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) #4 of 82 Restaurants in Capitola $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (26 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Casual coastal patio seating on small lagoon at beach - iconic painted hotel on beach, lifeguard stand, ducks, pigeons, seagulls. For Happy Hour we enjoyed $7 wine, $5 calamari and quesadilla, churros with chocolate and whipped cream for dipping. Delightful setting and dining.

Thank Diedra34108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had low expectations however we were very pleasantly surprised especially as you would expect tourist traps in such an area. Baja taco was by far the winner, but everything else we had was very good. Again, very surprising. Very recommended.

Thank itaif1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had passed this place many times- figured it was a dive college bar or something. It's actually a pretty nicely designed Mexican restaurant. Much nicer than I had expected. Menu was very very very limited, unfortunately but the quality was quite good. Delicious guacamole...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say? MMMMM YUMMY!!! and a nice romantic dinner with a view! Lovely place and highly recommended for a romantic dinner for 2 over looking the Pacific ocean.

Thank amberdragons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Margaritaville after kayaking and were really hungry. We got the starter of chips/salsa/Guac but had to ask about the order since they didn't arrive quickly. When we got them, we immediately ordered more chips as there were 3 of us and tons...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here on business and needed a place to eat. We were walking around and found Margaritaville . Got the fish tacos and it was very good. The tacos came a la carte but that was more then enough. Great place to set outside...More

Thank dsh91367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! Everyone was so helpful and polite. Place was clean. Service and food excellent. We sat outside and it was a little cool so they actually repaired an outside heater for us. Highly recommended.

Thank Sally Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Margaritaville for more than 30 years, we love to be next to the water to enjoy the views, to drink a delicious margarita and their great food

Thank MarkGaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop in for Lunch with friends and family after camping at New Brighton State Beach before heading home. We had our dog so were seated on the patio. Ordered a strawberry margarita which was very strong and the Chili Verde hit the spot. Kids ordered...More

Thank Justlynn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is terrific, the drinks are delicious. The food is mediocre. The first alert was the chips and salsa: the salsas had good flavor and texture but the chips were dripping with grease. We ordered the mango fish tacos: the fish was undercooked, the...More

Thank karenkhazar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263
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Margaritaville has reopened under new ownership with a new 25 seat bar, service staff and menu. We offer fresh sustainable contemporary Mexican seafood in a first class casual environment with panoramic oceanviews.
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