Caliente is located in the Town and Country shopping center, next to Fleming's.
Garage parking can be validated - bring your ticket with you.
790 W. Sam Houston Parkway, Suite 112
Houston, Texas 77024
Monday – Friday: 7am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 9pm Breakfast served everyday until 11am Lunch and Dinner served: 11am – 9pm
News? Brother, where to start? We're adding some exciting new dishes to the menu along with some off-the-menu daily lunch creations to mix things up for our regulars. Oh, and we changed our name to Caliente. It's so much easier to say, don't you think?
Stop by for dinner to see what all the buzz is about or impress your office with some catered breakfast tacos!
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ALL RECIPES MADE IN HOUSE FRESH DAILY
Ask about our vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Queso – Our famous white queso served with pico de gallo garnish. 8/10
Guacamole – Homemade guacamole, served with chips. 9.50/12
Appetizer Trio – Homemade guacamole, 7 layer dip and white queso served with chips. 13.50
Nachos – Chips piled high with refried beans, cheese and your choice of Beef Fajita ($13.00) , Chicken Fajita or Picadillo. We add sour cream, guacamole and our signature sweet habanero sauce. Half size(10) Full size (13)
Quesadillas – Served with guacamole and sour cream, your choice of: Cheese, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, or Smoked Corn and Black Bean (Vegetarian) 14
Empanadas (NEW!) – Three large empanadas stuffed with cheese, cilantro, chile, Your choice of beef fajita, or picadillo, served with avocado crema 10
7 Layer Dip – Caliente’s take on this popular party appetizer. 8.50
Salsa Flight – Try our signature sauces: habanero, sweet habanero, New Mexico green sauce, avocado crema, and piña de pico. 6
Smoked Ribs – Slow smoked ribs with a chipotle ancho honey glaze. 14
Caliente Shrimp – 4 mouth watering shrimp wrapped in bacon. 12
Chicken Flautas (NEW!) – Three crispy flour tortillas stuffed with chicken, cheese, roasted salsa, jalapeño, and lime. 10
(Served with cilantro rice and your choice of black or refried beans.)
New Classic Chicken Enchiladas* – With your choice of sauce: sour cream, avocado crema or roasted New Mexico green sauce. 14
Texas Chili Enchiladas – Our beef enchiladas served with our Texas chili sauce. 14
Mole Enchiladas – Our delicious mole sauce with monterrey cheese, pico, cilantro, and queso fresco. 14
Pork Enchiladas – Served with our signature sour cream sauce and roasted green chili sauce. House Specialty! 14
Caliente Enchiladas (Vegetarian) – Cheese enchiladas topped with sweet habanero sauce. 14
Veggie Enchiladas (Vegetarian) – Grilled mixed vegetable enchiladas topped with sweet habanero sauce. 14
Crawfish Enchiladas – Two enchiladas filled with spicy crawfish mix with a chipotle cream sauce, garnished with an avocado slices. Served with rice and black beans. 16
Shrimp Enchiladas–Two cheese enchiladas topped with a chipotle cream sauce and grilled shrimp. Served with avocado slices and rice and black beans. 16
(Served with cilantro rice and your choice of black or refried beans.)
Cowboy Taco – Beef fajita taco with Texas chili sauce and cheddar cheese. 13.50
Salad Taco – Grilled chicken with granny smith apples, jimicia and spring mix. 13.50
Green Chili Taco – Beef fajita taco with our New Mexico green chili and our white queso. 13.50
Chicken Verde – Grilled chicken topped with avocado creama and grilled veggies. 13.50
El Presidente – Beef fajita, grilled veggies and slice of avocado. 13.50
East meets Mex* – Beef fajita topped with Thai chili paste and crushed red peppers. ¡Muy Caliente! 13.50
Gringo – Picadillo taco with refried beans cheese and jalapeños served with a chip salad. 13.50
Polynesian Taco – Grilled beef fajita and zucchini squash mix topped with our honey ancho chili sauce 13.50
Award winning Pork Taco* – House specialty pork served with queso fresca, cilantro and red onion. 13.50
Fish or Shrimp Taco – Grilled tilapia or shrimp with cabbage slaw served on corn tortillas. 14.50
Caribbean Shrimp Tacos – 2 grilled shrimp tacos with our pineapple habanero glaze and piña de pico. 14.50
Street Taco – 2 corn tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken fajita, pico de gallo, cilantro and queso fresca. Served with our outrageously hot sauce. 13.50
Vegetarian Taco – Grilled veggie blend and sautéed spinach served with habanero salsa. 13.50
Mole Taco – Grilled chicken topped with cheese, Mole sauce, pico, cilantro, and queso fresco. 13.50
Pick 1 protein, Picadillo, Chicken, Beef Fajita, Spicy Pork*, or Veggie (Vegetarian) – All of the great flavors of our Tacos without the tortilla. 14.50 (Upgrade to seafood for only $2)
(Served with cilantro rice and your choice of black or refried beans.)
