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$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Fare at Caliente Mexican Restaurant in Des Plaines

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Flavors from Guadalajara, Jalisco in shrimp fajitas, carne asada, and spinach enchiladas amid salsa dancing or musical performances

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Expires Jan 23rd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Valid only at Des Plaines location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$15 for $30 worth of Mexican Fare

Hearty menu of Mexican favorites includes beef or chicken flautas ($7.95, lunch only), enchiladas al gusto with ranchera, adobo or mole sauce ($14.95), and whole red snapper with Veracruzana tomato sauce ($17.95).

Caliente Mexican Restaurant

Armed with family recipes and more than 17 years of expertise in the Chicago restaurant scene, chef Marylou Marquez fills Caliente Mexican Restaurant's bustling kitchens with dishes inspired by Guadalajara, Jalisco. Veracruzana tomato sauce lends filets of fish an earthy tone, and spicy chile de arbol and ranchera sauces complement enchiladas and tender grilled steaks. Fruit-filled cinnamon-sugar tacos, and flan with Mexican eggnog top off gustatory forays as diners admire the dining room's photo mural of rustic kitchen scenes and tropical fruit.

Before a wall hung with sparkling silver tinsel, karaoke singers, salsa dancers, and Mexican guitarists take the stage throughout the week, serenading diners and besotted tostadas alike. Caliente also caters special events and wraps up entrees for handy to-go ordering.


I had four tacos, pork, and they were wonderful, with interestingly spiced meat in a sort of chorizo style.

Darren S., Yelp, 8/7/11


  • “Great food, very reasonably priced with a fantastic wattress (sorry didn't get her name).”

  • “Love the change in the seating in the back. Opens up the restaurant a little more.”

  • “Food was great and so was the service. Waitress was friendly”

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    Des Plaines

    1535 Ellinwood St.

    Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

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