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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 46
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  • 12
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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
Great Beachfront Dining

Located next door to Wahoo's, we ate here after the Chicken Drop. Food was a little pricey, but we had a burrito, which was excellent, and only $16 BZ. The burrito hung off both sides of the large plate and delicious. Service was great and the waiter arranged a taxi for us after dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Better then average Mexican but nothing to write home to mother about. Cheap decent eats , but they have the chicken drop so it's a must on your next trip to san pedro. Go for the chicken drop and grab a few beers.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Located next door to Wahoo's, we ate here after the Chicken Drop. Food was a little pricey, but we had a burrito, which was excellent, and only $16 BZ. The burrito hung off both sides of the large plate and delicious. Service was great and the waiter arranged a taxi for us after dinner.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Caliente Restaurant is one of our favorite restaurants in San Pedro. The fresh fish is wonderful as are the cocktails. The atmosphere is casual and there is a bar where singles can dine as well as enjoy a cocktail.

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Casper, Wyoming, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been going to Caliente's for many moons now and will continue to return. The wait staff is courteous and attentive and the owner, Joel almost always stops by to ask if everything is good. The food is SOOOOO good!!! Soupa Di Lima is a must have, the lobster burger is packed with lobster, the buritos are tasty and... More 

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a great restaurant! Great food, smartly priced meals and tables on the beach. We have visited Caliente's at least three times this visit to San Pedro, and has always been a favorite on my previous visits.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ate at Caliente while we were participating in the chicken drop and Wahoos. The curry was excellent. The fajitas were good too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Coming from Texas, I know great Mexican food. This place has great Mexican food with a seafood twist. Lobster quesadillas were excellent, lobster enchiladas almost had "too much lobster" for one meal (if that's even possible). The wife says "best lime daiquiri in Belize." Price was right too! Will definitely go back again.

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Chapel Hill nc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our dinner was tasty. We stopped in after realizing a different restaurant was closed for the evening. The staff created a dish just for me as I wasn't extremely hungry and didn't want to over-order and waste food. It is on the beach with nice views!

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Belize City, Belize, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well the food is Delicious and the view is amazing. You have the coconut trees, white sandy beach and the beautiful ocean view while you enjoy your meal. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. All is well, enjoy.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I stopped in at Caliente while we were shopping in San Pedro during our Anniversary vacation. Truth be told, what drew my wife into this restaurant was the sign outside advertising margaritas. When we went inside, we were seated promptly and given menus. The restaurant was clean, and the view from the outside dining area is great.... More 

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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, South American, Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?