The Mexico City American Airlines Admirals Club at the Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City is located near gate 19, just after clearing security at section G.
The Mexico City airport lounge is on the small side but we found ourselves inside once again as both Priority Pass lounges, which were closer to our gate, were full and had waiting lists. (We put ourselves on both waiting lists and were never called to enter.)
Not much has changed over the years but it’s a fine place to regroup before a flight home.
See also: Top 10 Things to Do in Mexico City
Mexico City Admirals Club Access
Usually, for those of us flying from the United States, a first-class or business class American Airlines ticket does not permit entry to Admirals Clubs in Mexico and the Caribbean.
At the time of this writing, Mexico City is the one exception to this rule (check admission details as these can change, however).
It didn’t matter for us as we have an Admirals Club membership via our Citi AAdvantage Executive Elite credit card. Admirals Club memberships are worth their price tag for my family.
Those flying other oneworld alliance airlines with elite status or qualifying premium class tickets can use this lounge as well.
Food and Drinks on Offer
Our first stop was the full bar with a view of a runway.
The complimentary wine is from Mexico and perfectly good. It’s the only spot in the lounge with a television. Pick up some bar snacks with your wine or cocktail.
If looking for something more substantial to eat, around the corner you’ll find a small buffet.
Complimentary food includes quesadillas, fresh-cut vegetables and lettuce for a salad, pasta with tomato sauce, a variety of sandwiches, cookies, chips and tortilla soup.
They are quick to replenish when stock runs low. Notably absent is the usual Admiral’s Club menu with items for purchase, perhaps because you can fill yourself with the complimentary offerings.
The bartender told me that for a more fulsome meal, people typically head out to an airport restaurant.
Admirals Club Business Services
There are no showers, but a cubicle-style business center and plenty of magazines are on offer. Wireless internet is fast and complimentary.
There’s a baby changing table in the bathroom, which is clean and very nice. Otherwise, they’ll need some entertainment.
Mexico City Airport Lounge Comfort
The chairs are upholstered leather or fabric, depending on which you choose.
Not every seating section has plugs, but there do seem to be plenty against the walls and some in the floor.
The only TV is in the bar area.
The Best Part: A Ride to Your Gate
On our previous trip to Mexico City, our flight to Dallas left at a gate that would have been a 20-minute walk from the Admiral’s Club.
However, we hitched a ride on the Admirals Club cart which made all the difference in the world when traveling with a tired 5-year-old. The carts are still available for long walks.
This Mexico airport lounge isn’t anywhere near as nice Admirals Clubs in Dallas, Miami or even LAX, but it’s a fine way to pass the time before your flight.
I appreciate that it’s quiet… much quieter than a crowded Priority Pass lounge.
I dare say the quesadillas and pasta are very good. And, the service is excellent. So, while not fancy, no complaints really.