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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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The location and atmosphere were great. Service was exceptional. My kids loved their food and they made my son something off the lunch menu for dinner. Our food was very good and enjoyable.

Thank JMM2007
Tiki Island, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting to order curry in Belize, however the shrimp curry here is the best curry I have ever had! I also highly recommend the lime chicken soup. Restaurant is on the water so also has great views. Can't wait to go back someday.

Thank tredfern
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We practically ate here everyday. The food here is wonderful! We originally fell in love with the shrimp tacos but also loved the fried red snapper special and the shrimp and fish in ginger sauce special. Great atmosphere and beachfront view.

Thank AngelC1172
League City, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Nice, clean, quick service. Food wasn't exactly spicy, and the spice on the table was inferno spicy. The guac was bland...until I added a little bit of inferno. Chips were great though.

Thank WaterLover4Life
Greenwood, Indiana
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We have been there several times, the food and staff are great. Food is always great. Great Place...

Thank pabastin
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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249 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We enjoyed our meal here - the food was fresh and the service was great. We were seated immediately and our waiter took good care of us. It was also a very interesting decor in the restaurant with lots of interesting things (including the paintings on the table). Nice dining experience.

Thank Christine E
East Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We're from Texas and Caliente was very good. The guacamole and salsa were great as well as my fajita salad. I had been here two years ago and remembered this place as being good. It was.

Thank l85walker
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Just returned from Ambergris Caye. Chose Caliente because they were open on Sunday evening. I had eaten there once previously and thought the food was good. On this evening two in our group had the whole fried fish. I had the blackened fish because they only had two whole fish left. The food was good. We had ceviche for an... More 

Thank blackjackdog2
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

My family just left Belize and had two great meals at Caliente. Ryan, our server was excellent and the food was incredibly fresh and good.

Thank Charles C
Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Nice location overlooking the beach in town. Great Mexican food, super service and very reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Marius W

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?