Chicken Fajitas – With the perfect touch of seasoning and Caliente Butter. 15 for one, 30 for two
Combo Fajitas – Beef and chicken fajitas. 16 for one, 32 for two
Texas Raised Outside Skirt Steak – Marinated and cooked over a 500 degree grill. 17 for one, 34 for two
Shrimp Fajitas – Grilled shrimp fajitas served with grilled Mexican vegetables and our signature butter. 17.50 for one, 35 for two
Sour Cream Fajitas – Chicken fajitas served with our famous sour cream sauce, grilled onions and bell peppers. 15
Fajitas Julian – Beef fajitas topped with onions, bell peppers and Monterey Jack cheese. 17
Vegetarian Fajitas Blend – Topped off with Signature Spice and Butter. 14
Caliente Fajitas – Our famous beef and chicken fajitas served with grilled veggies and jalapeños and our outrageous habanero sauce. 17
Carne Asada – 8 ounce grilled carne asada, cooked to perfection and served with pico de gallo, guacamole and rice. 17
Grilled Specialties and Seafood
(Served with cilantro rice and black beans.)
Baby Back Ribs – Rack of our fall off the bone baby back ribs, seasoned with our homemade brown sugar
rub, slow smoked and grilled. Topped off with our chipotle ancho honey glaze. 16
Served with chicken fajitas 19 / With grilled shrimp fajitas 21 / With beef fajitas 20
Caribbean Shrimp – Served with a pineapple pico de gallo, pineapple habanero glaze and our Caribbean butter. 16
Diablo Shrimp* – Shrimp sautéed in a chipotle infused butter served with black beans and cilantro rice. *¡Es Caliente! 16
Veracruz Shrimp – Grilled shrimp with red and green bell peppers served with rice and black beans. 16
“Caliente Quesadilla Burger” (NEW!) – A burger like no other. This half pound Angus burger is stuffed between two cheesy quesadillas, fresh grilled jalapenos, drizzled in our famous white queso, tomatoes, fresh sliced avocado, crispy bacon, sauced with a chipotle mayo, and brushed with a garlic Mexican butter. Served with not one but two battered tornado potato spirals . 15
Grilled Tilapia – Seasoned with our famous seasoning and topped with 3 grilled diablo shrimp, served with chipotle infused butter, rice and black beans. 17.50
Puebla – Combination of Caribbean shrimp and beef and chicken fajitas. 19
Soups and Salads
Spring Mix – With mango, tomatoes, apples, jicama, onions, pumpkin seeds and avocado in a mango vinaigrette dressing. 12
Caliente Signature Salad – Fresh romaine lettuce with bacon, onions, smoked black bean relish, cucumber, avocados, chopped bell peppers and tomatoes with an avocado ranch dressing. 12
Tortilla Soup – Our chicken based vegetable soup served with chicken, avocados, chips and cheese. Cup: 7.50; Bowl: 9.50
Soup and Salad – Smaller portion of our tortilla soup or gumbo and salad. 12.50
Poblano Soup – Creamy poblano soup with poblanos and carrots. Cup: 7.50; Bowl: 9.50 (Add chicken fajita for $2.00)
Diablo Chicken* – Chicken breast topped with chipotle cream sauce, pico de gallo and served with rice, black beans and habenero sauce. *¡Es Caliente! 14.50
Poblano Chicken – Chicken breast topped with poblano cream sauce, served with rice and black beans. 14.50
Chicken Cancún – Chicken breast topped with sautéed spinach, served with rice and black beans. 14.50
Ask about our daily special! Upgrade to a seafood option for $2.00
Lunch Taco – Your choice of beef or chicken with grilled veggies and a chip salad. 10
Lunch Enchilada – A single enchilada served with rice and beans. 10
Taco/Enchilada – Your choice of enchilada and taco served with rice and beans. 12.50
Quesadilla/Taco Combo – 3 chicken dilla wedges and a beef taco served with grilled veggies. 12.50
Burrito – Your choice of beef or chicken with sour cream, refried beans, lettuce, guacamole and queso. Served with rice. 13
Quesadilla/Salad Combo – 3 chicken dilla wedges with spring mix salad. 12.50
Caliente Lunch Combo – A single cheese enchilada Texas chili sauce and a single taco al carbon served with our white queso on top. 13.50
Cabo Combo – Single sour cream enchilada with a 4oz. portion of fajita, served with rice and beans. 14
Kid Enchilada Beef or chicken served with cheese, rice and beans or fresh fruit. $6.00
Kid Taco Beef or chicken served with cheese, rice and beans or fresh fruit. $6.00
Kid-dillas Beef, chicken or cheese served with rice and beans or fresh fruit. $6.00
Mac and Cheese $6.00
Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm
Beer – $1 OFF Mexican Beer Dos XX, Corona, Corona Light, Tecate. $3.75 Craft Beer Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat, Karbach Hopadillo. $4.00 Domestic Beer Miller Light, Bud Light. $3.75
Wine – $1 OFF All wine by the glass.
