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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 11:00 am - 10:00 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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Schnecksvill, PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I decided we would try Mexican food on Captiva Island when we were on vacation. This is the only Mexican restaurant on Captiva Island. It ended up being some of the worst Mexican Food we have ever experienced. The Salsa was very spicy hot, we heard four women at the next table complaining about it and we... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We stopped by here with kids and had low expectations. The tacos and salsa were very good and the prices were reasonable. The walls are covered with one dollar bills and the place has a supply of different colored sharpies for you to write /color on your bills. You can use their staple gun to attach it to the wall/ceiling.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I had lunch here yesterday and was well satisfied. I sat outside, so I can't describe the interior, but outdoors had clean tables and I read some of the dollar bills on the wall while sitting there. My server was friendly and waited on me immediately. I ordered the Mexico City enchiladas and he said it was a good choice... More 

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Boone, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Enjoyed the outdoor seating at Cantina Captiva. Wonderful guacamole and salsa. Appreciated the fact that we had the choice of wheat or corn tortillas - being wheat-free eaters. Also had the chicken/beef fajitas. Great grilling sauce. Courteous service. Relaxed atmosphere. Dog friendly.

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Turtlepoint, PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Enchiladas and tacos were very good as well as the Negra Modelo. It was not crowded as we arrived shortly after opening. Homemade salsa was excellent. Would return again if we return to the island.

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South Chesterfield
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After eating seafood for over a week, I wanted Mexican food so I drove from Sanibel to have it. I was the only one in the restaurant because it was after lunch and well before dinner. I was so glad that I took the trip and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The chips and salsa were really good and I ordered... More 

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Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Close to South Seas Island Resort and really good food. So good we ate there twice during our stay at SSIR. The first time my wife and I shared a fajita platter with chicken and beef. Was delicious. The second time my wife had two tacos, beef and chicken, we she said were great, and I had the best burrito... More 

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Macedon, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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