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100+ Mexico Quotes for Instagram Captions (Viva Mexico!)

It is always a pleasure to be back in Mexico. Most recently, we took a fabulous Mexico Road Trip and saw some amazing places in the Yucatan peninsula.

Here are 100+ Mexico quotes & puns to (hopefully) inspire you to visit Mexico or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

See here as how to rent a car in Cancun and follow our trip! 

100+ Mexicans Quotes for Instagram Captions

Mexico Instagram Captions & Puns

Here are some of or favourite Mexico puns and instagram captions:

I hate tacos said no Juan ever

I hate tequila said no Juan ever

Once upon a time in Mexico…

Viva la Mexico!

The cure for anything is salt water; tears, swear, or the sea.

Happiness is chips and guacamole.

“Mexico. Melancholy, profoundly right and wrong, it embraces as it strangulates” – Ann Castillo

Don’t worry, beach happy.

“Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, it’s situation is marvelous.” – Edward Burnett Tylor

Lost at sea? I’m not shore

“Mexico extends beyond its borders.” – Vicente Fox

“Hecho in Mexico” – Made in Mexico.


Mexico Funny quotes

Here is our favourite funny Mexico quote:

“In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn’t work very well.” – Len Deighton

Mexico Love Quotes

Here are our favourite Mexican love quotes:

Amor viejo, ni te olvido ni te dejo –  An old love is never forgotten.

El amor entra por los ojos. – Love comes through the eyes.

No hay muerto malo ni novia que no sea bonita. – No deceased person is evil and there are no ugly brides. All brides are beautiful.

Una cosa es el amor y el negocio es otra cosa. – Love and business should be handled separately.

Famous Mexicans’ Quotes

Here are our favourite quotes from famous Mexican people:

“The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes. Aside from that, I like nothing. My head is too small.” – Frida Kahlo

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” – Carlos Santana

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.” – Octavio Paz

“I think there are movies that are so gigantic that you need a second unit.” – Guillermo del Toro

“We’re all human, and part of being human is showing respect and support for others’ life choices.” – Daniel Lubetzky

“We think birth is a miracle and death is a tragedy, but really they’re flip sides of the same coin – anything born is gonna die.” – Mario Van Peebles

“My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.” – Pancho Villa

“One of the very rewarding aspects of my work has been the interaction with a superb group of colleagues and friends in the atmospheric sciences community.” – Mario J. Molina

“I think my life in general, like that of any human being, has highs and lows, has moments of great light and moments of great darkness.” – Thalia


Quotes About Mexican People

Here are some quotes about Mexican people.

“The hard-working Mexican tries to get up here looking for opportunities because America’s one of the greatest countries in the world.” – Andy Ruiz Jr.

“Each Mexican has his own dream, and I’ve come to believe as long as we focus, you can accomplish anything you want.” – Andy Ruiz Jr.

“One of the most notable traits of the Mexican’s character is his willingness to contemplate horror: he is even familiar and complacent in his dealings with it.” – Octavio Paz

“Thousands of Mexicans gathered in Mexico City to protest high food prices. The protest only lasted an hour, because everyone had to leave for their jobs in Los Angeles.” – Conan O’Brien

“Some Mexicans go to Hollywood and lose career in Mexico because they play imitation. I don’t want this to happen to me.” – Katy Jurado

Mexico Proverbs and Sayings

Here are our favourite Mexico proverbs and sayings:

“No eres lo que logras eres lo que superas” Meaning: You are not what you achieve, you are what you surpass.

“Mejor solo que mal acompañado” Meaning: Better alone than in bad company.

“Cuando no esperas nada, todo llega” Meaning: When you do not expect anything, everything arrives.
“El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta” Meaning: Jack of all trades, master of none.

“Arrieros somos y en el camino andamos” – We are all mule drivers in the fields. We are all human beings making our way through life. Meaning: Don’t criticize or judge others. We are all subject to problems and failings.

“Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente” – The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current. Meaning: You snooze, you lose.

“Soy mucha mariposa para tu estoma”go” Meaning: There are many butterflies in my stomach.
“Ahogado el niño, tapando el pozo” – After the child drowns they close the well. Meaning: It’s better to prevent or plan before tragedy happens.

“Al mal tiempo, buena cara” – To bad times a good face. Meaning: Put a good face to the bad times. Be positive.

“Barriga llena, corazón content” Meaning: Full stomach, happy heart.

