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8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
+1 530-546-1000
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“tacos” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
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8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As long as your are going to this place for margaritas you are going to love this! The food is not Mexican food it's unique food with a Mexican flair. The location is perfect. The deck is divine! Don't go for the food but go...More

Thank momtks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks so cool from the road with all the umbrellas on the patio, but the food menu is mediocre at best. We asked for a regular chair for our friends’ three year old child instead of a high chair and they sent over...More

Thank Carly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for a quick bite to eat and a few drinks. Negatives: 1. Food quality and price: The food was average and overpriced. We paid $20 for tacos that were nothing special. 2. Drink prices: The drinks were expensive. $8...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The same owners of Gar Woods do a great job right in central Kings Beach. Great 'fancy' cocktails and appetizers as well. Nice open air dining and drinking!

Thank felipe714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caliente is one of the Tahoe staple restaurants with Riva, Gar Woods and Bar of America in the group and each featuring a touristy drink. This location is a SW theme and menu with a very cool open air 2nd story bar. The revitalization of...More

Thank LQQKalive
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Have driven by many times and just recently had a very nice group dinner. The interior, service, food, all was "above par" with reasonable pricing. While I don't drink liquor, one of us had a margarita that was, simply put, said to be very good...More

Thank drdinnj
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We have been to Caliente many times and enjoy the top deck seating. Caliente is part of a family of local restaurants including Garwoods and Bar of America in Truckee. The problem with Caliente is the service. There is a clear lack of training or...More

Thank Celeste J
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Have been here enough times to know I won't be back. Too expensive to enjoy ($50 for 2 drinks, quesdadilla; $125 for lunch for 4); too spicy to eat. Other, authentic Mexican restaurant options nearby.

Thank Diedra34108
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The restaurant is across the street from the beach. Restaurant may look a bit run down but the Service and food is recommended We were served by Chad a young server at the restaurant. Very attentive and prompt in his service . Must visit the...More

Thank SingaporeNRI
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great drinks but food can be very spicy be careful enjoy their specialty drinks though. Wait staff is friendly but can be slow at times.

Thank Mike B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • Public Transportation: All local public transit drops off and picks up in front of Caliente Southwest South.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Kings Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-1000
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