We have been looking for a place that served authentic Mexican food, and after asking around,one of our friends, Xiao recommended us to try this place, Caliente in Kota Damansara. (Caliente means ‘HOT’ in Spanish).
The interior was nice and cozy, dimly litted and some nice cushy wall seats. We pretty much got the whole restaurant to ourselves cause its still very new and also we went there early as well.
Our orders that night were :-
Nachos Grande RM11.50
Grilled Beef/Chicken Buritos RM14.50
Chicken and Beef Fajitas RM15.00
Beef Tacos Rm13.50
Chicken Enchiladas RM12.95
Checken Chimichangga RM13.95
First up was our nachos grande to kick start our mexican meal. We were very impressed. The serving was big and topped with generous serves of melted mozarella and cheddar cheese, jalepeno peppers, olives, shredded lettuces and minced meat. And when dipped into the pico de gallo sauce…Ooolala…delicious.
Next up, our order of beef tacos came arranged nicely on a plate together with a side of salsa sauce. When you are eating a taco, you must use your hand to fully enjoy the flavour. Topped with lots of lettuce, minced meat,tomatoes, onions and lots of cheeeesssee.
The grilled chicken buritos came topped with a dollop of sour cream and cheese and also a side of mexican rice. The filling was thick juicy pieces of grilled chicken. Very tender and the flavour a perfect 10. Nice and piping hot. I was searching online about the difference between a burito and a enchilada but I couldn’t get a definite anwer. Some said that enchiladas are baked, and buritos are not, or enchiladas can be served stacked on each other or served flat?? I dunno, so if any of you have an idea, do let us know.
The chicken fajitas came with a basket of freshly made flour tortilla wraps, a hot plate with slices of grilled chicken, beef and caramelised onions and also a plate of fresh lettuce, tomatoes and shreded cheese. Assembly of your very own combination fajitas is strictly DIY. I must add, the meat was done to the par. Very juicy and very tender, especially the beef.
The pricing is very reasonable for real mexican food. Unlike those you get in chillis/ TGIF where an order of a Fajita tower can come up to at least RM29.90. This is only half the price.
Will definitely be back here for more Mexican cuisine. We loved this place and whats more we found out the chef used to work in a Mexican restaurant in the USA for 26 years before he came back to Bolehland to start his own Mexican restaurant. A definite must for those looking for real mexican cuisine.
Caliente Mexican Cosina
Komeda Foods Sdn Bhd,
5-1, Jalan PJU 5/6,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Tel/Fax : 03-61417614