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169 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 456-8432
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quick service at lunch

Costa Vida is an average Tex-Mex restaurant. Nice shrimp entrees. The service is good, establishment is clean, food is good to above average. It is a good place to grab a quick bite, but it would not be my destination for a lingering lunch with friends.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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SLC, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food was bland and not much variety. I can't eat spicy, but my husband does, and even he said it wasn't that good. The only thing I have bought there and enjoyed is the caramel Flan. Will not return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Salt Lake City as tourists. We are originally from the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles. I include that because it is helpful to know that we are used to a excellent customer service and food quality, so maybe our standards are high. We were not greeted upon entry to the restaurant. We had to ask for help.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Costa Vida is an average Tex-Mex restaurant. Nice shrimp entrees. The service is good, establishment is clean, food is good to above average. It is a good place to grab a quick bite, but it would not be my destination for a lingering lunch with friends.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Costa Vida is Fresh Mexican fast food. It is very similar to Cafe Rio, but without the long lines. My wife and I actually like the tortilla shells better than Cafe Rio as they are not as heavy. We eat at a Costa Vida 2-3 times per month, and we've been to several locations. The food is consistently good at... More 

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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Really good value for money. Burritos are amazing, they hit the spot! :) We loved the Costa vida in Ogden too, you can sit and watch surfing at Iflow. Free refills are also a pleasure especially on a hot day. Britian should take a leaf outta there book for free refills. Yummy

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Seems like same format as Chipotle or Qdoba. Better value than either. Food served on foil pie plate, which I prefer to food tightly wrapped in foil. Generous portions and all around good value. I'd go back.

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salt lake city
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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

very fresh and tasty food! fajitas and quesedillas very good. Atmosphere not that great, however. Good for families and reasonably priced.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is one location of a chain of restaurants in the inter-mountain west. It is located in the south end of a shopping center called "The Gateway". They have validated parking. It is very near the Multiplex Theatres (which is why we went). Several years ago a local Mexican restaurant opened called Cafe Rio. It had a whole new approach... More 

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YUMA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Terrible service, mediocre food. Same price for a plain cheese quesadilla as a full burrito meal. Won't return.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I love eating here and from the looks of it so do many others, as there are always people in the dining room. You order your food from a line and they make it cooked to order. I love the fish tacos, and shrimp salad, with black beans!

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Address: 169 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone Number: (801) 456-8432
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City

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  • Address: 169 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 456-8432

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