathan Humpherys

The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and helpful. If you like Mexican food, you'll love Costa Vida.

Tony Buck

Today there were serving free lunches to whomever they mailed an invite too. Not sure how anyone get's on that list, but my wife was on it. She had the smothered chicken burrito and I had the veggie burrito. Service was quick, and even though it is a fast food place, they have someone walking around to make sure everyone has what they need. If not he brings it out to them. The food itself was just average. It could definitely use some more flavor, a little on the bland side. I had my burrito with mild sauce, because most places I order medium, it is too hot. this mild sauce was plain. My wife had ordered the medium, and she thought it lacked the kick a medium sauce should have. I will give them another try and see if I can find right combination to satisfy my taste buds.

Shayna Williams

Consistent food and service. Don't go right at noon or there are long lines. Get the app and earn free stuff. Great staff at this location!

Jo Hanson

Fresh great food and counter service staff are very nice and helpful with our first visit. Lots of choices for add ons to my Baja bowl and my husband’s enchiladas. We will definitely be back.

Nick Figura

Costa Vida is delicious. They have a wide variety of meats which allows you to shake things up a little bit. They also have non-burrito options if you are looking for something a little lighter. Costa Vida is always packed and I have never seen the resteraunt empty. It is always filled with the noise of the crowd so you know it has to be worth it!!

Rochelle Robinson

It looks good but very disappointed. Food was not hot, barely lukewarm. Soda fountain had issues. Coke Zero tasted like root beer, tried the Diet Coke and Diet Dr Pepper both were flat. The only positive is that the employees were nice. Won’t be eating here again.

Xenier J Santiago Agosto

Love this place! Been here a couple of times and I always try something new, and I never get disappointed. Every day special its amazing when you want to get enough food for just a couple of bucks.

Derrick Fatzinger

Favorite "mexicanish" place. But I'm not a fan of Mexican food. Haha. It's good food for a decent price. Kids love it too.

Chris Schneider

Popular in the west, so was exited to see one here in Chicago. Tastes just as good as any I've tried. Not "traditional Mexican" but still very good.

Ali VanCleave

I have been here many times and this was definitely one of the better visits. Food tasted very fresh and was great! I got a steak salad and I would definitely recommend it!

Cuong Tran

I enjoy the food here and so does my family. If only I can now get the workers there to crack a smile I would up the star rating to a full 5-stars. Nevertheless food is fresh and great!

Luke P

The food was just alright. It reminded me of another Qdoba/Chipotle only more expensive. There was nothing special...Except they lost my food in a straight line and had to remake it. Only reason to go is to avoid the lines at similar restaurants.

Christopher Silva

First time eating at this restaurant and was very excited to give them a try since I was in the area, I even invited my brother to tag along to try it out. For some reason though my brother and I ordered the same thing and his portion size was 3x as great as my own. When I asked the simple question as to why the portioning was different, they employees didn’t really give a reason just that they would be the same amount of money (doesn’t make sense to me). I am very dissatisfied that I paid plus left tip to eat a children’s portion of a meal. As I saw others in the line receiving better portions than what I got. Will never eat here again from this first time horrible experience. Not that this establishment might care for my review. Hope you can train your employees that were on shift today to have better customer service for future customers. This is the first review I have ever written from how poorly I was treated with the service. I work hard to make my money to spend it to make the economy go round.

April L .

I absolutely love coming to eat here! The food is always great and the environment really reminds me of living in California again. There is usually a line but it seems to move very quickly. Can't wait to come here again!

Joy Blincoe

The sweet pork is waaaay too sweet and the managerial staff is not that friendly. My boyfriend didn't like his meal and instead of apologizing and replacing his meal, the manager told him he'd have to go to the end of the line...very rude. The cashier was at least polite enough to remake his order. I was sick for 2 days after eating that food.

Roberta Albuquerque

Food overall was good. But to my liking, sweet pork was too sweet, not spicy at all, no house made salsa. Was looking for something more authentic. Plastic fork and deep metal container made it hard to eat too.

Anna Lazo

Tasty burritos! I had a chicken burrito with the medium sauce and it was delicious! The service was a little slow, only reason for 4/5 stars. They have a drive-thru I might need to try next time.

