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Cantina Captiva

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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-0248
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 168
    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
Mexican food in captiva!!!

Being a huge Mexican food loving family of course we had to find a place on captiva!!! It was great!!! Food was hot, wonderful and fresh. Service and atmosphere were top Notch! So glad we found this gem!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Rachel S
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  • Families with children
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English first
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Being a huge Mexican food loving family of course we had to find a place on captiva!!! It was great!!! Food was hot, wonderful and fresh. Service and atmosphere were top Notch! So glad we found this gem!

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White House, Tennessee
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went here because we were wanting something different than seafood. Well this meal was on the mark. We started with the cheese dip and it was great. I had the chicken nachos and it was huge and it was delicious.

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Birmingham, AL
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm surprised Cantina Captiva isn't more highly rated on this forum. I suspect it's because it's sort of hidden in a shopping trip. We visited last week, and the service was excellent, the food was fresh and good and even reasonably priced -- especially for this island. All four adults were pleased with their entrees, and the waiter was very... More 

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Naples, Florida
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Discover this gem while checking out Captiva, great strawberry margaritas, I had the Beef Nachos, Husband had the Beef Tacos. Both dishes were wonderful and this place is very inexpensive. I would have eaten there more had we stayed longer.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was the least expensive dinner we ate on Captiva and it was yummy. Shrimp was plump and my husband's Shrimp Diablo was sufficiently spicy for his taste. Homemade salsa was delish. Dollar bills on the walls made for plenty to look at. $40 for dinner for two--not bad.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We found this place by coincidence on the way home from the beach. Very good Mexican food. A lot on the menu. We had fajitas for two, very tasty! The whole restaurant is covered with one dollar bills where people have put messages.

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Jupiter, Florida
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

They have kept a few of the old fabulous staff and gotten a few new. They had homemade sangria, everything on the menu was available. I tried something new this time to keep with the spirit of second chances... I had the carnita "shredded pork" soft tacos.. It was wonderful.. The homemade salsa had a slight kick..which I enjoy👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 great... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wish we would've found this place our first night instead of our last. Their food was full of flavor (which we found many restaurants lacked) and service was great. I had the tequila lime shrimp tacos, my husband had the Mexico City tacos which included 1 chicken, 1 ground beef and 1pork and our 7 yr old had 2 beef... More 

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Naples, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Enjoyed our dinner of jalapeño poppers, chicken quesadilla, shrimp and guacamole dip. Fun place with great prices perfect combination.

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Middletown
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Definitely exceeded my expectations on all levels. The quantity and quality of food was excellent. The service was top shelf and very helpful with any questions. If you leave hungry that is your own faukt.

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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 11:00 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
Cuisine: Mexican

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