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“Great Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantina Captiva

Cantina Captiva
14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-0248
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Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We come to Captiva every year and always look forward to a delicious meal at Cantina Captiva. This year our meal was fabulous!! We had a party of 10 and everyone was pleased with their meal. The chips, salsa and queso dip is always a favorite. I had the pork enchiladas which were great!! My daughter ordered a kids burrito which was quite small, she plans to order the adult portion next year. We highly recommend Cantina Captiva and are already looking forward to our visit next year!!

Visited June 2014
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Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had dinner and lunch here over spring break. The food was really good. The outdoor seating was cool too. However, the service was really slow. The place was busy both times we were there and there was only one server for all the outside tables. Took almost an hour to get our food. It was tough to wait with 3 little kids. For spring break you think they would add some staff. Oh well, could've been worse. We'll go back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Fast good food. Salsa is homemade and chunky. The guacamole is very good. Had the carnitas enchiladas and they where very good.
Nice outside seating. Waiter was friendly. Appears dirty inside and telamundo cartoon on the tv s. Nice beer selection in bottles and draft.
They don't have a liquor license so the 'margarita' was wine based and not worth getting
I will definitely go back

Visited June 2014
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Urbana
1 review
“Excellent underrated experience. Don't think twice before trying!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has amazing authentic Mexican tacos. Each taco is individually flavored to perfection. I have never had a better pair of tacos in my life. If you decide to eat here and you try the tacos, make sure you try all of the different meats. Amazing and underrated.

The service was excellent, and the waiter was not overbearing but he was nice and helpful.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kboerman
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Captiva Cantina worth the visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited the Captiva Cantina tonight and had a very nice experience. The place was very busy but our service was fantastic. We had our 22 yr. old and his fiance and two 12 year olds with us. The chips were fresh, salsa fresh, and beers were cold. Service was great, the kids enjoyed drawing on dollar bills to hang on the wall and leave their mark. The food was good and it wasn't terribly expensive. We would recommend it to people visiting the island.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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