Rita’s Cantina is located in the Boardwalk Restaurant Complex along the downtown Put-in-Bay Waterfront. Handmade fresh Margaritas and Ice Cold beer reward the visitor who seeks out this hidden gem.

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Rita’s Cantina Particulars

Rita’s Cantina is open from Mid May to the end of September. Located across from Mossbacks and The Fishbowl in the Boardwalk Family of Restaurants waterfront complex.

 Just outside the Upper Deck Restaurant, Rita’s Cantina Offers the Island’s Largest variety of Specialty Tequilas. Enjoy one of their Premium and Hand-Crafted Margaritas of many delicious and unique flavors. Rita’s Cantina is also known as The Bachelorette Headquarters! Ask the Bartender about specials and giveaways for the Bride-to-be and all of her ladies! Rita’s is the perfect spot to enjoy a Margarita with spectacular views of the Put-in-Bay Harbor!

Rita’s Cantina Menu Options

With a focus on lite and fun Tex Mex dishes Rita’s Cantina is a great place to stop by for a quick lunch! The Taco Salad always hits the spot along with their famous handheld tacos. It’s never too early for one of their specialty Marghartitas or an ice-cold Corona for that “authentic” Mexican feeling!

With so many options in one place, Rita’s is a great place for groups as there are several restaurants with something sure to please everyone!

One thing for sure, you won’t beat the view!

The Boardwalk Restaurant Complex Rita’s Cantina & So Much More!

Before or after a visit to Rita’s Cantina there is so much more to see and enjoy at the Boardwalk Restaurant Complex. The Little Galley is a quick stop for a hot dog or Burger served quickly and casually. Just across the aisle, The Fish Shack is a popular place for fresh Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye sandwiches or Baskets. Upgrade to a side of Onion Rings for a really special treat.

The Upper Deck located on the second floor of the complex is one of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants considered fine dining options with a 360 panoramic view of the Put-in-Bay harbor. Steaks, seafood, and chef’s specials greet the hearty diner. Both floors have bars with drink specialties and of course, Ice Cold Beer!

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  • Address: The Boardwalk, 341 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 


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We stopped in for a margarita and stayed for two. Since the bar is upstairs, we had great views of the park, the street, and the lake. Very relaxing and the nachos were fantastic!

Jerry Stevens

We stopped at Rita’s Cantina because with a coupon if you bought two margaritas you got a free sombrero. Well, we got the fresh watermelon margaritas and they were outstanding so we ended up getting two more! The bartender was fun and friendly. Love this little place!

Donna Green

We went Rita’a Cantina onTuesday for “Tequila Tuesday” Had the “special” and got Morocco’s and a fantastic 90 minutes along with a GREAT pitcher of Margaritas!!

Mike Moeller

It was a hot afternoon and we were thirsty, so we stopped by Rita’s Cantina for a Margarita. They offered a wide selection and produced drinks that hit the spot. Situated on the top deck of the Boardwalk you can enjoy your drink while watching the traffic coming in and out of the Marina, and boats going by on Lake Erie. The staff was pleasant and helpful, and the prices were fair. Stop by and enjoy!

Steve Henderson

We went for a margarita and had a great time, the service was great and the people very nice. we tried 2 pitchers of different margarita’s and both were excellent. We did not eat there, and from what we saw it looked like average Americanized Mexican.

Good selection of tequila. The sunset was spectacular that day for an extra bonus. We meet some other visitors and had a nice time.

Fred McPherson

What a great place to stop on a hot afternoon! The views are tremendous, the service friendly and fast, and the Margaritas absolutely delicious. Don’t miss the Cocoanut Margaritas – refreshing and incredibly tasty!

Bill Hancock

Rita’s Cantina on the upper deck has a view of the harbor and downtown docks which makes it a perfect place to relax and have a margarita with a Grand Marnier side car enjoying the views of the Island!

Keven Stiener

We stopped here to get a few drinks after visiting Kelly’s Island. The Margaritas were really, really good & the Sex on the Beach great! Be careful with the bumble bees though. I asked the bartender to recommend us a great restaurant and she stated The Upper Deck had great food. She did not lie!

Jimmy Logan

Rita’s Cantina is an average bar which I used to enjoy more but since I discovered the Keys I’ve felt Rita’s may need to step up their game. The margaritas are average, but the view is what makes it a good bar.

Tami Sharp