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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 38
    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
Not what we hoped for

We were surprised to find the guacamole and salsa to be too salty for us. We cut our dinner short and went somewhere else.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Seelye
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St Petersburg FL
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  • Families with children
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St Petersburg FL
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were surprised to find the guacamole and salsa to be too salty for us. We cut our dinner short and went somewhere else.

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Plantation, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

delicious- we sat in the outside patio area with our feet in the sand! relaxed and casual atmosphere - Coronas went down easy with excellent guacomole and spicy salsa.. ask for Everton! He was terrific and very friendly.

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Fairfax, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

While staying on Captiva Island my husband and I ate at Cantina Captiva three times and enjoyed all our meals there. The salsa served to the table is spicy but delicious. We especially liked the grilled shrimp tacos (some of the best we've ever had), chicken enchiladas and beef fajitas. The lime margaritas are also excellent. Good food, good service... More 

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key
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The beer is cold and the food was hot and quick. Great change up in the typical island cuisine. The service is very nice and accommodating. The only thing that was not good was the soft drinks. But this is an issue with the entire island. The mix taste weird at every restaurant!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food was great and the spot is a fun change of pace. Neat outdoor area with banana trees. The service was very nice and it was a low key, chill spot.

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had visited the Cantina back in 2011 and we had to come back to find the dollar bill that will stapled to the ceiling. The food is good and reasonable. The service the night we were there was a little slow. We sat in the outdoor portion of the restaurant which we enjoyed, except that several of our chairs... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Funky little beach Mexican joint on Captiva Island. Good guacamole and Nachos and beer. Didn't think much of the Margaritas. Good service and lots of fun. We left our dollar bills in the poor tipper hall of fame. Part of the fun!

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I just stopped in for a beverage and a snack. We got the queso blanco with some beef thrown in. The cheese dip was flavorful and the beef added enough extra flavor. My wife thought the beef also made it a bit greasy. I have a higher tolerance for grease. The Margarita was nothing to write home... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Quirky dining decor / nice outside ! Inexpensive , Friendly Staff, and tasty food. I love the homemade Salsa , Guacamole , Chips, and Fajitas . It was a different experience from my normal dining choices but in a good way. Would definitely give it a try if your in search of Mexican Cuisine .

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Okay, to start, save yourself from the days of struggle after your meal. Vacation is, no doubt, supposed to be about making lasting memories. But, my two day GI issues after eating here are not the kind of lasting memories I like making on my spring break vacation. When trying to decide where to eat, my girlfriend and I were... More 

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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?