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“Great food in a terrific setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caliente Restaurant

Caliente Restaurant
Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) | Beachfront - At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
+501 226-2170
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Ranked #22 of 121 Restaurants in San Pedro
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Central American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great food in a terrific setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We really enjoyed our lunch after a busy morning snorkeling. We have a mixture of vegetarians and omnivores and the menu was well suited to both. The service was friendly and quick and the food well prepared. Not inexpensive, though, when drinks and appetizers added in.

Visited December 2013
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Helena, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Terrible service, empty restaurant at lunchtime, food was just OK”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This place came highly recommended, but we ended up disappointed. We went for lunch right around lunchtime and sat out on the deck overlooking the beach and Sea, which was great, but there was no one else in the restaurant! Normally I would equate that to great service because there's no one vying for your waiter's attention....not so much! We felt completely forgotten about. We weren't too hungry so we split chips, salsa and guacamole and a plate of tacos. The time in between courses took forever! We were there for over an hour for a meal that should've taken 30 minutes. When we were ready to go we waited around for a bit before finally going inside to get our check - and found that the waiter had left for the day, and they weren't sure where our ticket was. Portions were tiny for what we paid. We wouldn't go back for food!

We did go to the bar for drinks later in the week in the evening and had good service, but I still wouldn't recommend going for lunch.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Ordered the mole enchiladas. I thought the mole sauce was a little overpowering and I eventually began scraping it off. My boyfriend also got a different version of enchiladas, but it was not much food in general. It did not come with rice, pico de gallo, or sour cream.

The guacamole was good and the service was good. I thought the menu said Margaritas were 50% off on Fridays but after ordering the waiter said that was not in effect until dinner time?

Our server was Norville. He was great.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“OMG Curry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

the food here was really good, service was fine. After looking at the menu I wasn't sure what I was going to get then someone at a table close by had ordered curry and it looked great. I must say it was some of the best curry I have ever had, yes at a mostly mexican style restaurant in Belize. If was fantastic!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, TX
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148 reviews 148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Good fajitas, good burrito”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had very good fajitas here (seasoned correctly and with peppers and onions) and my husband ordered the burrito and it was good as well. It's huge so come hungry! Service was great. Ambience fun on a Thursday night for chicken drop. I will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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