Caliente Southwest Express

271 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


  • Sun, Sat 9am-9pm, Mon-Fri 11am-9pm
  • $
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
A relic from the days when affixing "Southwest" to your name would draw in crowds, even if the offerings had nothing to do with New Mexico, this small room continues to draw people who like meat on their salads and "Santa Fe" in front of every Tex-Mex dish.


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