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$$ - $$$, Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 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 2 days ago

Three of us shared 3 different types of soft tacos and a soup. All tacos were nice, soup was OK. Fantastic location by a small river with lovely sea views especially on a nice sunny day. In summary, food was good and so as service.

Thank Sydney2000000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No complaints on the service or the food. Both were exceptional, the prices, well they were pretty high for Mexican food. But I think you pay for the location.

Thank Gina D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I am not impressed by this place- it has a high turnover of management- I don't go into this venue at all anymore as there are better places to be in capitola

1  Thank Will S
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Right on the water with quaint view. We sat outside by the heaters at first but decided to move indoors (possible rain). No one gave us attitude about moving and they were very helpful. The drinks were small but strong. Service was fast and friendly...More

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

My wife and I had just arrived in Capitola for the weekend and due to other TA reviews we decided to stop by Margaritaville for lunch before we checked into our hotel. We were immediately a greeted and as requested, we were seated outside on...More

Thank OldNorCalGuy
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my dad's 75th birthday here, with three generations. Ate indoors, at a beautiful ocean view table. Festive decor, friendly and excellent service by Lindsey and the whole staff, and delicious upscale Mexican food. Collectively, we enjoyed chile verde (spicy pork) enchiladas, wild mushroom tacos,...More

Thank gcb67
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A day at the beach, so lunch for 6 at the superb restaurant. Perfect location, and seating arrangements, served by some very helpful and courteous serving staff. Overlooking the lagoon, lovely food served at extraordinarily good prices . Crab tostado were superb. A must to...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted to go to Margaritaville and I was a little hesitant as the last time I was there it was a dive. First the restaurant was spruced up second the food was delicious! I gave it a 4 because I really was in...More

Thank Rubythief
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a great place to relax, view the ocean and enjoy good food. The outdoor seating is perfect , but even inside sitting at the bar provides a great view. The service is top notch and if your not in the mood for a...More

Thank don g
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, great tacos and fantastic calamari. Staff. Wet good and very friendly. Lively. Nice view. A must go if in capitola.

Thank Mai K
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.22 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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