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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.

Ta'Cool Taco Shop

Antigua, Guatemala

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

On our most recent visit to Antigua, we were able to attend a series of free jazz concerts just down the street from our hotel.

Across the street from the concerts, on East 4th Street is a new Taco Shop, called Ta'Cool.

Ta'Cool Taco Shop

Ta'Cool Taco Shop

Restaurants come and go, and it's not an easy business in which to be successful. But this place holds promise.

Open air flat top grill

Open air flat top grill

The Ta'Cool Shop seats almost 20 people downstairs on two separate counters, one open and facing the street. From here it's easy to people watch as tourists, locals and traffic all go by.

The kitchen is small and unobstructed to the customer's view.

Notice the advertisement for Chalupas in the center of the photo.

They look delicious!


Ta'Cool menu printed on a board

Ta'Cool menu printed on a board

A simple, but tasty menu of offerings. Flour tortilla rolls filled with melted cheese, fried flour tortillas filled with melted cheese and ham, and tacos, chalupas and gringas, whose base is a tortilla, melted cheese and then you choose a meat from the selection below.

Chorizo is a Mexican style sausage, pastor is a spit-grilled meat, pollo pibil is chicken in a red chili sauce, lomito is a tenderloin and puyaso is the cap muscle from the top sirloin.

4 tacos on a board

4 tacos on a board

These tacos are pulled pork and come with the side dishes of onion, lime, parsley, and fresh tomato salsa. Behind the taco serving board are a choice of 3 sauces; avocado, chipotle and a chili criolo.


A young Ta'Cool waitress

A young Ta'Cool waitress

Wait staff were young, fresh, and cheerful. Our orders were taken quickly and delivered with humor and a smile. Notice the updated digital ordering screen behind this young woman.

Background music in Ta'Cool was upbeat and Latin style.

A set of puyaso tacos

A set of puyaso tacos

Here you see a close up of 4 puyaso beef tacos all fully dressed with raw onions, parsley and tomato salsa.



Our bill

Our bill

2 orders of puyaso tacos at 44Q each, almost $6USD, and 2 cold Jamaica tea drinks, about $1.60USD each.

Tip is included. Total is approximately $16USD.

Next time you go to Antigua, make a stop at Ta'Cool's Taco Shop. You won't be disappointed.


6ta ave 4ta calle

Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez

Tele: 502. 7832. 0367

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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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