Mexican YouTubers (2020)
Mexican YouTubers have been key in my ability to maintain my Spanish when I’m not in Mexico.
While I love podcasts for casual listening when busy, I have been able to learn new recipes, get my news, and zone out thanks to Mexican YouTubers who are constantly putting out great content.
In fact, for language learning, the variety and practicality of content found on Youtube is why I greatly prefer it to Netflix.
This master list of Mexican YouTuber channels has been hand-selected by me and has nothing to do with the popularity of the channels or their budget.
For me as a real human who actually watches YouTube, the most important thing is the quality and consistency of content.
I’ve been following some of these YouTubers for years and am really happy to finally share my list!
In the coming months, I’ll also be writing articles on Spanish and Puerto Rican YouTubers! Follow me on instagram for announcements whenever I put up a new language learning blog post.
Why watch Mexican YouTubers when language learning
First of all, I want to give my top reasons why I think picking at least one Mexican YouTuber in every category here and actively following them is super important if you’re trying to learn, relearn, or maintain your Spanish.
- YouTube is full of DYI projects, recipes, and tips that make content more interactive than Netflix or movies
- You can do Mexican recipes, home projects, or hacks while living a tiny “immersion experience” anywhere in the globe
- For heritage speakers or anyone trying to relearn Spanish, this gives us more ways to interact with the language that aren’t just passively listening
- Plus--when you really love someone’s content, you’re more likely to want to keep following them and interacting with their content
- If you also want to practice writing in Spanish, you can give yourself a “mini tarea” and leave comments on all of the videos you watch. That’s what I do with the French YouTuber channels I watch, since my French isn’t as strong as my Spanish.
Because of this, this list has only a few influencers on it. Most of the Mexican YouTubers listed here are smaller accounts with more interesting content--although, of course, we had to include a few famous ones.
So now that you know why I adore Mexican YouTubers for all language learners and heritage speakers, let’s get into some of my favorite Mexican YouTube Channels!
If you’re trying to relearn Spanish or improve it, don’t forget to check out this article to learn more about what makes relearning languages a unique process.
Mexican YouTubers: Food
Let’s not mince words: Mexican food is the best.
And honestly, out of all of the Mexican YouTube channels I watch, these ones get the most play.
Not only is this because I love Mexican food, but as someone who doesn’t have a lot of opportunities at the moment to use her Spanish, ever little interaction counts. And making gorditas or paletas in my kitchen from some of these recipes is a great way to have a mini-language immersion no matter what country I’m in!
Not to be dramatic but I would die for my abuelita and this is why this video is first on this list.
I don’t even know how I found this channel. But less than a year ago I watched one of her first videos on her channel which after only a few days online and with no production team had already had a million views. When YouTube sent her her gold and platinum buttons on the same day, there wasn’t even anyone who could translate the English letters she received with them. If you have original, unique content that hits home to people, it’s crazy how much love you can find online--no matter what your production budget.
We all love her. At the time of this writing, she has 2.68 million subscribers, just 9 months into her channel.
She isn’t the YouTube influencer we wanted, but she’s certainly the influencer we needed.
Armando is an absolutely delightful person to listen to. He goes through a bunch of Mexican recipes (including some of my favorite postres) and generally is just an enjoyable blogger to follow and cook along to.
Jauja is a Mexican mom and wife who shows off her own cooking style and plenty of traditional Mexican recipes while cooking for her family. One thing I love is that she lives in the US and is just one of the many Mexican YouTubers who keeps their tradition outside of their country.
Mexican YouTubers: Beauty and Lifestyle
I’m not a huge beauty YouTube fan because of the endless amounts of drama that have come out of US YouTubers recently and taken over my social media feed for weeks on end. But these Mexican Beauty YouTubers are worth checking out with 100% of the content quality, 50% less paid promotions, and 100% less drama.
Channel tags: beauty, makeup, comedy
Beauty bloggers normally aren’t for me, but Miku is just funny. She’s also one of the members of comedy channel QueParió! (listed below), she does really good makeup tutorials… but has a great narrative style.
Channel tags: personal vlog, US-Mexico life, beauty, cultures
Holly is a US-born Mexican YouTuber who is actually from a white estadounidensian family.
As she explains in this story she moved between the US and Mexico for her entire childhood making her bilingual and bicultural. Holly is super popular in Mexico, especially among millennial women, and uses her channel to explain both English and Spanish.
Channel tags: style, personal vlog
Juana is the least-followed Mexican YouTuber on this section of the list with only 2 million subscribers, but honestly my favorite. She does beauty and fashion, but with her own style and incredibly incredibly chill energy.
Channel tags: LGBT, personal blog, pop culture
This channel follows it’s divine host through personal blogs about awards shows, celebrity couples, and daily life. It’s incredibly popular in Mexico, where same-sex couples have virtually no rights, with nearly 10 million subscribers.
Channel tags: makeup, yoga, travel, personal vlog
Another eclectic “personal vlog”, this Mexican YouTuber largely just investigates her interests in front of an audience. As she’s currently going through her yoga certification, it’s a lot of that right now. In the past, it’s had more travel. But it’s always fun, and it’s always calming.
