A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a cooking competition that also celebrates the diverse and rich culinary traditions of Mexico.
Positive Role Models
The judges are friendly rivals. The panelists are honest but polite in their feedback. They all celebrate Mexican food in all its variations.
The chefs are male and female, and come from different parts of Mexico and specialize in regional local cuisines. The Mexican Chairman is part Asian.
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Violence & Scariness
People occasionally get frustrated or yell while cooking under pressure, but there's nothing violent.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some occasional innuendo, usually as part of the banter between the hosts.
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There's strong cursing (Spanish variations of "s--t," "f--k") uttered by chefs during the cooking process. Some of these swear words are spelled out in the English subtitles.
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Products & Purchases
Restaurants owned by the Iron Chefs and some of their challengers are briefly, but clearly, featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cocktails are occasionally created, served, and consumed as part of the menu.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Iron Chef Mexico, an installment of the Iron Chef franchise, offers familiar high-energy competition. There's some mild innuendo (mostly coming from the hosts), and strong cursing (audible in Spanish and some written out in the English subtitles). Restaurants owned by the Iron Chefs and some of their challengers are briefly featured.
Is It Any Good?
The fun and energetic series offers viewers the opportunity to see some of Mexico's best chefs cook up creative dishes using their culinary expertise. The local ingredients, which include things like nopal (cacti) and maguey worms, and the techniques used to prepare them reflect the diverse regional culinary traditions of the country. Meanwhile, the chaos in the kitchen also leads to entertaining moments. The scenes between the Chairman and his nephew, which serve as previews for the following episode, are silly. But some of this is in line with the comedic styles that are popular in the country. Overall, if you like cooking competitions, or are a fan of the franchise, Iron Chef Mexico is worth checking out.
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