Michael Lee

I have been to Costa Vida several times and each time it is amazing. I would compare it to Chipotle but better in its own right. The seating area is also very enjoyable and we'll cleaned.

Troy Thompson

Way better than Chipotle. Nachos kill with the beans and all the goods. Cheese sauce is awesome. Highly recommend this place.

Mike Hastings

Just about the only place in Johnson County that I have found decent Mexican. (Kan-Mex isn't a thing). Mouth watering tacos, fresh corn and flour tortillas, and lots of flavor. I could eat here almost everyday, if only the location were not 10 minutes past the edge of town. My co-workers and I get food delivered every shift since it takes most of our lunch break to park/unpark. Without any new locations within city limits (were people actually work and live), Costa Vida is nothing but weekend food, if I don't want to drive downtown KC for better options that is.

Pete Dominguez

Chips and Guacamole are my favorite with a side of their black beans. Vegan heaven

Jacqueline Nevarez

Great food, very friendly employees, clean environment and a variety of options.

Chris Obay

Good food...good portions! A lot of bang for the buck.

Arun R

Good ambience. But Chipotle and Qdoba are definitely better bet!

Creative Success

Mango salsa... yummy

Joe Griffith

Great food, great service.

Spence Patrick

I always know I'll get great food here

Becki Funes

One of our favorite places! They're super nice, always willing to add a few extra things, and quick. We go at least once a week.

Joel Acevedo

Costa Vida has won my kids, wife, me over. Great taste, healthy options, and a great value. We have started to become regulars. Best Utah-Mex! ;)

Matt Stickel

A hidden gem for those craving a delicious burrito or taco salad. The ordering process is similar to Chipotle or Qdoba, but that's where the similarities stop. This is not another Chipotle wannabe. The flavors are fresh, unique and I can't wait to explore more of the flavor combinations. I ordered a large grilled steak, rice and beans salad with a cilantro lime vinaigrette. Every bite was a little fiesta in my mouth. The steak was packed with flavor and super tender. It was the real deal. No gristle! Right? A little miracle compared to Chipotle. The salad greens were crisp and fresh. The vinaigrette was a delicious change of pace from the typical "cheese" concoction to elevate the flavors. My wife got sweet shredded pork and was raving about it. My one small complaint was the dining room was pretty grungy. I don't know if they just survived a huge lunch rush right before we got there but all the tables were dirty and the trash can was literally overflowing. Watching staff try to squeeze all the trash down to try and change it out wasn't very appetizing to watch. But that's probably not typical so I don't want to lower the score for the food (which is why you're there, right?).

Russ Matthys

Fresh food. Not typical Mexican. Good service.

Heather Farrell

Mason and the rest of counter crew did an excellent job! They were well mannered, prompt, and provided excellent service. Keep it up guys! Highly recommend.

Mark Winter

Food was good. Similar to a Qdoba but a bit better. Great options for a vegetarian meal.

Michael Nyakonu

Better version of chiptole

Roman Elite

This is by far one of my favorite places to eat! I love the food and the people who work here are extremely friendly.

Vincente Ynda

It was my firat time trying this place. I was a nice change of pace from the other big chains. The food was pretty good and the atafd was nice.

Robert Croft

Excellent authentic Mexican cuisine!!

Shell Bell

It was very busy so lots of people like it. I found the food boring and very much like Qdoba or Chipotle, which I don't care for. Too much Cumin used. We were in town for vacation so not able to visit to change my opinion.

John Restivo

I ordered a shredded beef burrito with rice and pinto beans, it was more like a rice burrito, the meat was good, so I went back a second time and said easy on the rice, it wasn't any different, no more 9.90 burritos for me

Some Dude

Good fast Mexican food, not super authentic Mexican food, but not bad.

lupe Terriquez

Yummy food and great service

Daniel Ezell

Wonderful bowl of food

Tom Clark

Good food, but a little pricey.

Robert Kingsford

Always good and fresh food. Friendly staff. Fast service.


Get the special. Always good and better price.

Jose Aguirre

It's a subway for tacos

Steve Barnson, Ph.D

If your looking for some good cheap Mexican food downtown this is your place. If you like Cafe Rio you'll love Cosra Vida. I am a big fan of their spicy pork cassadia.

