Veracruz City restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Veracruz City

Villa Rica Mocambo

Food – and this restaurant in particular – is reason enough to make the pilgrimage to Boca del Río. Fish is the all-encompassing ingredient, from camarones enchipotlados (smoky chipotle shrimp) to stuffed sea bass, …
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Street Food in Veracruz City

Tacos David

Late morning and lunchtime, locals congregate at simple tables around this locally beloved taco stand that specializes in one thing: cochinita pibil (slow-cooked pork) tacos served in a fragrant, mildly spicy broth.…
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…
Mexican in Veracruz City

Antojitos Emily

Red plastic tables, fans rotating lazily overhead and a generally low-key appearance belie the fact that this little neighbourhood eatery does some of the best gordas (filled pastry), pellizcadas con chicharrón (cor…
Ice Cream in Veracruz City

Nieves del Malecón

Jarochos prefer sorbets (nieves) over ice cream and this is one of the town’s sorbet favorites, sandwiched between the malecón and the zócalo. Loquacious ‘callers’ stand outside drumming up business, competing with …
Argentine in Veracruz City

Mardel

Owned by a retired Argentine football player, this upscale restaurant has a great seafront position and specializes in rib-eye steaks. There are also Mexican and Spanish influences on the extensive menu, but regular…
Street Food in Veracruz City

Mercado Hidalgo

Join jarochos (inhabitants of Veracruz) in the mazes of the Hidalgo Market, where you can find nooks that serve cheap, delectable local favorites. Tampico Mariscos is a good bet for the monster seafood cocktail vuel…
International in Veracruz City

Gran Café del Portal

This smart and impressively decorated place just off the zócalo is actually quite relaxed despite its surface formality. Indeed, service can be positively laid-back, though the deft aim of the coffee/milk-pouring wa…
French in Veracruz City

Bistro Marti

This highly regarded French restaurant, with just a hint of Italian to it, serves a seasonally changing menu that can be loaded with treats, such as delicately presented scallops or classic mussels in white wine sau…