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.
and Restaurant Shrimp
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
One of the best things to do when
at the beach
is to eat fresh seafood. It's one of our favorite food groups, just out of
We've already shared how good the whole
fish grilled over the open flame
was. We had mounds of crabmeat piled high on thin tostadas for breakfast.
Today we'll tell you about the shrimp.
Shrimp boats out in the cove
In the native language of Nahuatle, the
word "Chacala" means "where there are shrimp."
Indigenous peoples from decades ago knew
that this protected little cove of
the place to harvest shrimp. It's no different today. You can look out from
the beach and see shrimping boats pulling in these delicious little
A plate of shrimp in garlic butter
Chico's Restaurant and Bar, an order of a dozen shrimp served with a
small salad, rice and tortillas runs about $7USD. It's plenty to eat for one
person, or you could take some home to snack on later.
Shrimp are rich!
These shrimp are covered in
Chico's "magic sauce" and grilled
over an open wood flame.
We have never tasted shrimp so fresh -
they simply "popped" when you put them in your mouth. It was a bit like
juicy celery and amazingly sweet.
Zaranteado (pronounced Sar-ahn-tay-AH-doe)
is a favorite preparation at the beach in
Our total for a bottle of water, a few
beers and two plates of shrimp Zarendeado came to just under $20USD without
Eating it beachside, under the shade and
watching the surf hit the shore was fabulous.
Sunscreen'd Akaisha a few feet from
One gets pretty laid back when at the
beach... The salty air, the sea breeze, the perfect water temperature, and
lunch served straight to your table.
What could be better?
This is Chico's lunch and dinner menu. We
tried everything we could in the days we were there, but of course, we had
The orangeade and
lemonade are made fresh and you can choose from natural or mineral water.
There are 4 different names of beer, and a "Ballena" is a large
bottled, nicknamed a "whale." Ballenas roughly translate to about 3
glasses of beer for $2.50USD.
Sautéed octopus in garlic butter
Tender and delicious, this full plate of
octopus was cooked in garlic butter. Price was $7USD.
These lightly breaded shrimp were served
with a delicious red dipping sauce.
As is customary in Mexico, one eats the
tails and all. These shrimp were crisp and not oily.
Chico's is a local family-friendly restaurant with affordable prices and
plenty of tables to choose from. You can be completely under the palapa
if you want the shade, or the first row if you want an unobstructed view of
the ocean. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Wandering minstrels come by every day and will play songs that you
choose from a music menu.
Chico’s Restaurante de Mariscos
Playa Chacala, Nayarit
Cel: 327. 219. 4019 OR 327. 978. 8554
Full Restaurant and Bar
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