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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, American
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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Twain Harte, CA
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch. We had the fish taco's and calamari. Fish taco's are fabulous! Nice plate for the price! Nice balance of flavors to. Calamari was perfectly fried! Nice glass of white local wine rounded off the meal. Service was friendly and prompt! Great job folks!

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had! Great service, food and view of the beach! Will be back the next time around.

Thank Shanny Bella B
berkeley, ca 94720
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Bronzino $20 (a whole friend fish top with lemon & sea salt very tender & delicious) , garlic prawns $18-tasty, Baja style taco $15( Alaskan Halibut/beer batter/avocado & cabbage with chipotle cream), chips & salsa $3 & guacamole was so fresh, yes, we recommended everyone to try there food. friends & I can't wait to go back there for... More 

Thank ann c
Fair Oaks, California
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229 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff seemed very overwhelmed, kept saying the kitchen was really overwhelmed. Really wasn't that bad but they said they had a lot of new staff. Food was good, not amazing but good. They ran out of Branzino which was a standard menu item, not a special. We went with tacos and they were fine. My husband asked for one of... More 

Thank Susanlynn53
Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for happy hour, awesome views! the staff was so nice. We only had drinks and appetizers but in general we loved it!

Thank Lorena A
Los Angeles
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115 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, although the prices were high for Mexican food. You are paying for the location. And, despite the high prices, reasonable compared to other choices in the area. Service was just so so as it took too much time to get drinks and refills on the water. Margaritas were excellent. All in all , i would go... More 

Thank Greg B
Santa Cruz, California
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a late Sunday morning and had a nice lunch. We sat on the patio overlooking the ocean and pier. The menu has a lot of choices, but I had a salad and it was very good. If you're with friends, I would sit inside where there's a lot of action and a party feeling. If you... More 

Thank timteresa0
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch had to wait 20 minutes for an outside table. We were all excited for lunch here. We ordered food and a pitcher of margaritas which the waiter suggested. We received our pitcher. I don't know how these usually are but that was the smallest $50 margarita pitcher ever. Our food arrived. They must like us all on... More 

Thank Nellie O
Emeryville, California
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for drinks. We've been here a couple times and love to stop in here. The drinks are great and we've had really good service. The guacamole with chips and salsa are very good. I'm disappointed that they don't have anything for vegetarians. I asked if they had vegetarian tacos and they said no. How hard... More 

Thank Michelle G
Vacaville, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were able to get a nice table for a group as a late night walk in on a Friday. Well staffed and good service. All enjoyed their entree choices. One of the nicer spots on the beachfront.

Thank Jim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, American
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, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?