Tipping In Mexico
Traveling to Mexico soon and wondering how much to leave for a tip? Mexico uses the peso as its local currency and follows the general guidelines of the US for tipping. It is standard to tip 15-20% in most places, but its not exactly the same as the US. The below guide will help you and show you when you should tip and when you shouldn’t.
Taxis: A taxi drivers tip is included in the fare so only tip if the driver goes above and beyond, such as loading and unloading your luggage.
Hotels: You should tip the bell boys about 10-20 pesos per bag plus a bit more if they are very heavy. Housekeeping should be tipped 20-50 pesos per night depending on the amount of occupants and quality of hotel. You should tip each day as the house keeper will often be different the next day.
Restaurants: It is standard to leave a 15% tip when dinning out. Sometimes a tip may be included so look out for ‘propina’ on your bill.
Bars: Its customary to tip 15-20 pesos per round. If you are running a tab then you should leave a 15-20% tip when closing the tab.
Other: If you were to go to a grocery store then you should tip the bagger. They don’t earn any money and only work on tips.
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