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“Good food, friendly staff”
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
Rabat, Morocco
Level 6 Contributor
510 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

On the first lunch of our stay here in Captiva, we opted for Mexican food, and we are glad that we did. They were not too busy for lunch, and our whole group with little kiddos, was really taken care of by the staff. We had fajitas, tacos, and burritos; and more importantly cerveza and margaritas.

  • Visited March 2014
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Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice change from typical Florida restaurants”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was the second time we have eaten here...was a couple years before, and I really wanted to find this again...forgot how far out it is.

I love the atmosphere, the down-to-earth waiters and being able to sit in the courtyard with all the plants. It is definitely not fancy and not for food snobs.

The food, though, is especially good. We like the fish and shrimp tacos. The guacamole is super good...probably the best we have had. The prices may be a bit high, and I guess that may seem to be so because of the decor, but when I'm on vacation and enjoy the food as much as we do here, it seems okay!!

The chips are great, and so is the salsa, the margarita was great.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank MariaMag
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Bay Village, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good Mexican Food - Not Great”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place is one we discovered a couple of years ago and we return, at least, once a trip. It gives us a break from the high-priced seafood on the islands and a different pace from the normal hectic in and out of restaurants here.

  • Visited February 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“great Mexican food”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We ate here last year and returned twice on this visit. Excellent fish & shrimp tacos.
On our last night on Sanibel, we wanted to eat at our favorite restaurant and this was our choice.
Sit outdoors - it has a funkier atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank martha s
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great mexican food”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Ate here one night, got margaritas, nachos and tacos and everything was great. The whole island lost power when we were there but it didn't spoil our good time! Sit outside, the patio is gorgeous with tropical plants and fun lighting. Lots of fun!

  • Visited December 2013
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