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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-476-2263
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Isle of Barra, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super nice waiting staff great fresh fish tacos and delicious cocktails....eating with friends it was a pleasure thank you

Thank shazzaandmickle
San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and ambiance. Had a table outside, right on the water with a gas heater behind me. My margarita was excellent with the chips and salsa and calamari appetizer. I ordered the halibut entree which was grilled perfectly and had the right amount of seasoning. Others ordered the Branzini whole fish, and grilled halibut tacos. Everyone enjoyed their menu... More 

Thank Wahineandcanine
Turlock, California
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stopped in for a drink and an appetizer. The staff was great and so were the food and drinks. We shared the chips with salsa and guacamole which were delicious. My boyfriend and I shared the crab tostadas and loved them!

Thank MrsV27
Placentia, California
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had never been to this place and just the name of it conjured up the Beach Boys song and kind of a dive bar joint. It was nothing of the sort. It was a nice place with none of the bar atmosphere I was expecting. The food was really good and the service was good also. The best part... More 

Thank Gil M
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful dining on the water. The service was excellent. The Guac was average but the enchiladas were great! Large indoor bar with numerous seats. Heaters and blankets are offered for outdoor seating. The tables outside are worth the wait but make sure you have a waterside table as a few are tucked back.

Thank Rochelle S
Soquel, California
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Dined at Maragaritaville on their outside patio. This is a dog friendly patio and it also has heat lamps for cold nights. The tacos were great though a bit on the spicy side for our daughter. Service good too.

Thank gotkona
Salinas, California, United States
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234 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and always enjoy sitting outside sipping a margarita or having lunch. Caution: low flying seagulls have gotten me more than once with an unexpected surprise. Hey, it's supposed to be good luck!

Thank 556danaa
Santa Cruz, California
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369 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice restaurant in downtown Capitola, right on the Esplanade. The menu is typical Mexican food. The fish tacos are not so typical. Yummm. Nice place to meet up for margaritas.

Thank JeriLG
Tyler, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Visited on a Saturday. They had live music upstairs from 12-530 which was great. Really good drink prices $9 for a strong mixed drink. Cant beat the view. Can't wait to return.

Thank christianabrewster
northern california
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice casual place, on the water. The menu was limited, with just a few choices. We had salads and a guacamole appetizer. The food and service was good.

Thank travelgalagala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-2263
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?