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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.

Bar El Patio

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

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During our visit to Ensenada, we walked the length of La Calle Primera (1st Street) several times. Also called Adolfo Lopez Mateos, 1st Street is a tourism spot due to it's many curios shops, restaurants, hotels, bars and popular clubs such as Hussong's Cantina.

This street is very busy and filled with tourists.

Map showing El Patio location, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Map showing Bar El Patio

You can find Bar El Patio in the upper center of this map.

We ate here a couple of times and used this location in order to take Uber or Didi driving service elsewhere. Since it is a very famous location, it was easy to find a driver and for the driver to find us.

Once we had a ride from here to i-petra restaurant at the Oeno Wine Lodge, and another time we had the driver take us to the dock area to eat at Muelle 3, a fantastic seafood restaurant.

Rides within town ran from 40Pesos to 70 Pesos, from $2 - $3.50USD.

El Patio, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Lovely outdoor seating





Isn't this beautiful?

With a wide open view, the tourist traffic walked between the tables at the street and the tables right at the restaurant's front door.

Beautiful weather, decent service, clean area of town and sometimes there was live street music. A great place to have a beer, a smoothie, a coffee or an appetizer if a full meal isn't what you are looking for.

El Patio Restaurant, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Restaurants lined up one after another

All of these restaurants are known by the tourists, many of whom come from the cruise ships in Ensenada's deep water harbor. But we met locals eating here too.

The area is very festive and attractive.

Table of young customers at El Patio Restaurant, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Today's typical young ones on their devices

These young people were waiting for their orders to arrive. No point in speaking to anyone at the table when you can check your social media or read the news on your phone. It's far more interesting than getting to know the person sitting next to you, don't you think? (!!)

Occasionally, one of them would look up and share what they were reading and make a comment perhaps.

A new way of living.

Alone together.

Mango smoothie at El Patio Restaurant, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Yummy mango smoothie





One of my favorite things to drink when we are in the tropics is a mango smoothie. It really hits the spot and I love the flavor of this yellow-orange fruit. Growing up in the Midwestern United States, we didn't have anything like this in the grocery stores!

After all these years, palm trees and fruit grown in the tropical zones are still magical to me.


About $2.50USD. What a deal!

Chicken wings, dip, El Patio Restaurant, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

2 flavors of chicken wings

As you know, chicken wings are very popular and these were quite good.

We ordered a plate of wings in two flavors, BBQ and Hot. Both were delicious!

Bill for two at El Patio Restaurant, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Our bill for 2

Heineken's were about $2.50 each and our wings were about $12USD for the plate.

Our bill came to just over $20USD before tip.

Would we recommend El Patio?



Bar El Patio

Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1088

 Ensenada, Mexico

Tele: 646 178 3866


Open daily at 7:30 am, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


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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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