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.
The 5 Best
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The Lake Chapala area has several towns that dot the coastline of the lake.
Each has their own personality and each offers reasons one might choose to
a popular retirement destination,
options heads the top of the list for expats.
Chapala has grown over the years with
more eateries, and below we are suggesting these 5 Best Food Joints in town
for you to try.
This little corner restaurant with indoor
and outdoor seating has been here since 1986. They consistently serve up
tasty Mexican food that is clean, fresh and has quality. Owned by a family
we know very well, we have seen their children grow up, get married, and
have children of their own.
Through the ups and downs of life, this
restaurant remains open daily and is dependable to deliver a good meal.
Located in the Chapala Plaza.
Milanesa de Pollo
This is a terrific local dish that many
restaurants serve, but somehow Chapala's Fonda makes it the best. This full
plate, accompanied by fresh hot tortillas runs under $4USD.
Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Every
day of the week.
This restaurant, located on the main
street Franciso I. Madero in Chapala, continues to delight and surprise.
Their menu has expanded greatly since they first opened a few years ago.
Besides their wood fired pizzas, they serve cuts of angus beef, an
attractive selection of seafood, pastas, chicken, hamburgers, salads, gyros,
chicken wings and pastry.
Open every day, they offer daily
promotions and will deliver the food to your home!
Once we were with a group at one of the
local cantinas, and they delivered pizza and shrimp to the bar! Another
round of beer and we all had dinner.
Robalo (Sea Bass) in orange sauce
This restaurant also seems to be
consistent in quality and taste. This plate is of tasty, moist Sea Bass with
pasta and fresh vegetables and runs about $5USD.
The stress of living in
the States can take its toll on your health. People say that living in
Chapala adds ten years to your life and we believe it. The relaxed
Mediterranean lifestyle, clean air, great food, friendly people and just
plain fun is bound to extend your life.
What are you waiting
for? Keep your retirement dreams alive.
Many North Americans have already made the move.
Located near the corner of Francisco I.
Madero and Gonzales Gallo, in front of the
Jonhy's Place is also worth a stop. Open daily, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
they have a good selection of food choices, beers, and a liquor bar.
Indoor, outdoor seating and pleasant
atmosphere. There are two beautiful hand painted murals of Chapala inside,
and the owner enjoys jazz, so often she will have a mixed jazz rotation
playing from the speakers.
Standard Mexican Margarita
They make some of the best Margaritas
around, and at some point you must have one! The serving is generous, and in
no time at all, you will know you are in Mexico!
Jonhy's Place has a
good selection of chicken, meats, and seafood. This is an order of the mixed
brochettes with chicken, shrimp, bacon, beef, onion, and bell pepper. Billy
can eat both brochettes, but I usually take one home.
They are so delicious!
La Casita del Molcajete
Located at the end of the
malecon at Gonzales Gallo is
a group of restaurants. You will have your choice of very delicious meals
from any of these places, but we have chosen La Casita del Molcajete for the
unusual local dish of the same name.
Served in a volcanic stone mortar this
dish comes bubbling to your table accompanied by fresh hot tortillas.
There is enough in this mortar to easily
serve three people. This particular dish has chicken, pork, beef, and shrimp
along with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and of course... CHEESE!
You cannot touch the mortar at this
point, as it is oven hot. Place the contents of the mortar into a tortilla
The cheese continues to
bubble long after it is delivered to your table, and the crusty cheese that
has hung onto the mortar has a special flavor all its own.
Restaurant - Bar Cozumel
A couple of doors down from La Casita del
Molcajete is this locally famous restaurant, the Cozumel.
Indoor, outdoor seating, you can have a
lovely view of the lake from here while you enjoy your FREE Margaritas and
When you order a meal, the Margaritas and
wine are included at no extra charge.
We recommend the shrimp wrapped in bacon,
the arrachera, the trout almandine and the shrimp empanizado.
Lots of good food choices, and in the
evenings, (due to the free Margaritas and wine) you can see Gringos dancing
to live music.
It's a fun place!
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About the Authors
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 RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
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
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