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1123 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4423
+1 260-471-0700
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful! Everything is made fresh to order. Right on State Street with parking in the back. Great for families too.

Thank andihamfam5
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for something diffferent for lunch. Wife searched and found this place. Read reviews and decided to try. Love it. Small place with limited inside seating and a few tables outside. Right on a Main Street. I'm not Cuban but place seems genuine. The sandwiches are fabulous. Customer service is great. Many customers speaking I assume Cuban Latin spanish? I... More 

Thank MacLuvR
Crown Point, Indiana
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

after a long morning of site visits we needed to grab lunch near downtown. my coworker suggested Caliente and we weren't sure as none of our group were very familiar with Cuban sandwiches. all i can say is it was the best decision ever. upon entering, the Owner was extremely friendly and funny. i went with the Cuban-American BBQ meal... More 

1 Thank BillBixby219
Santa Rosa, California
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175 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a Cuban sandwich in, of all places, Fort Wayne. It was good...we would go back. As far as we know it is the only place in Fort Wayne for Cuban food. If that is case, we would go back. The owners are from Cuba and they have interesting stories of their lives... More 

Thank Bill95403
Fort Wayne
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Wow, the food was great. The Cuban was very good. The American Cuban bbq was good as well. The jalapeño poppers were excellent.

Thank Brian H
Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I loved eating a cuban meal in this restaurant n FW. The restaurant is simple; the food is very good and the owners are really kind and welcoming. If you are in the area and want to have a great cuban meal for a reasonable price, don't doubt to give Caliente a try. You will be happy you did.

1 Thank Susi070
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

I'm always up for trying new food and this hole in the wall spot didn't disappoint at all. The fresh bread and flavors were so good and the Cuban coffee was to die for. Love!!!

Thank Lindsey L
fort wayne indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

This place is great! Owners are so friendly and helpful and the Cuban sandwich is amazing! The menu has a variety of choices but not overwhelming. Something for everyone. What a gem!

1 Thank mommyof2kr
Fort Wayne, In
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

We were taken to Caliente shortly after moving to Fort Wayne in 2010. Since then, we have made Caliente a mainstay for outstanding Cuban food. Our family favorite still remains the Cuban Sandwich. Just for s.... & giggles, we tried to duplicate it at home, but it never quite came to the same good standard that's made at Caliente. Made... More 

1 Thank Thomas H
San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch after seeing the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Ropa Viejo sandwich was great, wonderful flavor and the bread was just awesome. Paired my torta with a coconut soda. Friend got the classic Cuban sandwich, the thin pork loin was excellent. Very Mom and Abuela place, very friendly! Prices are great as well!

1 Thank RamblingDaze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-4423
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-471-0700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?