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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Clearwater Beach
0.3 km from Clearwater Beach
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
Come enjoy the freshest, locally caught seafood prepared in unique Mexican inspired dishes! Check out our fresh grouper tacos, snapper ceviche, and carne asada - local favorites!
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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All reviews carne asada chips and salsa tacos churros red snapper plantains octopus short ribs rice seafood our waiter del sol mexican food great recommendations rooftop bar great server food was amazing
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Terrible service, cold average food, dirty glass with someone else’s lipstick on, waitress more intent on chatting to her work mates. Had to get up and ask for wine, again for sauce, again for service. Very poor!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Marina Cantina to host our rehearsal dinner event and it was wonderful! We worked with Nina to schedule and plan our menu. There were so many menu and bar options to choose from, we loved the variety. Nina was very kind and helpful....She was extremely flexible as our event was scheduled right after Hurricane Ian - huge thank you to everyone for making it happen for us!! We had about 40 people and served a taco bar, passed appetizers, and had a private open bar. The food and service were amazing. Jeff Christian and Val took care of us all during the event and were so great! We could not recommend this venue more!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Marina Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place to be a GREAT choice for a meal out in Clearwater! First experience was so good we went back and it was just as good. You can sit at the outside bar or at a table. Then, after a meal, you can...then move over to one of the firepits and finish off the visit! Drinks were not only great quality but also very reasonably priced! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Marina Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BEST place in Clearwater! The food is so amazing and the service is the best. Super friendly, was so helpful with my hubby’s food allergies, and all the while with a smile. Cassidy in the bar got us going with the best tequila selection anywhere...in Clearwater and Jasmine hooked us up with amazing and delicious food. Want to come here every day, every meal, but weekdays I have to wait until 4:00. BUT… so worth it!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Marina Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such great food and great service from Kurt! 10/10 recommend! The house marg was recommended by Kurt and it was delicious!

Date of visit: November 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Marina Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Clearwater nearly every year in Oct-December. This place remains one of our favorites for an evening dinner on the top deck. Food has always been flavorful and fresh. If you like fish- they prepare it well and you will not be disappointed. Had...the stuffed grouper (again was outstanding) along with a cerviche appetizer. A few drinks and topped it off with chocolate cheesecake. Everything was outstanding and the service was attentive and pleasantly fun and interactive. The view can be stunning in the evening with lots of amenities to accommodate those that want to sit and have drinks. Will always come back hereMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has great service, views and food. I had nachos with black beans and cheesy grits. Both were excellent!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little dinner spot. It was night when we went, and we really enjoyed the ambience of the outdoor lighting and lounge style fire pits. Food we loved: Red snapper sevieche Stuffed grouper Pulled pork tacos Chicken bowl Food to skip: Chicken tacos

Date of visit: October 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Marina Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 4 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice, once for lunch before our captain memo pirate cruise tour and once for dinner after the pirate cruise tour. Lunch was not as good as dinner, the food was a little bland at lunch but dinner was really good. They had...a lot of veggie options on their menu clearly marked. The service was great and the view cannot be beat. You are overlooking the boats and the marina. It's got a nice vibe to it. For dinner we ate their quesadillas, iron pan cornbread (both of which were exceptional!). For lunch we ate their chili relleno, white sweet potato mash, crispy cauliflower and street corn. Everything was good except the cauliflower which was not well cooked, but they were willing to take it off the bill. I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Thank you for the 4 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and Danny provided excellent service! And the view is great as well! Nice atmosphere and wonderful view of the marina.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For starters, the view is amazing…directly overlooking the Marina with the sun setting behind us. Our waiter, Kurt, did an excellent job explaining the menu especially the locally sourced seafood options and house drink specialties. He was attentive without being hovering. Very good. The entire...meal, from the margaritas and sangrias to the main meal and after dinner drinks were all outstanding. Will definitely return next time in town.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is second time I’ve had dinner here and the 2nd time I’ve had a wonderful meal. I’m extremely discriminating about Mexican food since I’m from Texas. I had the seafood enchiladas this time and they were excellent. Someone else at table loved the snapper...while other 2 both loved the carne asada. Our waitress Angie showed us the perfect amount of attention and was very pleasant. The outdoor, waterfront setting is awesome while the inside decor is super up to date. As usual, another Bay-star restaurant is a winner.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Thank you for the 5 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had business dinner and location easy to get to. Menu looks great but food over cooked and flat. Meat tough. I liked the appetizers. Beer selection very limited. Overall felt average but will likely skip for other places.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Cantina and asked if we could sit, at an empty table, waterside that just needed clearing of 2 glasses. The host said "sure 2 minutes", we sat at the bar and after 10 minutes I decided to move the glasses myself...and sit down. When the waiter arrived I asked if he could wipe the table down before we ordered (as we had our drinks from the bar) well the look of disbelief! When we had finally settled and looked at the menu we asked if my husband could order the enchiladas without cheese but were told NO as they are pre prepared in the morning! The olny other options were a rice bowl or tacos. Tacos it was. The food was good, service ok, but disappointed there was such a limited menu.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous views of the marina and bay. Nicely decorated booths and good cocktails. Nice servers. Food was very good, best tacos I have had in a long time! Charro beans and rice were great too.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Thank you for the 4 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

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TrippinR
13 September 2019|
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Response from Eastbournefamily | Reviewed this property |
They pretty much all do and your free to walk up a floor to the open deck at anytime 😀
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Response from Nomad226677 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the rooftop is all ages, my family of 3 included . Be sure to try the Key Lime Pie, it's is the best around Enjoy!
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Response from 2Dox | Reviewed this property |
At peak times, make a reservation. I used Open Table. Early mid-week times, just show up.
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Yes, Marina Cantina offers takeaway services.

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Marina Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5