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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 38
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  • 39
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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
First timer

I was a bit put off by the money stapled to the walls. Made it seem dirty to me. But the food was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive. Food arrived quickly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I was a bit put off by the money stapled to the walls. Made it seem dirty to me. But the food was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive. Food arrived quickly.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Cantina having arrived on the island 3 hours earlier for a week long holiday. Queueing to get a table doesn't bother me as I always hope it means the food is worth waiting for and after a 15min wait for a table I can safely say the whole experience was well worth it! Our waiter, Steve, was friendly... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friend and I went and sat at bar to wait for to-go order. I decided to get a margarita. It was ok- but different. I didn't know it wasn't made with tequila! Maybe it said it somewhere, but I didn't think to check- I guess I just assumed a margarita is made with tequila, since that's what they're made with... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We've been to Cantina Captive at least 4 times over a couple of years of staying in Captive. Kids love the low-key style and dollar bills (you can leave one with your own mark) on the walls. Excellent salsa (pico-style) and as a vegetarian, I really like the veggie fajitas - there is a good variety of vegetables you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fun atmosphere with delicious and authentic Mexican food! Just a bike ride away, we had dinner here three times on our last vacation.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well, I say a late night dinner, but the place closes at 10 PM !!! The entire inside is covered in Dollar Bills including the ceiling. The food was good, the staff was very friendly, and the drinks were fabulous. A very good place to end a day of fun and frolic in Captiva Island.

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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow. Been coming to Captiva for several years and this was the first time we visited the Cantina. Casual and relaxed atmosphere. Dollar bills adorn the walls and ceiling in a nod to an old fisherman tale. Food was hot, fresh and amazing. The margarita pitcher option was great for our party as we had several adults. Will definitely return... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaraunt has a certain atmosphere. Dollar bills stapled to the walls. Outdoor tables. We've gone here each year for four years. Each year the service and food has been fine save for one thing : No one likes their ground beef. Not the kids not the adults. You're going to get some pretty decent Mexican food. Nothing crazy good,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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?