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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%
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“tacos” (28 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had low expectations however we were very pleasantly surprised especially as you would expect tourist traps in such an area. Baja taco was by far the winner, but everything else we had was very good. Again, very surprising. Very recommended.

Thank itaif1
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I had passed this place many times- figured it was a dive college bar or something. It's actually a pretty nicely designed Mexican restaurant. Much nicer than I had expected. Menu was very very very limited, unfortunately but the quality was quite good. Delicious guacamole...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

What can I say? MMMMM YUMMY!!! and a nice romantic dinner with a view! Lovely place and highly recommended for a romantic dinner for 2 over looking the Pacific ocean.

Thank amberdragons
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Margaritaville after kayaking and were really hungry. We got the starter of chips/salsa/Guac but had to ask about the order since they didn't arrive quickly. When we got them, we immediately ordered more chips as there were 3 of us and tons...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We are here on business and needed a place to eat. We were walking around and found Margaritaville . Got the fish tacos and it was very good. The tacos came a la carte but that was more then enough. Great place to set outside...More

Thank dsh91367
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Loved this place! Everyone was so helpful and polite. Place was clean. Service and food excellent. We sat outside and it was a little cool so they actually repaired an outside heater for us. Highly recommended.

Thank Sally Y
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Margaritaville for more than 30 years, we love to be next to the water to enjoy the views, to drink a delicious margarita and their great food

Thank MarkGaby
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Stop in for Lunch with friends and family after camping at New Brighton State Beach before heading home. We had our dog so were seated on the patio. Ordered a strawberry margarita which was very strong and the Chili Verde hit the spot. Kids ordered...More

Thank Justlynn J
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The view is terrific, the drinks are delicious. The food is mediocre. The first alert was the chips and salsa: the salsas had good flavor and texture but the chips were dripping with grease. We ordered the mango fish tacos: the fish was undercooked, the...More

Thank karenkhazar
Reviewed 16 July 2017

"Oh, there's no great restaurants here in Capitola, you should go to Santa Cruz", says a woman I asked for restaurant suggestions when my friend and I did a spontaneous road trip down to Capitola today. We ignored her and went driving down Capitola Ave...More

Thank Sametta G
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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