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


Mon - Fri 7 am to 9 pm
Sat - Sun 8 am to 9 pm



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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Ask about our vegetarian and gluten-free options.


Queso – Our famous white queso served with pico de gallo garnish. $6.50

Guacamole – Homemade guacamole, served with chips. $6.95

Appetizer Trio – Homemade guacamole, 7 layer dip and white queso served with chips. $10.95

Nachos – Chips piled high with refried beans, cheese and your choice of Beef Fajita ($11.95), Chicken Fajita or Picadillo. We add sour cream, guacamole and our signature sweet habanero sauce. $10.95

Quesadillas – Served with guacamole and sour cream, your choice of: Cheese, Beef ($13.95), Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, or Smoked Corn and Black Bean (Vegetarian) $12.95

Shrimp Cocktail – 3 grilled shrimp in a piña de pico and kiwi salsa, topped off with an avocado slice and queso fresca. $6.00

7 Layer Dip – Caliente’s take on this popular party appetizer. $6.95

Salsa Flight – Try our signature sauces: habanero, sweet habanero, New Mexico green sauce, avocado crema, and piña de pico. $5.00

Smoked Ribs – Slow smoked ribs with a chipotle ancho honey glaze. $10.95


(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. *¡Es Caliente! $12.95

Texas Chili Enchiladas – Our beef enchiladas served with our Texas chili sauce. $12.95

Pork Enchiladas – Served with our signature sour cream sauce and roasted green chili sauce. House Specialty! $12.95

Caliente Enchiladas (Vegetarian) – Cheese enchiladas topped with sweet habanero sauce. $12.95

Veggie Enchiladas (Vegetarian) – Grilled mixed vegetable enchiladas topped with sweet habanero sauce. $12.95

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. $14.95

Shrimp Enchiladas–Two cheese enchiladas topped with a chipotle cream sauce and grilled shrimp. Served with avocado slices and rice and black beans. $14.95


(Served with cilantro rice and your choice of black or refried beans.)

Cowboy Taco – Beef fajita taco with Texas chili sauce and cheddar cheese. $12.25

Salad Taco – Grilled chicken with granny smith apples, jimicia and spring mix. $12.25

Green Chili Taco – Beef fajita taco with our New Mexico green chili and our white queso. $12.25

Chicken Verde – Grilled chicken topped with avocado creama and grilled veggies. $12.25

El Presidente – Beef fajita, grilled veggies and slice of avocado. $12.25

East meets Mex* – Beef fajita topped with Thai chili paste and crushed red peppers. ¡Muy Caliente! $12.25

Gringo – Picadillo taco with refried beans cheese and jalapeños served with a chip salad. $12.25

Polynesian Taco – Grilled beef fajita and zucchini squash mix topped with our honey ancho chili sauce $12.95

Pork Taco – House specialty pork served with queso fresca, cilantro and red onion. $12.25

Fish or Shrimp Taco – Grilled tilapia or shrimp with cabbage slaw served on corn tortillas. $13.50

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos – 2 grilled shrimp tacos with our pineapple habanero glaze and piña de pico. $12.95

Street Taco – 2 corn tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken fajita, pico de gallo, cilantro and queso fresca. Served with our outrageously hot sauce. $12.25

Vegetarian Taco – Grilled veggie blend and sautéed spinach served with habanero salsa. $12.25

Caliente Bowl

Picadillo, Chicken, Beef Fajita, Spicy Pork*, Crawfish, Shrimp or Veggie (V) – All of the great flavors of our Tacos without the tortilla. *¡Es Caliente! $10.25


(Served with cilantro rice and your choice of black or refried beans.)

Chicken Fajitas – With the perfect touch of seasoning and Caliente Butter. $14.00 for one, $28.00 for two

Combo Fajitas – Beef and chicken fajitas. $14.50 for one, $29.00 for two

Texas Raised Outside Skirt Steak – Marinated and cooked over a 500 degree grill. $15.00 for one, $29.50 for two

Shrimp Fajitas – Grilled shrimp fajitas served with grilled Mexican vegetables and our signature butter. $15.00 for one, $29.50 for two

Sour Cream Fajitas – Chicken fajitas served with our famous sour cream sauce, grilled onions and bell peppers. $13.95

Fajitas Julian – Beef fajitas topped with onions, bell peppers and Monterey Jack cheese. $14.95

Vegetarian Fajitas Blend – Topped off with Signature Spice and Butter. $9.75

Caliente Fajitas – Our famous beef and chicken fajitas served with grilled veggies and jalapeños and our outrageous habanero sauce. $14.50

Carne Asada – 8 ounce grilled carne asada, cooked to perfection and served with pico de gallo, guacamole and rice. $15.00

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. $12.95
Served with chicken fajitas $17.95  /  With grilled shrimp fajitas $18.95  /  With beef fajitas $19.95

