Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
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.
Chavales de la Barrida
(The Kids of the Neighborhood)
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
of Oaxaca, Mexico is a serious international cuisine contender.
With our restaurant and
food background (Billy is a
trained French Chef,
after all), one of the things we enjoy doing is frequenting
restaurants and tasting
Los Chavales in the upscale
Reforma was a restaurant that was recommended to us by someone who lived in
So... Off we went!
From our hotel, we walked to Reforma to
locate this very popular restaurant.
"Los Chavales" means "The kids of the
neighborhood" and this restaurant is a neighborhood favorite.
One of the dining rooms in Los Chavales
Greeted at the door, we were seated at the
table to the right in this photo. Los Chavales has several dining rooms.
The menu here covers a lot
of bases. If you would like breakfast, only appetizers, something from the
grill, or just dessert and coffee, Los Cavales offers it all.
This menu offers selections
of salads, soups and pastas, as well as choices they call "para ir picando".
Translated, it basically means you can wander on the plate and try many
different things -- like an antipasto plate, for instance.
Freshly made breads, rolls and breadsticks
Of course freshly sliced loaves of bread,
rolls and breadsticks with butter were served.
We ordered the antipasto plate, called Picada
de Campo, or basically, Bites from the Country. A tray of 4 different freshly
made salsas appeared for even more flavor to what we already knew was going to
be a great selection for the antipasto.
Here you see a spicy red salsa, Chimichurri,
a creamed avocado, and some roasted red bell peppers.
Chimichurri is an uncooked fresh sauce made
of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine
vinegar. All these salsas were for our breads as well as our Country Bites
The waiter pours our
Service was attentive and
A bottle of Malbec
Our Malbec came from the
Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California. This area is now an increasingly popular
tourist destination for the wines produced there, and for a new cuisine known as
"Baja Med" is a fusion of
Mexican food, Mediterranean food and Asian food.
Billy has often mentioned
this area and we'd like to go and stay a few days!
Mixed Antipasto plate
This is our little taste of
We have green and black
olives, various nuts, ham, serrano ham, salami, and manchego, mozzarela and goat
Along with the 4 fresh
salsas and bread, it was simply delicious!
We could taste the fire on these grilled
Oaxaca offers many roasted foods. The area is
known for this typical manner of cooking.
Apple Strudel and ice cream
Not that we needed it, but we ordered apple
strudel and ice cream for dessert.
Little star fruit accompanied the plate.
Before tip, our bill came to about $66USD.
This was most certainly a memorable meal.
Would we go back?
Telephone: 951. 513. 0688 or 503. 8673
The Kids of the Neighborhood.
Netzahualcóyotl No.300, Reforma,
68050 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hours : Open Daily 8am - 11pm, Sundays they close at 9pm
www.loschavales.com.mx To Order:
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