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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

El Texano Restaurant

El Fuerte, Mexico

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El Texano Restaurant Sign, El Fuerte, Mexico

El Texano Restaurant Sign

El Texano (El-Tay-HAHN-oh) means "The Texan."

The Mexican state of Chihuahua borders the US state of Texas, and the town of El Fuerte, where this restaurant is located, is 131 miles from the Sea of Cortez.

We were told that we could get some good seafood in this town.

We visited this unassuming restaurant frequently during our short stay in El Fuerte.

Chalkboard menu sign, El Texano Restaurant, El Fuerte, Mexico

Chalkboard menu sign




The menu above lists sirloin, marinated flank steak (a specialty of Mexico) sausage, sandwiches, hamburgers, and buffalo wings.

This was not the full menu at El Texano, but it was enough to pull us in.

Actually, we were searching all over town for a cappuccino, but the closest we found was a cappuccino ice cream drink or a 7-Eleven style of machine coffee. El Texano had a cappuccino that was fully acceptable.

Outdoor seating in El Texano Restaurant, El Fuerte, Mexico

Outdoor seating in El Texano

There was indoor and outdoor seating at El Texano, and the whole place was open-air.

In the window you can see the flattened metal outline of a Texan cowboy, the namesake of the restaurant.

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You can also see the El Fuerte Plaza just beyond these windows.

Our waitress and the bartender at El Texano Restaurant, El Fuerte, Mexico

Our waitress and the bartender, a husband and wife team

For this tiny restaurant, they had a very good selection of tequilas. The whole top row and a quarter of the bottom shelf was a line of different brands of Mexico's finest drink.

They offered 100% Agave Azul, Centenario, Herradura, Jose Cuervo, Siete Leguas, Jimador, Patron and more, some in plata, some anjeo and some reposado.

Of course the rest of the bottom shelf had the standards of Tanqueray Gin, Kalua, Cointreau, Black Label Whiskey, and bottles of red and white wine.

Here you see the bartender and his wife who are the owners. He had that air about him that said "This is my place" and he knew his products well. The woman gave us great service and was really pleasant.

Black Bass with garlic, rice and fresh vegetables at El Texano Restaurant, Mexico

Black Bass with garlic, rice and fresh vegetables




We are not that far from the Sea of Cortez and this fish was fresh! Simply delicious, and the vegetables cooked in real butter rocked. The rice was flakey too.

Again, for such a simple place, the meal was very nicely done. Billy said it was the very best Black Bass he has ever had - flavorful and juicy inside.

We would certainly recommend this restaurant for a meal or two when you are in El Fuerte, Mexico!

El Texano

Antonio Rosales 202, Centro, 81820

El Fuerte, Sinaloa

Open daily 7am to 11pm

Tele: 01 698 116 8987

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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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