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All 19 Captiva Island Restaurants

Cantina Captiva

14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-0248
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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Macedon, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the Cantina for the first time this October. We went and had the nacho's and some drinks in the late afternoon. The place was nice and the service and food was good. I'm really not a "Mexican food fanatic" but my wife loves it. Oh, we also had some romaine lettuce wrap thingies which were decent. My wife... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mexican food, served the way we like it. We had a great waiter who was with us when we needed him, without being intrusive. He was also very accommodating to unique requests. The outside dining area is as interesting as the inside. This restaurant is a very short walk from McCarthy's Marina.

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Kettering, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch and it was pretty empty, which was nice. The chips and salsa were great, the salsa is a chunky fresh salsa. I ordered the mini burritos and my husband had the shrimp lettuce wrapped "tacos". He said it was the best thing he'd had all week. Service was decent. We'd definitely come back.

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did not plan to go to dinner here but were glad we did. Delicious Mexican food. the Salsa was excellent. I suggest getting rid of all the old dollar bills and giving the inside a fresh coat of paint. it would update the place and feel cleaner. The bills give is a college dive feel. Still worth going for... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The people at Sealife Congress Jewelers pointed us toward Cantina Captiva and I'm very happy that they did. I wasn't very hungry so I skipped most of the chips but used them to properly serve myself some of the fresh salsa -- very very good! Then I had one crispy chicken taco and rice and beans. It was all very... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had dinner here. The entrees were good. Our server was courteous and fast. Customers have posted dollar bills on the walls and ceilings. There is outside seating if you want. This is a family friendly place.

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Yorktown, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Love this place. We always make sure we eat here when we stay on Captiva. Everyone is friendly and the food is great. Had chicken nachos this time, very good. They make a great Margarita, on the rocks. It is a nice place to go and unwind.

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Longview, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a very large group dining the evening we came to this restaurant so a reservation was required. We were greeted warmly and accommodated at three tables for our group of 30. The walls and ceilings of the interior are lined with $1 bills left by previous diners! We ate a set meal of three enchiladas with all the... More

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Long Island
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is my first post on Trip Advisor and while I am not a complainer I feel like I have to warn people about the rude and unacceptable service we received at Cantina Captiva. This was our 27th trip to Captiva since 2007. We have eaten at Cantina Captiva many times and have noticed that although the food is ok,... More

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Brewster, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Although this was not our favorite restaurant during our visit, it is worth a visit if you like Mexican food. Be forewarned, though, there were four people in our party and all four thought that their entrees and the salsa were good but very spicy. If you don't particularly like spicy food, I would suggest skipping this restaurant. The decor... More

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Additional Information about Cantina Captiva

Address: 14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: 239-472-0248
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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