Margaritas Frozen or on the Rocks. $4.00 (12 ounce), $6.00 (16 ounce)
Chicken Dillas 3 wedges of chicken dillas served with sour cream. $5.00
Mini Nachos Chicken or picadillo nachos topped with our refried beans and famous white queso. $5.00
Queso Our famous white queso served with our chips and homemade salsa. $2.00
Shrimp Cocktail 3 grilled shrimp in a pina de pico and kiwi salsa, topped off with an avocado slice and queso fresca. $4.00
Tuesday Night Fajitas
4 for $40! Starting at 4pm, get 4 orders of fajitas for only $40! (beef and chicken)
Served until 11am. Saturday/Sunday until 1pm.
Breakfast tacos – Bacon, jalapeno sausage, chorizo and potato egg. 3.50
Fresh fruit – 4
Fresh squeezed orange juice – 3.50
Premium coffee – 3
Belgian Waffles – 2 Belgian waffles dusted with powder sugar and topped with maple syrup. Served with a side of eggs, sweet and crispy plantains, and New Mexico sauce. 11
Pancake Platter – 3 sweet buttermilk pancakes, drizzled with your choice of strawberry or chocolate sauce, dusted with powder sugar, topped with meringue, strawberries, and mint. Paired with a side of plantains and our skillet potatoes. 11
Red Velvet Pancakes – 3 rich red velvet pancakes drizzled with white chocolate, dusted with powder sugar, topped with merengue, mango, and mint. Paired with a side of plantains and our skillet potatoes. 11
Caliente Omelet – Start with 3 large fresh eggs, pick your favorite cheese, and add in your choice of our fresh ingredients. Paired with 2 delicious sausage patties and our skillet potatoes.11
Migas – Made with 3 large fresh eggs, a blend of bell peppers, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips. Served with our skillet potatoes, and your choice refried or black beans. 10
Chilaquiles Verdes – Made with tomatillo salsa, Pico de Gallo, cilantro, tortilla chips, and queso fresco. Top it off with our famous spicy pork or picadillo. Served with a side of eggs, skillet potatoes, and refried beans. 11
Five Center Cinnamon Roll – A gourmet cinnamon roll with five centers tossed with brown sugar, Korintje cinnamon and topped with cream cheese icing. 4.5
Sides – Skillet potatoes, Plantains, Bacon, Sausage.
Kid’s Choice – Pick a waffle, omelet, or pancakes, and one side. 6
Watermelon Lime Mimosa – Made with Persian limes, pureed watermelon, and real cane sugar. 6
Orange Mimosa – Made with fresh orange juice. 6
Bloody Mary – Made with fresh tomatoes, fresh lime juice, black pepper and celery seed. 7
Caliente Spiked Watermelon Limeade – Made with Persian limes, pureed watermelon, and real cane sugar. 8
Lovo – Prosecco (Champagne) – Veneto Italy
Floral aromas and flavors of globe grapes, summer blossoms, peach and apple skins with a supple, bright, fizzy, dryish light body and a smooth finish with fine, fruit tannins. $6/$22
Cabert – Pinot Grigio – Italy
A pure elegant wine, with layers of ripe apple, white fruit pulp and hints of almond at the finish. $9/$25
Parrducci – Merlot
The 2013 Parducci small lot blend Merlot has rich flavors of black cherries and plums followed by a tealeaf spiciness adding savor and zest. $9/$25
Kim Crawford – New Zealand – Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity and fruit sweetness. $9/$25
True Grit Parducci – Chardonnay
Made with summer fruit and spicy wood smoke aromas rounded out with companionable tastes of rich pear, lemon crème, and apple butter.$9/$25
Bella Glos Pinot Noir
Grapes grown in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands, known as the Mission District. Its coastal climate is cool, but enjoys warmer afternoon temperatures and tamer winds than the northern portion of the appellation. This creates a great texture, depth and balance Pinot Noir. French Oak barrel aging for 9 months. Climate: cool and very sunny. $10/$40
Sourced from select vineyard lots in Vista Flores (3,904 ft) and La Consultra (3,494 ft), Uco Valley. It has deep violet colors with sweet tannins, dark plums, blackberries and spicy notes. It can be consumed now, but will age beautifully for several years. $9.00/$25
Halter Ranch Ancestor Paso Robles Estate Reserve
This estate reserve exhibits aromas of luscious black fruit and baking spices. Full bodied and elegant, the 2012 is smooth and round, and has well integrated tannins that lead to a rich long finish. Cabernet 73%, Malbec 20% and Petit Verdot. 1200 cases produced a year. $10/$35
Bulk To Go
For parties of 10 or more. All To-go orders come with serving utensils and plates. *We proudly serve Katz coffee and tea made in Houston.
