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) #4 of 82 Restaurants in Capitola $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“tacos” (19 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Birds pooped on food during patio dining. Slow service, mediocre food, not accommodating. Not great for kids.

Thank Robinelechat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been here several times. It was a crazy Saturday on our last visit so the inside area was loud. We usually like to sit outside and service was good. Margaritas were average at best. I had the mango fish tacos and they were very...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margaritaville is located on a little bay off the Pacific in beautiful downtown Capitola. We stopped by for a late breakfast before a major shopping day in the area. Now here is a place where you get your money’s worth. The food was outstanding and...More

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a great place to spend time with friends. It has a great atmosphere, excellent food and drinks, and the service was great. If visiting Capitola, it is a perfect place to meet and spend time with friends. We had a party of...More

Thank svhiker
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant on the beach of capitola. Great jalepeno margaritas. Service was outstanding. Food was good quality and well presented.

Thank KJM_Boulder
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to sip some margaritas and watch the Sun go down. nice little town Capitola Village By the Sea in Capitola California. Family friendly. They even give you blankets and heaters for when the Sun goes down and it gets cold

Thank SyvieGi
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were unfortunate to visit Capitola for 3 consecutive, non-stop days of rain. We did manage to venture out 1 morning along the coast from Capitola to Santa Cruz, then ended up back in Capitola as Margaritaville opened for lunch. We were the only table...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Get their early for a beautiful view of the river as it flows into the sea and the colorful quaint lodgings along this waterway. We got in just before five and there was no wait. Happy hour has a great menu. Wonderful fried calamari appetizer...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Took the family there for the first time... food menu was pretty basic and overpriced. When food came out, the meat was almost raw and they got our orders wrong. The food was very basic and almost bland. I would have been ok with the...More

Thank Montino1
Reviewed 26 March 2017

With a wonderful site over the Soquel Creek and Capitola Beach, the food is very good and the service is excellent. My wife and I dropped in for a late lunch on a weekday when it wasn't crowded. We could imagine what it might be...More

Thank Dunsmurian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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 95010-3273
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263
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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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