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Caliente is a Chef driven, quick serve Mexican Restaurant. All recipes are made fresh in house daily. We use a very natural way of cooking, roasting vegetables and blending them together to create unique and interesting sauces. Most of our food is Gluten Free because of our natural cooking process. We get most of our products from Texas, (Beef Fajita is from Cameron, Texas). We are a Farm to Fork restaurant, which will keep us creative through the different seasons, by using top quality products that are in season, like outside skirt steak, hand picked avocados and fresh, ripe tomatoes. Make your meal complete and pair it with one our our high-end wines or a craft Mexican beer!

Location

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

713.464.1601

Monday – Friday: 7am – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 9pm

Breakfast served everyday until 11am
Lunch and Dinner served: 11am – 9pm

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Menu

ALL RECIPES MADE IN HOUSE FRESH DAILY
Ask about our vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Appetizers

Queso – Our famous white queso served with pico de gallo garnish. 9/12

Guacamole – Homemade guacamole, served with chips. 9.50/12

Appetizer Trio – Homemade guacamole, 7 layer dip and white queso served with chips. 14.50

Nachos – Chips piled high with refried beans, cheese and your choice of Beef Fajita, Chicken Fajita or Picadillo. We add sour cream, guacamole and our signature sweet habanero sauce. Half size(11) Full size (14)

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. 9.50

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. 11

Enchiladas

(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

Tacos

(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

Caliente Bowl

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)

Fajitas

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

Chicken Fajitas – With the perfect touch of seasoning and Caliente Butter. 16 for one, 32 for two

Combo Fajitas – Beef and chicken fajitas. 17 for one, 34 for two

Texas Raised Outside Skirt Steak – Marinated and cooked over a 500 degree grill. 18 for one, 36 for two

Shrimp Fajitas – Grilled shrimp fajitas served with grilled Mexican vegetables and our signature butter. 18.50 for one, 37 for two

Sour Cream Fajitas – Chicken fajitas served with our famous sour cream sauce, grilled onions and bell peppers. 16

Fajitas Julian – Beef fajitas topped with onions, bell peppers and Monterey Jack cheese. 18

Vegetarian Fajitas Blend – Topped off with Signature Spice and Butter. 15

Caliente Fajitas – Our famous beef and chicken fajitas served with grilled veggies and jalapeños and our outrageous habanero sauce. 18

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. 17

Diablo Shrimp* – Shrimp sautéed in a chipotle infused butter served with black beans and cilantro rice. *¡Es Caliente! 17

Veracruz Shrimp – Grilled shrimp with red and green bell peppers served with rice and black beans. 17

“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. 14

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. 14

Tortilla Soup – Our chicken based vegetable soup served with chicken, avocados, chips and cheese. Cup: 8.25; Bowl: 10

Soup and Salad – Smaller portion of our tortilla soup or gumbo and salad. 14.50

Poblano Soup – Creamy poblano soup with poblanos and carrots. Cup: 8.25; Bowl: 10 (Add chicken fajita for $2.00)

Chicken

Diablo Chicken* – Chicken breast topped with chipotle cream sauce, pico de gallo and served with rice, black beans and habenero sauce. *¡Es Caliente! 15.50

Poblano Chicken – Chicken breast topped with poblano cream sauce, served with rice and black beans. 15.50

Chicken Cancún – Chicken breast topped with sautéed spinach, served with rice and black beans. 15.50

Lunch Specials

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. 11

Lunch Enchilada – A single enchilada served with rice and beans. 11

Taco/Enchilada – Your choice of enchilada and taco served with rice and beans. 13

Quesadilla/Taco Combo – 3 chicken dilla wedges and a beef taco served with grilled veggies. 13

Burrito – Your choice of beef or chicken with sour cream, refried beans, lettuce, guacamole and queso. Served with rice. 14

Quesadilla/Salad Combo – 3 chicken dilla wedges with spring mix salad. 13

Caliente Lunch Combo – A single cheese enchilada Texas chili sauce and a single taco al carbon served with our white queso on top. 14

Cabo Combo – Single sour cream enchilada with a 4oz. portion of fajita, served with rice and beans. 14

Kids Menu

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

Social Hour

Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm

$5 Draft Beer, 20oz
Choose from:Dos XX, Corona, Bud Light, Modelo Especial, Lovestreet, Michelob Ultra

$1 OFF Bottled Beer
Mexican: Corona Light, Modelo Negra or Domestic: Miller Light, Coors Light, Shiner Bock

$4 Craft Bottle Beer
Karbach Hopadillo IPA, Rodeo Clown Double IPA, Weisse Versa Belgian “seasonal”

Wine – $1 OFF
All wine by the glass.

