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.
Would Hemingway Drink
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
When we travel, we prefer
the little restaurants and bars that are packed with locals. There is a certain
flavor of authenticity that permeates these places that is unlike tourist stops.
Chero's Bar and Restaurant
Guatemala is one of these places.
Pupusas are a native El Salvadorian food, and
the owner, Ricardo, is from
El Salvador. It's
the only place in town that serves the typical food from this Central American country. Gallo, on
the other hand, is a favored Guatemalan beer.
Chero's Bar and Grill
Not a big place, more like
cozy, Chero's is busy most nights. Here you see the bar and the flat top grill
where the pupusas are made.
Pupusas and condiments
What's a pupusa? It's a stuffed tortilla
grilled on a grill. The stuffings can range from garlic cheese, red beans,
pork and cheese, spinach or any combination of these ingredients.
Condiments include pickled cabbage, hot
sauce and pickled jalapeno vegetables.
With the stuffings and
condiments, two pupusas are plenty for a meal. One pupusa costs 10 Quetzales
each (about $1.25USD).
Musician with a soulful voice
On occasion, there will be live music
which adds to the enjoyment of eating and drinking at Chero's. This man had
visited the States many times and his English was quite good. He came over
to our table specifically to let us know how much he loved the U.S., and of
course, we love hearing that!
Ricardo taking care of his customers
We decided, hands down, that Ernest Hemingway
would sit and enjoy a drink in this establishment. Friendly, with local flavor
and unpretentious atmosphere, we could practically see him at the next table.
Gallo, Cabro and Moza beer served in 16Q &
26Q sizes. Micheladas and a full bar available.
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 5pm until late
in the evening. Closed Monday.
Located on the corner of Los Arboles and
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.