Prepared to order live at our molcajete station with Hass avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, lime and spices. More than enough to share - Order it mild, medium or Caliente. Served in a stone molcajete.
Chips and Salsa
Caliente white-and-red, super thin desert corn masa chips and ruby red Jersey tomato salsa with cilantro.
Tortilla & Chicken Soup
Simmered chicken breast in an tangy enchilada broth with pico de gallo, Mexican red rice, cilantro and corn masa tortilla strips.
Coco con Mariscos
A seafood Jambalaya of shrimp, calamari, white fish filet, Alaska swimming crab and little neck clams, sautéed in natural coconut milk and chipotle salsa in its own coconut shell cut by the machete.
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
Shrimp sautéed in white wine, clarified garlic butter, cilantro and lime. Served with flour tortillas.
Golden fried shrimp coated in our own Mexicajun batter and served with bamba sauce.
Fresh tubes of squid dusted with spiced flour and deep fried. Served with lime wedges, chipotle mayonnaise and tomato coulis.
Dedos de Pollo
Thick strips of succulent chicken breast lightly fried in our Mexicajun batter. Served with BBQ sauce and honey mustard.
Mini crispy, fried flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of Pollo Mexicana or Beef Mexicana, refried beans and cheese.
Your choice of Taco Beef or Mexi chicken tightly wrapped in corn-flour tortillas, golden fried, and topped with avocado salsa, sour cream and Cotija cheese. Served with tomatillo and enchilada salsas.
A stacked seafood ceviche with calamari, shrimp, Alaska crab meat and filet of white fish, slow cooked with avocado, tomato chunks, cilantro and lime. All finished with a jalapeño/lime mayonnaise with a dash of red Costeña salsa.
Served in a clay barro- More than enough for two or three amigos. Choose any four:
One Dorado chicken breast and one fresh vegetable quesadilla.
One Mexi chicken taco and Mexi beef taco topped with salsa roja.
One beef and one chicken flautita.
Black Angus Mini Burgers
Two Caliente Black Angus steak burgers, served on soft French rolls.
Add, For Each Topping
One grilled steak and one grilled chicken breast.
One fresh vegetable and one Mexi chicken.
Golden fried shrimp coated in our own Mexicajun batter.
All nachos are made with yellow corn masa chips and served with a side of Guacamole and a side of sour cream in the long Bandeja.
Traditional with Cheese
Topped with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese and pico de gallo with jalapeño slices.
Your choice of Taco beef or Mexi chicken topped with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices.
Your choice of grilled inside skirt steak or grilled chicken breast with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices.
Spanish chorizo topped with refried pinto beans, melted Monterrey Cheddar Jack cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeño slices.
Choose from hard corn yellow masa or soft white corn tortillas hand pressed. 3 tacos in each item:
Choice of traditional Taco beef or Mexi chicken, topped with pico de gallo, Cheddar Jack cheese and salsa roja.
Seafood Tacos Costeños
Icy Alaskan crab, gulf shrimp, calamari, fresh white fish filet, and diced avocados, all served chilled in a Veracruz red salsa Valentina.
Served with avocado sauce and chipotle salsa on the side Your choice of: Grilled inside skirt fajita steak with frizzled onions; Grilled fajita chicken breast with chicken chicharrones; Sautéed shrimp topped with cotija cheese and pico de gallo. Rajas with assorted vegatales frescos and avocado slices.
A filet of crispy battered Fish Del Dia topped with a mangochipotle mayo slaw and warm Costeña salsa.
Your choice of white flour or flavored tortillas: tomato, whole wheat or jalapeño. Add $0.75 for flavored tortillas.
El Cinco de Mayo
Cheddar Jack cheese and fresh pico de gallo.
Zucchini, roasted peppers, portobello mushrooms, carrots, eggplant and mozzarella cheese with pico de gallo on the side.
Shredded Mexi chicken and Cheddar Jack cheese with pico de gallo on the side.
Grilled fajita steak, shrimp or chicken with pico de gallo and Cheddar Jack cheese.
Steak or Shrimp$10.50
Sliced breast of chicken in a tangy chipotle salsa and Cheddar Jack cheese with pico de gallo on the side.
Ask for Gratinada with peppers & melted cheese. Add $2.
Sizzling strips of marinated chicken, steak, shrimp or vegetables served over sautéed onions with guacamole, Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and piping hot tortillas.
Steak, Shrimp or 2 item Combo$23.95
Live from our Salsa Bar - Add one of our fresh Mexican toppings to your entrée, all made to order for only $1.95.
All tortas served with seasoned spicy fries and chipotle mayonnaise for dipping.
