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“Authenitic Mexican Food in a welcoming atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caliente - CLOSED

Caliente
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Macau
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authenitic Mexican Food in a welcoming atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were visitors to Wellington and it was suggested we try Clieinte. I have a timeshare in Mexico and go regularly so know Mexican food should taste like and often doesnt outside Mexico. Caliente offers great authentic Mexican food prepared by a noted Mexican chef but the best thing about this establishment is the wonderful warm welcome from the host/owners.
Our party of four ordered a variety of dishes and none of us had anything other than delish!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KateMacau
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Caliente - means a very warm welcome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were greeted with a warm smile and a very welcoming manner by the manageress. This set the tone for the evening as all the waiting staff were excellent. The highlight of the food was the chocolate and chilli mousse dessert.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Nicky M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Level Contributor
211 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Mexico in the City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

We've been to all the Mexican restaurant/cafe in Wellington. They are all good, but this must be one of the best for sheer attention to customers, friendliness and magic food. We're in our 50s and our kids are in their 20s, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the food and the jug of superb sangria. Large groups and small, were all given endless attention, checking that all was okay. Any additional requests were happily and quickly dealt with.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Keith C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Zealand
Level Contributor
251 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Thought the lunches were great and them came Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had previously tried the pork burrito for lunch and loved it.
BUT
my duck with mole sauce for dinner this week was sublime. Tender pink duck sitting atop lentils with pieces of orange. A subtle hint of orange with the chocolate and mwa! Divine. One of the best meals I ahve had in a long time.

My friend loved the terakihi with a rice dish, not dissimilar to a paella.

The service was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble. Both waiters were proactive, polite, respectful and knowledgeable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank poohtravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
487 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
“Superb Lunch Fare.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Smoked fish/ Pescado Ahumado Quesadilla lunch must be the best Quesadilla lunch I've ever had, anywhere in the world. The quesadillas were healthy, light and delicious while the service was smiley and friendly. I had had dinner at Caliente in April but was delighted to discover that lunch is such a superb experience as well. Felicitaciones, guys ! You rock. Gracias.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Perry B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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