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Margaritaville

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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Mexican
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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-476-2263
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Margaritaville has reopened under new ownership with a new 25 seat bar...
Margaritaville has reopened under new ownership with a new 25 seat bar, service staff and menu. We offer fresh sustainable contemporary Mexican seafood in a first class casual environment with panoramic oceanviews.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Eating by the Sea. What could be better?

I have eaten at Margaritaville in the Capitola Village before, but they recently closed, remodeled and are under new ownership, so I decided to try it again. It seems really nice now and way more friendly. Although probably due to a miscommunication on my part, I only had an appetizer for lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Rachell S
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have eaten at Margaritaville in the Capitola Village before, but they recently closed, remodeled and are under new ownership, so I decided to try it again. It seems really nice now and way more friendly. Although probably due to a miscommunication on my part, I only had an appetizer for lunch when it was my intention to also order... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

When some friends suggested we go to Margaritaville for breakfast on our last day visiting the Monterey Bay area, I was a little wary. Coming from Los Angeles, I am very particular about my Mexican food but I was also tired of the same old pancakes and eggs. I was delighted to find I could order off of their regular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I usually grab a place on the patio area and enjoy the view as I dine. Great food and the wait staff is nice.

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Los Altos, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The margaritas are still great with an expanded bar and new menu. The food (I had the fish tacos) were excellent and the service is much improved. The outdoor location has views of Capitola beach and the ocean. Worth a try for lunch, dinner, or just drinks while in Santa Cruz area.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I love the newly renovated restaurant and the bar looks beautiful. The menu is pretty limited but the avocado tacos were so delicious I would go back just to have them again. The chili verde was a little too spicy and not much meat. Calamari is okay if you like all rings and pretty small pieces. The service at the... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After walking around a bit, we decided to give it a try. We were seated outside along the water. What a lovely view. We were a bit cold at our table in the share so we asked to move. The funny thing was the two groups seated at that table after us also asked to move into the sun. Oh... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Avoid this tourist trap due to recent changes to the menu & poor service. The restauraunt recently upgraded its decor, as well as their menu. Unfortunately, they forgot about having trained service staff. We went to lunch, were seated outdoors, and never were contacted by service staff. After 15 minutes, in which we saw wait staff walk right by us... More 

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Additional Information about Margaritaville

Address: 231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Mexican

Description

Margaritaville has reopened under new ownership with a new 25 seat bar, service staff and menu. We offer fresh sustainable contemporary Mexican seafood in a first class casual environment with panoramic oceanviews.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?