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You want to do it right when you eat in Mexico. Mexican food can be one of the great joys of visiting there. What comes to your mind when you think about Mexican food? Tacos, beans, and melted cheese! Oh, the food in Mexico is to die for. And if you’re planning to visit this multi-cultural land of culinary delights – here are some food tips that will come handy when traveling to Mexico.

Stick to the Mexican mealtimes: You might be accustomed to a certain time of eating your meals; but when in Mexico you’d have to slightly change that and adapt per the Mexicans. People in Mexico strictly follow the old proverb – “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper.” So, eat a heavy breakfast on time; be ready for a balanced late lunch, and prepare well for a light supper. In some parts of Mexico, people eat light breakfast and have a heavy brunch – which is called “almuerzo“.

If Vegetarian, take your own food: Mexico can be problematic, if you are a vegetarian since the country has no or very rare vegetarian meal options. Thus, when you book your flight tickets to Mexico, remember to pack some ready meals along. Also, when you enquire about vegetarian food in Mexico, be sure to be very specific. Since, Mexicans interpret vegetarians to be people who do not eat red meat but can eat fish, chicken, etc. 

It is good to tip: Though unlike America, Mexico does not have a very strong tipping culture but yet the waiters and servers will expect you to leave some tip for their service. In many situations, tipping actually becomes a kind of mandatory. So, it is best if you prepare to spend a little extra when eating out if you do not want to be called ‘codo’ implying cheap – behind your back.

Pair food with drinks: When in Mexico, eat as Mexicans do. And Mexicans like to take drinks along with food. So, pair up some exciting drinks while you relish the Mexican cuisine. There are many interesting drinks to compliment the food. You can always take tequila and mezcal but the ones that you should definitely try include refreshing aguasfrescas, michelada- a beer-based cocktail, and Paloma – tequila-based cocktail.

Well, they say it is impossible to replicate the Mexican cuisine. You will not find the same taste outside of Mexico; the ingredients, preparation, and ambiance – everything about dining in Mexico is heavenly. Well, keep these simple food tips in mind and enjoy one of the most diverse and delicious cuisines of the world. So grab those flight deals on LatinOFare and book the next flight to Mexico to experience the joy of eating! Don’t forget to insure your trip through LatinOFare’s trip protection program that covers trip cancellation, trip delay, emergency medical expense, baggage delay, and a host of other benefits. We would also advise you to take the travel assistance services for LatinOFare that will provide you multiple post-ticketing benefits.

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