Mexico - Currency
The Mexican currency is the Peso, which consists of:
Coins: 20 pesos, 10 pesos, 5 pesos, 2 pesos, 1 peso, 50 centavos, 10 centavos.
Bills/notes: 20 pesos, 50 pesos, 100 pesos, 200 pesos, 500 pesos
To see images of actual Mexican coins and bills/notes:
It is best to exchange currency at the booths in the airport, where competitive exchange rates are offered. Outside the airport, go to a large bank branch. You may exchange money at hotels, but they usually charge high commissions or have very unfavorable exchange rates. Most department stores and restaurants will accept U. S. dollars, but you would get a better exchange rate at a bank or reputable exchange house.