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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.

Bistro Chez Julien

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Billy and I were in the Spanish Colonial city of Queretaro, Mexico.

We met up with friends, and since we are known for wanting to frequent fine eateries, our friends suggested this little French Bistro.

Say no more!

Off we went.

Well, sort of.

We tried locating this place on Google maps and as we walked around, we kept overshooting the small location - or it was shown on the map to be behind us, or on the next parallel street, or ...

There were three of us, all with our phone maps out, walking chaotically, looking for Bistro Chez Julien.

It's right here!


Back there!

Special dinners at 149 Pesos, Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Special 149Peso meals on outdoor chalk board

Finally, we did what any normal person would do - we simply called our friend and told him all three of us were lost!

Our friend walked out of this little door (as shown above) and hit the street looking for us.

We weren't far...

One minute the little alleyway was empty, and the next minute our friend appeared there!

"But, but, but..." "We did look on Google maps!" "Where IS this place, anyway?"

Closer look at special menu, Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Closer look at special menu





Our friend gave us a wry smile as we jabbered about our embarrassing predicament, and 4 minutes later all of us walked into Bistro Chez Julienne.

While this Bistro serves French and European entrees, the most popular choice is always the special menu as listed outside on the chalkboard.

For 149Pesos, about $7.50USD, one has a three course meal.

For the first course, one can choose from two different soups or a salad. For the second course:  chicken, beef or a seafood pasta, and for the third course, a Crème Brulee or vanilla cake.

Intimate dining room, Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Intimate dining room

From our table, which sat seven of us, this is the view of other seating in the restaurant.

It's a pleasantly small place.

Seafood Pasta, Bistro chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Delicious seafood pasta

I chose a really tasty seafood pasta with green olives and fresh parmesan cheese. The sauce was light but massively flavorful.

For 200Pesos (about $10USD) Billy and I shared a half-liter of red wine.

Beef in red wine sauce with sweet potato medallions

Beef in red wine sauce with sweet potato medallions

Billy chose the beef with red wine sauce and sweet potato medallions.

Of course it was also delicious, but Billy said the meat could have been a better quality. This from my French Chef husband, eating in a French Restaurant.

Then again, for under $8 a meal, the meal was satisfactory and a good price.

Creme Brulee with strawberry, Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Creme Brulee with raspberry

Billy and I both had the Creme Brulee for dessert.

Vanilla cake with raspberry and chocolate, Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Vanilla cake with raspberry and chocolate

Our friend had the vanilla cake with dark chocolate.

Our bill for 2 with wine at Bistro Chez Julien, Queretaro, Mexico

Our bill with wine and tip was about $29USD





Our total was 570Pesos which included the tip.

After our meal, we and our friends all said goodbye and would meet again the following day to go to the popular Italian Restaurant, Fiume 37.

Amazingly, we took a left from the front door of Bistro Chez Julienne, and discovered how close this restaurant was to our hotel!

So easy, now that we knew the location!

Would we return?


Bistro Chez Juliene

Angela Peralta 22

76000 Santiago De Queretaro, Queretaro

Tele: 442 212 5147

Open daily 1pm - 10pm but closed Tuesday


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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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