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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Berlina Bistro

Oaxaca, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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The city and state of Oaxaca are known for delicious and varied cuisine. The city itself is cultured, so you can find everything from locally made moles (MOH-lays) to Italian, Chinese and even German food!

Berlina Bistro sign, Oaxaca, Mexico


This German style bistro is one of the best values in town.

Berlina moved from the main walking street Andador de Macedonia Alcala, across the street from the Santo Domingo Cathedral, to above Restaurante Danzantes.

We used to go to their previous location and just loved the change of menu from the regular offerings in town.

We were looking forward to having some meals there on our return visit.

Old staircase leading to Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Ancient stairway leading up to the Terraza and the Bistro.

One thing about visiting Colonial Cities, is that many of the buildings are pretty ancient. These stairs were worn silly and one needs to watch their step. You could easily slide down to the next step if you weren't careful.

High heels? Wet weather? Keep your mind about yourself.

Beautiful though, right?

Berlina is just past this bridge, Oaxaca, Mexico

Upstairs with sign directing us

After walking up the ancient stairs, this sign directed us to cross the bridge to find the Bistro and its rooftop patio.






Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Inside the Bistro

The sun is beginning to set and the lights have been turned on.

In the center of the photo where the colorful flags are hanging down, is a look into the courtyard below.

Straight ahead and through the doorway is the bar, a large selection of boutique beers, and the cashier.

Wide selection of craft beers at Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

A wide variety of boutique beers

Here on these shelves you see a large selection of craft beers from which to choose.

After all, it IS a German Bistro.

You could return a dozen times and still not taste all the selections!


Ruben sandwich and salad, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Reuben sandwich

It's not easy to find a Reuben sandwich in Latin America.

The sandwich, made with fresh German bread, was packed full of corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese, accompanied by a salad. The sandwich was big and filling enough for Billy and me to share.

At 95Pesos, it was just under $5USD.

Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream

We also shared the Iberica salad and this delicious apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.

This was definitely a winner as well.

Our bill, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Our bill

The delicious house wine was $2.50USD each.

Our total before tip came to just under $23USD.







Cold cut plate includes 2 glasses of wine, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Varied cold cuts with breads and dips

On our second visit back to Berlina, we ordered a cold cut plate that was also outstanding.

It came with 2 glasses of house wine.

There was that delicious hearty German bread, Serrano ham, salami, some country style pate and 2 different dips and sauces.

This plate, including the wine was just under $13USD, and fed two people.

Iberica salad, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Iberica salad

Here you can see a close up of the German bread that is served with meals, a very delicious and meaty sort of bread; chewy with seeds.

We had this Iberica salad both times we were at the Bistro, and it was remarkable.

Crumbled goat cheese, cranberries, toasted almonds, Serrano ham, lettuce and thinly sliced apples. The dressing that accompanied it was a toasted walnut dressing that neither of us had tried before and it was spectacular.

At 110Pesos, this salad was under $6USD.

Sacher Torte, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Sacher Torte

We had been wanting to try the Sacher Torte since our last visit to Oaxaca.

It looks absolutely delectable, but unfortunately, the cake was a bit dry.

No worries, 9 our of 10 things we tried were upscale, original in flavor, and memorable.

our bill, Berlina Bistro, Oaxaca, Mexico

Our bill

Our bill, before tip totaled under $26USD.

We highly recommend this Bistro, and, if ever you are in the city of Oaxaca, make a stop at Berlina.

Berlina Bistro

#403 Macedonia Alcala, Interior #7

  The terrace of Casa Vieja- above Restaurante Danzantes, Oaxaca, Mexico

Tele: +52. 222. 101. 7093

Open daily 10am to 10pm

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About the Authors

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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