Mexico quotes: cactus plants on a red wall and a sign that says mexico mi amor (mexico my love sign)

131 Best Mexico Quotes & Mexican Instagram Captions [2021]

Looking to discover the best quotes about Mexico?

If you’re in Mexico now, or have visited and need some words of inspiration to express your emotions — you’re in the right place — because I live in Mexico! As a Mexico expat, I’m inspired by my chosen country daily, and I hope to inspire you with these 131 Mexico quotes and Mexican captions for Instagram 🇲🇽

On this epic list of Mexican quotes, you’ll find everything: funny quotes about Mexico, quotes about Mexico culture, Mexican pride quotes, Mexico quotes in Spanish, Mexico vacation quotes, quotes about Mexico City, Cancun quotes and Tulum captions for Mexican beaches, Mexico puns, proverbs, and more!

Looking for Mexico Instagram captions? I got you! In fact, this list starts out with short Mexican captions for Instagram — perfect for any Mexico vacation photo. There’s also inspiring words by famous Mexicans, for those who prefer a longer, more inspirational IG caption about Mexico.

Ready to discover the 131 best Mexico quotes? ¡Ya vamos! — which means, Let’s get to it already!

Mexico Quotes & Instagram Captions

50 Short Mexico Captions for Instagram

In search of the best Mexico puns captions? Look no further! Below you will find the perfect words, puns, jokes and more to express your love for tacos, guacamole, tequila, margaritas and more.

🌮 Taco captions & Guac captions

A balanced diet is a taco in each hand

Surround yourself with tacos, not negativity

I wish I was full of tacos instead of emotions

Mexico is spec-taco-lar

You cannot make everybody happy, you are not a taco

Mexico, you guac my world 🥑

Yesterday, I really wanted tacos. Today, I’m eating tacos. Follow your dreams 💫

Ways to my heart: Buy me tacos, Make Me tacos, Be tacos

“I hate tacos,” said no Juan ever

You, me, tacos

Maybe eating tacos isn’t cheating on my diet. Maybe me dieting is cheating on tacos 🤔

🥑 Happiness is chips and guac

Live everyday like it’s Taco Tuesday

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🥃 Tequila captions & Margarita Captions

Fiesta. Siesta. Tequila. Repeat.

Tequila: Because it’s Mexico somewhere

This señorita needs a margarita

The sun, the sand, and this drink in my hand 🍹

“I hate tequila,” said no Juan ever

Take life with a pinch of salt, a shot of tequila and a wedge of lime.

— John Walter Bratton

Fiesta like there’s no mañana (Party like there’s no tomorrow)

When life gives you lemons… slice them up and find some tequila

Beachside margaritas with my señoritas 🏖

Soup of the day: Tequila

Tequila may not be the answer, but it’s worth a shot

woman in green and white striped sundress wearing a tan sun hat walking through a field of large spiked green agave plants in a field in Tequila, one of the most unique places to visit in mexico
The agave fields in Tequila, Mexico (yes — its a real town!) are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

🇲🇽 Travel to Mexico captions

Visiting some of the best beaches in Mexico? Well then you’re going to need the perfect Mexico travel quotes, Spanish travel quotes, and more! Below is a list of the best Mexico quotes Instagram has ever seen — whether you’re declaring your love for tacos, tequila, the beach or just Mexico in general.

Mexico is always a good idea

Work, save, Mexico, repeat

Meet me in Mexico

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a ticket to Mexico and that’s kind of the same thing ✈️

Today’s good mood is brought to you by Mexico

Anytime is a good time to go to Mexico

You had me at hola

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🇲🇽 Gone to Mexico. Back never.

Mexico is calling and I must go

Hecho en Mexico meaning made in Mexico

Keep calm, I’m going to to Mexico

Once upon a time in Mexico

Buenos días Mexico ☀️ (Good morning Mexico)

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¡Viva México! meaning Long live Mexico!

México, mi amor meaning Mexico, my love

Te amo Mexico meaning I love Mexico

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Mexico Vacation Quotes: Tulum Captions, Cancun Captions, Cabo Captions

Looking for Mexico Beach captions? Regardless of what beach you’re visiting, these will make for great captions — but there are some Cancun-specific captions below, for those who need Cancun Instagram captions.

walkway overlooking the ocean in Mazatlan, one of the Best Mexican Beach Towns

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Vacation in Mexico. Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder, nights get longer. Life gets better.

Lost at sea? I’m not shore 🤷‍♀️

I need some Vitamin C-abo

Beach don’t kill my vibe

¡Vamos a la playa! (Let’s go to the beach!)

Life is better in flip flops 🩴🩴

Life takes you down many paths, but the best ones lead to the beach

Don’t worry, beach happy.

Sky above, sand below, peace within

You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination

South of the border, down Mexico way. That’s where I fell in love where stars above, came out to play. And now as I wonder, my thoughts ever stray, south of the border, down Mexico way.

— Jimmy Kennedy

Song lyrics & Quotes about cancun

I need some Vitamin C-ancun

South Beach, Cancun, Won’t you come up out them Jimmy Choos — French Montana, from the song South Beach

I was lookin’ forward to June, I was ready for Cancun — Jacob Banks

On the cool beach of Cancun under the moon, Me and honey sipping Boone’s — Natas

mexico art plates and cups

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10 Best Frida Kahlo Quotes

Oh, Frida! What would this list be without the one of the world’s most inspiring women, and most famous Mexican artist of all time?! She has been the subject of books, movies, dolls, copycat artists, Mexican folklore, and even immortalized in Frida Kahlo tattoos.

This Mexican feminist icon spent much of her life bedridden after a terrible accident — painting and speaking inspirational words. Today, visitors flock to the Casa Azul (Blue House) AKA the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, to see the home she lived in until her death in 1954.

Casa Azul, the Blue House Frida Kahlo Museum, one of the most-popular and best museums in Mexico City.

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? 

— Frida Kahlo

I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better. — Frida Kahlo

Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away. — Frida Kahlo

I love you more than my own skin. — Frida Kahlo

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim.

— Frida Kahlo

There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst. — Frida Kahlo, about her marriage to fellow Mexican painter, Diego Rivera

I think that little by little, I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. — Frida Kahlo

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

— Frida Kahlo

🌸🌺🌼 I paint flowers so they will not die. — Frida Kahlo

The most important part of the body is the brain. Of my face, I like the eyebrows and eyes. — Frida Kahlo

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Mexican Funny Quotes

Since moving to Mexico in 2018, I’ve discovered that Mexicans love humor. It’s one of top reasons why I love Mexico so much.

Many say their country’s language is Mexpañol, because there’s so much slang unique only to Mexico. Buried in the slang, are words and expressions ripe with double entendre (or, a double meaning). This double meaning is mostly intended to turn even mundane things into a joke.

In Mexico, an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn’t work very well.

— Len Deighton, British author

I’m Mexican; What’s your superpower?

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

Are you a Mexi-can or Mexi-can’t? — from Once Upon A Time in Mexico, by Robert Rodriguez

Great art is horseshit, buy tacos.

Charles Bukowski, American author

The country of Mexico has just gotten its first Taco Bell. You’re Welcome. Finally, Mexicans will have access to… Mexican food. Bon appétit. I can’t imagine how confused they will be when they get a taco. Jon Stewart, former host of the The Daily Show

Poor Mexico; so far from God and so close to the United States. — Porfirio Diaz, former Mexican President

Honorable Mention for Funniest Mexico Quote: I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall. — Donald Trump #ThatDidntAgeWell 🤣🤣🤣

woman with dark hair holding purple flowers and with a purple flower crown on who has a La Cartina skeletal woman tattoo on her arm, a traditional Mexican tattoo for women

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Famous Latino Quotes & Mexican Quotes

Here is a collection of often poignant quotes from poets, politicians, freedom fighters, artists, and a host of others who weave the unique tapestry that is Mexico! Some are by Mexicans, while some are by those of Mexican descent who grew up in other places.

Mexico extends beyond its borders.

— Vicente Fox, former Mexican President

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

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, Mexican Nobel Laureate

Mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties.

— Enrique Pena Nieto, former Mexican President

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, Mexican-American rock guitarist

I think that nothing is impossible when you want to fulfill a dream. A lot of people will tell you that you can’t do it, that you don’t have what it takes, but if it is in your heart and you feel it, there is nothing that will stop you. It is like the sun — you can’t block it: it will shine regardless, if that is what you want. — Thalia, Mexican singer

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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, Mexican actor

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with. — Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress

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, Mexican-American actor

Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. — Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American boxer

Mexico is a country which has experienced thousands of years of art and culture.

— Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman

We’re all human, and part of being human is showing respect and support for others’ life choices. — Daniel Lubetzky, Mexican-American businessman

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Quotes About Mexican People & Mexican Culture

Here are some quotes about Mexican people, and sentiment about the unique Mexican culture. Most of them are Mexico quotes by Mexicans, but there are also some Mexico sayings from people who have visited Mexico and loved it.

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.

I was born in Mexico, I grew up in Mexico, and along the way, I learned to love Mexico. I think anyone who has stepped foot on this land — not to mention all Mexican people — will agree that it’s not difficult to love Mexico. — Emiliano Salinas

No one loves life more than we [Mexicans] do, in a way, because we are so conscious about death. So the preciousness of life, standing side by side, the one place we’re all going to.” — Guillermo del Toro, Mexican Oscar-Winning director of The Shape of Water 

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, American author of The Color Purple

One of the most notable traits of the Mexicans character is his willingness to contemplate horror: He is even familiar and complacent in his dealings with it.

— Octavio Paz

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, Mexican-American writer

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, Mexican-American actress

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

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.

Miguel Hidalgo quotes / Viva Mexico Quotes

Here are the most famous Mexican Independence Day quotes, said by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, considered the father of the Mexican Revolution.

¡Viva la independencia! ¡Viva la América! ¡Muera el mal gobierno! (Long live independence! Long live America! Death to bad government!)

Siendo contra los clamores de la naturaleza vender a los hombres, quedan abolidas las leyes. (Being against the claims of nature to sell to men, the laws are abolished.) Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

El indulto es para los criminales, no para los defensores de la patria. (The pardon is for criminals , not for defenders of the fatherland.) Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

La lengua guarda al pescuezo (The tongue guards the neck)

Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
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Mexico Quotes in Spanish: Mexican Proverbs About Life

One of the Latin Romance Languages, somehow, many proverbs sound like Mexican love quotes in Spanish! However, some are about the trials and tribulations of life. Below are the best Mexican sayings, along with the translated Mexican captions in English.

Mejor solo que mal acompañado. (Better alone than in bad company.)

— Popular Mexican Saying

No eres lo que logras, eres lo que superas. (You are not what you achieve; you are what you surpass.)

El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta. (Jack of all trades, master of none.)

Cuando no esperas nada, todo llega. (When you expect nothing, everything arrives.)

Barriga llena, corazón contento. (Full stomach, happy heart.)

🥃 Para todo mal, mezcal. Para todo bien, también. (For everything good, mezcal. For everything bad, also mezcal.)

— Mexican Proverb, popular in Oaxaca, Mexico

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.)

El camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente. (The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current. Similar to: You snooze, you lose.)

Al mal tiempo, buena cara. (To bad times, a good face. Similar to: Put your best face forward.)

🦋 Soy mucha mariposa para tu estomago. (There are many butterflies in my stomach.)

— Proverb from Mexico

Amor viejo, ni te olvido ni te dejo. (Old love, I neither forget you nor leave you.)

Una cosa es el amor y el negocio es otra cosa. (Love is one thing, and business is another. Similar to: Don’t mix business and pleasure/love.)

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

— Mexico Proverb

Ahogado el niño, tapando el pozo. (After the child drowns, they close the well. Meaning: It’s better to prevent a tragedy before it happens.)

No hay muerto malo, ni novia que no sea bonita. (There is no bad death, nor girlfriend who isn’t pretty.)

La casa no se reclina sobre la tierra, sino sobre una mujer. (The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman. Similar to: Women hold up half the sky.)

— Traditional Mexican Proverb
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Mexican Quotes About Drinking Tequila 🍻

Tequila is not even a drink; it’s a way for having the cops around without using a phone. —Dylan Moran, Irish comedian

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

Drinking tequila is more about the journey than the destination.

— Rainbow Rowell, American author

Love is like tequila shots, not the quantity but strength matters. — Saru Singhal

It was too much tequila, or not quite enough. — Jimmy Buffett, American singer/songwriter

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 don’t need a prescription for tequila. — Rachel Vincent, from Before I Wake

Man pouring mezcal into shot glass
Though tequila is more popular (or infamous!) in the U.S., in Mexico, it’s all about mezcal — tequila’s smokier cousin!
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Anthony Bourdain Mexico Quotes

Señor Bourdain (RIP) is said to have fallen under the spell of Mexico! Check out Parts Unknown (Season 3, Episode 4) and No Reservations (Season 5, Episode 1) to see Anthony Bourdain in Mexico City, and all over the country.

