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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, American
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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-476-2263
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since the new owner, we frequent Margaritaville a lot. There food is awesome, drinks are perfect, and the views are spectacular. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank suzyG95136
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good chicken tacos. My son had Fish tacos with mango salsa. Great chips & salsa. A comfortable place for drinks & good food. Very good service.

Thank Kona W
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live here in Santa Cruz, and I realized I had not been to this place in many years, so I have been meaning to give it a try. We dropped in yesterday for lunch and sat out on the deck overlooking the beach and river. We had no wait to get a table on the deck despite it being... More 

Thank Paul B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today....best fish tacos ever! I had the Baja style & I want to come back daily they were so yummy! However, besides the amazing food, our waiter, Sergio, it the best EVER! I will come back time & time again!

Thank Jennifer H
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our group had a great post-wedding dinner. Good food, good service and good prices. A friendly and lively place on a rainy Saturday night.

Thank edvallender
Isle of Barra, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Super nice waiting staff great fresh fish tacos and delicious cocktails....eating with friends it was a pleasure thank you

Thank shazzaandmickle
San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great food and ambiance. Had a table outside, right on the water with a gas heater behind me. My margarita was excellent with the chips and salsa and calamari appetizer. I ordered the halibut entree which was grilled perfectly and had the right amount of seasoning. Others ordered the Branzini whole fish, and grilled halibut tacos. Everyone enjoyed their menu... More 

Thank Wahineandcanine
Turlock, California
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My family and I stopped in for a drink and an appetizer. The staff was great and so were the food and drinks. We shared the chips with salsa and guacamole which were delicious. My boyfriend and I shared the crab tostadas and loved them!

Thank MrsV27
Placentia, California
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had never been to this place and just the name of it conjured up the Beach Boys song and kind of a dive bar joint. It was nothing of the sort. It was a nice place with none of the bar atmosphere I was expecting. The food was really good and the service was good also. The best part... More 

Thank Gil M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful dining on the water. The service was excellent. The Guac was average but the enchiladas were great! Large indoor bar with numerous seats. Heaters and blankets are offered for outdoor seating. The tables outside are worth the wait but make sure you have a waterside table as a few are tucked back.

Thank Rochelle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, American
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
Good for
Groups, 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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?