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.
Dinner at the Casa Hidalgo Restaurant
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Mexico has a
colorful history, filled with stories of the conquests of native tribes and
various revolutions for the people's freedom.
What has this to do with
Casa Hidalgo Restaurant?
When the native people of
this area of Mexico (the Tenochtitlan) fell, Hernan Cortez began to build a
palace in Cuernavaca.
The building of the palace
went quickly from 1521 when it began, to when it was finally finished in 1535.
Built over the ruins of a native temple, two centuries later this palace became
a prison, then the seat of the government of Cuernavaca until 1969.
Restaurante Casa Hidalgo is
located in front of this palace with its panoramic view of both the Palace of
Cortes and the
Come take a look.
Casal Hidalgo Restaurant sign
A buttery yellow-colored building, this
restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating in a garden atmosphere.
Looking from the balcony towards the
Palacio de Cortez
One can choose to dine on the balcony,
indoors or down below. In the upper left of this photo you can see the Palacio
The restaurant is filled with marigold
flowers, which were sacred to the Aztecs. These indigenous peoples bred them for
bigger and bigger blooms. They represent the Sun and the Light that the sun
Glasses of Chardonnay and Cabernet
We had passed by this restaurant the evening
before, and entered in to share some glasses of wine as we looked out the
balcony at the Zocalo below.
It was then that we decided to return for a
dinner the next night.
In the middle of the table you can see the QR
code to be able to look at the menu on your phone.
Fried Calamari appetizer
We started off our dinner with a shared
appetizer of fried calamari with two sauces and lime.
One sauce is green chili, and the other is a
chipotle mayonnaise, very popular in Mexico.
Grilled fish of the day
We also shared a main course of grilled
Robalo, fish of the day with fresh vegetables.
There is the tiniest bit of raspberry sauce
drizzled for color, but neither the fish nor the vegetables had any sauce at
all. The menu described the fish as having olives and white chiles and it
was moist, but it was lacking that needed accompaniment of a sauce. The
vegetables had no seasoning.
Fresh, yes, but for the reputation that this
restaurant carried, we expected something more.
The pear and pineapple strudel that wasn't
Continuing on, we ordered pear and pineapple
strudel with ice cream. The strudel was really tasty, but it was apple and
Our bill, before tip, came to just over
Casa Hidalgo Restaurant offers many
selections - Salads, soups, appetizers, pastas, main entrees and miscellaneous
specialties of the house and of the Chef.
As we mentioned, this restaurant has a good
reputation, but for this meal, we were a bit disappointed.
Billy and Akaisha
Here we are, sitting
outside under the umbrellas and surrounded by marigolds. Dress is casual, and
more information is below.
Casa Hidalgo Restaurant
Jardin de Los Heroes 6 / Hidalgo 6,
Historic Center, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico,
Tel. +52 (777) 312 2749
Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily 8:30
am–12:30 pm Lunch Daily 1:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 6:30
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