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$$ - $$$, Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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51 - 60 of 133 reviews

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...More

Thank Paul B
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
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
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 Sharon C
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...More

Thank Wahineandcanine
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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
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...More

Thank Gil M
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...More

Thank Rochelle S
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
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
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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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