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Cantina Captiva

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
+1 239-472-0248
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here with several family members. We were able to eat outdoors where we could enjoy ourselves and not bother anyone else. Our waiter was terrific and made us feel right at home. Their portions are very filling and everything we ordered tasted yummy. It's in a good location and their prices were reasonable. Their building is rather unique.... More 

Thank Jackie W
Hamilton, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with a group of 7 and had no wait. Service was fairly average, portions were small but tasty. Kids meal had selections that were not Mexican, like corn dogs and chicken fingers, our kids liked that. It was nice that they had outdoor heaters as it got chilly at night. The kids had fun looking at all the... More 

Thank minime0910
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fact that the entire place is wall papered in one dollar bills is not your typical Mexican restaurant decor. The fact that the dollar bill is one of the dirtiest things you can touch wasn't very inviting either. Its a VERY small place seating 10 parties only inside at a time. Chips and salsa are not complimentary like at... More 

Thank Diane S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived Christmas day and had reservations for our large party. The meals were delicious and the staff friendly and efficient.

Thank sdr1963
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick lunch, and we were pleasantly surprised by the freshness and quality of the food. I had the fish tacos, which were a perfect blend of flavors. My husband had the carnitas tacos, and he felt it was the finest carnitas he had eaten. Period. It is a unique looking local restaurant, well worth a visit.

Thank Threelaws
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. Very fast service. It filled up very fast. My boys had the burritos and got them "wet," they were very pleased with their selection! Fun atmosphere with dollar bills all over the walls... just ask for some markers to make your own!

Thank Cmklarman
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cantina Captiva is a nice, casual Mexican restaurant. The menu contains your standard Mexican fare as well as some less common items such as tamales. Salsa is fresh, the margaritas are good and the outdoor seating is very nice. Nice place for a casual lunch or dinner.

Cape Coral, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I went to Cantina Captiva with high hopes, only to be disappointed as we sat there sweating because they didn't have their A/C on during a warm evening. Our food was average compared to most Mexican restaurants we've been to, as we love mexican food. Prices are high for what you get. Probably won't return.

Thank Roy N
Westport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place really has great Mexican food. Really did not expect it. Make sure you try their queso and get your burritos wet.

Thank johnthemanrobs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This food is very good but is costly. The service was very good too. It can get crowded at dinner so plan accordingly. The dollar bills all over the diner are a nice touch. It actually gave us all something to do while waiting on our food (you read the notes left on the dollar bills on the walls). They... More 

Thank jvest129

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14970 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?