Caliente De Pere, WI
Green Bay Restaurants and Bars
623 George St
De Pere, Wisconsin 54115
2.75 out of 5
based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
It was very packed on this Friday evening so the atmosphere was lively. It can be hard to navigate as its not a huge place. Its also loud with hard floors and tall ceilings.
Overall the food and atmosphere were good, but from a value standpoint I was disappointed and would choice other area mexican restaurants.
That said I go here on the regular for margaritas and some chips and salsa. Especially nice in summer when the patio is open.
And happy note for parents, they do accommodate the lil amigos.
Map of Caliente
- Sun - Mon: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tues - Thurs: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
- De Pere East
- Cross Streets
- George and Michigan
- Price Range
- Inexpensive $(under$8)
- Not Necessary
- Payment Methods
- Cash, Visa, Mastercard
- Meals Served
- Beer, Wine, Full Bar
- Worth Noting
- Made from scratch food
- All ages
- Outdoor Seating
- Outdoor Patio
Bar Review of Caliente in De Pere, WI
May 27, 2011
It was late one weekday afternoon and a girlfriend and I were in need of a pick-me up. She wanted something fruity and powerful and I just wanted. We took off for lands unknown (not really) and ended up at Caliente.
Caliente La Fiesta Mexicana is located on the east side of De Pere. Mexican food I love. But tequilas and I just don't get along. Mr. Cuervo and I had a bad break up a few years back and it's been a rocky road back to just being friends. To help ease my fear, Caliente has more to offer than just Margaritas. For draught beer they offer Coors Light, Miller Lite, Spotted Cow, Ixtapa Blonde and two Dos Equis – the Lager and an Amber one. In bottles they have more of the Bud and Miller products along with a few Mexican faves such as, Corona, Corona Light, Tecate, Pacifico, Sol and Modelo. And if you're the DD for the night while your friends dance with the suave yet dangerous resident bad boy, Jose, then feel free to join in the fun with an O'Douls. Caliente also has a limited wine selection that includes reds, whites and a white zin. Oh yeah, did I mention that they have a jam packed, fully stocked liquor bar too? And call it intuition, but something tells me that they just might have more than a couple brands of tequila. I spied with my little eyes Jose Cuervo, Sauza, Don Julio, Herradura, Patron, Tres Generations and I know Caliente has more. As for what you really want to know about, Caliente has two lists of Margaritas. One list is of your favorite fruity flavors: Regular, Banana, Strawberry, Peach, Mango, Raspberry, Pomegranate and Passion Fruit. The other list is of their House Specialty Margaritas; this particular list began to make my heart beat a little faster out of fear. But it was time to buck up and order. I ordered the X-Rated Blushing Margarita. It's Caliente's very own infused margarita with passion fruit, blood orange and mango. This X-Rated mama costs $5 and it packs a punch. I split it with my friend because I was so nervous and even just drinking half of it left me all buzz like.
As for what the joint looks like, its bar part is in the front with very tiny hi top tables and the restaurant part is towards the back. There is an outdoor patio but it wasn't really set up yet, but when it is ready to go, I'm sure it will be packed with folks loungin' in the sun getting' their drink on.
Restaurant Review of Caliente in De Pere, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
November 29, 2010
I went for dinner at the American Mexican themed restaurant, Caliente’s, in East De Pere. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. It was designed with quality and sophistication in mind. As you walk in the lighting and atmosphere is rich and warmly lit with gold amber lighting and festive mini lights tastefully decorating some areas of the bar. Besides some tables and booths for dining in the bar, the restaurant extends in the back with more table seating with wooden cushioned chairs. The flooring is either hardwood slate tiles with soft greens, golds, and clay colors. There are very large fresh green plants and some gorgeous hibiscus plants all beautifully maintained and placed throughout. In the far back of the dining area is a massive gas fireplace with matching slate tiles accenting the front of it. Surrounding the dining areas are very large long windows and hanging on the walls are Mexican themed colorful oil paintings, also placed on each of the tables are glass colored mosaic patterned votive candles.
I sat in the back by the fireplace which was very cozy and my server came immediately to take my beverage order and to tell me of the specials of the evening. For dinner I decided on their Fillet Rellanos for $12.99; it is a combination of fresh shrimp, Pollock, crab, thinly sliced jalapeno’s, and a blend of cheeses served in its own pocket and steamed in a lemon soy combination. It is served with a side of Spanish rice and corn flour tortillas. As I waited for my food order to arrive my server brought out a complimentary basket of red and white tortilla chips with salsa on the side. The chips were fresh and the salsa was mild with just a slight bite but on the thin side not thick at all. My main entree arrived steaming hot all encased in heavy tin foil on an iron platter with the side of rice served in a ceramic cup and the corn tortillas served in a closed container to keep them warm. The seafood was fresh with nice sized pieces and the jalapeno’s were fresh not canned. The Rellano had a delicious blended taste not fishy tasting but with a very pleasing delicate flavor. The Spanish rice had a mildly spicy taste and the texture was very soft. My server throughout my meal was very attentive and friendly. I decided to finish off my meal with dessert and I ordered the fried ice cream with honey toping for $4.49. The dessert was enticing, it was large enough for two people with tiny mounds of whipped cream surrounding the mound of ice cream. The ice cream was covered with a thick layer of dark gold honey with crushed cornflakes and cinnamon sprinkled on top. The dessert was scrumptious with the combined outer texture of crunch and the cold creamy texture on the inside made for a nice pairing. Now to top off the meal I was brought out a complimentary small after dinner drink which everyone gets if they order an alcoholic beverage with their meal. It is called Angels Kiss which consists of Kahlua and cream which is a nice touch to end the evening with. Caliente’s does not serve lunch but they open their doors at 3:00 pm.