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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.

Los Nietos

Restaurant - Bar - Cafe

Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Whatever it is, tequila probably can't fix it, but it's worth a shot! - Jimmy Buffett

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On our trip up to the Mexican Highlands area to pursue the tasting of some of the best tequilas in the world, one of our stops was Arandas.

Not far from our hotel was a small plaza where we listened to an amazing harpist, watched people walking by, and ate a few meals.

The restaurant we visited the most was Los Nietos, meaning "The Grandchildren."

Los Nietos Restaurant Bar, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Los Nietos Bar and Cafe, right on the Plaza

Los Nietos is a second floor establishment. Walking upstairs we noticed that several walls had photos of patrons attached on a memory board. By the look on the faces of these people, it was a good guess that Los Nietos was a popular and fun place to have a meal or enjoy happy hour.

Our view from 2nd floor, Los Nietos Bar Cafe, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

It's a lovely view!

This is Plaza Principal with the Santa Maria de Guadalupe Church to the left.

One morning we were hearing this amazing voice and harp wafting through the air, and we asked the waitress if the music was live or was it piped into the Plaza. She said it was live, and we could watch the harpist down below if we cared to do so.





We actually did that, and Billy took a video of this man singing. Check it out here.

Inside Los Nietos Bar Cafe, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

The inside of Los Nietos

In the back, through the door on the left you can see from ceiling to the floor some of the photographs that are pinned up on the memory corkboard.

The bar in the center has a variety of local tequilas on display - typical for this area of Mexico.

The door on the right leads to the kitchen.

Out of view, the wall to the right of this photo also had hundreds of photos of people having a great time. The owner approached us and asked for our photo to be added to this fun collection and we were happy to pose!

Cheese enchiladas with chipotle sauce. Los Nietos Bar Cafe, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Cheese enchiladas with chipotle sauce

These were just SO. GOOD.

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Cheese enchiladas are common in Mexico, and one of our favorite sauces is one made from the smokey-and-not-too-spicy chipotle pepper.

This had just enough kick in the flavor to make it interesting, and the deep reddish-brown pepper made this simple dish extraordinary.

Cappuccino at Los Nietos Bar Cafe, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Cappuccino at Los Nietos

Los Nietos offered several styles of coffee, cappuccino being one of them. What a great thing to have in the morning, or in the afternoon for a pick-me-up.

We were not disappointed.

As you know, we love coffee.

Fresh salsa and chips, Los Nietos Bar Cafe, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Chips and salsa

For the most part, tortilla chips and salsa are made fresh daily.





This salsa is made with roasted tomatoes, cooked onion, roasted chili (serano or jalapeno, depending) and then whirred around in a blender. We love it when the salsa is served warm, just off the grill!

Tequila menu at Los Nietos Bar Cafe, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Tequila menu at Los Nietos

Being in tequila country, lt's not unusual to have a variety of local tequilas available at most restaurants.

A small "copa" (called "cuba" here in Arandas) runs from $3.50USD to $5USD, depending on the Brand you purchase.

Bottles run from $37USD to $69USD for Siete Leguas Blanco. As you know, blancos are not aged at all under most circumstances.

There are no anejos on this list, but you can have your choice of reposados, aged in the barrel for up to 3 years.

If you are in Arandas stop by.

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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, 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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