About Us

Here’s our Story!

Welcome to Caliente Restaurant! We are that small, hole-in-the-wall type place you hear about on quiet, tropical islands like Ambergris Caye – but we’re by no means ordinary. We’ got a great staff and delicious food you’ll be craving for days after, but don’t take our word for it, check out our reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook.


To give you an idea of what to expect when dining at Caliente, we’re a fun, relaxing and friendly establishment serving Caribbean and Mexican cuisine with a local twist. We have a miniature toy donkey you can ride, complete with sombrero. We also have a life-size Lobster cutout complete with a face hole for some funny pictures and memories you can keep of your time with us. We don’t have hip decor or fancy furniture but we do have great margaritas made by hand with freshly squeezed lime juice. Yum! We also don’t serve champagne, offer international dishes, and… you get the idea.


Located right on the beach, Caliente provides our guests with the best views of the Caribbean all while also serving mouth-watering dishes that will be sure to have you asking for more. As one reviewer put it, we have “Tacos so nice, you’ll order them twice!”. Our friendly wait staff will be sure to keep you entertained and happy as they check up on you while you dine and relax.


Feeling hungry already? Take a look at our menus and make a reservation today!


Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and Facebook! Make sure to follow us so you can always have a delicious reminder of Belize from wherever you are.  And if you do come by for lunch or dinner (we’re not open for breakfast), introduce yourself and let us know how you found out about us! We love hearing about our guest’s stories and experiences while in Belize and hope to be another great checklist on your unBelizeable journey in The Jewel.


We look forward to meeting you!


We’re right on the beach!

You know the old saying by the wise Confucius:
“If you’re ever lucky enough to be walking by a restaurant on the beach in Belize, walk right in and your life will be forever changed. They may have tasty burritos and a festive mariachi band!”
OK, so maybe Confucius didn’t say those exact words but, we’re sure if he had been lucky enough to be in Belize there’s a strong possibility!

Here’s why we think you’ll love Caliente:


Authentically Caribbean and Mexican Food

We’re sure that a Caribbean or Mexican restaurant, especially if it’s the only such staple in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, must look, feel and taste authentic! Our cooks put a lot of focus on rolling out a wide range of traditional and local menu items that are spices & fun induced!


Fun & Festive Atmosphere

While one thing that Belize is known for is its delicious, nutritious and colorful food, the other one is its festivity! Our restaurant interior is tailored to meet all those expectations! The live band we have playing live music every Wednesday is only making things better and more exciting! Don’t be scared to join in on the dancing and singing!


A Down to Earth Pricing

As the town of San Pedro is not as pricey as California or Texas, we decided that our menu should fall in line with that. That’s the reason why our restaurant has reasonable, down-to-earth pricing for all of our menu items. On top of that, we always make sure our portions are always hefty to satisfy any appetite!

Check out our Menus and Make A Reservation!