Matthew Drum

Those other places that make burritos in front of you have it all wrong. This place has great flavor and fresh.

Charles Mullins

Great daily specials and love the selection.

Martin Sabin

I went to Costa Vida to get dinner for my family and I was greeted by this: just so you know, we are out of sauces, tortillas and ranch. In other words, we don't want to serve you. I have never been treated so rudely anywhere. The girl was incredibly rude. I simply just walked out, but I'm not happy. I eat at Costa Vida at least once a week. I love the food, but the last couple of times, the employees have been rude and condescending. There is a young man that was there tonight that is always rude. I may never return despite the great food.

Gary Bartel

Same format as Chipotle only better! Way more choices! Bright cheary atmosphere! I'll be back to try some more combination of my own creation!

justin russell

Good stuff

Jessica Beyer

Not the best service or food

Jose DeSousa

Nice place to go to get Mexican fast food, the nice thing about them it doesn't have that fast food feeling to them while you are there.

William Dancer

We love the Tortilla Soup with the flour tortillas on the side, great for dipping.

Wolfgang Sixl

My wife and I come here to get something good without the wait. It works every time!

Eric Velasquez

Not too bad. The portions are good and the staff are friendly.

Steve Baughman

1st time here and was pleasantly suprise


They serve really good food and it doesn't take very long to get it.

James N. Salapatas

Authentic and tasty Mexican food.Exciting atmosphere.

Rick Ritter

Excellent sweet pork!

Eryn Learned

The downtown Costa Vida has an amazing team of people, they're quick, courteous and treat everyone who walks through the doors with respect. The food is always tasy. Just seeing the name makes me want some sweet pork nachos.

Heidi Schwicht

This is the fourth time they have run out of shrimp AND they were out of rice!!! They still had over an hour till close. The employees all act very young and immature and no one even apologized about not having the food. We are done eating at this location.

Andrea Fortier

Great food and fast service!

indica_moments 420

Hands down better than Chipotle and Q'doba And if you're not down with that i got two words for ya Costa Vida... I lied .... I got two more words for ya mango salsa And i hate mangos but when i say this has me hooked.... it does

Jaclyn Zellmer

Been here many times before and loved it. That's why i give the two starts versus one. My family's most recent visit makes me never want to go back. We went on Sunday 12/9 around 5 or 6. Now, hang on because this is going to get confusing. My family ordered at the drive-through and the person taking our order seemed to be confused and unsure of how to work the machine, so we had to order at least three times. Once we get to the window, the original guy gives us our drinks. Another guy comes over and hands us our food and we quickly realize that the order is wrong and we are missing one of our four meals. We tell the second guy this and he must have been confused or something too, because he disappeared with the first guy and had a young woman come over to resolve the issue that is easily fixable, usually. Adding now a third person makes this ordeal that much harder to explain what has been going on. The woman was rude and was almost insisting this was our fault. We say all we wanted was to add the fourth meal on and we'll pay for it and be on our way. She seemed annoyed but went ahead and did it. As she brought the food out she condescendingly says "we didn't charge you for this extra order". Confused we just say ok. She had some issue with our reply and then says "well did you want to pay for it?!" almost as if she wanted us to be more grateful for this "favor" she so "kindly" did for us. I'm sorry, you just don't talk to customers like the way she had. Very poor management and incredibly rude. She didn't even say anything as we left, just a rude stare. We left with our food almost knowing the fourth meal had probably been spit in. Once we got home, the food was horrible. My steak burrito was basically just a tortilla with salsa on it that had been filled with rice. I had, and I counted, only 6 small chunks of meat in my meal. Everyone else complained of the same issue. Over $40 for 4 people to eat a tortilla filled with rice. I hope this was just a one-time thing for them because this was pathetic. Maybe a new manager on duty would help. We probably won't be back to find out though.

Melissa Gorman

Great food and great service!

Troy McGee

Really good food and great employees

Troy Dicorato

Not my favorite place. You can go to an actual Mexican place or food truck and get a much better burrito for cheaper.

steph lake

First off, I must say that they are very good about changing their gloves if you tell them you have gluten issues, that is a big deal to me. When it comes to the food I've never really been happy with it. It just seems boring or bland to me. I've tried multiple items with multiple protein choices and none of them have really made me excited to eat there again. They get points for the safety aspect of food preparation though!