Mexican Sayings About Drinking

Here are our favourite Mexican sayings about drinking:

“When life gives you lemons… slice them up and find some tequila.” – Unknown

“Tequila is not even a drink; it’s a way for having the cops around without using a phone.” – Dylan Moran

“This tequila tastes like I’m not going to work tomorrow. “ – Unknown

“Drinking tequila is more about the journey than the destination.”- Rainbow Rowell

“Take life with a pinch of salt, A shot of tequila and a wedge of lime, Do nothing at all, But take your time.” – John Walter Bratton

“Love is like tequila shots, not the quantity but strength matters.” – Saru Singhal

“It was too much Tequila, or not quite enough.” – Jimmy Buffett

“Deal with your wins and losses alike. With tequila, lemon and a pinch of salt.” – Saleem Sharma

“And no one drank just one shot of tequila.” – Kristin Hannah

“At least you do’ need a prescription for tequila.” – Rachel Vincent

Quotes About Mexican Culture

Here are some interesting quotes about Mexican culture.

“Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts.” – Octavio Paz

“What I’ve seen from keeping in touch as well as I can is that what I find so typical in Mexican culture is the helpfulness of the people to each other. I think, at this point, that is the highest good and the highest we can hope for – which is to be of help and use to each other wherever we are.” – Alice Walker

“True love in Mexico isn’t between lovers; it’s between a parent and a child. Mexico is a very intense culture of sons adoring their mothers, and this is why I claim that Mexican culture is matriarchal. Because the one constant, faithful, inviolable, holy love of loves – the love of your life – is not your wife or your lover; it’s your mother.” – Sandra Cisneros

“In the Mexican culture, we never miss a baptism, a birthday, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a wedding. You must show up. Otherwise, you’ll be in big trouble.” – Eva Longoria

“Family is something that I grew up with, and the Mexican culture has a lot of, you know – Sunday is the day you spend with your family, and you have 40 to 50 people at your house, the uncles and the cousins, and I grew up with that.” – Karla Souza

“I think most people assume if you’re a Latino in Texas, you’re Mexican. It’s not really a problem, and I love so much about Mexican culture and the Mexican people.” – Stephanie Beatriz

“California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music.” – Harry Dean Stanton

“You can love the Mexican culture, you can love your Mexican-American wife and also believe that we need to control the border.” – Jeb Bush

“There are great legends and great fighters in the history of Mexico, and there will be more to come.” – Canelo Alvarez


Quotes About Mexico Vacations/Mexico Travel Quotes

Here are some interesting quotes about traveling to Mexico:

Here are our favourite quotes about Mexican vacations/Mexico travel quotes:

“There’s no such thing as a specific authenticity to what Mexico is, because Mexico is incredibly complex and varied, and the food is completely different if you travel 50 kilometers. It just changes all the time.” — Gael Garcia Bernal

“But I’m not running away. I’m running toward… toward adventure, toward discovery, toward diversity. And while I was in Mexico I discovered something intruiging: Once I leave the U.S., I am not bound by the rules of my culture. And when I am a foreigner in another country, I am exempt from the local rules. This extraordinary situation means that there are no rules in my life. I am free to live by the standards and ideals and rules I create for myself.” — Rita Golden Gelman

“I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And I travel a tremendous amount. I’m in New York and California a lot, but then also I like faraway places a lot.” — Ali MacGraw

“In Mexico, everything on the menu is the same dish. The only difference is the way it’s folded.” — Billy Connolly

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.” — Anthony Bourdain

Mexican Food Quotes

We couldn’t do Mexico quotes, without a seperate section for Mexican food quotes, now could we?

“I’ve seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.” – Anthony Bourdain

“I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopath.” -Jim Gaffigan

“It becomes evident, when the glorious plunge is taken, that to cook and eat Mexican food is to celebrate sensuality in every great chamber of this textured, perfumed, delicious, beautiful, and memorable gastronomic antiquity.” – Richard Condon

“Mexican food is way more than the bastardized burritos and nachos you pick up at window #2…” – Bianca Rappaport & Anna Starostinetskaya

“So how as a nation can we sit around and eat Mexican food and drink beer and make friends? That’s the question. If we can do that on a broader scale, I think we’ll come out of it all right.” – Sandra Day O’Connor

“If you had to decide between being given a million dollars and eating tacos, which would you choose — corn or flour?” – Unknown

“Mexican food is so good, you’d think the real immigration problem would be fat guys like me sneaking across the border into Mexico.” – Jim Gaffigan

“Mexican food is an aphrodisiac which excites the passion for living. It courts, seduces, ravishes, then cherishes all five senses…” – Richard Condon

“Maybe eating tacos isn’t cheating on my diet. Maybe me dieting is cheating on tacos.” – Unknown

“Long ago, she and I agreed on the merits of Mexican food. It is, we decided, earthy food, festive food, happy food, celebration food. It is, in short, peasant food raised to the level of high and sophisticated art.” – Craig Claiborne

“The pervasive fact about Mexican food is that it is not only for people who like to eat; it is, even more so if such a thing were possible, for people who like to cook.” – Richard Condon


Tacos we bought in downtown Cancun. We paid 25 pesos for 5

Cancun Quotes

Here are some Mexico quotes we found about Cancun:

“This will be my first time going to Cancun. Some of the girls have never flown before. We’re looking forward to a great trip.” – Roseann Hawley

“Cancun was a great experience. We learned a lot and we grew a lot. Hopefully, it’s going to be fun for all of the fans to continue to watch us grow together.” – Sarah Klaassen

“I would rather give up a weekend in Cancun, Mexico when I’m 25 than wonder when I’m older Do I want to take my heart pill, or do I want to eat.” – Diane Rolfsmeyer

“Cancun is the only place I’ve ever visited outside America.” – Jason Behr

“We can’t hope to stop coastal erosion it’s going to happen no matter what. The question on everyone’s mind is Is it worth investing millions of dollars replenishing beaches If they have a great recreational value like Cancun, the answer is yes.” – Gregory Stone

“This is an opportunity, we cannot allow this to be another Seattle, another Cancun.” – Celso Amorim


Mexico City Quotes

Mexico City was a place that really surprised us. Here are some of our favourite quotes about Mexico City:

“I went to Mexico City to visit, and I fell in love with the city. I went to my house to pick up my stuff. It was the craziest, most impulsive move I’ve ever done. I just felt like I had to stay there.” – Julieta Venegas

“The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That’s a weird legend.” – Jerry Pournelle

“I’ve always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.” – Greg Kinnear

“Los Angeles is not Mexico City, but we have many fine nightclubs and restaurants here. It is enough. One must not aim too high.” – Ry Cooder

“I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City.” – Michael Nyman

“Mexico City is the center of art and culture and politics and has been and continues to be for Latin America in a way that I think really called to me as an artistic person, as someone that was interested in the politics of Latin America, you know. God, every single famous person in Latin American history and art and politics seems to have found their way to Mexico City.” – Junot Diaz

“I have this great fear of Mexico City. I won’t go to Mexico City unless someone meets me at the airport and is with me. I just feel very vulnerable there.” – Sandra Cisneros

“Mexico City is very different now than when I grew up, but I was in the streets all the time – though I was born to a middle-class neighborhood where there weren’t a lot of gangs and things. I was always comfortable.” – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“You’re going to see crime levels in America that are going to rival that of a Third World country. Welcome Mexico City. You’re going to start seeing people being kidnapped in this country like they do in other under developing nations. It’s going to be very violent in America.” – Gerald Celente

“Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous.” – Edward Burnett Tylor

Donald Trump Quotes About Mexico

“Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, and much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them. They don’t want to take care of them. Why should they when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for them?” – Donald Trump

“Donald Trump – and I don’t dislike Donald one single bit – has no idea how good the Mexican people are at building tunnels.” – Ron White

“I think that, when Enrique Pena Nieto invited Hillary Clinton and invited Donald Trump to meet with him here in Mexico City, it was a thought that maybe, in the future, whoever won the presidency, during that transition period, or right after, would decide to come and visit Mexico.” – Jose Diaz-Balart

“We’re going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay. And the reason they’re going to pay and the way they’re going to pay, Bob, is this. We have a trade deficit now with Mexico of $58 billion a year. The wall is going to cost $10 billion a year. That’s what it’s going to cost. It’s going to be a powerful wall. It’s going to cost $10 billion.”― Donald Trump

“There was a change in tone in terms of the [Donald] Trump who showed up in Mexico City for this press conference.” – Steve Kornacki

“Mexico City is very different now than when I grew up, but I was in the streets all the time – though I was born to a middle-class neighborhood where there weren’t a lot of gangs and things. I was always comfortable.” – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Mexico Independence Day Quotes

“Cuando el pueblo salta sus barreras, casi ningún esfuerzo es bastante poderoso para detenerlo” – Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of the Mexican Republic Meaning: “When the people jump their barriers, almost no effort is powerful enough to stop it.”

“¡Viva la independencia! ¡Viva la América! ¡Muera el mal gobierno!” – Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Meaning: “Live the independence! Long live America! Bad government died!”

“Soy siervo de la nación porque esta asume la más grande legitima e inviolable de las soberanías” – José María Morelos y Pavón, Meaning: “I am a servant of the nation because it assumes the greatest legitimacy and inviolable sovereignty”.

“Morir es nada cuando por la patria se muere” – José María Morelos y Pavón, Meaning: “Dying is nothing when the country dies”.

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    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

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