Char-grilled inside skirt steak, shrimp or grilled chicken breast, diced and served with lettuce, pico de gallo and a carrot dressing in a large pita pocket sandwich.
Panko/cilantro crusted fried eggplant cutlets, Chihuahua cheese, avocado, fresh piloncillo tomatoes, pickled jalapeños, fresh cilantro and chipotle BBQ sauce in the toasted semolina bun.
Sliced inside skirt steak or chicken breast sautéed with onions, peppers and topped with chorizo sausage, pickles, mustard and Cheddar Jack cheese in the torta roll.
Milanesa de Pollo
Golden brown panko/cilantro crusted chicken cutlet served with spicy black beans, melted Oaxaca cheese, avocado, pickled red onions, jalapeños, chipotle mayo and cilantro sprigs in the toasted semolina torta.
Slow roasted and served with spicy black beans, melted Chihuahua cheese, avocado, fresh Papalo leaves (summer cilantro), roasted chipotle peppers and pickled red onions in the toasted semolina bun.
Especiales De La Casa
Your choice of white flour or flavored tortillas: jalapeño, tomato or whole wheat. Add $075 for flavored tortillas.
California Shrimp & Crab Rolls
A tomato tortilla filled with shrimp, swimming Alaskan crab, avocado, cucumber, black beans, pico de gallo and Mexican rice, sliced sushi style and served with wasabi salsa and enchilada dipping sauces.
A flavorful fiesta of shrimp, chicken, little neck clams, fresh blue swimming crab, peppers, olives, onions and vegetables simmered with Mexican rice and spices. Served on an iron skillet.
Milanesa de Pollo
Thinly pounded breast of chicken pan seared with a Panko bread crust and topped with ensalada de avocado and tomatoes with pico de gallo. Served with black beans and Mexican rice.
Caliente Caribbean shrimp done three ways: Mexicajun shrimp, lightly golden fried with bamba sauce; Al Mojo de Ajo, sautéed in garlic, white wine and lime juice; and Grilled Mesquite shrimp in a guajillo lime marinade served over a bed of Mexican rice with pico de gallo and lime wedges on the side
A crisp fried tortilla bursting with plenty of Mexi chicken or Mexi beef, spanish onions, cheese and beans. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream and guacamole.
With Sliced Fajita Chicken Or Fajita Steak$17.95
Spinach Mushroom Queso Fresco Enchiladas
Garden green spinach sautéed in a creamy mushroom tomatillo salsa and wrapped in flour tortillas and topped with Queso Fresco cheese and a touch of enchilada salsa. Served with red Mexican rice and pico de gallo on the side.
With Grilled Chicken Breast$16.95
Black Angus Burgers
A half-pound Black Angus steak burger grilled to order with Caliente secret herbs and spices, served on a semolina bun with green leaf lettuce, red ripe tomatoes, red onion and Spicy fries.
Build your Burger
Add $0.75 for each topping: Avocado Slices or Salsa, Frizzled Onions, Guacamole, Hickory Bacon, Chihuahua Cheese, Cheddar Jack-Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Oaxaca Cheese, Poblano Rajas, BBQ Salsa, Buffalo Sauce, Jalapeños.
Fish Del Dia
Filet of fish grilled then baked with a marinade of chipotle guajillo spices and herbs of El Pacifico. Served with avocado-tomato salad and white Mexican rice on the side.
Farm-raised chicken breast sautéed in virgin olive oil and baked to perfection in a creamy poblano salsa and topped with Pecorino Romano cheese. Served with a red potato placita mix and an avocado-tomato salad.
T- Bone Pork Chops
Two grilled T-Bone on-the-rack pork chops spiced with a roasted costeño chile marinade and herbs of la Mixteca. Served with avocado-tomato salad, red Mexican rice and black beans on the side.
Inside skirt steak marinated in the northern Mexican spices and desert grilled, then finished on top of a Queso Fresco enchilada. Served with an avocado/tomato salad, Mexican rice and brown refried beans.
Enchiladas De Mexico
Served with Mexican rice & refried beans.
One taco beef with ranchero salsa, one Mexi chicken with suiza sauce and one Monterey Jack cheese with tomatillo sauce. all topped with sour cream.
Black Angus Steak or grilled chicken breast with Chihuahua cheese, crunchy onion strings, pico de gallo, crema and your choice of red enchilada or green tomatillo salsa.
Sonora Blue Corn Chipotle
Chicken breast sautéed in chipotle salsa then baked in blue corn Yucatan tortillas and topped with melted Cheddar Jack cheese and pico de gallo.
Flour tortilla surround large Caribbean shrimp, Littleneck clams, calamari and Alaskan swimming crab baked with our enchillada salsa and topped with Cheddar Jack cheese .