BoneSaw of Almerra

Without a doubt best Mexican food in the valley! Smothered burritos is a must and don’t forget the deserts! The Flan and tres leches are easily top ten in country.

Kyle Olson

9.50 for a taco with zero flavor and more rice than you can eat in a sitting. It's cheap food at a premium price you can get better tacos out of a truck.

Sean Keller

Have you ever been to Chipotle? It's essentially a better Chipotle. We enjoyed our visit, but nothing was truly memorable.

Daya Gnanasekaran

Good food..

Suzi Boyle, NMLS #37810

Quick,fun foods

Tatiana Good

This is one of my favorite Costa Vida locations. The employees are always so kind and deal well with special requests. This location is extra awesome for parents because it has a drive thru!

Chris Draney

I love this place!!! Food is great!

Tyler Langford

This is the best location in the state. I have had mixed experiences depending on location but this one is very consistent. They make it the way I would if I were behind the line and it shows. If this crew trained the rest of the locations, you'd have 5 start reviews across the board.

Larry Adams

Fast Mexican made to order with amazing flavor.

Matt Jennings

Food is awesome and the service is perfect

Ipsit Patra

Huge portion size, fresh and tasty. But sauce are way too watery with make the portion soggy.

Donni Ugalde

Great food, environment has a great vibe and Staff are friendly. Sometimes it takes too long to get your food which causes a long line. Seems like the staff are tripping over themselves to prep the food. Very reasonable price considering the high quality of freshly prepared food. Great place to eat overall!

Mike Newman

Great food at decent price. Service is always a little iffy. Young staff that tends to focus on each other and friends instead of customers. Dont always listen to your order

Shaun 87

Better than Chipotle

Jai Bansal

Such friendly staff and always amazing food

John Girgis

Good alternative to chipotle with more choices

Brenda Fravel

Good yummy

Chris Pope

Tacos, enchiladas and burritos! A great place for lunch

Freddy Zavala

Meghan Thompson

Awesome shredded beef burrito.

Tanner Galmeister

This was my first time coming to this location and also the first time eating at Costa Vida in a few years. I was pleasantly surprised by the speed of service, quality and freshness of food and cleanliness of the restaurant. Everything tasted more fresh and I thought the steak was much better than cafe rio. The steak burrito I had was amazing and I will definitely be back!

Brooke Jordan

Always a fan of this Cali themed fresh Mexican joint. Fast, tasty and friendly service.

J Williams

Great food and staff

Rosy Broncheau

I have to admit that we went to Cafe Rio first because they are just off the freeway in Boise, but they were packed, as usual. If you want a less crowded, same kind of place, Costa Vida is great!! We always love the food!! They have a similar point system to earn free food also! I order the kid's meal and it's perfect for me! Awhhhh so good!

Paul Howard

I read some positive reviews and was excited to try the food at Costa Vida. I ordered the Steak Burrito w/the spicy sauce and the Chips and Queso. Unfortunately, the food was incredibly bland and I wasn't able to finish it. I would've been better off going to Chipotle, as the food is well seasoned and not as expensive.

Natalie Outlaw

Love this place! A great addition to Overland Park and gives you more "bang for your buck" than Chipotle. Also, the food tastes fresher and generally is of better quality.

Julie Lorimer

My husband and I just visited Costa Vida for the first time and we had an excellent experience. Everything was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, the food was fresh and delicious. My husband had the sweet pork burrito and I had the steak burrito - both wrapped in a freshly made tortilla that was fantastic. There are several sauces and toppings to choose from, but not too many to be overwhelming. The prices were reasonable and the serving sizes were large - making it a great value. Definitely check this place out! We will absolutely be returning.

lisa wolf

We stopped in tonight about 10 minutes before close which I hate doing to a business but we had waited all year for Costa vida. One of our favorite meals on vacation is Costa vida. The staff is absolutely AMAZING. they are so friendly, informative and accommodating. They go out of their way to make your meal the best!..I manage a restaurant and I wish that my employees were as fantastic as the staff at this location. The food was still fresh and so freakin delicious! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place for delicious food and SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE. This restaurant is an example of what all restaurants should be.

john schell

Yummy food for a good price.

