How to do Business in Mexico, Part 5

7 06 2006

Lunches and Dinners 

The “normal” time to eat lunch (comida) in Mexico is between 2:00 and 4:00 PM, this is the major meal of the day.  In most small to medium sized cities, people go home and eat with their families, and return to work from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

A business lunch (comida) can last 1.5 – 6+ hours, depending upon your group.  Business conversation will likely occur before and during the meal, but usually the conversation will turn to other themes after dinner.

Dinners (cena) begin after 8:30 PM, and usually not a heavy meal.  During the week may last an hour or 1.5 hours.  If on the weekend can last 3-5 hours.

Disclaimer The ideas presented are personal opinions and generalizations based upon 25+ years interacting, living and working in and with Mexico.  None of this may be true, use the information at your own risk




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