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

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

May 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dixieland Jazz in the Park

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

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

April 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment