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Caliente Restaurant

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Caribbean, Mexican, 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
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 40
    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
Sangria

Great local spot with the best sangria around. On the beach in midtown. A must for local fare. The grilled shrimp salad was my choice while others tried more the Mexican fare. Can eat inside or out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
artofjoy
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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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360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Succasunna, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Great local spot with the best sangria around. On the beach in midtown. A must for local fare. The grilled shrimp salad was my choice while others tried more the Mexican fare. Can eat inside or out.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Go here for the frozen sangria if nothing else. Superb. We all had the special which was a mixture of delicious seafood. Everyone loved the food.

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Waterloo, Iowa
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We tried three other restaurants before we came to Caliente (we had a party of 6 and the other places had a wait and we were too hungry). So glad we ended up here - the server was a funny, very nice guy to start with. The menu is different, not just your typical burritos and simple seafood. I had... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

we had the blackened sea bass sandwich which was great.....the seviche and other meals were great as well.........nice fresh food......best part was when we left i forgot my $1000 canon camera on the bar...about 30 minutes later our honest server returned it to me next door at the bar....needless to say i appreciated that very much and rewarded him........

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We are here twice! Great lunch and dinner menu! We got the frozen sangria which was awesome! Free chips and fresh salsa too. This place is right on the beach and great little patio with a gorgeous view.

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Mount Vernon, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Friendly staff, great food, and an amazing view of the Chicken Drop! Ate there for lunch and dinner and enjoy our meal both times!

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Ate here on a Thursday night, which can be challenging as the bar next door runs the famous "Chicken Drop" that night so it is really crowded. If you eat here, be sure to order the 10 inch Burrito! Best burrito ever... The staff is great, very helpful.

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Ajax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this little "nugget" for lunch one day and dinner another day -- and the staff remembered us!! Their quesadillas were excellent, the rum punch was yummy and the beers were cold. The tables on the patio are all beautifully hand-painted and individual. Unfortunately, I can't recall exactly what we had for dinner -- but the fact that we... More 

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the food here - the stuffed prepares and the coconut curry. Wonderful staff too! There are nice tables on a balcony right on the beach.

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San Pedro, Belize
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can't say enough about Caliente. Amazing, courteous staff that makes you feel immediately welcomed and relaxed. The food is very good. My favourites include the Enchiladas Mole and the Chicken Jalisco. Don`t even get me started on the Sopa de Lima, incredibly good. If you are looking for great views, great food and delicious Margheritas, this is a must... 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: Caribbean, Mexican, 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?