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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.

Rucula

Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico

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We had just arrived in Santiago de Queretaro and were meeting friends at an Uruguayan grill named Rucula. The restaurant promised the best cuts of meat from Uruguay, Argentina and the United States.

It didn't open until 1pm, and we were early. Not only that, but it was HOT outside. So we walked around looking for a place to sit out of the heat and have a bottle of cold water until the restaurant opened.

This is how we found La Birria 99 - which served the best birria we have ever had. We made a note to return another day for lunch, but meanwhile... we sat, had an ice cold bottle of water, then walked back to Rucula which was now open.

Inside Rucula, Queretaro City, Queretaro, Mexico

Inside Rucula looking out towards the front entrance

Wide, open and spacious, Rucula also offered Garden seating. Due to the heat, we decided to stay indoors and wait for our friends to arrive.

Inside Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

Garden seating under a plexi-glass sunshade

 

 

 

 

Here you see the lovely garden area with an opaque sunshade.

We chose to sit indoors to take advantage of any cooler temps that might be available.

Friends eating at Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

Friends who lunch

It wasn't long before our friends arrived.

We ordered water and other beverages for lunch.

Then we took a look at the menu.

Menu at Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

The menu at Rucula

Rucula offers brochettes, a must-have cut of meat called Vacio, baby pig called Lechon, chicken, goat, various other prime cuts of beef, salads and pasta.

Main courses of meats run from $13USD for brochettes to $73USD for a kilo Porter House steak.

Picanha cut of beer, Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

The Picana

When we are staying in a hotel, Billy and I like to share our meals so there isn't so much food left over.

Not all hotels have refrigerators or access to a kitchen to warm left-overs, so we shared this Picana cut of beef, 350 grams.

Picana (also spelled Picanha) is the most popular cut of meat in Brazil. In the States we call this the top sirloin cap.

North American butchers generally divide this piece into other cuts like the rump, the round, and the loin.

Pear, Prociutto, Gorganzola salad, Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

Pear salad

We also shared a pear, Gorgonzola and Prociutto salad with candied walnuts.

This was the most unusual presentation of this that we have had.

Drizzled with a balsamic reduction, this salad was flavor-packed!

Arrachera, Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

The arrachera cut of beef

 

 

 

 

One of our friends ordered the arrachera - a skirt steak - located between the brisket and flank area of the cow.

Many confuse this cut with the flank steak, but instead, it is located on the plate area. It is known for its flavor rather than its tenderness, and is often marinated to tenderize it further.

Chocolate mousse cake, Rucula, Queretaro City, Mexico

Chocolate cake for dessert

For dessert, we bought a miniature cake made with white chocolate, mousse, and ganache chocolate with raspberry drizzle.

This was shared by all 5 of us.

Isn't it beautiful? It was so artistically presented and really delicious!

Bill for 5 people, Rucula, Queretaro City, Queretaro, Mexico

The bill for 5 people

Our bill for 5 people came to 2,211Pesos or $111USD. This included 5 meals, drinks, a bottle of wine and a cappuccino.

Our portion, since we purchased the cake and shared the wine, was 1,000Pesos which is about $50USD.

So affordable, so delicious.

Service was good and the food was superb.

Would we return?

Absolutely!

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Rucula

Avenida Universidad Ote 162

Santiago de Querétaro, MX 76000

Phone: +52 442 212 4700

Website: https://www.rucula.com.mx/ 

Email: info@rucula.com.mx

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