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Caliente Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Central American
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fair restaurant of the beach front at san pedro. The food was average although not bad for the price as it was a little cheaper than many of the other restaurants on the island.

Thank Emily L
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of five enjoyed a nice lunch on our last day in Belize. They have a great location right downtown on the water front. The food and drinks were very good, and the views hard to beat. The staff were very friendly and chatty. Highly recommended for some good food and conversation!

Thank GaylordTraveler
Doniphan, Missouri
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here for a surface interval while diving. I didn't have a lot of time but decided to have some guacamole and chips. They were delicious. Staff friendly and prompt. They were friendly to all the locals in the area. Wish I had more time to stay there. The view is beautiful from their deck.

Thank TammyD89
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

stopped by for a late lunch, around 3pm, so it was quiet. service was friendly, offering complimentary chips and salsa. We ordered conch fritters, coconut curry, shrimp gringas, and horchata. It was all pretty tasty, though horchata was a little watery. Takes credit card.

Thank julz-oey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating coconut chicken and drinking margaritas at Caliente for years every Friday night before we leave San Pedro to come home. They are on the beach and the food and service are both fantastic with half price margaritas on Fridays!

Thank adabbs2317
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the deep fried fish with rice. The fish was okay. I would go back and try something else. The service was great, made sure all my requests were fulfilled in a timely manner.

Thank Trevon P
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were nervous that a beach front restaurant might lower it's food standards given its premium location but this is not the case here. Caliente is wonderful for its food, service, and views. The Caribbean curry is insanely good. We also loved the guac. They even let us substitute chips for fresh corn tortillas. This place is great for a... More 

Thank Lucy12312011
Dallas, TX
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a rainy Belize afternoon. Ordered guacamole and chips, conch fritters, the daily special of Lobster supusas and margaritas. Absolutely get the margaritas, guacamole and supusas in that order. Everything is freshly made - fresh lime in the margaritas, fresh avocados for the guacamole (we ordered a second order it was so good) and the special of the day... More 

Thank czech23
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, excellent service, and superb homemade habanero sauce to spice it up. Enrique waited on us all three times and I'd recommend this restaurant. I ate a different item each time and it was all yummy as was everyone's food at our table.

Thank bricco54914
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant on the sea. The food was good and the best was the blackened snapper. Lobster Ceviche wasn't our favorite, but we found out the lobster is just tough everywhere. Stick with conch and shrimp. Yummy!

Thank Carebear2011

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?