Caliente Mexican Restaurant

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242 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic Mexican recipes
  • Salsa dancing on Thursday
  • Live, Mexican guitarist
  • Karaoke & live DJ

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Promotional value expires Jul 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more adults. Dine-in only. Not valid at Aurora location. Not valid on Cinco de Mayo (5/5/12) and Mother's Day (5/13/12). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Regularly eating spicy Mexican fare is a great way to expand your tongue's horizons and prepare for your family's annual lava-eating competition. Immerse your mouth in zesty flavors with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican cuisine at Caliente Mexican Restaurant. This Groupon is valid at the Chicago and Des Plaines locations.

Caliente Mexican Restaurant's ever-changing menu showcases authentic family recipes that transport taste buds to the heart of Guadalajara Jalisco. Flour-tortilla parachutes bring base-jumping poblano peppers and thrill-seeking onions to a soft landing in the quesadillas con rajas' meadow of mexican cheese ($10.95). Sink smiles into skirt steak and chicken as they sizzle in Lalo's Ultimate Skillet, groaning under the weight of a bacon-swathed shrimp kabob, mexican sausage, spanish rice, and frijoles charros ($16.95). Cuisine designers stuff the taco dinner with beef, chicken, pork, or steak stuffing ($9.95), and entree pamperers mollycoddle the huachinango's red snapper with a Veracruzana tomato or garlic sauce ($17.95) and whispered affirmations of beauty.

Molars mash to the beat of salsa dancing on Thursdays while vocal chords hum to Friday night's Mexican guitar ballads. Homemade margaritas embolden crooners and spur melodic philosophy lectures on Saturday karaoke nights, which melt into DJ-helmed dance parties at 10 p.m.

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.

Customer Reviews

242 Ratings

Great food, very reasonably priced with a fantastic wattress (sorry didn't get her name).
Bob L. · January 23, 2013
Food was great and so was the service. Waitress was friendly
LJ K. · January 14, 2013
Love the sangria but you could spice up your guacamole. the mole sauce was very good.
Ruth S. · November 14, 2012
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Downtown,Metropolitan Square,Riverview

    1535 Ellinwood Ave

    Des Plaines, IL 60016


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  2. 2


    1960 N Clybourn

    Chicago, Illinois 60614

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