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Cantina Captiva

Mexican
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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-0248
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, good service

We had great food here. I love Mexican food and can be quite critical, but this place was the real-deal. I had tamales, and they were authentic and flavorful. The service was a bit forgetful, but they were friendly and took care of us well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
amyandpeteb
Good for:
  • Families with children
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New Haven, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a great time with a bunch of friends for drinks and dinner. took some time to get the orders, but the placed was packed and we came with a large group. Order a few pitchers and relax.

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mi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Where to begin, from the street the setting is very inviting, lush foliage colorful signage, We're on vacation what sounds better than some good Mexican food and a margarita ! QUE SE DEJE ENGANAR . On to my visit! Guacamole (9 dollars) tasted like it came from a can-- the menu said made fresh daily so that must mean opening... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a party of 25 adults and kids and sat outside, it was just after sunset. The service was great, the pitchers of margaritas were flowing and the chips and homemade salsa were delicious. I had one of the best chile rellenos I've ever had. The place had a great atmosphere, it was very casual I will visit again!

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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had great food here. I love Mexican food and can be quite critical, but this place was the real-deal. I had tamales, and they were authentic and flavorful. The service was a bit forgetful, but they were friendly and took care of us well.

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Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have been eaten in several restaurants in Captiva during this week and we have been disappointed with most of them ... Same menus everywhere and uninspired food ! Tonight we tried the cantina and it was our best meal of the week. The restaurant is simple but the service is friendly and efficient. The food is fresh and tasty.... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

2nd times a charm- stopped in for a light lunch during a day trip to Captiva - just like our last visit we were not disappointed - great carnitas tacos - chips and salsa always top notch and the margaritas went down easy- love sitting in the side patio with your feet in the sand - very eclectic atmosphere -... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Love the service for thier quickness, good food for the price! Fun atmosphere too? We have eaten here two different times last year and this year. Will go again.

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St Petersburg FL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were surprised to find the guacamole and salsa to be too salty for us. We cut our dinner short and went somewhere else.

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Plantation, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

delicious- we sat in the outside patio area with our feet in the sand! relaxed and casual atmosphere - Coronas went down easy with excellent guacomole and spicy salsa.. ask for Everton! He was terrific and very friendly.

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

While staying on Captiva Island my husband and I ate at Cantina Captiva three times and enjoyed all our meals there. The salsa served to the table is spicy but delicious. We especially liked the grilled shrimp tacos (some of the best we've ever had), chicken enchiladas and beef fajitas. The lime margaritas are also excellent. Good food, good service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-0248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?