Open a Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill In Your Neighborhood

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Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill is a proven, rapidly growing fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise that is expanding throughout the U.S. With nearly 100 units open, we have proven our concept as a successful restaurant brand and as a franchise opportunity. 

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. Costa Vida uses only the highest-quality, all-natural ingredients to create flavorful, award-winning meals that leave guests energized, inspired, and looking forward to their next visit.

Proven, Rapidly Growing Fast-casual Restaurant

What Makes A Great Franchise Partner?

Our keys to success:

  • An owner-operator.
  • Plan on being hands-on and involved in the day to day operations.
  • Passionate about building lasting relationships and serving only the highest quality fresh food to your customers.
  • A successful leader.

If the answer is yes to these questions we would love to speak with you.

Ask a smart, successful multi-unit franchisee when to invest in a restaurant franchise, and they’ll tell you to wait until it has 50-100 units. This demonstrates proof of concept as a restaurant brand, showing the systems are battle-tested, the company can penetrate new markets and they are already leading a group of successful franchise owners.

With almost 100 restaurants open and operating in many regions of the U.S., we’ve proven our worth but still have many prime development opportunities in many territories, making Costa Vida the right concept at the right time for the right franchisees.

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“We serve amazing Mexican-inspired, fresh food that offers a quick escape to the coast.”



• Innovative menu featuring flavorful, Mexican-inspired cuisine developed by our executive chef.

Our Successful Formula

• Low investment relative to other fast-casual restaurants.

• Relaxed customer experience inspired by the beaches of Mexico.

• Efficient walk-through service model which allows guests to personalize entrées without sacrificing speed of service.

• Strong unit-level economics, allowing franchisees to scale quickly.

• Flexible real-estate footprint, allowing for free-standing and shopping center locations while maintaining profitability.

• Executives with deep experience in food service and multi-unit operations.

• Franchisee-focused corporate culture.

• Proven concept as both a scalable restaurant model and as a franchise organization.

• Key banking relationships allowing successful franchisees to ramp up quickly and dominate their market.


The Inspiration Behind Costa Vida

The idea behind Costa Vida was born from a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. When our founders came back from their vacation, they wanted to bring not just the flavors, but the culture of that coastal lifestyle back home, so they opened up the first Costa Vida restaurant in 2003.  

Great Timing

What Are The Startup Costs?

Breaking down how much it costs to open a Mexican restaurant with Costa Vida.   

Wondering what it costs to open a Mexican restaurant with Costa Vida? The estimated initial investment for one franchise location ranges from $659,500-$1,025,000. The data comes from Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document. For a detailed breakdown, fill out the form on this page to request a full copy of our FDD. 








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