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75+ Best Mexico Travel Tips to Know Before Your Trip (2022)

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Mexico is such a spectacular travel destination. Visitors to Mexico are regularly wowed by its warm culture, delicious cuisine, fascinating archeological sites, beautiful beaches, and charming traditions.

Yet before packing your bags to enjoy the country’s splendors, there are lots of Mexico travel tips and cultural advice for visitors to be aware of when traveling to Mexico. We regularly see many of the same questions about traveling Mexico asked on social media within Mexico travel groups, nomad groups and expat groups. So after spending each of the past eight years traveling across and temporarily living in over half of Mexico’s 32 states, we wanted to publish this ind-depth roundup of Mexico travel tips to help new visitors travel throughout the country.

These Mexico travel tips aim to help prepare for a trip to Mexico by arming travelers with local knowledge, cultural etiquette, and money-saving tips. Whether you’re a first-time traveler to Mexico, looking to delve deeper into the country, or even considering Mexico as a place to live as an expat or digital nomad, this article is for you. It’s our hope that this provides you many resources to make for smooth travels, staying safe, and having fun within this beautiful country!

Mexico Travel Tips: Table of Contents

Eating & Drinking Mexico Travel Tips
Bathroom Tips When Traveling Mexico
Mexico Cultural & Etiquette Tips
Tips for Traveling into + Getting around Mexico
Safety Tips in Mexico
Money-Saving Tips
Practicalities and More Mexico Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Eating and Drinking in Mexico

In our opinion, Mexican food is one of the best cuisines in the world. So be sure to take the opportunity to enjoy it throughout your Mexico travels. But new visitors can take some modest precautions to lessen the risk of getting sick when exploring Mexico’s cuisine.

Also, it’s recommended that travelers to Mexico come with an open mind about the cuisine you’ll find. Understand that Mexican cuisine is sometimes misunderstood and often misrepresented elsewhere around the world. Tex-Mex cuisine can be delicious, but it’s sometimes incorrectly labeled as Mexican cuisine, which can be vastly different. Many first-time visitors to Mexico are surprised by the array of fantastic local dishes that await them.

1) Can You Drink the Water in Mexico?

It is best to strictly avoid drinking tap water in Mexico. There is a risk that water from the faucet contains contaminants, like bacteria, that can cause illness such as traveler’s diarrhea. So do not drink the tap water in Mexico.

That said, if you’re served a glass of water at a restaurant in Mexico, it’s likely fine to drink. Restaurants only offer purified water. Often patrons will purchase a bottle of water, typically ordered as “agua natural,” in which you’ll receive a bottle of water.

Sometimes complimentary water may be served at restaurants in Mexico too. If so, this water is typically purified water (from a big 5-gallon jug known as a garrafón), not from a faucet. This is completely fine to drink.

So don’t hesitate to drink water at restaurants in Mexico. This Mexico travel tip also extends to water-based drinks, such as limondas and aguas frescas. These water-based beverages are made from purified water in Mexico, so it’s all good. Even street vendors use purified water in their beverages. So drink up and stay hydrated!

2) Don’t Have Drinks with Ice in Mexico?

It’s typically fine to consume ice in Mexico.

There is long-standing advice warning visitors to forgo drinks with ice in Mexico. This is out of an abundance of caution from fear that the ice is made with tap water. But this Mexico travel tip to avoid ice tends to be outdated. Today, ice served in Mexico’s restaurants and bars is nearly always made from purified water and safe for consumption.

Even street vendors selling horchatas and aguas frescas typically make their beverages with purified ice. You can easily tell because of the ice’s manufactured, often tubular, shape. If ever in doubt, you can always forgo ice to be extra safe. But doing so is likely unnecessary.

Visitors to Mexico generally should not be afraid of drinks with ice. So have that frozen margarita and enjoy it!

3) Discover Local and Regional Mexican Cuisine!

It can also be helpful to know that much of Mexico’s local cuisine is regional and can even be hyper-local. For example, Yucatan cuisine (cochinita pibil) is very different than Oaxacan cuisine (moles). The city of Puebla takes pride in their cemitas (sandwiches), while in Guadalajara it’s the torta ahogada sandwiches that reign supreme. The Veracruz style fish (with tomato, capers, and olives) found along the Gulf is a much different presentation compared to the Baja-style fish tacos found on the Pacific side of the country. Speaking of tacos, there are so many regional taco varieties in Mexico that there’s an entire Netflix series to be devoted to it.

