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Seafood restaurant in Veracruz, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living​Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz, and the surrounding area are a foodie's paradise.  The variety of tastes and styles in immense, and costs are rarely very high. Because of its location, and the many universities present, the city boasts food from all regions of Mexico.  There several culinary institutes in the city, which raises the bar for quality.  Of course, there are also many chain restaurants (national and international) present in the area as well.
 
 
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Pork belly sopes as street food in Mexico City, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living​Foodies will not be disappointed by the restaurants in Mexico City.  The regional cuisines of Mexico are extremely varied, and are all well-represented in the city.  There is something to suit everyone´s palate and budget.
 
Several of the world´s top restaurants, including Michelin-rated hotspots, are located in Mexico City and offer modern versions of traditional dishes.  Obviously, "Mexican food" is a popular restaurant type, but you might be surprised by the variety of regional cuisines available in Mexico City restaurants.  From tacos eaten standing on the sidewalk to elegant 12 course meals in chic venues, the options are endless.
 
Global flavors are also widely available, with Italian and Brazilian restaurants being very popular.  Happily, the growing Korean community in the city is widening the offering of Asian food.  Recently, Mexico City has joined the "pop up" or "hidden" restaurant trend, and growing numbers of savvy foodies are enjoying meals prepared by world-renowned chefs in private homes, hacienda courtyards, and "one-night-only" secret venues.  If you come to Mexico City, come hungry!
 
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Sanborns Restaurant, Mexico City, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe restaurants in Mexico are equal or better than the restaurants in the States. If you go to a bigger city like Monterrey or Guadalajara you will find better restaurants or better quality of food. If you compare that to any place in San Diego or even San Francisco, it is apples to apples. In general, in the typical expat or even a non-expat town, you can find equal or better food than the average that you will find in the States, and at a cheaper price, too. 
 
The average food such as Mexican food, Italian, Sushi, etc., with an alcohol drink would not go over US $7 or 100 pesos per person. If you were to take that to the States, $7 is what you would pay to eat at Subway or McDonald’s. A common sushi or the ones that are not sold at high-end restaurants here sell at 50 pesos per roll or $3 per roll.
 
Generally, the cost to eat at restaurants here in Ensenada for example, is 30% less than the cost to eat at restaurants in San Diego, California. If a meal in San Diego costs $15, it would be just a little over $10 in Ensenada. And the quality of the food here is equal or better than the quality of food in the US. The brews are better in San Diego but everything else is better in Mexico.
 
You can also get American hamburgers in Mexico, especially in the expat areas. The expats who live here tend to start restaurants at some point and when they do, they tend to cater to those types of wants for food such as hamburgers, pizzas, etc.
 
There are sports bars in Mexico as well. It wouldn’t cost you more than $12 to go to a sports bar to order a hamburger with a bee, and watch your favorite team. The same would cost you around $20 in San Diego.
 
(Sanborns, a restaurant in a historic building in Mexico City, Mexico, pictured.)

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