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₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
+1 831-476-2263
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3273
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant on the beach of capitola. Great jalepeno margaritas. Service was outstanding. Food was good quality and well presented.

Thank KJM_Boulder
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to sip some margaritas and watch the Sun go down. nice little town Capitola Village By the Sea in Capitola California. Family friendly. They even give you blankets and heaters for when the Sun goes down and it gets cold

Thank SyvieGi
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were unfortunate to visit Capitola for 3 consecutive, non-stop days of rain. We did manage to venture out 1 morning along the coast from Capitola to Santa Cruz, then ended up back in Capitola as Margaritaville opened for lunch. We were the only table...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Get their early for a beautiful view of the river as it flows into the sea and the colorful quaint lodgings along this waterway. We got in just before five and there was no wait. Happy hour has a great menu. Wonderful fried calamari appetizer...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Took the family there for the first time... food menu was pretty basic and overpriced. When food came out, the meat was almost raw and they got our orders wrong. The food was very basic and almost bland. I would have been ok with the...More

Thank Montino1
Reviewed 26 March 2017

With a wonderful site over the Soquel Creek and Capitola Beach, the food is very good and the service is excellent. My wife and I dropped in for a late lunch on a weekday when it wasn't crowded. We could imagine what it might be...More

Thank Dunsmurian
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had a wonderful time there after our visit to town. We had the Happy Hour marguaritas and they were very good. Our waiter, Ricky! was very nice, friendly, and personable. Thomas, the manager, told us about the clean up that keeps the beach pristine...More

Thank Yolande B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great food, great view. Delicious Mexican food on the beach. Great outdoor patio dining. Service was good. Would eat here again!

Thank TCM327
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We come here often. We love to come during happy hour, sit outside and watch the sunset. Inside is very nice also. Good family place. Good food, great service. You might have to wait for a seat, but not long.

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I planned my meal here to watch the sunset but there really wasn't one to see that night. Still, the view of the beach was nice, the ambiance was nice (thought a bit noisy, due to a nearby birthday party and the associated drinking games)...More

Thank James H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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