16 Best Places to Shop in Veracruz, Mexico

Café Colón

Café Colón sells 20 varieties of coffee for about $2.50 a pound.

Calle Primo Verdad 15, Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico
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Café de Avelino

The friendly folks at the Café de Avelino will show you how the experts rate the beans.

Calle Aldama between Calle Constitución and Calle Morelos, Coatepec, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico


Cafécali serves a wide selection of excellent coffees at good prices.

Callejón del Diamante 2, Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico

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Callejón del Diamante

Callejón del Diamante, also known as Calle Antonio M. Rivera, is a captivating pedestrian street with vendors hawking inexpensive jewelry, handwoven baskets, and fleece-lined slippers.

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Casa Artensenal de Tlacotalpan

Purchase a full-size love seat or a doll-size miniature at Casa Artensenal de Tlacotalpan. Doña Rafaela Murillo's shop, housed in a building that once served as the town's prison, also carries various objects made of carved wood, including fanciful animals and birds.

Derivados Acamalín

You can find just about anything along Calle Hidalgo, but the one thing not to leave without is mole. Derivados Acamalín is famous for its moles, as you can tell by the photos on the walls of celebrities who have dropped by for a taste, but they also produce bottles of local liquors.

Av. Hidalgo 150, Xico, Veracruz, 91240, Mexico

El Mayab

El Mayab has a selection of machine-produced guayaberas, which go for less than the hand-embroidered variety.

Calle Zamora 78, Veracruz, Veracruz, 91700, Mexico

Galería Vives

Galería Vives carries lacy garments and monogrammed handkerchiefs.

Av. Venustiano Carranzo 11, Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico

Guayaberas Fina Cab

The family-run Guayaberas Fina Cab has high-quality hand-stitched shirts and dresses with embroidery that ranges from basic interlocking cables to elaborate floral designs.

Av. Zaragoza 233, Veracruz, Veracruz, 91700, Mexico

Libros y Arte

Libros y Arte, near the zócalo, has a wonderful collection of books, including coffee-table volumes on the art and architecture of Veracruz, Mexican music, and plenty of maps and travel guides.

Mercado Hidalgo

For a slice of Mexican life, head to the wildly vibrant Mercado Hidalgo, where you'll find artful displays of strawberries and chilies beside platters of cow eyeballs and chicken feet.

Veracruz, Veracruz, 91700, Mexico
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Mercado Jaureguí

The Mercado Jaureguí, open daily, is an indoor bazaar with everything from jewelry, blankets, and fresh vegetables to some rather dubious-looking natural "healing" potions and supposedly aphrodisiacal body pastes.

Av. Revolución and Calle Altamirano, Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000, Mexico

Mercado Miguel Hidalgo

The teeming Mercado Miguel Hidalgo, half a block downhill from the main square, sells Totonac costumes, carvings, baskets, and shoulder bags. It's a daily market, but is much busier on weekends. The real draw is vanilla, the region's chief product, which is sold in every conceivable form. Especially lovely are flowers made from the dried vanilla pods.

Papantla, Veracruz, 93400, Mexico

Paseo del Malecón

Stands lining the Paseo del Malecón sell ocean-related items: seashells and the beauty creams and powders derived from them; Coatepec coffee; T-shirts; and tacky stuffed frogs, iguanas, and armadillos.

Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

Plaza de las Artesanías Miguel Alemán

The Plaza de las Artesanías Miguel Alemán market on the Paseo de Malecón purveys high-quality goods, including leather and jewelry, with high prices to match. It's open daily 11 to 8.

Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico


Xinqeño is a little shop that sells its own brand of mole made from a wonderful recipe. Both this branch and the one on the Carretera Coatepec (near the entrance to town), sell the same thing.

Av. Hidalgo 174, Xico, Veracruz, 91240, Mexico