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Q: I need you help???Very urgently.

Hey there.The company will host the Mexico purchasing manager a dinner in a nice resturant in the downtwon of Shanghai this evening.What kind of food will most  Mexican like?Any nice Mexican resturant to recommend?100-200rmb per person will be prefered.Place in Tianzifang,Jing'an temple or XinTian di will be better.Thanks

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why not search in 大众点评or something like it, you can find a ton of them

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Take them to eat kourou & hong shao rou. They'll love it.

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I'm not sure a Mexican restaurant is a good idea

  * how to be sure it's as good as back in Mexico ?
  * coming to China, your guest might be more interested to try local food rather the same thing from back home

Sichuan food is a sure winner for people into spicy food (Mexican food is spicy...)

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They're coming to China....odds are, they are expecting to eat Chinese food.  Take them to a nice Chinese restaurant you know, preferably one that doesn't use gutter oil.

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There is only one decent Mexican restaurant in Asia to my knowledge, and that is on a small side street in Bangkok. 

 

Find a good Chinese restaurant. If it had been in Guangdong, I'd say Dim Sum style, lots of small dishes so it doesn't matter if the guy dislikes a couple of them

 

Treat him to China, but hold back on the forced Baijou drinking, it's OK with Wine, Baijou and beer, but don't do the constant toasting around the table. 

 

When I traveled a lot for business I was always disappointed when my hosts took me to "familiar food". Some of the best business dinners I've had has been with the host in, "whereever they go for lunch every day" (with the exception of a mom and pop place sitting on the floor in Seoul getting some VERY spicy food that could make a Sichuan chili eating maser cry, it was great food, just a bit too painful for me to eat enough to get full) 

Another thing hosts have done that I find "annoying" is that, to get to the "best" restaurant in town, half day is spent on transport. Make it casual, maybe a place with a view, clean tablecloths and normal food is just what it takes. 

I would think a Mexican is not too fuzzy about food (in the sense that if religious, he is most likely Catholic, which works well with Chinese food) but I think it would be OK to simply ask if he has any dietary constraints or if he just want the full China dinner. (if he doesn't eat, afterwards pull him aside and ask if he needs a quick trip to Burger King (and this is not a joke in relation to past posts about this fine burger restaurant)

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Try Tacos.

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Xiao Nan Guo goes over very well.

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Xiao Nan Guo goes over very well.

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Take them for Chinese food, something Chinese that's also fun, like hot pot or barbeque 

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If your taking them for chinese food. Make sure that its safe to eat. No lungs or organs , anything on the inside. Stay away from fish unless its de-boned sea fish. All seafood should be prepared. No shrimp with heads and you must peel it. Foreigners dont eat the body of the crab or that gross black stuff inside. Legs.

If i could make a suggestion it would be a Beijing duck restaurant. Easy to find an upscale one with a good environment. The duck is cut into just meat with sliced cucumbers and that sauce wrapped in that bread thing. Safe, easy to eat. Delicious, and different.

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Ok Vicky I am Mexican.  With that said, we are pretty adventurous with food.  We eat a lot of things Chinese people eat like chicken feet, pig's ears, cow stomachs etc.  Take him or her to a good Chinese restaurant and tell them a bit about what they are eating and where it comes from.  Just stay away from sweet food.  We eat more spicy food, and foods with sauces.  Some good food from Sichuan or Guangzhou would be good.

In my experience the farther away one gets away from Mexico the less tasty the "Mexican food" becomes.  Be aware that what the world considers to be Mexican food is not really Mexican but food from Texas. One example are the wheat wraps.  Mexicans from the heartland eat corn wraps, and those are hard to get in China. Nachos, burritos, and the like are not really Mexican but Texan.  In China the Mexican food I have eaten is not really Mexican but a bad version of  fast food from the USA.

 

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My god, who employed you?   You can't do anything without asking this forum first. 

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Burger king no you know the menu and you get the staff discount

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Try sometHing dIfferenT, sushi ServeD on a nakEd girl, yoU coUld Be the center PiecE too.,,,,,,    i'M UsinG a nExis tablEt, woN't Type PRoperLY hEre????

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Thai Hot Pot usually has lemon and cilantro (Chinese parsley).  These are also common in Mexican food.  They will enjoy it!  I did.

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