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“Horrible Experience”
Review of Cantina Captiva

Cantina Captiva
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Horrible Experience”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We were sat right away. Then it went downhill from there. Our server forgot to refill our drinks, only brought part of our order out, forgot our sides of sour cream and jalapenos. Small amount of food for the price. The burrito was mostly filled with rice than meat and average tacos for the price. When we asked to speak to a manager no one was available. Even though this is the only Mexican restaurant around, it is not worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not what it was”
Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming to Captiva for years and have always enjoyed eating at the Cantina. Not sure what has happened over the past year, but the device was terrible, the food was fair, and the inside was dirty. Watch out for the water scam!!!! Several people in our party ordered water to drink. The waiter returned with bottled water and told us the regular water wasn't all that good so we needed to drink the bottled water. Well, we were the only table drinking bottled water and got charged $12 for it! The shrimp tacos were dry and the prices are stupid!! There are better places to spend your money!!

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Thank CA-Florida
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Canton, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Enjoyed our time at the Cantina Captiva. The Con Queso dip was the best we had ever had. Margaritas were exceptional. Crowded but where isn't on Captiva!! Kids enjoyed writing on a dollar bill and stapling it onto the wall. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank northcoastlady
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Disappointed--what happened?”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We visited Captiva last year and ate here--it was awesome! this year--it was terrible. My son's steak was tough, and we couldn't even cut it. My other son's burrito from the kid's menu, aside from being $8 was tiny! They have fans on inside which help with the heat, but our food became cold instantly. I hope it was a fluke.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Princess_Mom
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Orlando, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love the food”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

The food is great and so is the Margarita! The place is very small and could use some upgrades! But I will definitely go back!

Visited June 2012
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Thank DA Y
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