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

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

No Más Plantones: A Protest against Mexico City’s Endless Protests

Today on Avenida Reforma, at the Angel de Independencia, small business owners, restauranteurs, and others harmed by the actions of the radical Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación (CNTE) teachers … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fun Facts About Monterrey

By Darren M. Popik (MONTERREY) — It’s the home of Carta Blanca beer, the Sultanes baseball club, the highly-regarded Tec de Monterrey university, and Cemex, one of the world’s largest cement … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

The 787 Dreamliner Takes Flight in Mexico

By Darren M. Popik (MONTERREY) — It’s not everyday that I get to the airport at 4:02 am for a flight that is scheduled to depart at 7 am. But … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Aeromar, Mexico’s Executive Airline

By Darren M. Popik — I’ve flown with all of Mexico’s biggest airlines (plus the extinct Mexicana and even the small charter operator, MagniCharters), but until last week, I had … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Superama’s Insane Price of the Week

We’ve already demonstrated how out of line supermarket prices are at Superama, as compared to their big brother Wal-Mart. (Our story: The Cost of Convenience.) Well try this one on … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment