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Cantina Captiva

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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-0248
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Super Fun Place

This joint is a delight. The kids loved the atmosphere with all the signed dollar bills hanging up. The service was friendly and quick and the food was a good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
strayeggplant
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Marquette, Iowa
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Hay Springs, NE
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate dinner here after sunset on the beach. Wide range of authentic Mexican food with great chips and salsa. Indoor and outdoor dining available, but we chose to sit at a table with Bob Marley's picture in the booth. Walls lined with dollar bills people have signed and decorated. Friendly and quick service and delicious food!

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Thank Nefarmboy
Easton, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

....and that's all you need to know. My husband and I ate here last March and thoroughly enjoyed it. We found ourselves back on Captiva and paid another visit. We ate outside and received prompt and friendly service. We ordered club sodas and the glass was refilled each time it was half empty. The salsa is fresh and the chips... More 

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Thank skiprette
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good chips and salsa!! (that's all you need to know) Very good margaritas (the next only thing you need to know) Food every time we went there was really good, we had a big group that tried plenty of different entrees and they all liked there's. Oh and they had really good desert!

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Thank Ktfeck13
Marquette, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This joint is a delight. The kids loved the atmosphere with all the signed dollar bills hanging up. The service was friendly and quick and the food was a good value.

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Thank strayeggplant
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love this place. Great food, especially the enchiladas, but everything we had we enjoyed. We went there 4 times in one week. Wish we had gone 5 times! It's a small place with thousands of dollar bills stapled everywhere. If you're on Sanibel or Captiva this place is a must!

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Thank John17688
Willowick, Ohio
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had both lunch and dinner here and both were excellent. Outstanding guacamole and pico de gallo!! Fish tacos and tamales are both outstanding. Fun to read the dollar bills covering the interior of the place!

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Thank Courtdd
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We went to the place for afternoon lunch. Food was awesome and service was superb. Aldo was quick and accurate in orders!! We would recommend every one to experience this place once in their trip. Nice food for vegetarian folks.

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Thank Manish K
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place could so easily be great but kitchen doesn't try or recipes aren't good. I had garlic shrimp for $20, got a plastic bowl of butter and 5 rough shrimp. The fajitas for $20 were 90% very wilted onions and a small amount of some weird shredded beef. Son had a steak, that was the best entree we ordered.... More 

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Thank theresa s
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were here on a very busy night, and the staff was efficient and friendly. Food was tasty though Margaritas were just average. Considering the prices on Captiva, we felt this was a good value. We'd dine here again.

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Thank Madmegm
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is best mexican food I ever had... Friendly service, amazingly delicious food. Me, my family and friends thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. I would recommend you try this if you are on island.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-0248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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