Como dice el dicho (TV Series 2011– )


Como dice el dicho (TV Series 2011– )

Dramatization of real-life situations and stories that are related to popular sayings, by Don Tomas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  5.2 /10
Creator Emmanuel Duprez
Creator Xavier Romero
Creator María Eugenia Argomedo
Creator Alfredo Ballesteros
Release Date2011-02-01
Runtime1h 0mins
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
CompanyTelevisa S.A. de C.V.
Sergio Corona
Sergio Corona
Tomás León / ... 771 episodes, 2011-2020
Brisa Carrillo
Brisa Carrillo
Marieta 550 episodes, 2014-2020
Benny Emmanuel
Benny Emmanuel
Pato 486 episodes, 2015-2020
Fernanda Sasse
Fernanda Sasse
Lupita / ... 406 episodes, 2015-2018
Wendy González
Wendy González
Isabel León 277 episodes, 2011-2016
Poncho 236 episodes, 2011-2015

Como dice el dicho

Como dice el dicho (translation: As the saying goes) is a Mexican anthology drama series produced by Genovena Martínez for Televisa. The series premiered on February 1, 2011, on Las Estrellas, and is currently airing its eighth season.

The series covers a variety of stories in which a proverb (usually of Mexican origin) is selected for each episode and applied to real-life situations such as family violence, economic crisis, personal growth, the dignity of women, homosexuality, and drug addiction, among others.


The series is set in present-day Mexico City, mostly at a café named "Café El Dicho" owned by Don Tomás, who is helped by his granddaughter Isabel and his employees. Episodes usually center around the customers who, most of the time, are dealing with a problem. Throughout the episode a proverb is written in one of the white walls of the café, either by Don Tomás, one of his employees, or by a customer. The saying that is written usually describes the situation of what is happening in the particular moment it is written.



Unlike many Televisa productions, Como dice el dicho is filmed on location in various parts of Mexico City. Six episodes are shot per week; two episodes are filmed simultaneously. The coffee shop scenes in Season 1 and the first episodes of Season 2 were filmed in the colonia Condesa in the borough of Cuauhtémoc. Since Season 2, coffee shop scenes have been filmed in the colonia Anzures in the borough of Miguel Hidalgo. The crew usually films at the coffee shop once or twice a week. The first two episodes of the fourth season were filmed in Zacatlán, Puebla, which was the first time the series filmed episodes outside of Mexico City. The first two episodes of the fifth season were filmed in ultra-high-definition 4K resolution.


The series' original theme song is called "Como dice el dicho". It is performed by Mexican singer Mané de la Parra in Seasons 1 and 3. The same theme song is used for Season 2 but is performed by singer Jass Reyes. For season 4 a new song performed by Marco Di Mauro was used as the show's theme; this song is also called "Como dice el dicho". For seasons 5 and 6 the original theme song returned and was performed by Mané de la Parra and Margarita Vargas. For season 7, the song is performed by de la Parra and by Mexican band La Original Banda El Limón. In season 8 the song is performed by de la Parra and Mario Bautista.



Sergio CoronaTomás LeónMain
Wendy GonzálezIsabel LeónMainFlashback
Michael RondaPonchoRecurringMainRecurring
Héctor SandartiRamón LeónGuestGuestMain
Brisa CarrilloMarietaRecurringMain
Benny EmmanuelPatoMain
Fernanda SasseLupitaMain
Alan SlimMiguelRecurring
Mario BautistaMarioRecurring

Awards and nominations

Premios TVyNovelas

2013Best Unit ProgramNominated