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Caliente Restaurant

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Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) | Beachfront - At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
+501 226-2170
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Caliente is located on the beach in the center of San Pedro. Our...
Caliente is located on the beach in the center of San Pedro. Our restaurant has been serving a delicious combination of Mexican and Caribbean cuisine in San Pedro since 2001. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 1/2 Price margaritas on Fridays. Closed Monday.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy...super delicious food

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Caliente with our toes in the sand and a beautiful view of the ocean. I can't remember the name of the authentic Belizean dish I had...but it was incredible...kind of like a tostada...but better. The service was very friendly and the restaurant is clean. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Travelatthesea
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Caliente with our toes in the sand and a beautiful view of the ocean. I can't remember the name of the authentic Belizean dish I had...but it was incredible...kind of like a tostada...but better. The service was very friendly and the restaurant is clean. I would highly recommend this place!

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The food was more along the line of local fare. Price was not too bad and the portions were more than generous.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

food was amazing in this place.....Caribbean food with a mexican twist...drink were delicious...service was outstanding.....great location too

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Lebanon, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food was great and the service was so kind and fast. I loved the atmosphere. Cutely decorated. We had a very good time while eating here.

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Yorba Linda, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food was average. I ordered one dish and got something different, and the food was ice cold. So, it made me believe that they have pre-made dishes that they just heat up on order. I had to ask for the correct dish, and ask that it be hot when they serve it.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went the first night in San Pedro, craving Mexican food and off trip advisor reviews, was a great choice. Easy location and right on the beach. Family owned and operated with lots of family recipes passed down the generations. We had the seafood jalisco it was packed with flavor,full of fresh fish, conch and shrimp. Never having conch Before... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we were there on a Thursday night and had an outdoor corner table to view the water and the chicken drop next-door. the restaurant didn't rush us so we enjoyed leisurely drinks after a delicious dinner of local Belizean food. the specials were tasty and well prepared. our server was very attentive.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We brought in fish that we had caught while out on the ocean. The waiter took our fish, and the chef made a wonderful meal. I highly recommend the blackened version, but the grilled fish is excellent too. We were also there on the night of the chicken drop, another San Pedro must. It's right next door!

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Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Best pina coladas and salsa on the island! Great service .... we ate here twice on our trip (lunch and dinner) and loved what we got. Go on Thursday night to be near the "chicken drop" at Wahoo's next door. What a hoot!

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Galena, IL.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

food was very good for everyone in our group * (8), Staff was very attentive to our needs and it was a very busy night

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) | Beachfront - At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-2170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Caliente is located on the beach in the center of San Pedro. Our restaurant has been serving a delicious combination of Mexican and Caribbean cuisine in San Pedro since 2001. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 1/2 Price margaritas on Fridays. Closed Monday.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?