Veracruz Restaurants

Gran Café del Portal

  • Av. Independencia 1187 Map It
  • Veracruz
  • Café

Published 09/01/2015

Fodor's Review

Sit in a shady arcade, near the live music, or in a dining room with copper columns and beamed ceilings at this famous café, which was opened as a candy shop in 1824. The menu has lots of dishes from Veracruz, including a delicious huachinango a la veracruzana (red snapper simmered in tomatoes, onions, garlic, green olives, and capers). The $8 weekday lunch special includes a soup or salad and a meat dish. The Gran Café del Portal has an ongoing rivalry with the Gran Café de la Parroquia as to which place serves the real lechero—here white-jacketed waiters bring you one kettle of strong coffee and another of hot milk, and let you do the mixing.

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Av. Independencia 1187, across from cathedral, Veracruz, Veracruz, 91700, Mexico

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Published 09/01/2015


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