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Cantina Captiva

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

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 40
    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 atmosphere, good food.

After so much seafood in Captiva, this cute Mexican restaurant was a nice change. The atmosphere was colorful and festive and the food was pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Jacksonville, FL
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  • Families with children
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you love good Mexican food, this isn't your place. The setting is fun and colorful, but the food isn't. Sadly, I'd say it was less than mediocre.

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Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After so much seafood in Captiva, this cute Mexican restaurant was a nice change. The atmosphere was colorful and festive and the food was pretty good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Pitchers of margaritas and sangria Ice cold bottles of beer and great authentic Mexican food. Fresh and large portions. Well priced especially considering it is located in captiva. Waiter was phenomenal We will be returning on our next visit

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Cantina Captiva is NOT a fancy place. The décor is a sort of "shabby chic", with bright colored lights, posters of rock stars (Jimmy Hendrix and Bob Marley) and dollar bills stapled to the walls by the customers. It's small, bordering on cramped, with a bustling open air kitchen. But, appearances aside... the food is very god. We started our... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have eaten there several times. Service is very good, food very good and fresh. Recommend the sopapillias. Inside dining okay but recommend outside. Absolutely recommend it.

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My first fish tacos, they were awesome. Will go again and again. The décor is wild, busy, loud. A party type place.

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Weston, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

You have to be drunk to eat there. Food was horrible, services was so so. Meals were pricey. Not going back.

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Apollo Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This little place is a good spot for a few beers, authentic burritos and guacamole. It gets very crowded and cramped with people. As a result, its noisy and messy. But the staff are friendly and the prices are good. Don't forget to staple a dollar on the walls. There are hundreds of them everywhere you look.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The place is fun, it is very relaxed and the food is pretty good. The staff are friendly and efficient in a laid back island sort of way. Good choice of drinks and a big Mexican menu that works really well. We've been a few times and although the queuing system can be a bit erratic it is worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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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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?