Caribbean Shrimp – Served with a pineapple pico de gallo, pineapple habanero glaze and our Caribbean butter. $13.50

Diablo Shrimp* – Shrimp sautéed in a chipotle infused butter served with black beans and cilantro rice. *¡Es Caliente! $13.50

Veracruz Shrimp – Grilled shrimp with red and green bell peppers served with rice and black beans. $13.50

Grilled Tilapia – Seasoned with our famous seasoning and topped with 3 grilled diablo shrimp, served with chipotle infused butter, rice and black beans. $16.95

Puebla – Combination of Caribbean shrimp and beef and chicken fajitas. $14.95

Soups and Salads

Spring Mix – With mango, tomatoes, apples, jicama, onions, pumpkin seeds and avocado in a mango vinaigrette dressing. $10.50

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. $10.50

Tortilla Soup – Our chicken based vegetable soup served with chicken, avocados, chips and cheese. Cup: $5.00; Bowl: $7.50

Gumbo (seasonal) – Chicken and jalapeño sausage gumbo with a “Louisiana kick”. $8.95

Soup and Salad – Smaller portion of our tortilla soup or gumbo and salad. $10.50

Poblano Soup – Creamy poblano soup with poblanos and carrots. Cup: $5.00; Bowl: $7.50 (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! $12.50

Poblano Chicken – Chicken breast topped with poblano cream sauce, served with rice and black beans. $12.50

Chicken Cancún – Chicken breast topped with sautéed spinach, served with rice and black beans. $12.50

Lunch Specials

Ask about our daily special!

Lunch Taco – Your choice of beef ($7.95) or chicken with grilled veggies and a chip salad. $7.50

Lunch Enchilada – A single enchilada served with rice and beans. $7.75

Taco/Enchilada – Your choice of enchilada and taco served with rice and beans. $10.95

Quesadilla/Taco Combo – 3 chicken dilla wedges and a beef taco served with grilled veggies. $10.95

Burrito – Your choice of beef ($11.95) or chicken with sour cream, refried beans, lettuce, guacamole and queso. Served with rice. $10.95

Quesadilla/Salad Combo – 3 chicken dilla wedges with spring mix salad. $10.95

Caliente Lunch Combo – A single cheese enchilada Texas chili sauce and a single taco al carbon served with our white queso on top. $11.95

Cabo Combo – Single sour cream enchilada with a 4oz. portion of fajita, served with rice and beans. $12.50


Served until 11am.

Breakfast tacos – Bacon, jalapeno sausage, chorizo and potato egg. $3.00

Fresh fruit$4.00

Fresh squeezed orange juice$3.50

Premium coffee$3.00

Social Hour

Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm

Beer – $1 OFF
Mexican Beer Dos XX, Corona, Corona Light, Tecate. $3.00
Craft Beer Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat, Karbach Hopadillo. $3.00
Domestic Beer Miller Light, Bud Light. $2.00

Wine – $1 OFF
All wine by the glass.

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

Our famous white queso served with our chips and homemade salsa. $2.00

Beef Brochette
4 of our tender beef stuffed with Chihuahua cheese, jalapeño wrapped in bacon. $5.00

Shrimp Cocktail
3 grilled shrimp in a pina de pico and kiwi salsa, topped off with an avocado slice and queso fresca. $4.00

Mini Tacos
Chef inspired mini tacos. $2.00 each, choice of: Chicken tacos with lettuce apples and jimica or Beef Tacos with New Mexico green sauce and white queso.

Tuesday Night Fajitas

4 for $30!
Starting at 4pm, get 4 orders of fajitas for only $30! (beef and chicken)


Sauvignon Blanc: Heritance
Napa Valley – Heritance-tropical fruit, Meyer lemon and pineapple with hints of orange blossom. Firm acidity. $8/$20

Pinot Grigio-Velante
Scents of golden apples, ripe pear and peach. Delightfully dry, medium bodied, with a crisp appealing acidity. A classic Pinot Grigio. $8/$20

Cambria Chardonnay
Chardonnay with estate grown grapes from the Santa Maria Valley. This wine was made to "celebrate the warrior spirit in woman" – winemakers, Julie and Katie Jackson. $9/$25

Montgras Cabernet Sauvignon
Prestigious Colchagua Valley, this Cabernet is structured, smooth and complex. $8/$20

Heritance Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley - Founder Bernard Portet personally crafts each wine for elegance, complexity and balance.$9/$30

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. $9/$30

Zuccardi Malbec
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. $8.50/$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. Bottle $40

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: $12 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: $12 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: $14 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: $12 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: $12 per person

Beef, chicken, cheese or pork enchiladas served with rice, beans, chip and salsa.

Nacho Bar: $8 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 / $9 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 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)


Be on the look out for red solo cup night


Karbach Hopadillo
Karbach Weisse Versa


Bud light
Miller light


Dos XX


Click here to download the PDF version of our catering menu
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.

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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

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