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Margaritaville

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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Pub
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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-476-2263
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
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 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Great food, a pleasant surprise

I ate here with friends and really liked the food a lot. There was a bit of a funky smell inside so we ate outside and that worked out great. The service was good too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
kidhauler
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Los Angeles, CA
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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and courteous staff. We would eat here again. Food is fresh and delicious! The warm brownie sundae is excellent....yummy warm brownie. Beautiful view of the beach inlet.

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1 Thank Sue B
Los Angeles, CA
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with friends and really liked the food a lot. There was a bit of a funky smell inside so we ate outside and that worked out great. The service was good too!

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Thank kidhauler
Los Angeles, California
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515 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Started with great fried calamari. Also some of the best chips (chips/salsa) we've had in a while. Interesting selection of tacos (you can mix/match - fried avocado, sea bass) and the burritos are huge (share it!). Nice views and outdoor seating when it's warm.

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1 Thank foodie-in-lalaland
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We came during low tide so the view was perfect but I closed my eyes and imagined coming at high tide and sunset this place would just be magical. The food was great and the margaritas well I could have sampled them all! Definitely give this place a try! PS The ceviche was delicious!

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Thank Abby T
Santa Cruz, California
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211 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The happy hour, daily, is an outstanding bargain: $2 tacos, cheap drinks, good chips! The setting is right on the water [a river and also a view of the Capitola Wharf and the ocean] and this is a great location for sunsets.

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Thank Judybookdoc
Virginia, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Stopped in after a long day and a walk on the beachfront. Sat outside. They had the patio heaters on as it was November but it was still comfortable. We had snacks and appetizers. The blue cheese wedge salad was great as were the chips and salsa and Mexican hot chocolate. Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Jess Z
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

First, for a restaurant named "Margaritaville", we found there "best" margaritas to be the worst we ever tasted. They pride themselves on using only the freshest juices, but the end result is an extremely sour drink with very little alcohol present! The restaurant and menu had been completely revamped by a new owner since here last, and not for the... More 

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Thank Tim K
MvilleCapitola, Owner at Margaritaville, responded to this review

Dear Tim, As the owner of Margaritaville Capitola I wanted to reach out and respond to your review. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. We take pride in excellent margaritas and if you did not enjoy yours we would love to opportunity to try again. After your review our team reviewed our margarita recipe to... More 

San Francisco, CA area
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My wife and I recently stopped in for a meal while wandering around Capitola. We enjoyed our meal...I had a very nice chile verde burrito, while my with had calamari and a halibut ceviche that she liked a lot. Great service, nice view, reasonable prices, freshly made chips. Not a fancy place, but the food was good.

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1 Thank GoofballDad
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Spur of the moment we decided to go out locally for a light lunch. I read a few reviews of Capitola restaurants that we were yet to visit and chose Margaritaville we were not disappointed everything from the hostess to the servers to the owner to the food was first class. They acted as if they really cared that we... More 

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1 Thank keith p
Pleasanton, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Stopped in to Margaritaville for a light lunch after arriving in Capitola for a quick weekend getaway. Hadn't been there for years and couldn't remember if we liked it last time. Great atmosphere. Sit outside at one of the tall tables by the water. Had a light lunch. Tacos awesome & tasty. Definitely will go back on next visit.

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1 Thank Joanna L

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view

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?