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Cantina Captiva

Mexican, Southwestern
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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our last visit the outdoor seating area had a cool covering it. Like vines and such. They took that down and now it's more open. We chose to dine indoors. We heard that knew ownership has taken place. Our food was great and waiter was attentive, however we felt rushed. The last bite of food and they scoop your plate... More 

Thank sarasmom
Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd been craving a margarita so when we passed this place I asked to stop. Walked inside to see the dollar bills stapled everywhere and fell in love. The margaritas were awesome, service good, and there's now a permanent memorial to our visit stapled on one of the walls. Will surely be back!

Thank Circi
Naples, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Mexican food, and eat at a lot of great restaurants. This is not one of them. However, it's okay. Particularly for the price, which compared to other choices on Captiva, is not bad. Salsa is very bland. Add some salt, and ask for some hot sauce to wake it up. Queso is good, but not traditional Mexican queso... More 

Thank Mercy A
Mount sterling
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best salsa ever!! Great food and service!! Had a late night dinner with the hubby!! The food wonderful!! Hot, fresh and delicious!

Thank dcraycraft
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dollar bills stapled to every surface are definitely the draw here. Our server was very nice and stopped to chat with us for a few minutes when we asked about the significance of the money. The food was relatively bland and none of us left feeling stuffed, but it was edible and was the least expensive (which doesn't translate... More 

Thank LsDano2
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick snack and ordered the queso cheese and salsa with chips. Very good! We renamed it the dollar dive...go and you will see why!

Thank MTB-Illinois
Shiloh, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here because my wife likes Mexican food once in a while during vacation on the Island. They have plenty to choose from but the drinks are not full strength because of the type of license they hold. They should tell you this! Food is tasty.

Thank Eric N
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this place because it can be so difficult to find good Mexican food. But this place delivered! Great food and margaritas. The homemade guacamole was fantastic. A little hot in the restaurant and the defaced dollar decor was somewhat offensive, but overall we liked it.

Thank Zoc10042327
Miami, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Mexican restaurant is very unique and colorful. The walls and ceilings are all covered in dollar bills that previous customers have stapled to the walls, both on the inside and the outside of the restaurant. The restaurant itself is not very big, but they do have outside seating. The only problem is, the island has noseeums, they are very... More 

Thank Ivonne G
The Villages, Florida
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Mexican food is served, along with variations including fresh fish and shrimp (shrimp tacos were excellent). Margaritas abound as well as Mexican and other beers. Dining inside and outside, limited parking in side streets and lot. Very popular - plan to wait a bit during busy dining times. And be sure to bring a couple of extra bucks...guests are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?