Brian Larson

The best. I love this place. Raspberry Chipotle Chicken is the best food on earth.


Not for vegetarians, only 1 option for veg burrito plus charged .75 extra for this little bit of sauce on the side. Not worth it.

Heather H

Basically if you want delicious and fresh food, come here!!! The sweet pork salad (without rice or the fried tortilla strips) or sweet pork deep dive nachos are my favorite two entrees (followed by the sweet pork burrito). I have yet to try anything that isn't sweet pork because I don't think anything could be better. The guacamole is really good and the pico de gallo is good too. I could eat here all the time!! I've probably had Costa Vida at least 30 times. I wish they were open on Saturday, though!! I am disappointed they did away with the free little quesadilla for kids with an adult entree though. They had been charging about $1 which was fine but then last time it was $3--not worth it a bit since they are very small and only have a little bit of cheese on them. They said they didn't even have the option for it anymore (maybe the worker just wasn't with the program, though). So basically, if you have kids, just give them some of your food instead if wasting your money.


The menu is pretty good and not too expensive. The line moves pretty slow because of the way they prep the food - everybody was hustling and they were all friendly. A guest brought their dog in while I was there, which was an immediate turn-off - they weren't even trying to pretend that it was a service animal - they just carried it like a baby. The manager didn't throw them out, so they must like dogs in their restaurant. I like dogs, but not in my restaurant.

Joe Gary

Great salads/burritos. Fast service!

David Thompson

Tasty quick Mexican fair

Becky Maddy

Loved it! Can't wait to get hungry again so I can go back.

Carrie Hansen

Had a great dinner tonight! More than the food being great, the service was probably the best I had ever experienced! Thanks costa vida for making it a great girls night out!

Agustin Vazquez

Food was great as always, just a little more attention to the orders.

Kevin Headings

Good "assembly line" Mexican taqueria ... they ask you a thousand questions and in theory you get the perfect buritto or whatever you order. The staff has a hard time answering questions however, so watch what they do or you might get something other than what you intended.

Prateek Sangal

Bulldog One

First of all, this is definitely a fork and knife burrito. All the food seemed fresh and tasted amazing. Raspberry chicken was delicious.

Kathy Carter

Love Love Love Costa Vida! The food is always amazing and the service is too! I could eat here every day!

B-Dawgs Sports

Very good Food

sara carston

Super delicious! Reasonable priced. Will definitely be back to try more!

Woody Palmer

Always a good experience but dining area could have been cleaner.

Ashley R

We are so glad this place finally came to Chicago. It is one of the most popular restaurants in Utah and the food is addicting. We drive an hour from the burbs when we need our fix because it means we don't have to make a substitute to subsist. It's not like many Mexican restaurants out here--It's Tex Mex, and I'm pretty sure they put legally addictive substances in the food. Go a few times, and you will find your self not really caring about five o'clock traffic on a Thursday night because Costa Vida will be therapeutic for your evening. Thanks, peeps, for finally giving respite to us former Westerners. Now could you please come to the suburbs?;-)

Marcie Heiner

They offer so much gluten free food but need to tweak things to be truly celiac safe. The corn tortillas are cooked on the same surface as the wheat for instance and you don't know that unless you ask. Love that they wash hands and change gloves for gluten free food. It's so nice to be able to eat out at one place.

Alisa Carling

Always fresh and always delicious! This is a regular spot for our family to go and we love it!

Jordan Godfrey

Their sign says they close at 9pm but they are closed at 8pm? I don't understand why and I'm kind of upset.

Sergio Rosales

I have been to this restaurant a few times. Enough to say it fills me up but not enough to become a go to place. The food is decent chain restaurant style. I was disappointed when I went through the drive thru and order a chicken quesadilla …

Terry Dannehl

I'd like to hear I like how they make it right in front of you

Luke Johnson

Helpful staff and great food


Some of the best burritos I have ever had - amazing sweet pork. They're also willing to lather anything you've got in Queso. I would pick this place over Chipotle. Price is pretty normal for Chicago - you're going to spend between $9 & $13 for your's worth it.