Doing a bit of research about the local dishes specific state or city you’re visiting can ultimately reward your taste buds.

Here are just a few regional specialties in Mexico to get you started:

  • Yucatan: cochinita pibil, sopa de lima, poc chuc, marquesitas
  • Oaxaca: 7 moles, tlyadudas, chapulines, quesillo, tasajo, mescal
  • Veracruz: pescado a la veracruzana
  • Jalisco: Birria, tortas ahogadas, carne en su jugo, tequila
  • Puebla: mole poblano, chiles en nogada, tacos arabe, cemitas
  • Michoacán: carnitas
  • Northern Mexico: machaca, carne asada
  • Baja: fish tacos, caesar salad

There are also many famous dishes you can try throughout much of Mexico. Although hailing from Puebla, mole poblano is considered the national dish of Mexico. If visiting during the first half of September leading up to Mexico’s Independence Day, it traditional to eat chiles en nogada, often considered a national dish. Of course, there’s always tacos, considered by many to also be a national dish of Mexico and can be a delicious idea throughout the entire country!

Our advice: make a plan to eat local. Arrive hungry. Enjoy all of Mexico’s delicious cuisine!

4) Is it Safe to Eat Street Food in Mexico?

Yes, it can be. But follow the recommended hygiene tips.

Whether or not to eat street food in Mexico is a question that always seems to come up and is frequently debated. Ultimately, the answer can come down to personal preference and risk tolerance. Eating street food in Mexico does carry some minimal risk. But it’s a risk that can easily be mitigated.

The CDC suggests that “Street vendors…may not be held to the same hygiene standards as restaurants, so eat food from street vendors with caution.”

Travelers to Mexico can experience an upset stomach when eating street food. Visitors freshly arriving to Mexico on a quick trip may want to proceed with caution as a safeguard to thwart the unfortunate possibility of traveler’s diarrhea. Avoiding street food can be an overcautious yet safe approach to help stay well. But in doing so, you’ll also miss out on lots of yummy food.

While it is possible to get sick from street food in Mexico, the same can be said for restaurants, whether in Mexico or elsewhere. The key to mitigating risk when eating street food in Mexico is ensuring good hygiene is being used by each vendor.

If you choose to partake in the many stalls set up along the streets, here are our best Mexico street food tips to follow:

  1. Look to see if the person who prepares the food also does the money exchange. If so, watch for gloves to be used to handle cash, with clean bare hands handling the food.
  2. Avoid stalls with pre-cooked foods sitting out. Choose cooked foods that immediately come off the heat source (pot, grill, etc.).
  3. Look for vendors with a steady stream of local customers. If they’re willing to wait in line, the vendor likely has a great reputation. And with many customers, the food stays hot and fresh!
  4. Check for flies around any open food containers. Move on if you see any. Stalls with fresh-cut fruit laying out in the open can often attract flies and are best avoided.
  5. Consider avoiding foods with raw vegetables or fruits, since they could contain bacteria/virus or have been rinsed with faucet water.

On a personal note, we regularly (often daily) eat all the delicious street food we can devour within Mexico. During the many years we’ve traveled/lived in Mexico, we did get food illness once. But it was from a restaurant, not street food.

5) Properly Wash Fresh Produce in Mexico

It’s a safe move not to eat fresh produce in Mexico without first properly washing it. There is concern that raw vegetables or fruit may contain bacteria or a virus, picked up in the soil or during transportation. There’s a further contaminant risk in tap water, so simply rinsing produce with faucet water may not be enough.

Restaurants in Mexico usually take disinfecting precautions before serving fresh produce, although it’s never a guarantee. So visitors with extra sensitive stomachs or who are very risk-averse could consider avoiding salads and raw produce while dining out in Mexico.

Meanwhile, those in Mexico and cooking at home, should take measures to disinfect raw produce before consuming.

Thankfully there is a product widely sold in the produce section of Mexican supermarkets. The most popular brands we regularly see are Microdyn and BacDyn. These formulas claim to be effective against microorganisms such as salmonella, cholera, and streptococcus.

The directions on these solutions instruct mixing it with a specific ratio of water, then soaking fresh produce for a number of minutes. Cooking vegetables can also be effective in killing harmful bacteria.

