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Cantina Captiva

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-0248
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so delicious! My OCD was a little freaked out by all the zillions of dollar bills plastered all over the walls, ceilings, etc...but would go back again if in the area because the food and the margaritas were amazing!

Thank jewelee
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207 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We return every time we go to Sanibel-Captiva. Excellent food in a funky environment. I like the atmosphere and the food. Try it.

Thank John M
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. We just stopped in for a drink. They were excellent. The menu had lots of good looking choices, but we weren't hungry.

Thank Diane W
Frisco, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the spicy shrimp Diablo and the salsa with chips. It was awesome it was spicy which is how we like it. I would love to have this in Texas where we live actually. Good stuff!

Thank ChristiWF
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a sorta Tex-Mexy, beach-style, laid back kinda-place. The Chile Relleno was really good and I was able to get a taco salad to go for a snack in my hotel. Their pico salsa, served with fresh chips, is super fresh (the freshest tomatoes I had on Captiva in the 5 days I was there). Aldo, one of the... More 

Thank India_Pia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch. It was quite fun to see the walls covered in $1 bills. We asked for some markets and added our own. I had the shrimp tacos. The food was so fresh and if I ever make it back to Captiva, this will be a must!!!

Thank Amy T
Huntington, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Quick walk up from Mucky Duck (great sunset spot) is this little cantina. Awesome guacamole! Fresh fish tacos and mexican dishes!

Thank chrishuntington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Kind of a lil hole in the wall dive, but the food and service were great! Our waiter was very personable and fun. Prices were good. We enjoyed it!!!

Thank Holly G
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We loved Cantina Captiva so much we had to stop for dinner twice over a 5 day trip. The service was fantastic both times. I had the shrimp enchiladas (so much shrimp!) and my husband had the chicken fajitas. Everything was delish. My husband liked the salsa so much they gave him some to go. Don't skip this place. It... More 

Thank Ashleyrose2004
central, ma.
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Leaving the beach we happened by this place. Dollar bills stapled to every inch of the building. We had the chicken tacos that were very good. Had a few too many margaritas that were also very good.

Thank cronar66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?