About Costa Vida
Just open the door of a Costa Vida restaurant and your escape from the bland begins. The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes capture that unique and vibrant Baja experience leaving you energized, inspired, and satisfied. Whether it be the thrilling surf videos played on our flat-panel TVs, the high-energy music thumping through our sound system, or the incredible smells of the intensely flavored sauces, salsas, and our Baja Sweet Pork or Chipotle Chicken made fresh daily - the Baja escape is inevitable. And this awakening of your senses occurs all before you taste the intense flavor combinations that Costa Vida is famous for. Beyond exciting videos and music, the real Costa Vida energy comes from our people, who put their passion into creating unique and flavorful meals, from scratch, every day. When you're craving a satisfying and intensely flavored lunch or dinner served in a contagiously energetic environment and made by people who believe in creating meals the right way, Costa Vida's your place.
Costa Vida is inspired by the beautiful Baja Peninsula Coast and the lifestyle that pushes you to catch the wave rather than stand on the sideline to let life pass you by. This coastal lifestyle is a vision about the satisfaction of things done the right way. We believe that food created with passion, from scratch daily, tastes better! And our customers know the difference. Following a trip to Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Coast, Costa Vida founders JD and Sarah Gardner were inspired with a vision. While the surf lapped at their feet and they enjoyed the delicious freshly made local cuisine, they brainstormed how they could bring this vibrant lifestyle and incredible cuisine home with them. The result was the first Costa Vida location in Layton, Utah. Being true to the Baja experience, Costa Vida food is made fresh in each restaurant's kitchen. Each tortilla is handcrafted daily and served hot, ensuring that no customer will ever have to eat a factory-made tortilla pulled from a bag. The sweet pork and shredded beef are perfectly seasoned and slow-cooked for several hours to create the signature intense aroma and flavors of Costa Vida. Led by our Certified Executive Chef, Costa Vida uses only the freshest all-natural ingredients and prides itself on its intensely flavored meals that leave guests energized, inspired, and satisfied. Since the first restaurant opened in 2003, people have embraced this Costa Vida Lifestyle. Today Costa Vida has restaurants in a growing number of US states and Canada and is positioned to be one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in North America.
A Surfboard Shaper is an expert who creates custom surfboards the hard way, the right way by hand. In an age where everything from surfboards to the food we eat is mass-produced, Costa Vida is rebelling against soul-less food. Like the Surfboard Shaper, we put passion into everything we do. You'll never see us pour pre-made salsa out of a bag that was mixed at some corporate lab and shipped across the country. Costa Vida goes to great lengths to ensure the freshest all-natural ingredients are used and prepared from scratch each day. After all, a meal made fresh daily just tastes better! The intense and diverse flavors of Costa Vida will make your taste buds boogie and leave you satisfied and energized. We love food and know you do too. Costa Vida Eat Well. Live Inspired.