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$$ - $$$Mexican,
8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
+1 530-546-1000
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
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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
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We randomly stopped here for lunch. My husband and I both had the beef taco and then a chicken taco. Both were delicious! Chips and salsa were good. Chips seemed fresh. The reason this is only three stars is for the following reasons: 1. They...More

Thank Tahirih C C
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Wow is this place wonderful to work with! I can't thank them enough for setting up a last minute rehearsal dinner after our other venue bailed. The seating was great, a back corner of the downstairs restaurant. The menu included 3 pre arranged choices, salad,...More

Thank aquaH2Omama
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with another couple for dinner, made reservations for a Friday night asked for outdoor seating-which was honored. The food was excellent (shrimp Fajitas). However, the portions were large. My wife and I could have shared one meal easily ($23). A little expensive. Free...More

Thank calsun99
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The upstairs deck is very nice and is a fun place to eat. It has plenty of large umbrellas so there is plenty of shade. The food is very good, and portions were very large (plan on taking some home). Also, our server was very...More

Thank Ginger W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We found this place on our way back from a day of skiing at Homewood, and really enjoyed it. It's kind of pricey (for example, two of the specials were paella for $28 and an 8 oz. steak for $30) but there are some reasonable...More

1  Thank canyonsdave
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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