Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

UberEats and Rappi are popular food delivery services. Lots of good Mexican and international food. The quality and variety of food here is excellent. There is limited Indian and Chinese food options. - Feb 2021

Ubereats, cornershop, lots of different restaurants and American chains. - Sep 2018

Yes. Everything from McDonald's to Wendy to IHOP. About 15% more expensive then U.S. - Aug 2015

Food is PHENOMENAL. You name it, it's there; from street tacos to the best steakhouse I've ever been to and everything in-between. The only thing you won't find is Thai. - Mar 2014

Yes, everything you have in the US is here. Ethnic offerings are more limited, but they exist. Cost is similar to less-expensive parts of the US. - Oct 2012

Monterrey is not known for its cuisine. As far as local fast food is concerned - you basically can choose from a million kinds of tacos. Though there are also some roast chicken places. Monterrey has tons of American restaurants (Chili's, Starbucks, KFC, McDonald's...)The local food is supposedly cabrito, but no one eats that on a daily basis. - Oct 2010

Everything is available here, making it an easier overseas experience. Pricing varies because of the exchange rate. Fast food is about the same price as what you would find in the States, but the quality is different. My kids tell me that McDonald's tastes different. There are tons of nicer restaurants available here, but you will pay for the better quality. There isn't a large variety of flavor to some of the Mexican food. Chinese restaurants are few and far between, although I heard a rumor that PF Chang's was thinking of coming here. - Jul 2010

You name it, you'll find it here, almost certainly. Even Taco Bell is giving it another try here. That said, the local palate is a bit narrow and limited-- non-Mexican cuisine won't be the best you've ever had, and the range of flavors here might grow tiresome after a while. The selection of spices in grocery stores here, as an illustration, is very limited. - Jan 2008

There is no shortage of American chain restaurants - McDonalds, KFC, Carls Jr., Ihop, Chili's, Bennigans, Dominos... There are lots of restaurants, a few of them are very good and many are OK. In general, restauranteurs care more about the decor/coolness factor of their restaurants than the food. There are a handful of cool rooftop bars and restaurants but most are expensive. - Jan 2008

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