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Gran Cafe del Portal

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Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
+52 229 932 9339
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07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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167 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Being open for over 90 years they clearly know how to run a restaurant. Their menu says they are open 24 hours a day, but their facebook page says 7am to 11pm... not sure which is correct. We loved the food, the fabulous space, and the staff were friendly and attentive. We finished our meal with their Lechero coffee beverage.... More 

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Thank garhuff
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee is good and better then at the Cafe la Parroquia. Also the food and the atmosphere are better. We were there for breakfast, and the pancakes were good.

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Thank Maxitomvp
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The place is old, which is part of the characterisctics for a place with history. Service is slow and prices does not correspond to an average food quality

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Thank Alberto L
Prague, Czech Republic
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I am from Veracruz and yes this is a historical place becausw of its coffee but honestly for quality and flavour I would go to "El Grandma Cafe La Parroquia " The view is great although right now is under construction.

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Thank Ninaa C
Mexico City, Mexico
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I was disappointed by the food the last time I was there. I love the historical value of the place but sincerly the food is not as good.

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Thank adriochoa
Guatemala
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117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The place is aunthentic historical it is open from early in the morning to late in the evening. We have been here a few times for a great breakfast, the service is great, coffee vey nice . The marimbas playing on the back ground very nice. The inside of the restaurant is very old and has nice black and white... More 

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Thank ClassicStrider
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a meal and a cup of coffee. Go for the customary lechero or get the awesome key lime pie been in many times snd love this place

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Thank stephenp742
Mexico City, Mexico
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267 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Good coffee. Service was a bit slow and we only ordered coffee and desert. Gets pretty packed but they manage it well.

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Thank lforest
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Old vintage place with good coffee and local coffee shop; wonderful deserts and interesting photos of old Veracruz views on the wall. Very close to main square.

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Thank Евгений Т
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

You must visit this historic and local coffee shop in Veracruz. The coffee is wonderful as is the traditional service. Very Good!

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Thank christine h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
  • Phone Number: +52 229 932 9339
Description
One of the old, classic Veracruz cafes. Just off the zocalo, next to Gran Hotel Diligencias. High ceilings, fans, patrons with guyaberas and straw fedoras. menus offered in english and spanish - get the spanish one - the english one is a little puzzling. they do all the classics well and service is professional and excellent. even their presentation of Sopa de Tortilla is good - bowl of soup with side plate of tiny tortilla strips, chunks of queso fresco, chunks of avocado and slices of guajillo chile - rather than the usual bowl with tortilla strips already in and getting soggy. Ate there mid afternoon and an oasis of quiet and cool in the center of Veracruz.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?