Channel tags: personal vlog, beauty, makeup, challenges
Yuya started off years ago as a Mexican YouTuber focused on beauty, fashion, and makeup. Since then (like many Youtubers of any language) her channel has taken on a life of its own. She answers questions, does challenges, reviews products, and does a lot of fun but off-topic videos.
Channel tags: personal vlog, mom, influencer
If you like high-budget influencers, you’ll love Kimberly’s channel.
While I don’t personally follow her because influencers aren’t my cup of tea, I couldn’t leave her off the list because with over 24 million followers people love her. Her videos have featured her pregnancy, scandals, lie detectors, and basically anything else in the genre of “watching people do interesting things”.
Mexican YouTubers: Comedy
Channel tags: sketch comedy, parody
I generally don’t love comedy or sketch YouTubers, but this one is an exception. Their humor is clever, topical, and has a great Mexican flavor. They put a lot of time and effort into planning their videos, and it shows.
Channel tags: Yucateca, impressions, Mexican culture
While los norteños get a lot of love, que no olvidemos los Yucatecos!
There are like 5 different layers of references and cultural jokes in this video, so if you don’t understand it upon first viewing I highly suggest you jump on a plane and head to Cancún at your earliest possible convenience.
I lived in the Yucatán for a few years and was shown one of Tila Maria’s accent videos by a friend when I commented on how much I love the peninsula’s accent. (Which, it turned out, is normally made fun of by other Mexicans.) Until I one day return to the flat, flat, flat flatness that is the Yucatán, this channel es puro Yucateco and I love it. (If you’re not familiar with that particular part of Mexico, however, it might not be for you.)
Channel tags: Yucateca, pranks, Mexican culture
This is another channel that was sent to me by a friend when I complained about how hard it was to ever get directions in Mérida.
I cried. While I don’t follow this channel myself (drag that caricatures women this much tends to put queer women off a bit) I love this video. If you’re familiar with la vida Yucatecan you might like this a lot.
Mexican YouTubers: Video Games and Things That Explode
Channel tags: videogames, reaction videos, sports
Werevertumoro is one of those channels where people just have fun making content that doesn’t necessarily involve the same thing ever video, but more appeal to a certain type of audience. You really feel like you’re just hanging out with your friends when you watch them, which makes sense when you consider their 16+ million YouTube subscribers.
Channel tags: challenges, video games, cars, motorsports
One thing I love about YouTube (not just Mexican YouTubers) is that people who aren’t stereotypically “artistic types” can get really creative.
This channel is about dirt bikes, video games, parties, and having fun with friends. But it’s produced really well and its ideas are exceeding creative. Some of the most fun videos involve turning his car into a Hot Wheels car, a bunker tour (instead of a typical house tour), and making a raft out of recycled water bottles.
Mexican YouTubers: Pop Culture
Channel tags: crafts, DIY, pop culture
CraftingGeek is my personal favorite Mexican YouTuber in this section!
Her videos are what you would expect from a channel with nearly 10 million followers: well lit, well-produced, fun, and with a big personality. But her tutorials are easy(ish) to follow and topics include making a giant sharpie, DIY gift ideas, and Wish reviews.
Because I only watch YouTube in non-English languages, content like this is super important for me because on a day off I can sit down and do an activity along with the host for a “mini-language immersion” experience.
Channel tags: crafts, DIY, challenges
Dani has a style really similar to CraftingGeek above--they’ve even appeared on each other’s channels doing projects together. They’re just fun, well-produced, relaxing videos to watch. The big difference between Crafting Geek and her is that Dani tends to do sillier challenges which are more typical YouTuber (like drawing for 24hrs straight) so if you like this sort of stuff you’ll enjoy her channel a lot.
Channel tags: unboxing, Hollywood, nostalgia
Another member of the QueParió! team, La Lata goes into toys, trivia, 90s anime, and action movies. They’re a lot of fun and another great example of a channel that doesn’t really stick to one theme but rather delivers one type of a user a lot of fun content they’ll enjoy.
Channel tags: click bait, nostalgia, weird facts, cartoons
I have never tolerated a more annoying voice on any YouTube channel. But if you can get through it, the videos are all totally addicting. I simply cannot NOT click on them when they pop up for me on my subscription channel.
Channel tags: news, internet trends, click-bait
Tu Cosmopolis looks into trends and current events and puts together fun videos about them.
If you just want a Mexican YouTuber to space out to or play in the background while you’re doing something else, this is a great one. All of the videos can be watched basically like podcasts since the videos or images added over the voice are taken from parts of the internet.
Mexican YouTubers: Curiosities and Documentaries
Unlike previous sections, this selection of Mexican YouTubers features more groups or faceless channels than individuals. But still--the content is great, and I really love seeing a few of these whenever they pop up under my subscriptions page.
Channel tags: learning, biology, physics, history
CuriosaMente puts out tiny animated videos that are excited about learning. Some of my favorites have been the differences between viruses and bacteria, why schools are the way they are, and dinosaurs that aren’t extinct.