6) Don’t Dip into the Salsa

Upon getting situated at a restaurant in Mexico, crispy tortilla chips and delicious salsas are sometimes brought to the table, complimentary. North of the border, we’re accustomed to dipping into the salsa directly with a chip. But in Mexico, its more customary to instead spoon the salsa onto your chip and other food items.

Also, realize that salsas come in varying levels of spiciness. So try a little dab to test it out before piling a heaping spoonful onto your chip, potentially set your mouth on fire.

Lastly, know that the color of the salsa is not necessarily a good indicator of how spicy the salsa may be. Regardless if it’s red or green, all salsas can be made mild or hot depending on the amount and type of chili used.

7) Understanding Meal Times in Mexico

Eating times in Mexico may be different compared to your home country. Meal times are much later in Mexico! A big lunch after 2:00 pm and a light dinner after 8:00 pm is standard across much of Mexico.

For visitors to Mexico who are accustomed to eating lunch around Noon, then dinner around 6pm, you’ll find restaurants may be empty or closed altogether during those times. To adjust to Mexico eating times, you may need to alter your eating times few hours later.

But don’t worry. These traditionally later mealtimes aren’t as pronounced in Mexico’s resort areas catering to tourists. In Mexico’s tourism destinations, mealtimes often accommodate home preferences of the international crowd. So you may not even notice the later eating hours in places like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Yet elsewhere throughout Mexico, you’ll find restaurants opening later and people dining later.

Here’s what to expect for Mexico mealtimes:

  • Breakfast (Desayuno): It’s not unusual for breakfast joints to open after 9am, with breakfast patrons arriving even later in the morning. During weekends in particular, breakfasts can act more like brunches.
  • Lunch (Comida): This is the biggest meal of the day and typically begins between 2 and 4 pm. Hence some restaurants serving lunch may not open until after 1:00pm.
  • Dinner (Cena): The night meal is typically eaten between 8 and 10 pm. This is a lighter meal compared to mid-day comida and may consist of something like a plateful of tacos. That said, full dinners are still easy to come by during any evening meal.

8) Tipping at Restaurants in Mexico

It is customary and expected to tip restaurant servers in Mexico. But tipping etiquette in Mexico may be different than where you’re from. In Mexico, expect to tip 10%-15%+.

In no-frills joints and taquerias, a 10% tip can suffice, adjusting upwards based on the service and/or your generosity.

In restaurants and/or for great service a tip of 15%, or more, is a nice gesture that will be appreciated by deserving wait staff.

9) Ensure the Tip Isn’t Included in the Bill

It’s not common for restaurants in Mexico to add in a tip or a service fee on your receipt but this practice has been known to occur on occasion. This practice is more common in Mexico’s touristic hotspots or when dining in large groups.

Occasionally, restaurants may add in a suggested tip or service fee and will include this in the total. If a restaurant does this, usually it’s in the amount of 15% of the total bill.

In these instances where you see a line item such as servicio (service) or propina (tip), then don’t feel obligated to tip further.

Some diners become aggravated when a suggested tip is on the bill. If so, just know that you can adjust this suggested tip upward or downward if you wish. Personally, whenever we’ve seen a tip already on the bill, we just leave it on to make the tipping process easier, as we tend to tip 15% anyways.

So just be cautious to check if a suggested tip is listed and included in the total, so that you don’t unknowingly tip double.

Note: do not confuse an added tip with the IVA. The IVA is a mandatory value-added tax that’s usually already included in menu prices. Occasionally, the IVA is listed as a separate line item on Mexico’s restaurant receipts. This is a legit charge and is NOT a tip. You still tip after the IVA.

10) Tips on Interacting with Spanish-Speaking Wait Staff at a Restaurant

In popular tourist areas in Mexico, servers in restaurants may speak some English and may have English menus available. But everywhere else, expect to receive a Spanish menu and wait staff speaking español.

Don’t be intimidated. Many visitors with a very limited knowledge of Spanish can still achieve communication success in a restaurant by making a little effort, maintaining a polite smile, and knowing a few key phrases.

Here are some tips and phrases to help non-Spanish-speakers in restaurants:

First interaction – drink orders: When a server first approaches your table, it’s probable that he/she is coming to ask for your drink order. Most likely they’ll ask something like ¿Gustan algo de tomar? (Would you like something to drink?).

The verbiage may be different or in rapid-fire Spanish, in which you may not understand. But the first interaction usually involves your drink order. So be ready with a response, such as Corona, margarita, Coca-Cola, agua pura, limonada, etc. Drink orders are pretty straight forward.

