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€€ - €€€, Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (23 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day at the beach, so lunch for 6 at the superb restaurant. Perfect location, and seating arrangements, served by some very helpful and courteous serving staff. Overlooking the lagoon, lovely food served at extraordinarily good prices . Crab tostado were superb. A must to...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend wanted to go to Margaritaville and I was a little hesitant as the last time I was there it was a dive. First the restaurant was spruced up second the food was delicious! I gave it a 4 because I really was in...More

Thank Rubythief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to relax, view the ocean and enjoy good food. The outdoor seating is perfect , but even inside sitting at the bar provides a great view. The service is top notch and if your not in the mood for a...More

Thank don g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great tacos and fantastic calamari. Staff. Wet good and very friendly. Lively. Nice view. A must go if in capitola.

Thank Mai K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margaritaville has been my favorite for 30 years, used to live in the area. Margaritas have always been fantastic and still are a thumbs up. Recent updating to more "family" style is really just a more modern look, simplified but very nice menu and they...More

Thank Bex98040
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here visiting and a relative brought me here for dinner. What an excellent choice. The food simple but great. A good example that you don't need to have an extensive menu, just make what you know best and make it great. Excellent fast service...More

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were attending the Capitola Art and Wine Festival and wanted to get lunch in Capitola. The Margaritaville Restaurant is under new management we were told and since my husband and I had never been, we gave it a try. We were with another couple...More

Thank ducka62
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a fabulous view! The food is ok, but the view and ambience is worth the visit. The jalapeño margarita is very good!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Casual coastal patio seating on small lagoon at beach - iconic painted hotel on beach, lifeguard stand, ducks, pigeons, seagulls. For Happy Hour we enjoyed $7 wine, $5 calamari and quesadilla, churros with chocolate and whipped cream for dipping. Delightful setting and dining.

Thank Diedra34108
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had low expectations however we were very pleasantly surprised especially as you would expect tourist traps in such an area. Baja taco was by far the winner, but everything else we had was very good. Again, very surprising. Very recommended.

Thank itaif1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263
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Margaritaville has reopened under new ownership with a new 25 seat bar, service staff and menu. We offer fresh sustainable contemporary Mexican seafood in a first class casual environment with panoramic oceanviews.
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