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Caliente - CLOSED

22885 Brambleton Plaza Suite 100, Ashburn, VA
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Southwestern, Seafood
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Description: Caliente Mex-Sea Kitchen & Bar - http://www.brambleton.com/merchants/?q=caliente

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The last time we were in Brambleton, they seemed to have closed. We really tried to like this place, going there multiple times. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either, and the prices were kind of high for a place to sit and drink and eat appetizers.

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Frederick, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have been here three times and have vowed not to return. The food isn't good at all (such a shame), the atmosphere isn't good (not really a cozy space with the cavernous ceilings and weird mixed floor and wall textures), the owner's kids are often running around playing in the dining room, and even the drinks aren't fabulous. Very... More

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Washington, DC
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have come here for the last time. The food was mediocre, but living within walking distance has brought me back. I also had a friend say it was good recently, and my wife purchased a voucher. At the end of the meal I presented the voucher and although they said their kids meals on the night we came were... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I go to this restaurant more for convenience. Its very close to where I live. The service is extremely slow. There is a server that is really good but not always there. The appetizers seem to be better than the rest of the menu. Chips and salsa are excellent. Wing are really good. Love the shrimp app. The drinks are... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I just recently went to Caliente, I have been there before. I had a good time the first few times I went, but not this past time. We had a larger group, the waiter was either way too busy or he just didn't care. Our service was lousy, I'm hoping he was just new but I doubt it. The beer... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

We go here about once a month. The salsa and chips are good, and free. Margaritas are really good. The menu is a little "all over the place". Their buffalo wings are some of the best around. Other menu items can be fair or really good. Not a bad restaurant, but not very consistent either. At any rate, it's worth... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Wow, came for happy hour and had to beg for the waiter to get us some drinks. Much faster getting them from the bar. Nice outdoor area, but watch for the food. Not really that good. Only had the wings and chips/salsa.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We went to Caliente last night after seeing a movie- around 8:15pm. We were immediately seated & were told that our waiter would be right with us. That was where the wait was. It took him a good 15 minutes to get to us to take our drink & dinner orders. After that, things were fine. I ordered fish tacos,... More

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Virginia, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Have seen a marked improvement in service of late, as there is new management involved. I believe their new menu is coming soon, as well, as the chef has been given more latitude.

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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

I agree. What kind of Mexican restaurant doesn't have a tamale on the menu? This has to be one of the worst mexican restaurants in northern Virginia. The drinks are consistently watered down and over priced. It is a shame, because when they first opened, they made some pretty good margaritas. Their service is horrendous. Food consistently takes a lot... More

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