The food service industry in Mexico includes the hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) sectors. Mexico’s HRI foodservice sector has faced several challenges in 2016 due to an unstable economy and the negative exchange rate fluctuations of the U.S. dollar versus the Mexican peso. An increase in consumer prices (2.82 percent in 2016 vs 2.71 percent in 2015) is also slowing down the economic growth. However, the full service restaurant sector kept growing as more independent operators opened in 2016. Mexico is still an attractive market for international foodservice companies. There are export opportunities for U.S. suppliers of food and beverages interested in this market, especially in the restaurant and hotel sector because of a growing number of foreign (28 million U.S. tourists) and domestic (18 million Mexican) tourists that visited Mexico in 2016, and a rise in the number of young chefs opening their own restaurants across Mexico. This report focuses mostly on the restaurant sector, highlighting its structure, entry strategy and best products prospects.