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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.

Palapa Perea Restaurant

Veracruz, Mexico

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There was one more restaurant on this visit to Veracruz that we wanted to try.

We've already had buffets, fine cuts of beef, specialty coffees, and Argentine lasagna and - being at the ocean - it was time to have some seafood.

And Palapa Parea serves seafood.

Inside Palapa Parea Veracruz, Mexico

Inside Palapa Parea

This restaurant is an unassuming place and not touristy.

It's where the locals and Jarochos eat. Some reviews on the various review sites are proud to mention that there are no Norte Americanos.

But... that didn't stop us!

We walked from our hotel and got there right before the lunch crowd came in.

Lucky us!

Menu at Palapa Parea, Veracruz, Mexico






Well, let me explain.

Lots of Norte Americanos eat lunch around noon to 1:30pm.

Latins begin their comida at 2 pm.

If we want to beat the crowd at any Latin restaurant location, we just go before 2pm.

Easy peasy!

As you can see from this menu, Palapa Parea serves various salads, paella, salmon, shrimp, snails, whole local fish and filets.

Whole fish Veracruz style, Palapa Parea, Veracruz, Mexico

Whole fish Veracruz style

Since we are in Veracruz, we both wanted to taste the original Veracruz style of sauce.

We have had fish in this popular preparation elsewhere in Mexico and haven't been that impressed.

Here was the place to find out what we were missing.

Fish filet Veracruz style, Veracruz, Mexico

Filet of fish Veracruz style

While Billy ordered a whole fish, I went for the fish filet.

We both enjoyed our choices, and I must say this was the BEST Veracruz style of sauce I have ever had.

Now I know what it's supposed to taste like.

My Robalo fish was served in a rich fish broth with peppers, tomatoes, onions, green olives and capers. There were some kind of herbs too, but I'm unclear which ones were put in.

But it was perfect.

Our bill for 2 people





Service was very good, and the waiter was patient in explaining all the menu options.

We saw a family come in as we were eating our meal, and they needed extra attention - tables moved together, a high chair, specialty drinks and more.

The waiter zipped and zoomed around with a smile, and without forgetting us.

Our bill for two came to 672Pesos or about $34USD before tip.

Would we return?



Palapa Perea Restaurant

Avenida 16 de Septiembre 1493 Near the Acuario de Veracruz

Veracruz 91900 Mexico

Tele: +52 229 200 9894

Open daily, 9am to 8pm




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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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