Ordering food is always challenging and a tricky gamble,
especially if you don't know what to order.
in every place, there is the international food that everybody knows and the local,
lesser known but delicious food too. You may want to try something new if the
restaurant is clean and full of people. Remember that one of the best
ways to know a culture is to know its cuisine.
Here are the most common words and generic dishes that you will find in most
restaurants in Mexico.
If you don't have enough cash, be sure that credit cards are
accepted before ordering or go to the closest ATM. A significant percentage of
restaurants only accept cash because in some countries accepting credit cards is
A tip for 10% or 15% of the total amount of the check is
appropriate at most places, but ask the local people to be sure. Please keep in mind that most of the
time the tip is the only income
that waitresses receive and sometimes it is shared among other people that assist them.
Also, be aware that sometimes the tip is already included on the check.
You may feel tempted to eat at any street-side improvised restaurant. Think it twice and leave it to the natives, your immune system may not be ready for it.
the way, drink only bottled water, avoid ice and do NOT eat raw vegetables.
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