Many restaurants have posted their menus in US dollars only, which is illegal in Mexico. They are supposed to post in pesos first, and then in foreign currencies.
But with the rate of exchange jumping up and down like a pogo stick, maybe more up than down, some businesses are taking advantage of our precious tourists by showing prices in US dollars only and then using a high rate of exchange.
If you are a victim of this practice, you have options. Mexico has a consumer protection agency, known as the least corrupt in the country, called Profeco for its looong name in Spanish. You may take a photo of the menu, and email it to the Profeco headquarters in Mexico City. They have a page in English, but most of it is in Spanish.
Here's a link to their English page: http://www.profeco.gob.mx/english.htm and here's the email addresses to file a report: firstname.lastname@example.org and http://concilianet.profeco.gob.mx
The requirements are in Spanish here: http://www.profeco.gob.mx/Servicios/quejas_denun.asp
You may also pretend you do not live in Mexico full time and report it here:
www.profeco.gob.mx/Servicios/quejas_denun_ingles.asp Let's all be part of the solution
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