Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Coatepec

Café Santa Cruz

From the outside, this blushing terracotta building resembles a country farmhouse, but the tiny dining room (there's only a handful of tables) is all light, modern and very relaxed. The folk who work here serve memo…
Top Choice Mexican in Córdoba

Roof Garden Restaurant

Creatively crafted and presented contemporary Mexican cooking with flashes of inspiration from a sun-soaked Mediterranean, this informal, plant-filled and cheery little restaurant out in the western reaches of the c…
Top Choice Seafood in Veracruz City

Villa Rica Mocambo

For those on short itineraries, there aren’t many reasons to make the pilgrimage to Boca del Río. But food – and this restaurant in particular – could swing it. Fish is the all-encompassing ingredient, from charcoal…
Top Choice Seafood in Veracruz City

Emilio Bistrot

Little known (for the moment anyway) by tourists, Emilio's is adored by locals who enjoy the clean, contemporary yet intimate feel of the place and creative dishes that mix Mexican, Italian (although to be honest th…
Top Choice Italian in Orizaba

Marrón Cocina Galería

With buckets for lampshades, sunflowers on the tables and rough painted wooden furnishings, this cool and very good Italian restaurant has an easy, informal and convivial atmosphere. The menu runs through all the cl…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Xalapa

El Brou

Housed in a delightful high-ceilinged colonial lounge, El Brou gets it right on all counts. The varied menu offers a delicious and arty take on Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine, and the modern touches to its tradit…
Top Choice Mexican in Xalapa

La Candela

Hidden downstairs in the Mesón del Alférez Xalapa, this brightly decorated place attracts a crowd of loyal regulars who come for the inventive Mexican cuisine and great steaks at lunchtime, but it's the breakfasts, …
Cafe in Veracruz City

Gran Café de la Parroquia

To say that Veracruz' greatest ‘sight’ is a cafe might seem like a slur on this grizzled port city’s reputation, but walk into the Gran Café de la Parroquia – over two centuries old – and the penny will drop.The de …
International in Xalapa

Vinissimo Xalapa

Elegant, but certainly not pretentious, the Vinissimo Xalapa offers outstanding 'alta cocina' dishes created with imagination and fresh market produce. The often-changing menu takes its risottos and pastas from Ital…
Spanish in Veracruz City

Los Canarios

With large windows overlooking the malecón, it’s hard to resist this fancy place in the super-smart Hotel Emporio. Slink inside and reacquaint yourself with à la mode Spanish cooking, mixed, of course, with a few Me…