David Lupo

So this was my first time here. I thought for sure they were the same company as cafe Rio. Lol I say this because they seem extremely similar. In fact if you ordered the same thing at cafe Rio I'd bet you couldn't tell who's was who's. But..... Here is why I like Costa Vida better. Employees were way friendlier and the dinning area was way cleaner than cafe Rio. My only concern is just like cafe Rio their guac sucks. And..... An little scoop of it is $1. Doesnt sound like much but the scoop is so so small and the guac is fairly bland. But overall it was a great experience.

Bob Smith

Food was not good. I got shredded beef burrito before heading home from work for the weekend. Got home and it just was not good. Disappointing. I might give it a second try with something other than the shredded beef. Not sure. The staff was nice and friendly. I did the drive through so I can not tell you about inside.

Vincent Giordano

Wow! What a cool restaurant! It's well lit, looks clean, urban, and such a neat place. The food was absolutely delicious and the two nice gentleman who helped us at the counter were very up-beat and professional. I loved this place and don't see why anyone else wouldn't!

Makenzie Love

Costa Vida is one of my favorite places to eat! They never let me down. I am forever grateful that they have a drive through at this location. Mainly because I’m a mom who doesn’t want to drag the kids out of the car but needs some great quality food.

Amy Cowden

Nice Maxican fast food and great to dine in

Merrill McCracken

Excellent food and service. Very nice to customers.

Alan Robb

Friendly quick service. Food is well prepared and very tasteful. Sweet pork burrito is very good.

Jonathan Lavender

Great good... Great Service!


Its fast food. So I'm not comparing this to a 5-star restaurant. Quick, easy and great tasting. What else is there to like?

Morgynne Northe MacDougall

I have been here about 5-6 times and the food has consistently been average. Went today and their salsa bar was missing and the had no horchata. I won't be back. There are too many other really good places in the area.

Justin Gerrard

Food was good. However I ordered on line and went to pick up my food and the lady at the cash register ignored me for like five minutes. Finally a manager asked if I had been helped and I told him no. My order was not even done and it said it should have been done for ten minutes before I even got there. Honestly I should have just stood in the regular line I would have been helped alot sooner if I had!

Trey Dempsey

Wasn't good. Just go to Chipotle or Qdobas instead.

Eric Schaat

Great food, friendly service, a little loud for conversations.

Aubrey Jensen

This place is tasty! Fantastic service and very helpful staff! I think the manager was even working on the front line with his team! The food is delicious too. Better than Chipotle! I don't eat meat and they were very accommodating and let me sub beans. Tasty! Will be back!

Daniel Fischer

The packaging doesnt hold up to travel well and the food is only ok. Your basic loop lunch place

Cesar Augusto Marcelino dos Santos

Go on Tuesdays for lunch, and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Pride Man

So good love sweet pork with mango salsa

Justin Edwards

Great food and spectacular service from their outstanding staff. You can tell everyone is really excited to be a part of this up and coming restaurant franchise as it expands into the MN, which is a breath of fresh air when compared to the disenchanted staff of their competitors. Keep up the great work Costa Vida.

Sarah G

LEGIT the freshest I've ever had!!!! Steak tacos add fajita veggies and try the mango salsa!!! The guac is PERFECT

Nathan Hehn

Always good eats.

Sunny Amrat

Really good Mexican food in the Loop. They do great enchiladas, service is quick and efficient and the staff are friendly. My only criticism is that they make everything like an enchilada, even the burritos (with cheese on top then passed through the grill)

Denalee Whitehead

Coming from the West I crave these salads often. If you are looking for a filling salad that isn't going to break your bank and a change from Chipotle this is your stop. Their Torillas are so much better than Chipotle and their Sweet Pork Salads are amazing with their house style ranch.

Zettie Spagetti

Great food. Very yummy!!

cambree sorenson

they never have shredded beef ever and it is ridiculous.


Great food! Big portions and price is reasonable. Highly recommend the sweet pork!

Shane Nelson

This place is so yummy!!

Roxanna Albig

Sweet pork is their specialty

Kohler Family

The pico was made out of the mushiest tomatoes ever. My corn tortilla was very greasy and fell apart in 2 minutes. The rexburg costa vida is amazing, go there instead.

Bernadette Corsaro

Service is always fast and friendly, and the food is excellent!

