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Caliente

$$ - $$$Mexican,
8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
+1 530-546-1000
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (24 reviews)
“chile relleno” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful outdoor deck makes eating here fun. The menu is varied and fairly priced. The service is friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank calsun99
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Good food, great outdoor deck seating, good service, fair prices. Great place for a drink, lunch or dinner. of ten busy on weekends.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We were three women out for a meal on a weeknight, during an overnight trip to Tahoe. Caliente happened to be the closest restaurant to our hotel. We were so happy with our drinks and meal that my friend proposed we drive all the way...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 878thelmab
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Kind of at the outskirts of town. We were going to return to the Ritz Carlton for our last dinner but saw the patio and with dog in tow this seemed a good idea. Server was very friendly and efficient, margaritas huge and very good....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Marinite2
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Been here a few times over the years but not my favorite Mexican restaurant. Good selection of tequilas and margaritas.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chasehein
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was our 2nd time here in a few years. Remind me not to go here again. It was the same disappointment each time where the dishes were way overpriced and the food was only less than average. The service is not great either. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Islands4me22
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Our waitress was very nice. The food is pricey. Expect to pay 50% more than typical Mexican fare. The margaritas are expensive; we ordered a pitcher for $34; ouch; it better have a little extra tequila - not the case. The menu had some interesting...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RBradP
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Four of us went for dinner. We loved our waiter, the chips and the margarita. The food was so-so. It's a great place to sit outside for happy hour. Would go again for that.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We had a really bad experience, unfortunately, which was a complete buzz kill to an otherwise great day. - I was really enthused to try one of their signature drinks prominently profiled on the menu - sangria! - oops; they were "all out." So it's...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank MLO1965
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A wonderful place, excellent and tasty food. the signature cocktail was the best! The manager came over to say 'hi' and chat - a very friendly place

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Louisemf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8791 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143
    (Chipmunk)
  • 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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