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Caliente Restaurant

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Barrier Reef Drive | Beachfront -- At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
+501 226-2170
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Birmingham, Alabama
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Really fun and clean place to eat! Friday night they offer taco special cheap prices and special drinks! Very casual and good food. Seems to be very busy each night we went but lively atmosphere. Great prices with lots of food. Also has a "BULL" for guest to try,

Thank RT R
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Half price tacos and margaritas -- we got conch, shrimp, pork, and fish -- come with 4 dipping sauces, cheese, salsa, guac, and ginger pineapple. Handmade tortillas -- giant drinks. Super tasty, super friendly, right on beach-- what more do you want? great guac and chips. Key lime pie was bubbly custard thick crust, and coconut flan smoky caramel. Conch... More 

Thank Antelopez
South Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This place wasn't good at all. It was our last meal there and we were so disappointed. walk on by!!!

Thank katsbur
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Looking from the outside you would think "no way". But go on in! You won't be sorry. The food was good and we ate outside overlooking the sea. Good experience.

Thank Jan E
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was a very nice experience. Food and drinks were good. Service fast and friendly. On the beach in town. Worth the visit.

Thank DeviW
Sacramento, CA
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Stopped by for lunch one day and had excellent service and a great meal. The staff was very friendly and seemed to genuinely care that we enjoyed the experience. We explained we were coming back into town for the "Chicken Drop" later that evening which took place at the bar next door. The immediately offered to reserve a table for... More 

Thank Sacramentotraveler7
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

You just have to go here for sure. We had ceviche one time and the biggest chicken burrito the next time. It was SOOOOOO good. I saw that they had a margarita special on one of the nights so I know where we will go back to next time we are in San Pedro

Thank Irishgirl1960
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our fish tasted overly fishy, the drinks were watered down, out of 6 meals and 3 appetizers not a single person was satisfied with their meal. This is 100% a tourist trap - it's VERY EXPENSIVE. Go 1-2 blocks down the street and get some local food from one of the smaller restaurants.

Thank Sharon T
Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Caliente has everything you want for a fun, enjoyable afternoon (we ate a late lunch/early dinner there). The food is very well-prepared, the prices are reasonable, and the servers act like they are happy to have you: you really are a "guest," not just a customer. The joke that they do not want to have a lot of cranky people... More 

Thank antistius
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Everyone here provided great service, always checking on us as they went by the table. Great food, large portions. I had the chicken tostadas and couldn't finish them, though I tried. Guacamole and margaritas were also awesome. Highly recommend this place, very high quality food & service!

Thank Christa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrier Reef Drive | Beachfront -- At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro
  • Phone Number: +501 226-2170
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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