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“Upscale Mexican Food with a Great Location!”

Crab Island Cantina
Ranked #12 of 313 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $34
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Enjoy the fresh flavors of traditional Latin favorites, tasty steaks, fresh gulf seafood with the best view of the Destin Harbor and an unrivaled sunset daily. Award winning fajitas, Lobster & shrimp mac & cheese, Seafood Crab & Lobster Boil, Mexican street tacos, Award winning gumbo and Black Angus steaks makes for a mouthwatering menu all can enjoy. If your in the mood for Burgers, visit Charlie's Burger Bar or visit Carlito's Deli for some of the best subs and sandwiches you'll ever have, both located inside the Crab Island Cantina Complex. Lunch and dinner are served daily, as well as a Sunday brunch with bottomless Margarita's, Mimosas and Bloody Mary's from 10am to 3pm.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went on a girls night out, and the food and Margaritas were awesome! Margaritas are generous, both in size and alcohol! I had the Taco salad, so huge I couldn't finish it all. Everyone loved their food, from fish tacos to burritos. The harbor setting is beautiful, waitress was top notch! There was live music that day, which could have been turned down a notch. We had to move tables so that we could carry on a conversation. But other than that, our experience was great!

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Thank cinran206
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We went here for my birthday and I was very happy with both the service and quality of food offered. The chips are fresh and delicious, the queso was some of the best I ever had and their portions are really large, which is great for sharing or having leftovers. I had their street tacos and they let me choose a different filling for each one, which was really nice. They were delicious and more upscale from your standard Mexican combo meals that other places have. We also tried their empanadas which were "melt in your mouth" awesome and their margaritas were smooth and very tasty. The location is great too. Unfortunately, we were visiting in the off season and the place was pretty dead, but I would love to go back during the summer and see what the atmosphere is then.

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Thank atlmichelle4571
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Enjoy the flavor and music of Old Mexico in the USA. The location is unbeatable with beautiful open air seating directly on the beautiful water of Destin. The beer and Margaritas are cold. The Nachos and dips are great. The Pescador Friedo is amazing. A whole red Snapper deep fried and covered with Salsa and avocado , served with a squash and carrot slaw and lettuce tomatoes and jalapeños. Also equally as appetizing was the Grouper Ameretto.

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Thank jimmysim
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

What a great respite from the 98 restaurant madness. Nestled on the harbor, it was a beautiful setting on the water. We sat outside on the deck and though it was cool, there were outdoor heaters that kept us very comfortable. Food was excellent. Service outstanding.

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1  Thank susanwiland
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

What a memorable evening. We had the most spectacular view with a beautiful romantic sunset. Our food was fabulous. The menu appeared to have wonderful dinner choices. The Amaretto Grouper was Amazing. Our server was very friendly and the atmosphere was Perfect. Thanks To Al who entertained with the perfect sound of jazz. I would highly recommend anyone looking to enjoy an evening of prime dining to look no further. Kudos to the culinary team that made our dinner. A two thumbs up. :)

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2  Thank Simplysweetdesserts
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