Caliente - Kings Beach
Chips & Salsa
served with charred tomato salsa (tomatillo or mango pico if you wish)
achiote marinated chicken breast
chipotle marinated shrimp with peppers & onions
Great dinner. We were served timely, the food was good, and it was an easy walk.
Very solid choice in King's Beach. Friendly wait staff and awesome margaritas.
My family came here while on a skiing trip to Tahoe one night for a break from cooking. Great service and great food. The best chips and salsa! Kids loved the menus and crayons. Tables well spaced for Covid. Tried three types of fajitas—all delicious. We’ll definitely come back next time we’re in town.
Children’s menu prices are ridiculous. $5.50 for 1/2 glass of milk and $15.00 for a tiny burrito. How about $9.99 for drink, entree, and dessert?
Food overall was much better. Hadn’t been in 3 years due to food quality and poor service.
The service was amazing and the margaritas were the best ever! The food was pretty good and a little expensive for what you get. Overall, it was a nice meal and date night.
Great service. Food was ok, but we are picky with Mexican coming from Texas
Servers tried hard and food was decent, but portions are small and prices are very high.
We spent around $230 for 3 adults + 3 kids, with only three Margaritas.
The strawberry margarita was something like $20 each, and the kids meal is $25 if you want a main + dessert, which is crazy for something like chicken fingers and ice cream.
This could be understandable in a high-end restaurant in a major city, but not a middle-class restaurant (no matter how hard they want to position themselves as high-end, they are not) restaurant in a small town, even if it is Lake Tahoe.
This place is great and is my favorite Mexican place to go to. People are so friendly and fun, the food is good and the ambience is what you would want from a Mexican restaurant. Go there and check it out.
We were celebrating 2 family birthdays - guess the restaurant forgot.
It’s so over priced. I don’t mind paying if the food was good. The fajitas were mostly peppers. The guacamole had so much cumin that they took it off the bill. Now I understand why it’s not busy.
Even during Covid, my husband and I were able to eat outdoors under some VERY nice and WARM heaters. It was February and cold! The food is great, the people fun and the environment welcoming.
It was great. Service was excellent.
The staff was super helpful and nice really great experience!
Any business that is willing to tell Gavin where he can stick it is five stars in my book.
This is our FAVORITE place in Tahoe! Wonderful food and our server was so great. We are so thankful they were open for in dining. Love this place!
Loved it! Staff was so friendly
Enchilada Mole Chicken was unreal delicious!! Margaritas tasty too!! Every Tahoe visit we’ll drive here—food is incredible!!
Lovely place for a casual meal. Service was great, drinks were delicious (try the Paloma!) and food was good overall. Fajitas stood out as great, while quesadilla was less impressive.
Had the outdoor heated patio to ourselves for most of our meal - just a lovely setting for a Covid friendly meal.
Nothing to write home about in terms of food cute cute ambiance.
Loved driving 45 minutes each way only to find out this restaurant decided it wasn’t important enough to update their hours of operation and still took my reservation for a day they were closed.
This restaurant is not open! We made a reservation and drove 30 minutes to get there and discover they were closed. Very aggravating.
The restaurant is closed entirely.
We celebrated my dad's 80th birthday at Caliente and it was great. It was Sunday evening so it was quieter than usual. Our server (who's from Hawaii) was great and very friendly. The food was great, you have to get the guac and chips first! We all said that we have found new favorite restaurant at Kings Beach. We will be back soon. Thanks for a great evening.
My favorite restaurant!!!
The Chicken Fajitas had NO flavor. No seasoning or taste. It was the most bland meal we have had. We had to ask for salt, pepper and salsa to eat it. SO disappointing.
Amazing food/drinks and even better service! Would highly recommend this spot for any occasion.
Great staff, good margaritas, excellent Jalapeño Poppers, tacos and burritos were a little bland.
Very enjoyable place with friendly staff.
Good dinner. Friendly server
Love eating on the deck. Excellent margaritas, chips and guacamole. Love their chicken enchilada mole!
Ok we would go back but nothing special . Beer was warm food was ok
Great atmosphere dining on their rooftop patio. Delicious drinks and food, and friendly servers. Will be back 👍🏻
Tacos were great, the deck is lovely.
We sat near the back of the deck to avoid the sun. It was delightful.
I felt that the protocols for distancing and cleanliness were excellent.
The food and drinks were tasty: vegetarian fajitas, margaritas, chile relleno
and tacos. Yum!
Nice to be able to get out with friends.
The shrimp fajitas are my absolute favorite. I don’t understand the negative reviews!! Everything we had was delicious and our server was very attentive and sweet. Margaritas were delicious too. The rooftop outdoor seating is cute too.
Great service & amazing food!
Great service and experience
I looked on yelp where to go for mexican food. The review looked good and so did the food. We ordered guacamole and chips and salsa. The guacamole I could smell it before I could taste it, it had a really strong odor of Curry, which is odd for Mexican food. The guacamole was $16. it was so bad we didn’t eat it. All of our other food came out. I’ve never had green rice at a Mexican restaurant. Both the green rice and black beans were cold. My husband and I shared the fajitas my daughter got nachos and my son got a kids meal. Which all came to $120. For nasty India/mexican food. Most of our food was left untouched and you could tell that the waitress could care less as she didn’t ask us if we enjoyed our food or for a to go box.
Caliente - Kings Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 546-1000.
Caliente - Kings Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.
Caliente - Kings Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.calientetahoe.com/shop.html.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.