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.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
It's a tradition.
Mexican tennis friends who play on Saturday mornings at Cristiania Park
go out to lunch afterwards. Even though I am not
currently playing the game, I enjoy their friendship and camaraderie and like joining
them for lunch each week. They know where the good food is in this area!
particular Saturday they brought me to Asadero Mi Ranchito in Riberas del Pilar on the main road connecting Chapala to Ajijic and beyond.
The sign at this delicious grilled
this "Little Ranch Grill" offers lamb, baby piglet, sausage, chicken, ribs,
organ meats and steamed pork shank. Some of the best you might have ever
the sign says open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we found that it was only
open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The sign also lets you know that these
vendors sell meats by the kilo for you to take home, and they will supply
meat for events and special occasions.
The meats roasting away
Have you ever been to an Argentine grill?
This is very similar, with the meats
stacked on skewers and the huge logs of wood in the center giving off heat
to cook them.
It's quite a sight, isn't it?
A trabajador taking lamb off
the metal pole
This little "restaurant" is very simple.
Most of their sales are from those driving in from the highway ordering
kilos of meat to go. Even though there must have been 5 or 6 workers who
were tending to the meats, cutting, weighing and packaging, there really
wasn't much table service.
It's not that style of restaurant. In
fact, there is no silverware, as one uses tortillas to manage the food.
We ordered and sat down, eagerly awaiting
the juicy cuts of meat to arrive.
All of us were given a Styrofoam plate, a
trio of salsas and a stack of tortillas. Meat was fresh off the grill
wrapped in tin foil.
While sodas are offered, you must bring
your own drinking water or wine for your meal.
Here you see delicious lamb and a
Cabernet from Chile.
Prices for their offerings
So here you have the prices listed. Lamb
goes for $28 a kilo, about $12.00 per pound. Piglet, sausage, ribs and the organ meats are
about $16 a kilo, chicken is a little over $6 for 2.2 pounds and the steamed
pork shank is less than $5 for a piece.
A closer look
The chamorro is on the left and various
other meats are stacked up.
Road side grill
A proud worker getting the meats set up
for another roast.
You can see the cars on the road here in
the top of the photo. The cars that are very close are the ones that are
parked. Riders are waiting for their orders or are eating in the restaurant.
are everywhere. You can squeeze them into your water or beer, onto your
meats and vegetables, or into your filled tortilla.
They are also terrific to "wash" your
hands after eating.
Another close up shot of the grill
Here you can see the special grilling
wood that is used for the stacked meats. The logs are large, about 4 feet
long and a foot in diameter.
Highly recommended, take a drive one
weekend and enjoy this tasty treat.
Asadero Mi Ranchito
Hidalgo 116-444, Riberas del Pilar, 45906 Ajijic, Jal.
Tele: 33. 2117. 0401
Open weekends only
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 RetireEarlyLifestyle.com,
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
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