Difference Between Mexican and Puerto Rican (With Table)

The whole territorial area of the earth is divided into seven continents; those are; South America, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, Oceania. And within these continents, there are numerous countries divided by  Geographical borders.

The relationship between the countries within one continent is closer than the relationship with countries of other continents, for example, England would be more closely related to France, the culture of its people will be more identical with people of France as compared to  Dubai. 

The cultural habit of people, their physical appearance, accent, language, religion or other traditions will be somewhat identical to adjacent countries within a continent. Sometimes people also travel to different nations which leads to mixing of genes.

The most affected feature is the physical appearance of people living within the same continent. This happens also due to climatic conditions, food habits, etc.. For example, in Asia, the skin colour of people is more likely to be Brown. 

Mexican vs Puerto Rican

The difference between Mexican and  Puerto Ricans is that the Mexicans are not native to the United States, on the other hand, Puerto Ricans are natives of the United States as Puerto is a Territory of the United States. 

Comparison Table Between Mexican and Puerto Ricans

Parameters of ComparisonMexicanPuerto Rican 
Citizens ofMexicoPuerto Rico
Part ofIndependent NationThe United States
The clarity in the Spanish languageLess clearMore clear
Melodious toneMore melodiousLess melodious
Freedom to enter United States mainland Not permittedPermitted 

What is Mexican?

Mexicans are people of Mexico, a country in North America which is completely independent. Mexico shares its borders with the United States of America, it is also bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, and Belize.

People of Mexico have a mixture of descendants of indigenous people like Spanish colonizers, Aztecs, Toltecs, Mayans, etc.. Most of the Mexicans are not indigenous rather they are mestizos which means a mixture of European colonization African ancestry and indigenous. Sometimes Mexican people also look like Indians. 

Mexico is famous for being the origin of chocolate, its food and drinks. the most famous dishes of Mexico include tortillas, burritos, tacos, Tequila, etc.. It is also famous for its culture like the festival of “day of the dead”, destinations like Mayan Temple, Cancun beach, cenotes, mariachi bands, etc..

Mexican food is a blend of indigenous and Spanish food. Use spices in Mexican food are corn, chocolate, Chipotle, beans, oregano, Chilly, etc.. Mexican food is world-famous and is loved among different countries of the world. The Spanish blend gives spicy features in the food.

The language of Mexican is also different, there are different languages spoken in Mexico like the Spanish language, Nahuatl, Mixtec, Zapotec languages, etc.. The accent of Mexicans is melodious, it feels as if they are singing the song, they are sweet and humble in behaviour.

The most famous dress code of Mexico is huipil, Rebozo, or Mexican skirt. These dresses are known by different names in different parts of the world. they are the most comfortable and basic in  Mexico.

What is Puerto Rican? 

The people of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are known as Puerto Ricans. It is Territory of The United States of America situated in the Caribbean Sea Near Dominican Republic, the United States Virgin Island and the British Virgin Island. Puerto Ricans are allowed to move freely across the mainland of the United States, unlike the Mexicans.

People of Puerto Rico are citizens of the US and they also look like other Americans, like they have Blonde hair, blue eyes, mulatto with dark eyes and hair and they are completely American by culture. Due to Africans as ancestors, Some Puerto Ricans are also of dark skin colour. 

The food culture of Puerto Rico is famous across the world, the food has African, American, Taino and Spanish blend. The basic spices they use are oregano, onion, garlic, and other seasonings. The most traditional dish of Puerto Rico is asopao de pollo, it is essentially a blend of rice and soup which is famous across the Caribbean.

The languages of Puerto Rico are mainly English and Spanish, due to less mixing of genes of ancestor there are, no various languages in the country. Puerto Rican Spanish is more clear as compared to Mexican Spanish but Puerto Ricans are not melodious like Mexicans, their way of speaking might sound rude. 

The Puerto Rican Spanish does not produce “R” and “S” Leave out “D” And change “R” to “L”.  Guayabera Is the traditional and distinctive dress of Puerto  Rico. 

Main Differences Between Mexican and Puerto Rican

  1. Mexican are citizens of Mexico, on the other hand, Puerto Ricans are considered to be citizens of The United States of America.
  2. Mexicans are restricted to enter the mainland of the United States on the other hand Puerto Ricans can move freely in the mainland of the United States.
  3. Ancestors of Mexicans include Mayan Indian, Spanish colonizers, Aztecs, etc., on the contrary ancestors of Puerto Ricans include Tainos, Africans, etc..
  4. The United Mexican State, the country in North America and just sent to the United States of America, on the other hand, Puerto Rico is the Territory of the United States.
  5. Spanish of Puerto Ricans is more clear than the Spanish of Mexicans.
  6. The tone of Mexicans is more melodious as compared to the tone of Puerto Ricans.


Mexico and Puerto Rico are two different places within one continent. The main difference between both of them is that Mexico is an independent Nation on the other hand Puerto Rico is a Territory of the United States.

The one thing common between both of them is the influence of the Spanish language and food. 

Mexicans also have an appearance somewhat like Indian due to Mayan Indian ancestral invasion. 


  1. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=5hjHDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA242&dq=puerto+rican&ots=JjbsuyJknz&sig=7xtSHgvqAAWfbsLkaR0bxdxl-AY
  2. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=PbeWDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=mexicans&ots=oviy_bwZes&sig=HnQ_nGS5fk5ZE3oibn3YToKghFQ
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