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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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Cantina Captiva so much we had to stop for dinner twice over a 5 day trip. The service was fantastic both times. I had the shrimp enchiladas (so much shrimp!) and my husband had the chicken fajitas. Everything was delish. My husband liked the salsa so much they gave him some to go. Don't skip this place. It... More 

Thank Ashleyrose2004
central, ma.
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leaving the beach we happened by this place. Dollar bills stapled to every inch of the building. We had the chicken tacos that were very good. Had a few too many margaritas that were also very good.

Thank cronar66
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cantina is my go to place. Had dinner one night, and returned the next evening for a couple of margarita's and to catch the football game (knew they would have a particular game on). The burrito was good, salsa fresh, and margarita's pretty good too. Service is great.

Thank 986bradleyk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered take out one night and order was easy and ready on time. The food is average nothing special. The guacamole was not fresh and super spicy. The skirt steak was cooked well however with little flavor as it was not seasoned as mentioned in the menu. Rice and beans is good and got nice portions. The chicken fajita... More 

Thank Moti G
Miami Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was very cute, and the service was fine....it just was standard, bad Mexican food. The margaritas were super sweet and not strong. We knew when we walked in that this was not going to be very good, but we were at the end of a long walk and we were tired and hungry. It was very inexpensive, and... More 

Thank R B
Sanibel Island, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 August 23, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?