Ordering the meal: The next interaction will likely be the server asking for your food order. A common phrase that servers use is ¿Qué vas a querer? (What will you want?)

Hopefully you’ve had enough time to translate the menu enough to pick out something yummy. You’ll simply need to pronounce it. If in doubt or if the server appears to be confused by your (mis)pronunciation, don’t be embarrassed to point to the line item on the menu for clarity. This will help both you and the server to ensure what you want to order is what you actually order.

When your meal arrives: ¡Buen provecho! This is a phrase regularly used in Mexico that means “enjoy your meal.” The server may say this upon delivering your order. People dining within close proximity to you or at communal tables might also say this to you. Respond with gracias. Also, know that it is courteous for you to say buen provecho whenever coming near someone’s personal space while they’re eating.

La cuenta, por favor! This is the most simplistic phrase to ask for the check. And you do need to ask. We’ll cover this more in a subsequent Mexico travel tip.

11) Translate Menus with an Image Search instead of Translation Apps

This travel tip should help non-Spanish speakers to decode a Mexican menu. When deciphering a restaurant menu in Mexico, try using Google Image search rather than Google Translate.

While Google Translate is otherwise fantastic for day-to-day translations in Mexico, it often cannot translate menu items well in Mexico. Instead, searching for the menu item in Google Images will give you a visual depiction of what the menu item is.

For example, one of my favorite foods in the state of Jalisco is “tortas ahogadas.” If you were to use an app to translate it, that would tell you it’s a “drowned cake.” That doesn’t tell you much and isn’t an accurate description.

But if you searched Google Images for “tortas alhogadas,” you’d easily see that it’s actually a sandwich filled and is filled with some sort of meat (pork) and covered in a sauce. This is not a cake at all!

There are seemingly funny words for many menu items throughout Mexico that will leave diners confused. Heck, burrito literally translates to “little donkey.”

Meanwhile, other food words don’t translate at all. For instance, pozole translates to pozole. A taco is a taco. There is no translation for most Mexican food items. So if you don’t know what those foods are, translations won’t help you. But searching photos will!

12) Don’t Hesitate Flagging Down a Server in Mexico

In your home country, you may be accustomed to servers constantly checking up on you. Throughout restaurants in Mexico, if you need something, the responsibility can often fall on the diner to let the server know. And it’s perfectly okay to politely waive over a server.

Need another drink? Some salsa? More limes? Run out of warm tortillas? Don’t hesitate to get your servers attention with eye contact and/or a polite hand gesture to call them over.

13) Be Sure to Ask for the Check

You may need to put that last Mexico travel tip to use by flagging over the server to ask for the bill.

If you’re from the US, you’re probably accustomed to the bill being brought to the table automatically at the end of any meal. A server in the US will often signal this by asking “Can I get you anything else?” Upon saying “no,” the check comes out. But this exchange does not occur in Mexico.

In Mexico, there is not a culture of flipping tables. Instead, you’re meant to relax and enjoy your dining experience. You leave the restaurant whenever you’re ready. A server in Mexico may feel rude to even make the subtle suggestion that you should depart. So they’ll often just let you be until you request the check.

Even if you’ve completed your meal, the server has cleared the table entirely, and the server has asked if they you’d like anything else; don’t expect to get the bill automatically. In most cases, you must specifically ask for the check.

To initiate this transaction, simply say la cuenta, por favor. That means, “the bill, please.”

14) Know Hours of Alcohol Sales and Ley Seca (Dry Law) in Mexico

Alcohol is typically sold in stores throughout all hours and days across most of Mexico. But there are some notable exceptions to this.

There are a few states in Mexico that do restrict the sales of alcohol to certain hours. Most notably is the state of Quintana Roo (includes: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc.). Hours of alcohol sales in Quintana Roo’s stores are from 9:00am – Midnight, Monday to Saturday. Booze sales are cut off at 5:00pm in Quintana Roo on Sundays. So plan accordingly if you want to enjoy some cervezas back at your Tulum hotel on a Sunday evening. Otherwise, you can still buy alcohol in restaurants and bars.

Additionally, Mexican states and municipalities can enact ley seca (dry law) during specific periods of time. For example, many Mexican states forbid the sale of alcohol around elections. Ley seca has also been enacted during particularly troubling times during the pandemic. If booze is banned in Mexico, there’s usually a reason for it.

