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190 S 400 W Ste A, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1145
+1 801-456-8432
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Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The place is similar to Chipotle but with more options and a longer bar. Tortillas are made fresh daily and are quite good. They have Horchata which is unusual. Many more items on the many and we had the Wednesday special with Chicken Enchiladas, rice, beans and pico de gallo and its was surprisingly good. Fairly priced at 7.89 with... More 

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Thank Clevlander
Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have always prefered Costa Vida over Cafe Rio. Their food is simlar but for me they are the better restaurant. Their nachos are my favorite becuase you can customize them and not have a gooy mess on the bottom

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Thank Sandie C
Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a great quick-service Mexican restaurant. The food is very fresh, and is prepared as you order it. You chose the type of dish you want (Enchilada, Burrito, Salad, etc) and choose the protein, sauce, and garnishes, and it is assembled as you wait. They have a very organized gluten-free kitchen protocol (changing gloves, gluten-free corn tortillas in a... More 

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Thank Rickt588
Covington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I'm from KY, and this was my first experience with this company. Similar line style to Chipotle, you actually have a slightly different selection (with the addition of enchiladas). The cost is more than Chipotle, but the burritos are a little bit larger. I would eat here again.

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Thank Alisha P
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was recommended to us by a local, and let's just say I went back there more than once. Try the sweet pork enchiladas... they are delicious. Great food - great value.

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Thank johnfX6233BB
Lake Forest, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Wow what a nice surprise. We thought it was another Chipolate but Much better. We had the special of the day. Shredded beef burrito wet. It was yummy 🎉💗💛💚would definitely eat here again

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Thank debimiller9
Grand Junction, Colorado
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316 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

New to this "fast casual" chain + was a mall visit convenience. Like the fresh ingredient theme + was pretty good with generous portions. Just the same a little overpriced. I feel like a place like this should have some kind of "value" meal. Probably won't go out of the way to go here again.

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Thank VincePCTD
Herriman, Utah, United States
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501 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

They are consistent with good food here. Only neg would be from time to time they seem to be really tight with the amount of stuff in the burritos. I have actually walked out when they have made them so small as to be a bad value.

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Thank Andy B
London
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

So after a brief and cold shopping trip at The Gateway Mall we were looking for somewhere to eat. There's lots of choice but the idea of Shrimp Tacos meant that we chose Costa Vida. Well - what can I say. Service was excellent and the staff really helped us out-of-towners out with everything. Especially liked the choices and substitutions... More 

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Thank RZBoots
Ogden, Utah
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

its fast food but its good quality. My family and I always like to come here. Good locations through out the Wasatch Front.

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Thank DonnaB317

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 S 400 W Ste A, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1145
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-456-8432

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?