Los Canarios

Spanish in Veracruz City

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 Mexican inflections. Catalan-style arróz negro (rice with squid ink and calamari) is excellent, the red wine arrives chilled, and the service doesn’t miss a beat.

The hungry should watch out for the seafood buffet (M$280) served all day Friday to Sunday.