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Cantina Captiva

14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-0248
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Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Sanibel
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The outside was kinda ugly and outdated..the inside was a bit nicer. I would give it a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Nothing outstanding about the food. I don't think we are ever coming back here.

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Alexandria, VA
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178 reviews 178 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Cantina Captiva has a wonderful tropical patio garden, and our party of 6 enjoyed having dinner and drinks at a picnic table outside. We'd come from watching the sunset, and were ready for a margarita. Apparently most (or all?) restaurants on Captiva only serve beer and wine, but their tequila-free margarita was still refreshing. The shrimp dishes were especially good.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent Mexican food; homemade guac and pico. We had burrito's and enchilada's..all very good. Fajita's are house specialty...also great! Very, very small. Expect a wait. Friendly waiters. Definitely worth a visit if you like Mexican.

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Carrollton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here tonight and it made me sick. The queso dip is white velveeta, the refried beans taste like canned chili. The waiter never brought drink refills we asked for. It makes me sick that I had to pay $80 for that meal. We couldn't get out of there fast enough.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

the place is far from fancy.reminds you of a local hangout.But the Mexican food is outstanding.Nice homemade salsa and chips freshly made.The shrimp quesadilla was excellent and the mini burritos are the best. All the Mexican food looks tremendous though I have not tried it all.Highly reccomend.

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Miami, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We always try to visit Cantina Captiva whenever we are in the Sanibel/Captiva area. We went back last week. Service was very attentive and prompt. As usual the food was outstanding. I prefer their chicken tacos which were seasoned and cooked to perfection. Had the nachos with cheese, yummy. All in all a constant excellent performance from the folks at... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stopped in here while in the area and we really enjoyed it. We had to wait 10 minutes for a table which wasn't a big deal. Their chips and salsa were really good as were their fajitas. Our waiter was very attentive and was constantly topping off our drinks. We had their fried strawberry ice cream and that was... More

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Munster, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We are Mexican restaurant connoisseurs, and this place is definitely worthy of 5 stars. The food is delicious! The guacamole and salsa are super tasty! The service was superb:). Not sure why anyone gave negative reviews. We loved it:)

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columbus
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food. Good prices. Super small bar - 3 seats. Service not the best at the bar but good enough. Chips and salsa are great and all the food we had was good. Ate there 3 times in a one week.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

taco bell does it better at a much better price! Service was par, food did not taste fresh! The best part of the meal was the chips and salsa and even that was so so...

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