Caliente Mexican Restaurant

Food & Drink
1535 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60016 1535 Ellinwood Ave, Des Plaines Directions
+18472961535
This place has not been rated by customers.
78% of 242 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Caribbean, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Caribbean, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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Tips

97 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
Great food, very reasonably priced with a fantastic wattress (sorry didn't get her name).
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Report | 4 years ago
the food was good, but over priced. the service was slow. we had to ask the waiter several times for things we needed.
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Report | 4 years ago
Love the change in the seating in the back. Opens up the restaurant a little more.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food was great and so was the service. Waitress was friendly
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Report | 4 years ago
Tone down the music!
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Report | 4 years ago
The decor was nice, but the service was slow. The waitress said there were a lot of orders, but I could not see so many people. Maybe phone orders. Anyway, the most important thing, the food was not very good. We go to La Magdelena and the different is vast for the same price range. We will not be returning.
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Report | 4 years ago
Should offer more groupons or living social deals-staff needs to listen better to questions or requests. Our bill was screwed up because of the staff member not listening.
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Report | 4 years ago
I strongly dislike a drink menu WITHOUT prices, especially the maragaritas - it's a Mexican restaurant! Also the margaritas did not specify sizes (ounces) for small, medium, pitcher. Would have liked to order a custom margarita but had no idea of the price!! Experience shows the wait-staff usually do not know and then it becomes a big ordeal.
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Report | 4 years ago
While the service was good, the food left alot to be desired. The prices were too high for the quality of the food
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Report | 4 years ago
Love the sangria but you could spice up your guacamole. the mole sauce was very good.
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From Our Editors

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.

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