News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

Consumer Alert: FRAUD at Mac PC Care

(Oct 20 EDITOR’S NOTE: Since first publishing this story, we have run into dozens of other customers with similar experiences with this fly-by-night operation.) Finding decent customer service always seems … Continue reading

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Coffee Update: Adios, Coffee Bean; Juan Valdez Expands

Mexico City’s ever-expanding coffee house scene has lost its California flavor. Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has decided to abandon the Mexico market, and has closed their … Continue reading

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Finally: Mexico City to Get New Airport!

After decades of waiting, it looks like Mexico City may finally get the new airport it needs. As we had previously reported on these pages, a new airport for Mexico … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Half and Half Cream

This is a photo from Starbucks. Can you guess where this photo might have been taken? Well, don’t bother guessing Mexico, because if it were, you’d never see half and half cream … Continue reading

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DF Government Ruins Popular ‘Feria de las Culturas Amigas’

It’s time once again for what used to be one of the most fun events in Mexico City — the Feria de las Culturas Amigas. The key phrase here is … Continue reading

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Dixieland Jazz in the Park

Live Dixieland Jazz on a Sunday afternoon in Parque México.     Twitter: @mexdfmagazine

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Inside the Lounge: AA’s Admirals Club

By Darren M. Popik — When it comes to great airport terminals, Terminal 1 at Mexico City International Airport probably won’t appear on many lists, unless the competition is the third world-like … Continue reading

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How to Save Money When Changing Money in Mexico City

It’s been said this before in these pages, and it will be said again. If you’re in Mexico City and changing dollars to pesos (or vice versa), go to the … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Superama’s Phony ‘Lower’ Prices

The people who run Mexico’s Superama grocery stores (a division of Wal-Mart Mexico, or Walmex) must think their customers are either stupid or just suckers who will pay any price. … Continue reading

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Strange Days on the Metro

Strange days have found us. Strange days have tracked us down … Walk down the stairs into Mexico City’s Metro system these days, and it really would be appropriate to … Continue reading

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Mexico City: 33rd Most Livable City in Mexico!

When it comes to quality of life, which city is considered the best in Mexico? If you guess Mexico City, you’re almost right! It’s at the top of the list … Continue reading

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The Cost of Convenience: Superama vs. Wal-Mart

Just how much of a premium are you paying if you do your grocery shopping at Superama? Plenty. The advantage of Superama is its convenience; its disadvantage is price. So … Continue reading

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Smoking Continues at Starbucks Mexico, Despite Ban Elsewhere

An Open Letter to Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks — Dear Mr. Schultz: As a long-time Starbucks frequent customer, I applaud your move to make the company’s US and Canadian stores … Continue reading

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VivaAerobus: Deceptive Marketing, False Advertising

By Darren M. Popik — How does a non-existent MXN $508 peso airfare become a $1,888 peso airfare? When it’s on Mexico’s VivaAerobus. (Read on to see how this happens.) … Continue reading

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Rockabilly DF: The Rebel Cats!

By Darren M. Popik — Every now and then, I make a surprising — and bitchin’ — discovery in Mexico City. This is one of them. It’s about a rockabilly … Continue reading

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Cycling Sunday / Domingo de Bicicletas (VIDEO)

On Sundays in Mexico City, the city’s main avenue, Reforma, closes to vehicles, and is open to bicycles. If you haven’t been to Reforma on Sunday to see what it’s … Continue reading

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Documentary: The Day is New (VIDEO)

Today we present a remarkable look at life in Mexico City … from 1942. This film, The Day is New: Dawn to Darkness in Mexico City, is a short documentary … Continue reading

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Documentary: The Land of Montezuma (VIDEO)

Have you ever wondered what Mexico City would have been like in the years just after the Mexican Revolution? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve unearthed a fascinating documentary … Continue reading

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Popeye’s, Where Have You Gone?

Once upon a time, Mexico City was home to a great fried chicken restaurant. Popeye’s. In fact, there were once a number of locations – 10 in all – notably … Continue reading

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