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$$ - $$$, Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (26 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here and had a great seat on the back porch, right on the waterway. The food was really good. We had the Crab Tostadas and chips and salsa. The salsa was really good, they gave use red and green salsa. This is...More

Thank Shaan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here before, the service is great. Enjoyable atmosphere. The Mai Tai's are the best. Never a long wait.

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Loved the bar.. it was taco Tuesday and they were very good. Really liked the dishes with chili verde. Great bartenders. Margaritas are not too sweet...nice tart citrus flavor. Would go again.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A very nice location, with views of the ocean (Monterey Bay) that serves great Mexican treats and tasty blended drinks.

Thank lukebabs
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first Valentine’s Day together and decided to spend the day in Capitola. We didn’t have to wait long to be seated and got patio seating. Even though it was cold, the sun was out and got a table in the sun. The...More

Thank guamgirl04
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Always have to stop at Margaritaville when visiting Capitola. I have to say the first margarita was pretty good and then it was happy hour and my husbands second was a little disappointing 😢 the mix wasn’t very good. Chips and salsa were good and...More

Thank kshelby123
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great Mexican food. Good menu, drinks are reasonable and the outdoor seating, some what quite, except for the music played over the speakers can get to you after awhile. Service is attentive, prices are resonable

Thank edwardTiburon
Reviewed 22 January 2018

7 of us from the bay area took a day trip walked around this very nice beach town, with reservations we sit outside right by the water, luckily even weather was a bit chilled but sun was out that added warm to every where, food...More

Thank ann c
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Go for the drinks and atmosphere, the food second. This establishment has been around for several decades and has gone through a major remodel over a decade ago and more recently a smaller remodel so it's fresh. Evening toward sunset with the Soquel Creek outside...More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The latest iteration of this place is vastly improved over the early years... Great oysters, italian margarita, calamari, shrimp diavolo...

Thank Lorenzo R
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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