15) Can You Drink in Public in Mexico?

Drinking alcohol in public (open container) is technically illegal in Mexico.

That said, drinking alcohol in public is usually tolerated throughout the country, particularly so in touristic areas. It’s not uncommon to see vendors selling drinks-to-go in various locales throughout Mexico.

16) Know Restrictions on Bringing Back Tequila and Mescal

If you’re planning to purchase some bottles of tequila or mescal while in Mexico to bring home with you, do know quantities may be restricted by your home country.

If you’re from the US, those traveling back to the States are generally allowed to bring back 1 bottle (up to 33.8 fl. oz.) of alcohol per person duty-free. You can find the official policy here on the US Customs and Border Protection website. Americans can bring back more than 1 bottle, but you’ll need to claim them. In doing so, you may be required to pay the appropriate import tax on every bottle in excess of 1-liter per person.

Canadians can similarly carry back one bottle per person. Canada allows for up to 1.14 liters of alcohol, exempt from the special duty rate.
Brits can bring back up to 4 bottles of spirits per person before having to pay excess duty.

So be sure to check your official government policy before you load up on dozens of bottles to fly home with.

Travel Tips for Using the Bathroom in Mexico

There’s a few nuances to beware of when the need to use the bathroom arises. A key phrase that many visitors to Mexico already know is: ¿Dónde está el baño? (Where is the bathroom?) That’s certainly helpful!

Yet any newcomers to Mexico should take a minute to familiarize yourself with the following Mexico travel tips to avoid potential embarrassment in bathroom.

17) Men: Don’t Enter the “M” Bathroom Door!

“M” on a bathroom door is the women’s room in Mexico.

That “M” may signify “Men” where you’re from. But in Mexico, the “M” stands for Mujeres, or “Women”.

In Mexico, men do NOT use the bathrooms marked with an M. Instead, men should look for a “H” for Hombres or occasionally “C” for Caballeros.

Meanwhile, women can look for bathroom doors marked with M for Mujeres or D for Damas.

18) Water Temperature: “C” is Hot in Mexico

Another common acronym mistranslation in the bathroom is with water temperature. A mistake we occasionally hear is visitors turning the shower nob away from the “C” and wondering why the temperature is not getting hot.

That’s because “C” stands for Caliente, which means “hot.” To get hot water, turn the dial to “C.” To get cold water, turn the dial to “F” for Frio, which means “cold.”

19) Don’t Flush the Toilet Paper in Most Places in Mexico

Mexico’s plumbing systems can’t always accommodate toilet paper being flushed.

For visitors staying in a resort or higher-end hotel, it’s likely fine to flush your toilet paper there. But most everywhere else in Mexico, it’s common practice to toss your used toilet paper in the basket next to the toilet.

Dispose of your toilet paper in the toilet-side bin when using bathrooms within local restaurants, local homes, and in public restroom facilities. If not, you run the risk of creating a plumbing problem.

If there’s a little basket next to a toilet, this is a clear signal you should use it to dispose of toilet paper. Don’t flush. If in doubt, just throw it out. Doing so will help to avoid a potentially embarrassing situation.

20) Carry Small Change for Public Toilets in Mexico

Public restrooms in Mexico are typically not free. There is a modest charge, usually ranging from $2-$5 pesos ($0.10-$0.25 USD). In touristic and high-traffic areas, bathroom fees can be reach up to $10 pesos (~$0.50 USD).

Upon paying the restroom attendant, expect to receive a small wad of toilet paper and access to the toilets. When exiting, there should also be running water and soap available at the sinks.

Some bathrooms are cleaner than others. Most public restrooms are passable.

21) Can You Brush Your Teeth with Faucet Water in Mexico?

This is a contested question that travelers and expats in Mexico like to debate. Really, the answer depends on each specific locale and your personal tolerance for risk.

In many places throughout Mexico, contaminants have been found in tap water by the time it has exited the faucet after being carried through series of pipes. But can that water still be suitable for brushing teeth?

Since you’re not ingesting the tap water, it could be okay. However, it’s still possible to ingest a small amount accidentally. So it’s a safe bet for short-term travelers in Mexico to use purified water to brush your teeth. The CDC generally advises brushing teeth with bottled water in Mexico. In hotels, bottled water is often provided to guests to brush their teeth with. Use it.

