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Gran Cafe La Parroquia

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Gomez Farias 34, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
(229) 932-2584
Saturday
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Cafe con Leche

My wife and I visited the restaurant in late morning. It is very busy through out the day in spite of the heat & humidity. Very good service. The coffee is excellent. Food for my wife and I was ok, but not good. I recommend the coffee. It's a must.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are not Mexican, it can be a LONG time until you get waited on! The staff would rather not deal with foreigners.... tooo much trouble apparently. Once you finally do get a menu and an order in, it's okay. I don't really understand why it's always so crowded, because I think the food is mediocre at best.

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited Veracruz, one of our stops for sure was La Parroquia for Dinner, the food was great and the service is good, what I love about this place is the music and coffee, you have to go there.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I visited the restaurant in late morning. It is very busy through out the day in spite of the heat & humidity. Very good service. The coffee is excellent. Food for my wife and I was ok, but not good. I recommend the coffee. It's a must.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A must if you want to try a taste of excellent coffee and cuisine / Para los que gustan de una excelente taza de café y antojitos Veracruzanos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This of couse is a classic in the Port of Veracruz. Some people say that if you did not go to La Parroquia, you simply were not in Veracruz. It is quite a busy and large place but service is fast, try Café Lechero, the classic of Veracruz like espresso with hot milk served in front of you, and maybe... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You cannot visit Veracruz without going to this restaurant and trying the cafe lechero. I would be like going to the Asturies without drinking a cider or going to Italy and not drinking an expresso. This place doesn't look like much, it seems to not have changed during the last 50 years but it has kept this familiar mood, where... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

La Parroquia is famous throughout Mexico and known for it's coffee and is always busy. If you tap your spoon on your saucer repeatedly the waiter will come and add milk to you coffee in the famous La Parroquia style. The food and service is good and reasonably priced. The decor and style of the place reminds you of the... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Julia and I spent most winters in Veracruz. We met so many other people who came to Veracruz to spend the winter because Veracruz in not an expensive location. There are many nearby places to visit like Boca del Rio, the Indians swinging on the high pole north of Veracruz and also in Boca del Rio. The sidewalk cafes are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you go to Veracruz City, you must go to Gran Cafe de la Parroquia, the "lechero" is absolutely delicious (coffee with milk) , in my opinion the food is not so good, but the coffee is something you have to try! There is always typical music and dancers inside the restaurants because there are a lot of tourists. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Gran Cafe La Parroquia occupies an entire block close to the harbor and clock tower in old downtown Veracruz. Open since 1808, the service is excellent and the food is very good to excellent at very reasonable prices. Waiters make a show of pouring the hot milk from shoulder height into cups of strong, rich, smooth Veracruz coffee. Excellent baked... More 

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Additional Information about Gran Cafe La Parroquia

Address: Gomez Farias 34, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
Phone Number: (229) 932-2584
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gomez Farias 34, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
  • Phone Number: (229) 932-2584

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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