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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.

Mestizo Restaurant

Guanajuato, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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On our most recent visit to the Colonial City of Guanajuato, Mexico, we were on a mission.

Our goal was to visit as many of the rooftop bars and restaurants listed in this fine city that we could But there was an unexpected bump in this road.

Due to Covid, a lot of these busy, fun, and exciting places had been closed.

So we switched gears, and concentrated on having 2 hour lunches in avant-garde restaurants instead.

Mestizo Restaurant Logo, Guanajuato, Mexico

Mestizo Restaurant Logo





Mestizo Restaurant offers modern Mexican and International selections on their menu.

Not only that, but it's rated in the top 10 Restaurants in Guanajuato City.

We were looking forward to this!

Entrance to Mestizo Restaurant, Guanajuato, Mexico

Entrance to Mestizo Restaurant

Since so many places we had planned on going to had been closed, we began the habit of going and finding our chosen restaurant the day before.

This is the entrance to Mestizo Restaurant, and we verified that three of us were coming for lunch.

Reservations made!

"Mestizo" means a mix of races, usually between European and the Indigenous Natives. This word in the local culture is used to emphasize the positive unity of race mixtures - hence, the proud name of this restaurant.

Since Mestizo offers a style of artistic fusion cuisine, we were curious as to what our choices might be.

Dining room in Mestizo Restaurant, Guanajuato, Mexico

The dining room

We entered the dining room and saw the beautiful pottery plates displayed on the walls.

Various art pieces were also hung and the whole place was lovely.

It had an open, yet cozy feel.

Menu at Mestizo Restaurant, Guanajuato, Mexico

The menu

The menu offered everything from filet mignon, salmon, chicken in mole to grilled octopus.

When the waiter came to the table to mention the specials, our ears picked up:

Pork Chop in White Mole Sauce.


We've had plenty of moles in our travels, but we had never experienced white mole before...

All three of us were curious and ordered this special.

Pork chop with white mole, Mestizo, Mexico

Pork chop with white mole sauce

Moles are famous in Mexico with several towns claiming that they have the best!

Made with dozens of ingredients, Moles are time-consuming to prepare.

White mole is made with nuts, white chocolate, white pepper and other "secret" elements for flavor and texture.

This dish was outstanding and certainly memorable. It came with roasted potatoes and the boys loved that idea. Personally, I would have liked the choice of roasted vegetables or a salad.

 Apple tart at Mestizo Restaurant, Guanajuato, Mexico

Apple tart

After our main course, Billy and I shared an apple tart.

While this dessert is creatively presented, complete with spun sugar as a decoration, the flavor and texture was just so-so.

That being said, our meal was spectacular and we loved the ambiance and good service.

The kitchen staff at Mestizo Restaurant, Guanajuato, Mexico

Friendly kitchen staff saying hello!





Billy knows his way around a kitchen, and he's not shy to come into one and check it out.

Asking for a smile from the kitchen staff, they were happy to share a hello with you!

Our bill at Mestizo Restaurant, Guanajuato, Mexico

Our bill for three people

Our bill for the three of us before tip came to 1,590Pesos (about $78USD).

Our bill (for just Billy and me) came to 1200Pesos (about $59USD).

Would we return?


If you are in Guanajuato, make a visit to Mestizo Restaurant. Menu changes so check online for the most recent one.

We are Retire Lifestyle Mentors. Our goal is to help you achieve your retirement dreams.

Mestizo Restaurant

Pocitos # 69

Guanajuato, Mexico 36000

Phone: +52 473 732 0612

Hours: Open daily 1PM to 6PM

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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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