In years of making television in Mexico, it’s one of the places we, as a crew, are happiest when the day’s work is over. We’ll gather around a street stall and order soft tacos with fresh, bright, delicious salsas, drink cold Mexican beer, sip smoky mezcals, and listen with moist eyes to sentimental songs from street musicians. We will look around and remark, for the hundredth time, what an extraordinary place this is. — Anthony Bourdain, from Under the Volcano

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, Godfather of Cool

Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed pope-mobiles 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 taquerias 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

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Quotes About Mexican Food

Mexico Fun Fact: In 2010, UNESCO declared Mexican food an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind (English translation: international treasure worth preserving)! There was no way to do a Mexico quotes list without a separate section for the best Mexican food quotes — so here they are:

I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopath.

— Jim Gaffigan, American comedian

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

When it’s done properly, taco should be a verb.

— Jonathan Gold, LA Times food critic

Mexican food is way more than the bastardized burritos and nachos you pick up at window #2. — Anna Starostinetskaya, VegNews Magazine 

If you had to decide between being given a million dollars and eating tacos, which would you choose — Corn or flour?

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

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

— Richard Condon, American novelist

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, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice on how to bring the nation together 🌮➕🍺=❤️

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, Foreword to The Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy

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Mexico City Quotes

On a personal note, I moved to Mexico after visiting Mexico City 😍 It will always hold a special places in my heart, even though I now live in Merida, Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula. However, these quotes about Mexico City help me reminisce with fondness.

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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 was born in Mexico; I am from Mexico City. — Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer

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, Mexican-American singer/songwriter

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, Creative Writing Professor at MIT

I’ve always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.

— Greg Kinnear, American actor

Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, Its situation is marvelous. — Edward Burnett Tylor

Really, Mexico City has always been this big, complex monster of a city that has always had real problems and needs, and I’ve always found my way through it in different ways. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mexican film director

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BONUS: 10 Best Song Lyrics About Mexico

Oh, Mexico, It sounds so simple, I just got to go — Mexico, by James Taylor

Oh baby, I was bound for Mexico, Oh baby, I was bound to let you go — Mexico, by Cake

South of the border, down Mexico way, That’s where they fell in love, When stars above came out to play

— South of the Border, by Patsy Cline

See it on the television every day, Hear it on the radio, It ain’t humid but it sure is hot, Down in Mexico — Riff Raff, by AC/DC

I’m goin’ way down south, Way down south, Way down south to Mexico way — Hey Joe, by Jimi Hendrix 

You only think about yourself, You’d better bend before I go, On the first train to Mexico — Mexico, by Incubus

🎶 They say there’s a place down in Mexico, Where a man can fly over mountains and hills, And he don’t need an airplane or some kind of engine, And he never will

— Hypnotized, by Fleetwood Mac

Who’d a thunk?, Sittin’ drunk, On a wagon to Mexico — Icky Thump, by The White Stripes

I feel like bein’ jive, hangin’ out, maybe go to Mexico, ‘Cause dreamin’, baby, that’s the way I want to be, Just want to sit in a tree, sail out to sea, live like some fantasy — Pass it Around, by Grand Funk Railroad

Well I hear the whistle but I can’t go, I’m gonna take her down to Mexico, She said oh no, Guadalajara won’t do — My Old School, by Steely Dan

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I really love these! I’ve yet to visit Mexico, but I’m definitely pinning for later. I think I’m partial to the “Fiesta like there’s no mañana.”

  2. I love the variety of quotes you’ve compiled. The taco ones make me laugh – said no Juan ever LOL! And Frida Kahlo is so inspirational.

  3. What a fun blog! I loved reading these. Thank you for compiling them. Love the song lyrics too. My fave was “I hate tacos,” said no Juan ever. haha! Just the best, hooked me right in from the beginning!

  4. What an awesome selection of captions! I love the Frida Kahlo quotes and “Mexico is calling and I must go!”

  5. So many good captions here lol and reading all the food ones gives me a craving for Tacos

  6. I was laughing before I got to the funny Mexican quotes! Loved reading Frida’s and Anthony Bourdain’s quotes, glad you included them.

  7. I laughed out loud when I read some of these quotes!