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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, American
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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-476-2263
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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332 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my dinner at Margaritaville. Located on in the downtown section of Capitola on the waterfront, it is a very nice view. Good size bar where you can also have dinner. My Oyster appetizer was outstanding. My Sea Bass was good, but a little dry. Service was excellent. A fun place with solid food.

Thank MacAtlantaGa_
San Carlos
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed sitting outside by the water. We had chips, fish tacos, steak tacos, and a pitcher of margaritas. We enjoyed everything.

Thank krstymsty
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite stops in Capitola - they have a roasted jalapeno, fresh strawberry margarita that is just delicious. And their chips and salsas and guacamole are all flavorful and perfect with their house-made very crunchy thick tortilla chips! and the view of the wharf and surf is amazing. The owner is so friendly and always remembers... More 

Thank Maggie N
San Jose, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the new owner, we frequent Margaritaville a lot. There food is awesome, drinks are perfect, and the views are spectacular. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank suzyG95136
Raymore, Missouri
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Good chicken tacos. My son had Fish tacos with mango salsa. Great chips & salsa. A comfortable place for drinks & good food. Very good service.

Thank Kona W
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I live here in Santa Cruz, and I realized I had not been to this place in many years, so I have been meaning to give it a try. We dropped in yesterday for lunch and sat out on the deck overlooking the beach and river. We had no wait to get a table on the deck despite it being... More 

Thank Paul B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today....best fish tacos ever! I had the Baja style & I want to come back daily they were so yummy! However, besides the amazing food, our waiter, Sergio, it the best EVER! I will come back time & time again!

Thank Jennifer H
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our group had a great post-wedding dinner. Good food, good service and good prices. A friendly and lively place on a rainy Saturday night.

Thank edvallender
Isle of Barra, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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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
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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?