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Caliente Restaurant

) #17 of 136 Restaurants in San Pedro €€ - €€€ Mexican, Caribbean, Latin
Barrier Reef Drive | Beachfront -- At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
+501 226-2170
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Barrier Reef Drive | Beachfront -- At Spindrift Hotel, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye C.A., Belize
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Reviewed yesterday

We were served by the owner while seated outside overlooking the Caribbean. The quality of the seafood was excellent but the fish was a tad overcooked. Otherwise the service and ambience were near perfect. Go!

Thank SouthernTraveler1958
Reviewed 4 days ago

My girls made me promise I would give a great review for Caliente. We ate here three lunches in a row. The owner is great and very proud of his homemade hot sauce and that all of the food is fresh. And it is -...More

Thank hbscss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great! The staff is super friendly! The view is unbelievable! So glad the locals told us about it! Give it a try...you won't be sorry!!!

Thank Amanda J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were introduced to the several dinner dishes by the very nice chef who supported our choice by his authentical knowledge about caribbean cuisine. The very helpful and service-oriented staff, kenneth and his waiter coleagues, led us through the pleasent evening at their great restaurant....More

Thank Curdin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had a desire for nachos and our hotel recommended this place. It was about a 20 minute walk up the beach. My wife and son each had nacho plates but the portion size is good enough that they could have shared a single...More

Thank Tom_and_KarenDfw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinner here. On Thursdays the bar next door has a beach party, so the outside seating is very popular. The Maya Mar (snapper in a corn sauce) was exceptional as was the garlic shrimp. Good margaritas and the service was...More

Thank Fowlerp2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food and service. Really enjoyed the shrimp and margaritas. The location was right on the water so there was a lovely view. The food was wonderful with good size portions and unique sauces.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good, varied menu. Food looked good. Wife had salad with very tough beef. My chicken tostadas had almost no chicken. Their "stuffed baked potato" was actually a mashed potato au gratin and had to be sent back for being cold. I would...More

Thank Winslow11111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to going to this place. Made our dinner reservation for 7 on a Thur night so we could participate in their "chicken drop" which is sort of like a game of chicken s--- bingo. Unfortunately, when we arrived all game...More

Thank Lorine G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really good dinner here, but the shrimp ceviche alone was worth the cost of the whole evening. The entrees we got were both very tasty, featuring dishes from very different parts of Mexico, and I'd get both again, but we raved about the...More

Thank avs1cup
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
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
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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.
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