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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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 225
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
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  • 1
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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
Fantastic Dinner

My husband and I had a great dinner here last week. It was quiet and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the evening. I had the buttered shrimp that was to die for and my husband had the steak burrito. We also had the guacamole appetizer. Overall great meal and we'd definitely go back. Thanks for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ashley W
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a great dinner here last week. It was quiet and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the evening. I had the buttered shrimp that was to die for and my husband had the steak burrito. We also had the guacamole appetizer. Overall great meal and we'd definitely go back. Thanks for the great... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate at this place at least 6 times during our 8 day stay, it was that good! They absolutely, no doubt have THE best conch fritters I've ever had, and I've had many in our travels. Another must is their coconut curry shrimp OMG sums that up! Always an awesome meal there whether it be lunch... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food in a beautiful setting. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I always thought Gordita was a made-up Taco Bell thing - then I find myself at Caliente and they are on the menu and taste amazing. Try the shrimp Gordita and you won't be disappointed. Their frozen sangria was also a nice touch for a hot sunny day.

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food was good, service was average, my teenage son left still hungry. lol To be fair, he eats a lot, but the portions were on the small side.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Best Conch fritters--OMG I loved them and also awesome ceviche! Great patio outside to sit and relax by the water after a dive and enjoy appetizers, drinks and/or dinner. Adrian was a terrific waiter, remembered us when we came back, very welcoming and friendly. You can sit and relax and they don't rush you. Very nice dinner selections, but... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great steak tacos, friendly service. Had a. Delicious lime juice (think lemonade from lime) no ac inside but very cool and nice to be out of the sun. Also strong wifi was very appreciated. Yum!

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Old Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a great time with the waiters. Food is excellent and the tables inside the bar are painted by a local man. There is also a beautiful ocean mural. And you can sit outside at the Caliente restaurant. Great food too!

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great little beachfront restaurant with fresh authentic food. I would definitely go back there again!

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Toronto, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate in at least one restaurant per day during our 10 night stay in San Pedro. In our opinion they have the best conch ceviche and the best and largest conch fritters on the island. Absolutely delicious. We enjoyed everything about Calientes. We actually only stopped in because we overheard one of the waiters talking to another couple by... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Simply a delicious meal with very courteous servers, fish freshly caught and prepared. The margaritas were not as good as the rest of the offerings

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, 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?