American Food Chains in Mexico City: What to expect? (Part 1)

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Today’s post is dedicated to famous food chains of the USA, that can easily be found in Mexico City. It can be surprising how popular they are here considering the richness and variety of Mexican food. Almost all kinds of cuisine can be found in Mexico City: from unique ingredients to completely surprising dishes. So if you are traveling from the USA and want to visit something that would feel like home, or you are wondering what American food chains can be found in Mexico City – this post if for you.   
  
 These are the places you can visit both in the USA and Mexico City: The Cheesecake Factory, Panda Express, P.F. Chang’s, Hard Rock Café, Chili’s Café and Bar, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, IHOP, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Taco Cabana, Hooters, California Pizza Kitchen, T.G.I. Friday’s and many others.

I just want to be honest – I love authentic Mexican food in Mexico, and I am lucky enough to try most of it because of our frequent trips to Mexico and because my husband knows how to cook authentic Mexican dishes. Nevertheless, during our last trip and having Mexican food for 3 times per day, I was craving something different from local food already on the 5th day of our stay in Mexico City. And guess where I wanted to go?  4f5f2-img_26617445d-img_2659  Chili’s Café and Bar. I really love the way it works in Mexico: food is really good, they have excellent selection of dishes and service is exceptional, you are treated like a God (just FWY: last time my husband ordered some chicken wings and they brought them while a friend of our was still on his way, so the manager approached us and offered to reheat them in case they were cold already. This is something I could expect from a fancy restaurant, but not from Chili’s Café and Bar.) 

7c03e-fullsizerender-2IHOP. Who didn’t hear about IHOP? It’s one of the most popular breakfast & brunch places in the world. It’s very popular in the USA, it always tastes like home. And no matter where we go, we are always in the mood for traditional American breakfast with fluffy pancakes and delicious omelets. However, here is our last review: I was very excited to visit IHOP in Mexico City. My husband ordered Chorizo Fiesta Omelet and orange juice and I went for the waffle with fruits and a cup of coffee. We were pleasantly surprised that juice was freshly squeezed, my coffee was good and the waitress brought some salsas for the omelet, so far so good, but then, my waffle tasted like frozen and my husband’s omelet was tasteless.   

e656d-img_2660c171b-img_2662Starbucks. I bet you can find it almost everywhere in the world. I am a coffee addict and usually go for local coffee shops, but I still enjoy Starbucks drinks. Mexico City is really big and local coffee shops are small and barely noticeable so it may take you a lot of time to find one, while Starbucks coffee shops are always there for you. I am not sure whether the coffee beans are the same at all Starbucks locations, but you can really taste the difference here in Mexico. All the drinks are delicious, especially Mexican Hot Chocolate! Starbucks in Mexico City does not offer oatmeal but has a really big selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and snacks.   

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed this post, I can’t wait to share with you some other amazing food chains that we tried. What do you think about American Food Chais outside of the USA? 😉   

XX, 

Gena. 

 
   
 

 

 

 

 
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