There are lots of taco restaurants, what's different about Calliente Cantina?
Real street taco fare is not greasy, salty, or soggy, at least it's not supposed to be! Rather, real street tacos are fresh, simple, and full of flavor derived from the freshness of its ingredients.
So, what is the “Day of the Dead”?
You may have noticed…we have a lot of colorful skulls, skeletons and like the woman on the mural out front, unique makeup design on female images. These are all part of the traditional images of Mexico’s “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. This annual celebration that occurs on November 1st each year is not a somber event, rather a celebration of life and a remembrance of those we’ve loved that have passed away. Everything you see in our establishment: the skulls, the colorful banners, the unique women’s face paint, as well as the religious icons are all vibrant elements of this fiesta. Come celebrate with us!
How did Calliente Cantina come about?
Calliente opened its doors on September 30, 2016, and was founded by three long time buds from Hampton Roads, two from Virginia Beach and one from Hampton. All three went to UVA (sorry Hokies, you're still very welcome!). The restaurant is named after Callie, the wife of one of the owners, whose image is prominent on the front of our building.
Manager: Jim Scheetz
Phone: (757) 961-4303
Fax: (757) 961-4304
981 Laskin Road,
Virginia Beach, VA
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