Channel tags: travel, food, product reviews, mini-documentaries
Luisito makes videos in his home in Mexico--but also around the world--where he does comparisons, reviews, and challenges. I would assume he has a background in journalism for how many quality interviews he actually does, but he also does really silly stuff like hamburger challenges, reactions to memes about himself, and a review for a scooter-suitcase.
Channel tags: urban legends, occult, paranormal, mini-documentaries
I don’t like horror. Like, at all. But Creepypasta is FUN.
If you’ve never heard of the word “creepypasta”, it’s basically a genre of internet storytelling. In the past, we might have called them campfire stories or urban legends, but creepypasta is the internet-native version of that genre. What I like about all creepypasta (including the channel Creepypastas Everywhere) is that it’s better documented than old urban legends passed by through rumors. Because of that, it’s, well, creepier. But it’s also more fun and entertaining because you simply can’t dismiss it with “that never happened”.
And, thankfully for me, it’s not as horrific as full-on jump-scare horror movies.
Mexico YouTubers: Business and Education
Channel tags: economics, personal development, tech, marketing
Platzi is an online educational platform that I personally have used and love. I found them originally through their YouTube account. Their videos are all really sales-heavy and often are set up to steer you into buying a subscription to their courses, but the information is really interesting and some of the best business info I’ve found for free in any language.
I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this channel (and their platform) to anyone studying Spanish for business. One of the ways I interact with languages when I’m not studying them is by laddering other skills through my languages. For my French, that’s very often cooking--but for Spanish, that’s been reading business books and listening to business podcasts. The value I got out of Platzi’s $40 USD monthly subscription was a really great investment. (And no, I don’t do sales for them. I just like their stuff.)
Channel tags: guru, talks, branding, personal development
Jureg is a Mexican businessman living in the US and working as a business coach on various digital platforms. If you like boot camps, hustle culture, and motivational talks, you’ll really like his style.
Channel tags: self-help, digital marketing, motivation
Cesar is another online marketing type “guru” who will post a mix of motivating videos and tiny tips on a regular basis.
While the point of most of these videos is to sell you on his more expensive services, I secretly like videos like these for when I need to get my butt out of bed and back to work. (If you own your own business, you’ll know what I mean.)
Channel tags: audiobooks, tips
Honestly, Luis Ramos really isn’t a Mexican YouTuber. He’s a podcaster. And this channel is just his podcast on a different platform.
But his monthly summary of business books with actionable steps is a big part of my secret sauce when people ask me how I manage to study so many languages at the same time and keep up my business knowledge and have other hobbies. I feel like I’m giving away a bit of my secret sauce here, but if you own a business and can speak Spanish: you’re welcome.
Top Mexican YouTubers in All Categories
This is a kind of “miscellaneous” category of channels that I don’t necessarily follow, but this list would be incomplete without.
Channel tags: click-bait, challenges, fitness, news, food….
I’m not even sure how to describe Badabun channel. While it’s the Mexican YouTuber channel with the most subscriptions worldwide, it’s fueled largely by really explosive titles about controversial topics. Go check out their many playlists to see what I mean.
A lot of their videos are also filmed vertically for phones since they have a large following on TikTok.
Channel tags: personal vlog, challenges, pranks
While they’re technically only the 5th most-followed Mexican YouTuber channel, the three Polinesios siblings are so popular that Mexican Walmarts literally sell their candy in front of cash registers and merch in other departments.
What to they make videos about? In typical YouTuber fashion: basically anything. Their lives, their silliness, their house, their dogs… but they’re all really energetic and extremely positive.
The channel is family-friendly and I wouldn’t be surprised if their fan base was largely 6-14 years old. They have five channels in total, so if you really like their content you can get it basically daily if you want.
Latino YouTubers Who Aren’t Mexican-Only
I’m breaking my own rule here. I normally try not to add corporations to my lists of language resources, but BuzzFeed is great, and honestly, Buzzfield Presenta isn’t an exception to that. Much of their content is Mexican, but unfortunately, they don’t have have a specifically Mexican YouTube channel. So it can’t end up higher on the list, but it’s a great follow (as you’d expect).
Like Buzzfeed Prenta, Vice en Español has a lot of content that’s centered around Mexico. That makes sense, considering the company is originally based in English and the US. But unfortunately, they put all of their Spanish-language content in one place on one YouTube channel, so we can’t put them higher up onto the list. Still, like all Vice content, the reporting is solid and the stories addictive.
You’ll start to notice a theme here. I really look forward to the day where we can start to see Mexican companies create channels in English with titles like “TED in English”, but for now it is what it is. TED Talks are still wildly popular around the world, and if you’re studying Spanish as a second language or a heritage language speaker, a little inspiration now and again will probably be much needed.
Did I miss anyone?
If there’s a Mexican YouTuber channel I missed and should know about, please leave it in the comments!
Like I’ve mentioned, I watch YouTube every day for language immersion. (And, obviously, fun.)
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I’ll also be updating this list regularly in the future, so feel free to bookmark it and check back in a year or so!