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Calexico - California Mexico Fusion - CLOSED

Punta del Este | Esquina Dunkerque, Punta del Este, Uruguay
42 49 11 90
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Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is closed until new location is available. Sorry for the inconvenience. Cheers!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is closed until new location is available. Sorry for the inconvenience. Cheers!

126 reviews from our community

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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Walked over to the location and couldn't find it. Asked market near by and said it was closed. Really wanted to try it because I was craving Mexican food.

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Tampere, Finland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our culinary trip to Punta started with a row of desasters: old fashioned, unambitious non creative food in beautiful locations. Towards the end of our trip we found som ambition, class and creativity: Ava, Si Querida and finally Calexico. I am not talking about the premises but the food, its taste, creativity and presentation. Moises you should be proud of... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I am a big fan of Mexican food and was very pleased with the cosy ambience in the restaurant and the excellent service. I had ( as normal) many special wishes for my order and the owner who was actually serving us was friendly and helpful. When the food arrived the quality and portions were well above standard. I will... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

No idea how this restaurant is highly ranked for Punta del Este competitive foodie arena. Really? Mexican food? Its not very good, how can it be in a country where taco means the sole of your shoe and not a corn or flour anything. The ambiance is cozy and the service was good, but take a pass and have some... More

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Moises C, Owner at Calexico - California Mexico Fusion, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review. As always we welcome all critiques whether good or less than favorable. That said, I am a bit surprised our guest found our food comparable to a shoe sole. Hmmm.... All I can say about that is I am deeply sorry that your food during your visit with us was not to your liking.... More

Glendale, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Being from and living in southern California, we know good Mexican food. Having eaten Brazilian and Argentine food for 10 days, when we arrived in Punta we were in the mood for something different. In Uruguay there are no ingredients to prepare authentic Mexican food so the restaurant actually makes there own tortillas and other needed items. The homemade chips... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I really have a hard time understanding how and why this restaurant is ranked so high on trip advisor. The atmosphere and service were great, but the food was definitely subpar for the price we paid. The chips and salsa were just average and the enchiladas I got were quite disappointing -- small portions, lukewarm food, and bland taste. We... More

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Moises C, Owner at Calexico - California Mexico Fusion, responded to this review

First and foremost, thank you for visiting with us during your stay in Punta del Este. As I have mentioned in previous posts, we aim to please everyone but we obviously don't always succeed. Fortunately most of our guests have had incredible experiences during their visits with us and that is why we are ranked as we are in tripadvisor.... More

Oceanside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Just got back from a South American vacation that ended with a few days in Punta Del Este. Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor after craving some good home cooking (CaliMex), and decided to give it a try. The restaurant itself was very nice with a great dining atmosphere. The food turned out to be great and just what I... More

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Calgary, AB
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

After a million Bif Lomo / Ojo meals we decided it was time for something a little different to eat in Punta and found Calexico via TripAdvisor. Bottom line - the food was excellent. The attention to detail is impeccable as we we told that Mexican foodstuffs are not readily available in Uruguay, so they make much of it themselves,... More

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Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've been to this restaurant on 3 different trips to Punta del Este since they opened and think they just keep getting better each time. The attention to detail in both the cozy decor and the food is the key to their success. The chef makes his own tortilla chips and they are out of this world.They come with a... More

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Pasadena, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We went to Calexico due to the favorable reviews in Tripadvisor. Compared to California and New Mexico (my home territory) the prices were a bit high. Compared to other places in Punta del Este, they are very reasonable. We enjoyed the break from Uruguayan cuisine (very good!!) and ate at Calexico three times. We chatted with the chef and the... More

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