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Cantina Captiva

14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-0248
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“guacamole” (65 reviews)
“burrito” (56 reviews)
“tacos” (63 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here twice during a long weekend vacation. Good food! They have dollar bills stapled EVERYWHERE! Literally everywhere! Impressive. They have a table top to fit 8-10 people plus a couple 6 tops. Plenty of 4 top tables inside and outside. By far, the...More

Thank Always_local_food
Reviewed 4 days ago

Returned from our second trip to Captiva, it's beautiful, and small. Not a lot of places to eat so odds are you'll get to try everything. We wound up in the mood for tacos 3 times, lunch & dinner. I had the grilled shrimp all...More

Thank jenaye
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint little shack that serves basic Mexican food. The guacamole is great. The chips are very light and tasty. The margaritas are great. The shrimp tacos are tasty, the chile relleno is different than other places in that it is stuffed with...More

Thank Fjorz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ate here and we were very disappointed. Our entrees were good, but the chips were rock hard and it is hot as hell in there. I actually came outside to cool off- in Florida, in the Middle of June. Our server was not good...More

Thank Daksattack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, guacamole, and food. Definitely try the the steak and the marinated shrimp tacos! The frozen lime margaritas were so refreshing after a day at the beach! Our server was extremely nice and attentive. The place felt a bit grimy and dirty but we...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been a couple of years since we were at the Cantina Captiva,,, and we decided to give it another chance. Server, Everton was very pleasant,, quick, funny,, and a pleasure. Food was very good,,drinks were delicious.. If you are looking for Mexican food while...More

Thank hurleyhermie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this place several times when visiting Sanibel and the food is so awesome! Everything is fresh and some of the best Mexican food we’ve had! The drinks and guacamole are top notch too! Service is friendly and fast and prices are...More

Thank mln72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. We checked it out for the first time a year or so ago and loved it. The wait staff is great and the shrimp or fish tacos can't be beat.

Thank constructionlawva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot for dinner, stayed open later than most other island restaurants. Food was good, portions were a good size. Good value for the dollar. Service was good.

Thank Crash3760
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered dinner to go. Chicken and steak fajitas plus beef enchiladas. All came with yellow rice and seasoned beans. Shredded cheese, sour cream and pico along with 3 tortillas for each of the fajitas choices. Enchiladas were overall dry and tasteless, no sauce was served...More

Thank upone2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0248
Enjoy a spicy and unique atmosphere while savoring the fine Mexican and Southwestern cuisine at Cantina Captiva. Try our homemade guacamole - “The green stuff!” It's made fresh daily. Served with a side of pico de gallo, and warm corn tortilla chips or perhaps you prefer something a little spicier? We've got you covered with our stuffed cheese jalapeno poppers served with a side of fiesta ranch dressing. Looking for a salad to suit your fancy? Choose a taco salad or a fajita salad with your choice of chicken breast, steak or shrimp on top of crisp lettuce topped with lots of goodies. Of course, we have the traditional Mexican food favorites like fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, and burritos. Feeling more non-traditional? Choose our chef's favorites - Shrimp Diablo – Gulf Shrimp sautéed with our chef’s secret chipotle marinade, or Tequila-Lime Shrimp. Complement your meal with a choice of imported or domestic beers or perhaps an icily refreshing margarita!
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