Looking for a cab driver referral.

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 11, 2021, 09:27 (45 days ago) @ 1946415cd

I've generally found that asking what the price is, set's you up for the inflated tourist rate. It's like, if he doesn't know the price I'll hit him with the extra.

When we hop in a Cab with our Mexican Friends, nobody asks the price. When we get to where we are going money is handed to the driver and he gives change back in the correct amount for the published fare, no tip is given nor does the driver expect a tip- all pretty simple.
When I ask "how Much" when we are by ourselves it's never, ever, been the published amount!

Our Mexican Friend Melissa, once slapped me for not taking my 5 peso change from the driver, no! no! no! she said! LOL....

Your friends don't ask the rate when getting out of the taxi because they already asked what it was. It isn't hard at all to familiarize yourself with the official rates. If you are quoted an unauthorized rate, say no gracias and take another taxi.

My experience is the polar opposite of yours. Asking the rate never sets me up because I already know what they are, but it gives the taxi driver the opportunity to be honest.


And tipping for an unearned service as you do will cause taxi drivers to believe you have money to throw away so why not gouge you and other foreigners. Although it's something you do elsewhere, it's not something we do here.

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