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Cantina Captiva

14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-0248
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“guacamole” (60 reviews)
“burrito” (56 reviews)
“tacos” (64 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mostly seafood down here and we were hungry for something spicy. Was hesitant to try this because of the mixed reviews, but we found it so good we went back Friday for dinner before we left the island to come home. I love guacamole and...More

Thank Pinkmingomom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outdoor dining - picnic table. Good quick service and food. Certainly not fancy but fun. Mini burritos and Mexican enchiladas were good along with chips and salsa.

Thank Dale K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is excellent. I must say that upon first appearance we were a little hesitant but it was worth it. The wait staff is very attentive and again the food was one of my favorites in captiva (we hit every restaurant). At the...More

Thank mikeytoms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick, light lunch - decent margaritas on the rocks, good steak taco, shrimp taco would be good without cheese. Pico & chips were very good, as was the waiter!

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ingredients were fresh. Shrimp tacos and fish tacos yummy. Service fast. A little bit of a "dive bar" feel, but fun with all the dollar bills on the walls!

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The place is cluttered with dollar bills. The bathrooms were disgusting. The food was ok. The server sounded high.

Thank Lexer75
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Guacamole was way to spicy. Too many chunks of jalapeño. Salsa was ok but chips were a little on the stale side. Good flavor for the tacos: pork and beef. Entree salad was too spicy too.

Thank Cfeminella
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Cantina is a Mexican restaurant. Eating here is always a fun experience. Staff is friendly. Food is very fresh. This time, I had a veggie wrap -- veggies were the best I had on my trip and well seasoned. My husband had the mini burritos...More

Thank nancym290
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We drove over from Sanibel. Went to Blind Pass first for shelling. We had been to Captiva Cantina before and we knew we wanted to go back. Love this place. I had one chicken taco, husband had one beef and one pork. They give you...More

Thank itsconnie
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Liked some things. Didn't like some things. So small it was claustrophobic. Parking was challenging. All the singles on walls and ceilings to me just looked trashy and tattered. They had musicians who talked too much. If you're a singer, just sing. Food was standard...More

1  Thank oldguyfromohio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Enjoy a spicy and unique atmosphere while savoring the fine Mexican and Southwestern cuisine at Cantina Captiva. Try our homemade guacamole - “The green stuff!” It's made fresh daily. Served with a side of pico de gallo, and warm corn tortilla chips or perhaps you prefer something a little spicier? We've got you covered with our stuffed cheese jalapeno poppers served with a side of fiesta ranch dressing. Looking for a salad to suit your fancy? Choose a taco salad or a fajita salad with your choice of chicken breast, steak or shrimp on top of crisp lettuce topped with lots of goodies. Of course, we have the traditional Mexican food favorites like fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, and burritos. Feeling more non-traditional? Choose our chef's favorites - Shrimp Diablo – Gulf Shrimp sautéed with our chef’s secret chipotle marinade, or Tequila-Lime Shrimp. Complement your meal with a choice of imported or domestic beers or perhaps an icily refreshing margarita!
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