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Cantina Captiva

14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-0248
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“guacamole” (61 reviews)
“burrito” (57 reviews)
“tacos” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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1 - 10 of 681 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With only 2 options for Mexican food on the island, we choose this one. The atmosphere is super cool but the food isn’t all that great. Their chips are obviously out of a bag, the rice was seriously under cooked - it nearly broke my...More

Thank TakeMeHome2
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there over the Christmas holidays and met a friend there who lives in Florida. They did not have enough wait staff and the one that was there was really stressed out. He couldn't seem to deliver food or clean the other tables fast...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great margaritas. Guacamole was delicious. Laid back and nice outdoor seating. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Karlyn A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always eat outside when I go here. The ground is covered in sand, & you sit at a picnic table. It feels like you’re sitting/eating/drinking on a beach! (You’re not far from one). The nachos here are amazing. The service is great - super...More

Thank Abby L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this restaurant several times each time we vacation in Captiva. Look for Everton at the South Seas Resort and here. He's great! The food is amazing and not too expensive. The large group seating outside is perfect!

Thank Teddisweeney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner- very fun, laid back atmosphere. Could sit inside or outside at picnic tables. Looks like it would be a dive, but it’s actually very good! Service is friendly, fast and outstanding! Food portions are large, reasonably priced and very good. Desserts were...More

Thank looproad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chips were greasy and overly salted. The fajitas and vegetable wrap were mostly filled with peppers, not a lot of other vegetables. The redfish was not spiced like any blackened fish we have ever tried. The fried banana appetizer was okay but the condensed...More

Thank Washingtonian1
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This cantina is beyond fantastic. Service is exceptional. I had a porketta Taco and Chips ‘n Queso with salsa. The food was fast, hot, and so tasty!!! And they aren’t stinge-y on the tequila!!!! If you make it to the island, make sure to stop...More

Thank mekbenson
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 30 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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