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2411 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3206
+1 239-579-0114
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a seasonal resident of Sanibel I know lots of people who had experiences when this restaurant first opened that discouraged them from returning. Come back! Everything is delicious, you can eat light if you want, and the prices are fair. No matter what else I order, I always get an ear of Mexican Street Corn. Delicious. The atmosphere is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second year in Sanibel, and I'll be here every April for the forseeable future with family that have a home here. Experience this year was same as last year: it's a quirky place, and the food is excellent. It's a family run place, the staff are laid back and the vibe is laid back, so don't expect... More 

Thank MomoMomar
Hamden, Connecticut
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Sanibel annually. We have enjoyed this place previously despite the quirky hours and slow service because the Margaritas were so fine and the food so fresh . They no longer serve lunch .Its not easy to make a reservation as they don't often answer the phone and the website is gone and they won't check Vmm. I finally... More 

Thank MrBoomer
Hudson, Ohio
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as some in the family are vegan and then there is me. It's kind of a funky place. Not very large. Service was very friendly, though a little slow the night we were there as it appeared they may have been under staffed. Food was delicious. I had the seafood paella; very good. My wife needs daughter... More 

Thank Jeff873
Loma Partida,, Panama
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night with my wife and mom. First off, the parking is very limited and difficult. It took about 5 minutes to get a spot and maneuver into it. Oh well, not too big a deal, but others were equally challenged. That was my first opportunity to go somewhere else, and I should have. We were then... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We reserved a table for two on a weeknight. This was our 4-5 visit in as many years. Yes, it is a bit of a pain to reserve because they only answer the phone during their business hours which are different than the ones listed on Trip Advisor and vary from their own website info. But, take a deep breath... More 

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Effingham, South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We googled Mexican food in Sanibel and Fresh Taqueria seemed to be the only Mexican restaurant here. It is hidden from the road except for a sign at the road. You park two lots down from the restaurant. The food was excellent and plentiful! Margaritas were great as well. Chips do not come with the meal, you must order these... More 

Thank tennesseesmokey
Kennebunk, Maine
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264 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Excellent selection of beers and the scrimp tacos will not your socks off. Service is great and this eatery is a keeper.

Thank RobOlson
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We are vegan/gluten free and have challenges finding places to eat when we travel. We were thrilled to find the Fresh Taqueria on Sanibel. This place is best described as flexitarian-they serve all kinds of food including a wide variety of gluten free/vegan. We ate here twice. The food was excellent. The chef is creative and thoughtful. The food is... More 

Thank catmad007
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The staff, including the manager were unbelievably rude! I went to pickup my take out order and it was approximately double the price of what I expected. A gratuity had been added without telling me on the phone. I had asked some questions about the menu , including what fish tacos they had. When I asked why I hadn't been... More 

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2411 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-579-0114
Fresh Taqueria has an eclectic menu that fuses Mexican Spanish and Southern cuisines. Our menu changes frequently depending upon what is available from local farms. We offer many gluten free and vegetarian options on our menu. Our food is prepared fresh daily sourced from local and sustainable sources. We are located in the red building across from suntrust on Periwinkle Way. Our parking lot is the third driveway west of the restaurant (the empty lot with our sign out front).

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