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Cantina Captiva

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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-0248
11:00 - 22:00
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Bayonet Point, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety, good food,cold beer. This place has personality, service was awesome, food was plentiful and tasty. Would definitely go back and recommend

Thank Mike B
Titusville, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Down toward the end of Captiva Island is a hidden Gem!!! Outstanding Food and Service!! The entire place is covered with dollar bills from people who have eaten there. You can eat inside or outside. Everything we ate was Very Good. Highly Recommend making time for Cantina Captiva!!

Thank George R
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the least pretentious and most honest eating experience on the islands. We have been coming here for years. There have been a few changes - the jungle that used to surround the entrance had been cleared to make an outdoor eating area, and the bowls of quacamole and salsa are much reduced in size - I can... More 

Thank Sally M
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the margaritas were insane. The staff were nice and attendant. For two we have to wait only like 15 minutes for the food.

Thank Novkathy
Mesa, Arizona
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a cold, draft beer while exploring and shopping. We were also given tortilla chips with delicious salsa. We did not eat lunch or dinner here, but the food served to others looked delicious.

Thank pjdavis131
Endwell, NY
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of the restaurant is dark and covered with dollar bills, and when I say covered, I mean completely covered like wallpaper. It's a bit unusual so we decided to sit outdoors. The service was quick and the food was very good. We started out with an order of the guacamole and Margaritas after seeing the recommendations on TripAdvisor... More 

Thank UpstateTraveller33
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever visited. It was authentic and the ambience had such a fun little beach town vibe.

Thank wendyc1970
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and later for dinner after a visit to Bowman's beach. Great fresh and Mexican dishes and also for my wife who is vegetarian and likes to avoid gluten in her diet. Very tasty food!

Thank Sven R
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. The ambience was very dark although there was outside seating. And the walls are all decorated with our bills that people have written on. Not my design style. But the food was good

Thank Alyssa H
New Jersey
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch on our drive back from a day at Captiva Beach. Ordered red sangria- nice, not too sweet. The fresh salsa and corn chips were quite good. We ordered the fish taco and tequila lime shrimp based on TripAdvisor recommendations and were not disappointed. Fast service, food was fresh, well seasoned and delivered after a... More 

Thank m0m0f3b0ysNJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?