• Costa Vida

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  • White Veg-options
Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fast-food chain restaurant serving Mexican food. Several lacto-veg choices. The salsas are vegan suitable as are the non-grilled tortillas, black and pinto beans, vinaigrette and mango dressings, tortilla soup, guacamole. Note that the cilantro lime rice contains dairy, and the roasted green chile sauce and the red enchilada sauce both contain meat stock. NOTE: Nov '22, reported limited vegan dishes, please confirm and let HappyCow know. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-10:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by Meggie and Ben


Points +3496

22 Nov 2022

To be avoided

Costa Vida technically has vegan options but if you ask for grilled veggies, in my experience, they will say they don't have any. I ended up having to eat chips with a can of beans I happened to have in my car.

Cons: Just a salad option I guess, Long lines



Points +13

Mostly Veg
20 Nov 2021

Dismissive attitude

I asked about vegetarian options and the staff member was dismissive and made gestures with his hands shewing me away as he said “no”. I even asked about making an entree avocado instead of meat and he said “we don’t do that here.” I do eat meat but I am trying to eat more vegetarian now and I used to like Costa Vida, but after this experience, I’m less likely to return.


Points +20

01 Jul 2021

"Veggie" protein option is menaingless

Thought I would try the Costa-cado, online says there was a veggie option. Their veggie options actually means no meat, there are no grilled veggies or anything else put in if you choose the veggie option. So instead of an avocado stuffed with grilled veggies that I expected, I got an avocado covered in sauce with lettuce on the side. In addition, the veggie option is supposed to be a dollar less, but their POS doesn't have the veggie option for the Costa-cado so I paid full price.


Points +38

14 Oct 2020

Not very many vegan options

This place is kinda like Chipotle but with less vegan options. I was bummed I choose to go here for dinner.


Points +53

27 Dec 2018

Rice not Vegan!

I can't believe that they make such a universal dish -rice- with cow's milk ingredients in it, I always add rice to my salads, just don't feel like getting a salad from here without it.

Pros: Some vegan options available (limited), Tortillas are vegetarian

Cons: Most things have animal products in them , Cross contamination is BIG with sauces


Points +48

27 Mar 2017

who wants a salad without rice?

They put milk in their rice :-/


Points +23

30 Jun 2015

Costa Vida

Right by my work, I get the veg salad with everything minus cheese, a scoop of guacamole is free (yeahhh) and the lime vinaigrette as the dressing. I also bring extra of my own avocados to enjoy more awesomeness!! (: a nice quick lunch/dinner.

Pros: •I can eat out with others , •pretty positive their rice horchatta is edible, n

Cons: •not sure what the quesadilla is made out of....


27 Feb 2016

Meggie and Ben

Points +1786

23 Aug 2014

Healthy lunch

Veggie salad is very filling and healthy. Good place to drop by for a work lunch or get take-out.

Pros: Healthy and filling

Cons: Only one vegan option, No vegan desserts, Long line sometimes

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