Caliza Restaurant

4.7
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250 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in Alys Beach, Florida, Caliza Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine in a relaxed, al fresco setting overlooking the town’s zero-entry pool, complemented by candles, soft lighting and Bermudan architecture. Retreat here after a day at the beach for quality food and drink paired with polished, friendly service. The menu centers on artisan, seasonal ingredients sourced from regional purveyors, showcasing the restaurant’s Gulf Coast locale. Expect an equal mix of healthy and indulgent sharable plates presented simply with bright, bold flavors that let the ingredients shine. The open-air bar is the perfect spot for happy hour, offering artisanal cocktails designed for poolside sipping and a thoughtfully curated list of craft beers and wines by-the-glass.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The company was delightful and ambience of the restaurant was sublime. Staff made sure we were well taken care of and the food was delicious. Our party of 5 was very satisfied with the overall experience and will dine again! Bravo.

P
Memphis
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

First time we’ve dined at Caliza and it didn’t disappoint. Excellent food and wine list. Service was outstanding... wish they weren’t closed all winter but will look forward to visiting again in the spring.

BP
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere gets a 10. Very chic decor and ambiance. The table of 8 next to us with 5 screaming babies ruined that for us though. The service was extremely slow and the place was not crowded. Their menu had six entree choices. I don’t eat meat so there were three fish choices which was great. However they all had weird descriptions and the waiter didn’t know how to explain them. So we ordered appetizers instead.

W
Atlanta
75 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. I think they were even better than last year.

AC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Caliza to celebrate our anniversary and it was really a memorable evening. Having a cocktail on the raised mezzanine at dusky is a magical experience. The service was impeccable and the ambience extraordinary. To be honest, the food was just ok. The chef seems a bit limited to Peruvian-style dishes and the menu could have used more variety and creativity, especially in terms of using local ingredients. Also, the restaurant and pool have a certain Middle Eastern vibe and the ceviche and excessive amounts of cilantro seemed a bit incongruous. The food wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t on par with the other aspects of the experience.
We will certainly be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here tonight for our anniversary and had the best time! All the staff members went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. And the food was exceptional. We will definitely come back in the future ♥️

P
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out with my bride and a special bottle of Hall wine.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique setting in the 30A area. Comfortable, open with unique takes on many dining favorites. Creative mixologist as well.

t
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated 30 year anniversary and had a beautiful evening !great staff and setting!

AT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Caliza staff for a gorgeous large group dinner party under the stars for my 13 girlfriends! They all loved ALL of it & the food was amazing & the memories will last us all a lifetime! Cheers!

DW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fantastic. The atmosphere and food was great. We received excellent service. The only negative was parking.

HH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The restaurant was absolutely beautiful!!! The food...meh! Would not go back!

m
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food is paced well and presented with unusual and flavorful twists.

MP
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our first visit to Caliza! The food was spectacular and the venue was lovely.

J
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Love love my dining experience per usual at Caliza but I do wish they had a better cooling system for the warmer Summer days/ nights. It can get very uncomfortable dining on dishes that are a bit heartier (yet delicious) than some.

b
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was pretty good, poolside dining was nice. Service was just ok. Very inflexible about ordering from the bar and substituting vegetables.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and ambiance.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have gone out to eat every night of my Honeymoon in 30A. This has been my favorite. Great food, drinks, service, and amazing atmosphere for a night out. It is a must while you are at 30A

KV
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Caliza! The cocktails were refreshing and creative. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the whole fish and it was amazing! I had the tuna and loved the creative flavor combination. Highly recommend for a date night!

R
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My wife and I have wanted to try Caliza for a while. This was a quick weekend trip without the kids. The restaurant atmosphere was great. The food was bland. We were glad we tried but doubt we’d ever go back. Nothing from appetizer through dessert was memorable except the food was bland. My steak was over cooked, potatoes and cauliflower were grossly under seasoned. It was a shame. Food could have been much better to match the atmosphere.

DM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely LOVED this place. We enjoyed our visit so much, we made reservations on our way out for another night that week so we could sample the rest of the menu. The food was fresh and tasted phenomenal. The drinks were unique, refreshing, and delicious. The service was outstanding. The setting is gorgeous. Restaurant was quiet enough that we could easily talk to one another, but with enough background noise that we weren't worried about disrupting others. The only thing to keep in mind is that the restaurant is completely outdoors and to dress appropriately for the weather.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was looking for a great meal & was attracted to the outdoor seating. This meal was not worth $300 for two adults & two kids. There was plenty of seating & yet we were shoved in a corner with no views but a wall & with a cluster of other tables but everything else was open? Pretty area but I would recommend going elsewhere. My daughter had the mushroom ragout which was ok.. too much citrus. My husband & I had the beef tenderloin. Again, it was just ok.. very bland. We love a good meal & don’t mind the expense if it’s worth it.. this was not.

b
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is unparalleled. It is the most unique dining experience. Highly recommend. And our server, Emily, was the best. So nice and so knowledgeable!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The entrees were good. Avoid the chorizo toast, entirely too heavy. My biggest complaint was that there was ZERO airflow at the table and the temperature was close to 90 degrees which made me very uncomfortable. I really just wanted the meal to end so that I could leave and cool off.

JP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very salty scallops!!!! Food/other dishes were just ok. Drinks and atmosphere are always great!

J
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and wait staff were very good. We were seated next to the kitchen where there was more activity and therefore a higher noise level. Outdoor dining is something we enjoy but not quite as much when there is activity in the pool which was in close proximity to our dining area. It’s fine dining in a casual setting.

OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience

G
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How it took a decade or more of stays on 30A to discover this hidden gem is shocking. One of the best and most unique dining experiences on the entire route. Now that we’ve found it, we’ll be back and will ask for Emily for sure!!!

CK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It was just unbearably hot for a nice meal . At least put more fans / misters out

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite meals of all time!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!! Everything about it.

BT
Memphis
30 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you go to 30A, this should be a place at the top of your priority list. European style pool scene with the outdoor restaurant right by.

OT
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Setting is great, service was worthy, but food failed. Chef tried too hard to make too many things come together, all of which were fair, but ultimately neither impressed nor exceeded similar dishes in the region.

This setting is amazing, and I hope the food can soon equal.

OT
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caliza is awesome! Great atmosphere, food/beverage and amazing decor! Emily was a great server and every item we had was phenomenal! Cannot wait to come back in August!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing atmosphere!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Caliza celebrating our anniversary! The service was outstanding and everything we ordered was perfectly prepared!

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent food. Will keep coming back. The waiter was extremely slow this time but might just be new. Expensive dining as well but it truly is worth it.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of our favorite places and is always a treat as the menu changes often,

RH
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Amazing service and food. Perfect ambiance. Just beautiful to experience.

C
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is my second time at Caliza. The service is fabulous! We had a young man serve us who was probably the best server ever! The food was good, but not out of this world. Our Ahi Tina was Luke warm... I get rare, med rare even better, if it’s seared, for my taste; but the room temp was off putting. We had s great evening and wine was spectacularly expensive but yummy!!!

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