Hank the Tegu

The place is great and the food is delicious. But some of the staff are full of energy in many good way but in some cases you could say no I don’t want something on it and The will put it on it in the heat of the moment.

Anne Santana

It's okay, burrito was good. Not spectacular but still good. Even though there was a piece of paper in my burrito at the end. Also, the 2 burritos ordered were ready really fast, so that's a plus.

Doug Kehren

Really delicious food. When the line is long it takes a long time, they aren't that fast. But the food is amazing.

Tom Adema

Very good.

Angel Boley

Always fresh and delicious, with the friendliest staff.

Nikki Lynn

The best fresh Mexican Food around!

Denise Foster

Great authentic Mexican food.

Tyler Chapman

Amazing service. To make a long story short, they closed and I hadn't realized it, and they stayed 20 minutes over to make my order that I certainly didn't deserve considering the time. I didn't realize they had closed until later, but if I see that staff again I will certainly give a big thank you

Brian Makely

The food at Costa Vida is amazing. The reason I only give this location is due to the five times they asked our order and how they kept kicking the request down to the next person. It made for additional problems.


Really good food but it depends who is on the grill. The older Hispanic gentleman can cook steak and chicken better then anyone i know! I highly recommend this establishment!

Rick Murphy

Super friendly staff nice new twist on a similar concept to qdoba or chipotle. I are thoroughly enjoy the fact that they serve a killer enchilada option.

Ron Boschma

Gluten free tacos.

Tammy Barrett

They have the best food and fast. The meat is grilled with the best flavor and everything is love love this place!

Lisa Pardonnet

Good food for a good price

Jesharelah Pena

Delicious food reasonably priced.

Tia Sellers

Quick and efficient today. Food was delicious as always

Jake Wuthrich

Above average mexican fast food restaurant in a convenient location. Food was good, the shredded beef was just as expected. Quick service in a nice clean environment with nice views on the corner of 8th and Main.

Leslie J Coronado

My co-worker and I have been there many times and we love it BUT today we ordered online and picked up our food. I had never had the nachos so I ordered Chipotle Chicken Nachos and they were incredible! The sauces were sent in separate containers which meant the nachos would stay crispy and that was appreciated. The chipotle sauce was sweet but good (I like it spicy) but the cheese sauce that came in separate container totally made up for it. It was cheesy, spicy and full of diced veggies that I couldn't identify but it was SO good. Thank you for making fresh and great tasting food available to me when I am at work!

James Miledd

Very good, trendy, fast...

Benson Howard


Will Crain

Place is freaking fireeeeee. Sweet pork is amazing and Baja bowl is so fresh. Service is great, Price is great. Lots of Mexican joints out there but this place is straight flames

Isaac Larsen

Pretty cool place. Loved the food!

Brian Tuttle

It's pretty good food

Aubree Williams

I love the salads here.

Deionna Adams

They have some really great taco salads here and the cilantro ranch is a must. This location gets a little busy at lunch. The red sauce is very good and they have a rewards program.

Michael Ward

Great tacos

Lisa Schloss

I often ordered a sweet pork bowl with the mango sauce .

cristian west

Awesome food. Best chicken salad and pork burrito around

Joshua Stinchecum

I have been coming here since they first opened and with this last visit, I was a little disappointed. The restaurant was very clean itself but the food preparing area is a different story. The food prep line was covered in food residue, and some of the staff were chewing gum while preparing the food. I also noticed when an individual was making food he didn't need all of the cheese he had picked up so he threw back to the container but it went into the 3-4 other condiments surrounding it which would be terrible if someone with a dairy allergy got one of those condiments. The food was still very good but the flour tortillas they make have shrunk drastically in size. Nonetheless, I still like to come here these were just a few things that bothered me.

Paige Mathews

Quick and efficient drive thru! You can never go wrong with the steak salad. Love that i can always trust their food to be gluten free.

Norma Odiaga

This is my granddaughter's favorite place to eat! Excellent food and service.

Darrin Woods

While I usually try to give a high review to locally-owned businesses, I don't find this a good value for money. I ordered a chile verde burrito, and I had very little meat in it. The next time I was there I ordered a chile verde Bowl, it had very little meat in it. Save your money get better food somewhere else.

Mike Forbes

Very good and Gluten Free

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