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Caliente Restaurant

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Mexican, Caribbean, Central American
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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 202
    Excellent
  • 122
    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
Most recent review
Excellent food

We found the food excellent with plenty of variety and the staff was very friendly and efficient. We ate on their patio in the moonlight.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bikersue02
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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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377 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We found the food excellent with plenty of variety and the staff was very friendly and efficient. We ate on their patio in the moonlight.

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San Ignacio, Belize
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Overlooking the Caribbean with very attentive service. I had the chicken wings with a honey glaze, and my friend had conch fritters.. Both were delicious, and our waiter was superb. The view was fantastic. Would definitely go back for seconds !

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wyoming
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Very nice location in the beach by Ambergris Divers. Good menu options at good prices. We ate lunch here and watched the boats come and go. Nice relaxing atmosphere and great service

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st. louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Their guacamole is dee-lish, and I cant get the shrimp xochile soup out of my mind. Great service and stunning seaside setting!

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Their fish tostadas were recommended to us by some locals/retirees. After the ceviche appetizer, the 4 fish tostadas were enough for two people. We were there twice; the male server was very attentive.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Caliente's is a small beach front restaurant with the best food and service in San Pedro. For more than 10 years, Caliente's has been our first stop when we arrive on the island (2-3 times a year). At dinner we recommend the coconut shrimp and coconut chicken - our favorites! For lunch, the chicken torta sandwich is amazing! The location... More 

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Delta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The fajita salad and chicken wings are great. Prices are reasonable. Very nice beachfront setting. Good service.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Caliente is right on the beachfront, near the water taxi drop off in San Pedro. Gorgeous ocean front view while dining. your meal begins with freshly made chips and salsa that are both outstanding. I Enjoyed the beef fajitas with house made tortillas very much. The frozen red wine Sangria was excellent! The vibe is casual and fun.

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East Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I don't know why we keep going back. The food is just so so. Nothing special given how many truly special places there are to eat in San Pedro. The conch was drowned in a garlic butter sauce and overwhelming. We won't go back.

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Belmopan, Belize
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Caliente serves some of the nicest local meals prepared in very creative style. Our visits to the island would not be complete without a whole fry fish. The lobster dishes are very affordable and very tasty. We were always welcomed and felt right at home on the deck or verandah enjoying the view.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?