Sour Cream Chicken Fajitas: $14.50 per person
Grilled chicken fajitas topped off with our smooth sour cream sauce and grilled bell pepper and onions. Served with cilantro rice, black beans, chips and salsa.
Poblano Chicken: $13 per person
Grilled chicken breast topped off with our poblano sauce and smoked corn and black bean relish. Served with cilantro rice, black beans, chips and salsa.
Big Tex Fajitas: $16 per person
Beef or chicken fajitas served with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese, rice, beans, homemade flour tortillas, chips and salsa. *add queso for a $1 a person more
Taco Bar: $13.50 per person
Picadillo, spicy ground beef, and chicken served with tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, cilantro rice, refried beans, chips and salsa. Add fajita for $2 more
Enchiladas: $14 per person
Beef, chicken, cheese or pork enchiladas served with rice, beans, chip and salsa.
Nacho Bar: $13.50 per person
Picadillo (spicy ground beef), chicken or fajita beef, served with refried beans, queso, guacamole and sour cream.
Bulk Salad: $2.50 per person as add on / $11.50 a person as a meal with grilled chicken added
Spring salad mix served with fresh mangos, red onions, cucumbers, jicama, tomatoes, and pumpkin seeds, avocados, with your choice of mango vinaigrette or avocado ranch dressings.
Breakfast Tacos: $3.50 each
Your choice of bacon, potato, sausage or chorizo and we will build it for you.
Spinach and Mushroom Frittata: $35
Caliente’s take on a Spanish omelet, serves 10 people.
(need to order a day in advance)
Click here to download the PDF version of our catering menuTo place your catering order online, click here We will supply plates, plastic ware and serving utensils. For a minimal charge, we can set up chaffing dishes, sternos, and disposable serving utensils. Call for more details.
Big Tex Beef and chicken fajitas served with home made Guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheddar cheese, rice and beans, fresh flour tortillas and chips and salsa.
Caliente Fajita And Salsa Bar Beef and chicken fajitas served with our famous sauces. • Avocado crema • Roasted green chile sauce • Hot Habanero sauce • Sweet Habanero sauce• Smoked corn and black bean relish• Kiwi salsa• Roasted red salsa
The Whole Enchilada Party Your choice of beef, chicken or cheese enchiladas served with rice, beans and our chips and salsa.
Taco / Nacho Bar Create your own taco or nacho bar for you and your guest, served with beef and chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, rice and beans and chips and salsa.
Create Your Own Catering • Chicken breast with a poblano sauce with spring mix salad and grilled veggies • Tenderloin and potatoes au gratin, served with salad • Work with our chefs in our scratch kitchen and create the menu you would like to have
Beverage Service • Ice tea or Lemonade • Beer and wine – Do you have a favorite wine we can get for you? Or, choose from one our wines picked by our wine specialist.
Catered Wine Tasting
Meet with Chris before the event and determine the flavor profiles of wines you would like to taste. Create wine menu that your guest will enjoy.
At the event, we will have our in house wine Sommelier discuss each wine, the grape and characteristics of the wine, answer any questions, and of course, taste the wine. We can set up cheese and crackers or do a full buffet.
Call to make an order to go:
Stop by 790 W. Sam Houston Parkway, #112 (next to Flemming's)
Mon - Fri 7 am to 9 pm Sat - Sun 8 am to 9 pm
Or email Chef Cardenas using the form below