Green leaf lettuce topped with manicured rows of Mexi beef or Pollo Mexicana, refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and shredded Cheddar Jack cheese. Served with the tostaco bowl.
Quinoa Spinach Salad Con Pollo
Quinoa grains, spinach leaves, avocado chuncks, mixed peppers, tomato and red onions topped with chicken breast and served with a lemon/lime vinagrette dressing.
Rain Forest Ensalada
Colorful chunks of papaya, pineapple and avocado with grilled shrimp or chicken breast over mesclun greens, red onions and cilantro tossed with our lemon/chipotle-vinagrette dressing.
Burritos De Mexico
Your choice of white flour or flavored tortillas: jalapeño, tomato or whole wheat. Add $0.75 for flavored tortillas.
Burrito Tinga De Puebla
Shredded breast of chicken sautéed with Spanish onions, red tomatoes, chipotle peppers and stuffed with avocado slices, Mexican red rice, black refried beans and salsa roja.
Burrito Shrimp De Veracruz
Pacific shrimp sautéed in enchilada salsa with red, green and yellow peppers, olives, Spanish onions, avocado, tomatoes, white Mexican rice and black refried beans.
Grilled pork filets marinated in Achiote with cabbage slaw, habanero peppers, pico Yucateco, black beans and white rice.
Rajas Vegetales De Cholula
A whole wheat tortilla filled with brown rice, black beans, Spanish onions, poblano pepper strips, portabello mushrooms sautéed in a creamy chipotle salsa with avocado slices and fresh mozzarella cheese.
Steak Angus or Grilled Breast of Chicken Burrito Del Norte
Grilled Angus steak or grilled chicken breast with red Mexican rice, chihuahua cheese, crunchy onion strings, pico de gallo, a dab of sour cream, guacamole and salsa tomatillo.
Mission Burrito De Monterrey
Taco beef or Mexi chicken in a hearty red enchilada salsa with green and red peppers, red rice, onions, tomatoes, pico de gallo, a dab of sour cream, refried pinto beans, guacamole and Monterrey Jack cheese.
Your choice of any two or three Mexican items. Served with Mexican rice & refried beans. Two items $14.95, Three items $17.95 Choose from the following specialties. With Shrimp ($2 additional per item).
beef, chicken or shrimp
beef, chicken, vegetable, or cheese
beef, chicken, vegetable, bean or shrimp
beef, chicken, vegetable, bean or shrimp
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Sour Cream Small
Sour Cream Large
Side of Cheese
House Made Corn Tortillas
Ensalada de la Casa
Side of Avocado
Rice and Beans
Vanilla, chocolate or chocolate chip.
A Mexican-style vanilla custard baked with a caramel topping and drizzled with strawberry sauce. Garnished with whipped cream & a cherry.
Fried Ice Cream
Häagen-Dazs chocolate chip ice cream coated with cinnamon flakes and deep fried till it's crispy. topped with whipped cream.
Small candy chunks of flour dough dipped in egg yolks and sugar, then deep fried and served with a scoop of your favorite ice cream on the side.
A warm fudge-filled chocolate cake topped with chocolate and raspberry syrup and served with your choice of Häagen-Daz ice cream on the side.
Banana Baileys Chimichanga
Fresh banana chunks sautéed in Baileys Irish Cream and sugar milk, lightly deep fried in a flour tortilla. Served with your choice of ice cream on the side.
Two perfect layers of a moist chocolate cake infused with Caliente's flan served with Creme Fraiche and a Maraschino Cherry.
Crispy tortilla strips topped with Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, honey, whipped cream, cinnamon and cherries. Big enough for two hungry amigos.
Caliente Cab Company ushered in a new wave of Mexican Restaurants to the Big Apple over two decades ago when in 1984, “Dos Crazy Mexican Cab Drivers” presented authentic sizzling fajitas and legendary frozen margaritas to New Yorkers for the first time. Today, the Taco Taxi, a 1950 Studebaker, is still running and Caliente’s dispatchers continue to welcome record number of tourists and locals to what has become one of Greenwich Village’s best recognized dining, drinking, and entertainment destinations. Caliente Cab Co. features generous portions of fresh, premium, Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican food accompanied by over sized drinks and frozen concoctions which over flow with taste with an added Mexican kick. Caliente offers a wide variety of foods from all regions of Mexico from Tapas to Entrees such as Sizzling Fajitas, Taquitos, Enchiladas de Mole, Ceviche, Burritos Gordos, Quesadillas, and more…Unlike many other restaurants serving Mexican food, Caliente prepares all of its menu items from scratch. Food preparation is all done under the direction of Executive Chef Alfredo Vicuna, a native of Puebla, Mexico.