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“Service was slow, but food was great”

Caliente Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 184 Restaurants in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service was slow, but food was great”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stopped in on the last night of our trip and were very pleased with the food. There were four of us in the party: we had a whole fish, coconut chicken, Coconut curry snapper and coconut curry shrimp. All the food was great, the service was just slow and odd even know the restaurant was not as full due to the weather. Would recommend, we probably just go them on a bad night. Get the Jalapeno Poppers:)

Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Must have Margarita!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

This is our second visit to San Pedro and thankfully we realized the greatness of this place the first visit. Love the Margaritas! No sense in getting a glass, you better get the pitcher! Food is great, service is like most places around San Pedro, slow! Will we be back......absolutely!

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The food was surprisingly good”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This isn't going to be a place for everyone. Its on the beach next to the Chicken Drop (a form of entertainment and gambling). The crowd was mostly people in their 20-30s. Our large and loud group fit in the older portion of that spectrum. We all REALLY enjoyed the food though. The service was surprisingly quick for the size of the group (once we were seated). Maybe don't go on Thursday's (chicken drop day) if you are looking for a more low key scene. But we enjoyed it.

Visited March 2013
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San Pedro, Belize
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lunch was not great”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

It was past lunch time and we were pretty hungry and thirsty. Having been to Caliente on many occasions and been pretty satisfied figured it would be a pretty safe bet. Unfortunately the stars and moon must have been out of alignment. The frozen margaritas were just barely and tasted pretty unremarkable. Not much tequilla here for sure. On to the meal. The chicken tacos were cold and hard. There was very little flavor and it took a bunch of Marie Sharps to impart a bit of flavor the four small tacos. The wife's enchilada Mole was a huge disappointment. The filing was both cold and overcooked. The tortilla was tough and looked pretty bedraggled. Mole sauce was tasty but cold. Hopefully this was just an off meal because it really was very poor. Seems as the quality control has really slipped, too bad.

  • Visited February 2013
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Belize City, Belize
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4 reviews
“Good food but...”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food was good. The portions were small. The service was alright, but not great. Did not offer any dessert.

  • Visited February 2013
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