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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%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (65 reviews)
“burrito” (56 reviews)
“tacos” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our whole family loves this restaurant. It starts with a great homemade salsa and chips. So many incredible great things: chili reneo, enchiladas, and don't forget great rice, beans. Don't forget great gaucomole. Our favorite Marguerite's.

Thank mmcw9989
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was not fresh, and when on an island surrounded by fresh fish you would expect the seafood fajitas to be fresh. The fajitas pictured only came with three small soft tortillas the size of my hand and when I asked for a fourth tortilla...More

Thank RUBusinessman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, good atmosphere. Service was impressive and with humour - very quick to both take orders (almost too quick) and to give us our food. Consideration given to our children’s needs. Lovely meal. Loved guacamole. All 5 of us loved our meals.

Thank HertsKatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst. Service. Ever. Unbelievable - once we were finally seated, took over 25 mins to take our order! Not busy either.

Thank KrisNielsen008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had good experiences and we have had ok experiences. We go here when we need our Mexican Food fix. The chips and guacamole are good. The margaritas are good. The service can be slow. They were out of queso blanco and a few...More

Thank stltwinmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came for dinner. Hostess was disorganized in taking names and seating waiting parties. Having made it to the front of the line, we were told inexplicably that she could not seat parties of two, which I took as her way to...More

Thank StuO639
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so happy we stopped by the Cantina. Our waiter was very quick and attentive. We were served right away. The margaritas were amazing. The nachos and guacamole were amazing. The quesadillas and tacos were amazing. We will be back!

Thank Doymo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch last week and arrived right when they opened at 11:30. Service was excellent and the for was better than expected. Definitely recommend! Chicken Tacos were very tasty!

Thank Rmonterzoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This time we stopped for lunch. Very good genuine Mexican food. We had a pitcher with margaritas, strawberry, very good. Nice staff.

Thank R_Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing Mexican meal!!!! The Mango margarita was good but the regular one was not and the food was “meh”. Wouldn’t go back based on this experience.

Thank Dhfeble
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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 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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