Margaritas
Frozen or on the Rocks. $5 (small), $7 (large)
Sangrias $8 (small), $10 (large)

Chicken Dillas
3 wedges of chicken dillas served with sour cream. $5

Mini Nachos
Chicken or picadillo nachos topped with our refried beans and famous white queso. $5

Queso
Our famous white queso served with our chips and homemade salsa. $5

Chicken Flauta
1 large chicken flauta stuffed with chicken, cheese, salsa, onion, and jalapeño served with queso and avocado cream sauce. $5

Tuesday Night Fajitas

4 for $40!
Starting at 4pm, get 4 orders of fajitas for only $40! (beef and chicken)

Breakfast/Brunch

Served until 11am. Saturday/Sunday until 1pm.

Breakfast tacos – Bacon, jalapeno sausage, chorizo and potato egg. 3.50

Fresh fruit4

Fresh squeezed orange juice3.50

Premium coffee3

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

Breakfast Cocktails

Fresh Made Mimosa – Choose from: Guava, Yuzu, Wild Berry, Strawberry, Passion fruit, or Mango. 6

Mimosa Flight – Pick any 3 flavors, great for sharing. 15

Mimosa Pitcher – Enjoy a full pitcher of any flavor mimosa. Serves six. 22

Beer Mimosa – Fresh orange juice mixed with Karbach Lovestreet. 6

Micheladas – Beer-based cocktail made with lime, hot sauce, tomato, and peppers with a tasty rim. 7

Bloody Mary – Made with fresh tomatoes, fresh lime juice, black pepper and celery seed. 7

Wines

Napa Cellars Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA. Baked pears, apples, and coconut with lemony acidity and creamy finish. $8/$32

Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA. This wine is more minerality-driven than fruit-driven. Not grassy or overly ripe, it features delicate fruit flavors and steely, mineral notes that call to mind a first summer rain. $8/$25

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/$20

Masi Pinot Grigio
Veneto, Italy. This is a well constructed blend combines the freshness, fruitiness and the aromatic finesse of Pinot Grigio, modern Italian white wine with a full body. $8/$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

Napa Valley Quilt Cab
Napa Valley, CA. Dark red with purple hues. Aromas are a seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charred meat, and blackberry pie along with hints of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin. $10/$40

Halter Ranch Ancestor Estate Reserve Red Blend
Paso Robles, CA. CDP (Cotes de Paso) is our Rhone- style blend. A combination of four varietals from our estate vineyard. Loaded with aromas of dried strawberry, rose petals, and a hint of garrigue, this delicious wine has an elegant palate that leads to a long smooth finish. $9/$28

Tinto Negro Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina. Sourced from vineyards in Vista Flores, La Consultra, and Uco Valley, it has deep violet colors with sweet tannins, dark plums, blackberries and spicy notes. $8/$24

Beers

Local Craft (Can)
Karbach Brewing: Hopadillo IPA, Rodeo Clown IPA, Weisse Versa Belgian “seasonal” 6

Domestic/Import (bottles)
Miller Lite, Coors Light, Shiner Bock, 4.50
Corona Light, Modelo Negra 4.75

Draft Beer
Ghost Machine 12, Dos XX, Corona, Bud Light, Modelo Especial, Michelob 6, Lovestreet 7

Micheladas
Beer-based cocktail made with lime, hot sauce, tomato, and peppers with a tasty rim. 7

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 and 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)

Catering

Click here to download the PDF version of our catering menu

To 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.

Contact Us

Call to place an order to go, or use the link in the menu:
713.464.1601

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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