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Caliente Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

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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.
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

Great location, food and drinks. The deck is on the beach, there are palm trees and awnings that provide shade or you can sit in a sunny spot. Food is fantastic, service is great.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tim D
IvanInBelize, Public Relations Manager at Caliente Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Tim, Thanks so much for stopping by! We're very happy reading that you loved our meal and the location of the restaurant. It doesn't get better than having Caribbean food while getting full views of the actual Caribbean Sea! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a few of our group went fishing in the morning and came back with 7 pounds of fresh fish filets. We gave them to the chef, who made fabulous fish tacos- all sorts. He provided sides and salads and we had more than enough for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BackPacker788206
IvanInBelize, Public Relations Manager at Caliente Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, "Cooking your Catch" is one of our favourite services to work on at Caliente Restaurant. Nothing says "I'm in Belize" like catching some fresh seafood and having it cooked and served to you beachside. We're delighted that you and your group were satisfied...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to wander into this restaurant. We had two guests who are vegetarians with us. They were pleased with their choice options and meal. Our server couldn't have been more friendly. The food was ready in a timely matter. DELICIOUS!!! The coconut shrimp were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank w8ting4him
IvanInBelize, Public Relations Manager at Caliente Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Wow! It sounds like you had a lovely time at Caliente and we are beyond thrilled to hear this! Always nice to have guests who discover us along the beach :) We hope this won't be your last trip to Belize and visit to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many dining options to choose from on this stretch of beach, we were fortunate to choose Caliente early in the week of our visit. We loved it so much we returned again twice. The food is delicious, plentiful, and authentic. Friday night tacos...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 729ellie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fajitas are awesome!! We are from Texas and dearly miss all of our Tex-Mex options and Caliente does an excellent job of filling that empty hole for us.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice folks, the food is very good, and the prices are good. Your waiter in this family owned restaurant can tell you anything you want to know about the island and everything on it. Nice waterfront dining, very casual.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve L
IvanInBelize, Public Relations Manager at Caliente Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thank you so much for stopping by! We are grateful for your review and so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Caliente. Our wait staff/superstar team is what sets us apart from other dining establishments on Ambergris Caye as they do their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted authentic tacos and these were it! Absolutely delicious! He had the steak and I had the blackened fish tacos and we were totally satisfied! Highly recommend! The ambiance was wonderful too!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mandy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food is always spot on except Mondays. This is a day they are sadly, closed. We go to Caliente every visit to San Pedro. The food is always wonderful, service is always top notch as well. We highly recommend to any friends/family/...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stephanie A
IvanInBelize, Public Relations Manager at Caliente Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie, Thank you SO much for your kind words! We're always delighted to have you and your family. We are proud to offer impeccable service and delicious food to all our customers at an affordable price and are delighted to hear you'd recommend us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why I like this place - Caliente’s is family owned and dares to be different in a world of 2 hot sauce choices in Belize (Marie Sharps and Hot Mama’s). They make their own hot sauce (and sell it) while providing great service and delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank meinesdebare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in for a somewhat early dinner so there weren't that many people. But, there was a wonderful server who was there to greet us and explain the menu. He gave us a bunch of vegetarian options that we could choose from. My husband...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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The chicken drop occurs every Thursday night. The tickets go on sale right at 6 PM. So make sure you’re there at 6 to get your tickets. They have different time slots that are color coordinated. You can buy tickets for... More
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