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231 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
+1 831-476-2263
11:00 - 21:00
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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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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. As far as the pricing, I'm used to San Franciso bar and restaurant prices and I actually thought our bill was pretty cheap. We ordered two matgaritas and the chicken nachos. The chicken natchos were amazing, the chicken was moist not over done and the cheese they used wasnt the standard cheese that turns into a... More 

Thank Azucar360
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view and atmosphere! Great food and where else do you get offered a blanket and a warm propane heater? Lovely!

Thank Kathryn R
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164 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered original Mai Tai, strawberry margaritas, grilled fish taco (3) and taco soup. Not very much food for $62. We probably WON'T return...

Thank TCWatson
San Francisco, California, United States
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213 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Recently remodeled by a new owner, Margaritaville is a great experience. The clean artsy ambiance is refreshing with subtle ocean reflections. The food was all organic and fresh. The drink specials and happy hour were interesting. We loved the ceveriche, the tacos and the salads. The seafood was incredibly fresh. We will be back.

Thank Lynne A
Oslo, Norway
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Margaritaville is one of the better restaurants at the Capitola Beach. Foods are good, generally fish and white wine. But siting outside is a must. Enjoying the sun and the beach. You can get sunburned too.

Thank Bjoern A
Capitola, California
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

A lively place by the beach, serving great tacos, oysters, and our favorite crab tostadas... Great views and great food! Oh, and great Margaritas, of course!!!

Thank Mauricio O
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Margaritaville for close to 30 years continuing a tradition that he and his roommates started before we met. We would come to share a big plate of chicken nachos, have some margaritas and then head upstairs to Mr Toots for some carrot cake. As our family grew we brought the kids frequently... More 

Thank Tarxkmr
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stopped by this restaurant during a happy hour afternoon with a beautiful sundown. The service girls were very friendly and attentive. The margaritas were great. The chips and the guacamole were yummy under the fresh air. The Ocean view was fantastic. I recommend this place to all Carmel visitors.

Thank nkohen
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Attentive staff. Sat in the sun on the back patio overlooking the sea - wonderful views. Excellent Mexican style food for sensible prices.

Thank stevec321
Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Mexican food served here is good, tasty and fresh. Add to that the beautiful view from the patio and this restaurant becomes a must visit when in Capitola

Thank JeanClaudeSmit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?