That said, if you accidentally use the tap water to brush your teeth, don’t worry. Many locals and expats brush their teeth with faucet water in many locations throughout Mexico without issue. (Personally, we must admit that we do too.)

But why risk it? Place a bottle of water next to the faucet to help remind you to use it when brushing your teeth in Mexico.

Cultural & Etiquette Mexico Travel Tips

There are cultural differences in Mexico compared to other countries that visitors should be aware of.

22) Make an Effort to Speak Some Spanish

Visitors can find some English spoken throughout touristic hotspots in Mexico. Meanwhile there is some English spoken throughout Mexico’s bigger communities but that’s never a guarantee. Elsewhere in Mexico, English is seldom spoken by the local population.

If you don’t speak Spanish, it is possible to get by, limitedly. Yet it is our firm opinion that visitors will have a far more fulfilling experience in Mexico by trying to speak some Spanish. We cannot state this Mexico travel tip enough. It’s muy importante! Having some basic knowledge of Spanish will greatly enhance your experience.

Even Mexicans who do speak English still appreciate when visitors make an effort to speak Spanish. We highly recommend learning some Spanish language or bushing up on the basics before any trip to Mexico. Knowing even a tiny amount of Spanish can really go a long way to enhance a visit to Mexico.

23) Learn These Key Phrases Before You Go

Here are just a few very basic words and phrases everyone traveling to Mexico should know:

  • Hello: Hola
  • Goodbye: Adíos
  • Please: Por favor
  • Thank you: Gracias
  • Your welcome: De nada
  • Yes / No: Sí / No
  • Pleasure to meet you: Mucho gusto
  • How are you?: ¿Cómo está?
  • How much does it cost?: ¿Cuanto custa?
  • Excuse me (as if to get past someone): Con permiso
  • Sorry / pardon me (on accident): Perdón
  • I don’t understand: No entiendo
  • Do you speak English?: ¿Habla Inglés?

Ready to learn more?

We like to use Babbel as an easy, fun, and inexpensive way to learn Spanish. With each lesson just 10-15 minutes, it’s something we can always work into the day and the associated app even lets us learn Spanish on-the-go using the app. It’s a great way to brush up before visiting Mexico. Use this link to save up to 60% off your subscription to Babbel!

24) Greetings Are Very Important in Mexico

If nothing else, be sure to learn the etiquette of basic greetings in Mexico. Throughout many Latin American countries, it can be a nice gesture to say buenos días, buenas tardes, or buenas noches. But Mexico, these greetings are much more than a simple pleasantry.

This courteous exchange is practiced widely throughout Mexico. We always encourage visitors to follow along. When greeting people with a friendly buenos días and a smile, we often notice an immediate change in the other person’s demeanor. It’s sometimes like a switch is flipped or an invisible barrier has been broken. People become at ease and smiles appear on faces.

It’s polite to greet people when entering a local store or when approaching the check-out. Before asking someone for a price, or directions, or any question, try greeting them first. If walking down a quiet street and passing an abuela (grandmother) sitting outside of her home, definitely give her a warm greeting. Use greetings whenever getting on a local bus or taxi.

Of course, it would be weird to greet every single person you cross paths with when walking down the street. Yet whenever in doubt, just use a greeting! Use greetings often and generously while traveling in Mexico. Smile too!

Greet people with these phrases, depending on the time of day:

  • Buenos días / buen dia – Good morning/day! Use this in the morning and even into the early afternoon (before lunch).
  • Buenas tardes – Good afternoon! Use this in the middle of the day and even into dusk hours.
  • Buenas noches – Good night! Use this when it’s dark out.

This sign we spotted at a cafe in Mexico seems to be a clever a humorous attempt to help train patrons on the courtesies of using greetings.

A coffee: $40 pesos
A coffee please: $30 pesos
Good day, a coffee please: $20 pesos

25) How to Greet Men Mexico: Handshakes and Fist Bumps

Mucho gusto” is a key phrase to say whenever meeting people in Mexico. But depending on whether meeting a man or a woman, there’s further cultural etiquette to follow.

For men meeting men, a handshake has always been customary. Yet in post-pandemic Mexico, fist bumps have grown in favor.

For women meeting men in Mexico, a single kiss could be appropriate. More on that next.

26) How to Greet Women in Mexico: Single Kiss

In Mexico, when greeting women, it can be customary to give a kiss on the cheek.

But know that this can be reserved for friends. It would be unusual to kiss a complete stranger you just met, a tour g

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