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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
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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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Salinas, California, United States
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226 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times and always enjoy sitting outside sipping a margarita or having lunch. Caution: low flying seagulls have gotten me more than once with an unexpected surprise. Hey, it's supposed to be good luck!

Thank 556danaa
Santa Cruz, California
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340 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant in downtown Capitola, right on the Esplanade. The menu is typical Mexican food. The fish tacos are not so typical. Yummm. Nice place to meet up for margaritas.

Thank JeriLG
Tyler, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday. They had live music upstairs from 12-530 which was great. Really good drink prices $9 for a strong mixed drink. Cant beat the view. Can't wait to return.

Thank christianabrewster
northern california
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice casual place, on the water. The menu was limited, with just a few choices. We had salads and a guacamole appetizer. The food and service was good.

Thank travelgalagala
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 August 20, 2016

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 August 8, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 August 7, 2016

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 August 6, 2016

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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124 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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

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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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?