One of Mexico City’s Hottest Restaurant Groups Fuses Mexican and Japanese Influences

Seats at the sushi bar of Misaki, newly opened in Los Cabos, look out from just high enough of an angle that the blond wood of the window frames only the ombr? of blues, from endless sea meeting clear blue sky. Looking down at the table, a sampler of tuna sashimi echoes the coastal ombr?–this […]

Oaxacan Cuisine Looks Poised to Make Its Mark With U.S. Diners

While Mexican food has long been a staple of restaurants in the United States, it has only been in the past few years that more and more non-Mexican diners have stopped lumping the country’s diverse swath of cuisines together as a single genre and started parsing out the details of its distinct regional cultures. Most […]

Fauna in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe Is Serving Classic Dishes Better Than Anywhere Else

Chef David Castro Hussong of Fauna, the two-year-old restaurant tucked into Bruma, a resort in Baja California’s wine country, bristles when people compare his spot to some of the big names in the industry. “It’s not Pujol,” he says, of Enrique Olvera’s seminal Mexico City restaurant. “It’s not the French Laundry of the Valle de […]

Trump Threatened Mexico With Tariffs, But His Demands Are Vague

President Donald Trump made clear that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on Mexico over a surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border. What he didn’t specify was what he wants Mexico to do to avoid the penalties. Nonetheless, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador he’s optimistic of achieving “good results” from a high-level meeting […]

U.S. Tariff Deal with Mexico, Canada Is Also About Cutting Off China’s Steel

The U.S. has reached an agreement to drop steel and aluminum tariffs on the two countries in return for preventing Chinese steel from coming over their borders into the U.S. In a speech before the National Association of Realtors, President Trump said, “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with Canada and […]

A Tequila Sommelier on How to Drink Mexico’s Favorite Spirit

Put the salt and lime away–there’s no room for them at Audrey Formisano’s tasting table. The tequilera, or tequila sommelier, wants everyone who visits her for a tequila tasting at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa to forget that the spirit may have been an accomplice to soul-crushing hangovers during their college years. Tequila, she […]

Donald Trump’s Threat to Close Mexico Border Sends Avocado Prices Soaring

A gauge of Mexican avocado prices surged the most in almost a decade as buyers weighed the latest rhetoric from Donald Trump on his threat to close the border with Mexico, the biggest supplier of the fruit. The Hass price from Michoacan, the heartland of Mexico’s avocado production, jumped 34% on Tuesday. That’s the biggest […]

Trump Administration Ends First-Time Border Crosser Prosecutions

A key tool for the Trump administration’s policy toward illegal immigration at the southern border has been the prosecution of first-time offenders. But it’s now out of the question along a part of West Texas that saw heavy crossing attempts. There’s no room left in jails to house those charged, the Wall Street Journal reported. […]

Trump’s Latest Policy of Holding Migrants in Mexico Faces Problems

A declaration to be tough on immigration is one of the factors that drew many voters to Donald Trump. But handling the masses of people that have come from Central and South America asylum has moved beyond challenge into debacle. There’s still a clash over using emergency power to divert additional funding from congressionally-mandating budgets […]