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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

500 Noches Cafe Bar

Comitan De Dominguez, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Comitan, Mexico has grown up over the years we have been visiting her. She has garnered the covetous title of Pueblo Magico due to her allure and various offerings to the residents and tourists who come to visit. Beautiful weather, a clean, family-oriented town, a remarkable Plaza, and now, upscale restaurants to compete with other international locations.

500 Noches

Why 500 Nights?

The title of this restaurant and many restaurants and hotels like it who bear the same name, comes from a romantic musical tale of unrequited love.

"I loved her so much, that to forget her took 19 days and 500 nights."

Ungh! Gets you right there, doesn't it?


500 Noches has a full bar, a good selection of wines from around the world and various coffee drinks. Flat screen TVs offer entertainment when there isn't live music being played.


Seating for a cozy group

The Cafe Bar has several rooms from which to choose to meet your friends and while away the night.

You can have a bar atmosphere or a cozy couch inside, or romantic seating with the moon and stars outside.

Notice the coffee drink menu on the chalkboard on the wall.

The Tapas menu

As you can see here, you can purchase 6 tapas for 100Pesos (about $5.50USD) or 12 pieces for 190Pesos (about $10.50USD)

Some of the choices are pizza, stuffed croquettes, Portobello mushroom with Parmesan cheese and pesto, shrimp tempura, a terrine of potatoes, bacon and parsley, and a little stuffed ball of turkey ham with Gouda cheese and chipotle dressing.

Full meal menu

Listed are Chicken breast several different ways, Rib eye steak 500 Noches, Arrachera, and Filet mignon. Notice the Filete 19 Dias, another direct take from the song, 500 Nights.

Prices run from 100-320Pesos or from $5.50 to $18USD.

Chardonnay by the glass

We ordered two glasses of Chardonnay at 70Pesos each (about $4USD) and decided to take our time ordering our meal. We people-watched at the Plaza and enjoyed the live music coming from 500 Noches in the background.

Our tapas plate

We went for the tapas and split them. We both decided that the Portobello mushroom with Parmesan cheese and pesto was the best one; the tapas on the lower left.

Grilled chicken and shrimp salad

We also ordered a grilled chicken and shrimp salad with a Caesar dressing and split that as well. You can see the wonderful grilling that was done and the whole salad tasted fresh and delicious. The price was 120Pesos or almost $7USD.

Live music

The music was enchanting and really filled the backdrop of our dining experience. We were sitting outside on the Plaza and could hear this man's clear, eager voice through the speakers they had placed there.


The sign on the mirror behind him reads: There is no need for wings to take flight.

Our bill

Everything is listed here on our bill, with the tip figured in for us. It totals 572Pesos or about $32USD.

Certainly, for a romantic evening or joining with friends for conversation and delicious food, 500 Noches has much to offer. When visiting Comitan, make time to stop here.

Cafe Bar 500 Noches

Plaza Central Ote #6 Colonial Centro Historico CP 30000, Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas, Mexico

 Phone:+52 963 101 3811

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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