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Gran Cafe La Parroquia

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Gomez Farias 34, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
(229) 932-2584
Friday
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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 authentic Mexican food in a fun informal cafe setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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MEXICO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Massachusetts
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142 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We love Gran Cafe La Parroquia and its sister Cafe La Parroquia just next door. As soon as you enter you are transported to another era. Families with children, old people and happy couples populate this big and spacious restaurant. Ask for a LECHERO, which is coffe with milk serve in a spectacular way. In the morning I prefer a... More 

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Wissembourg, France
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22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Perfect place for a cafe con leche right in front of the cathedral of Veracruz. 10am before its too hot...´ Everything is well maintained with a XIX cent. reminicense Not to be missed.

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San Rafael, California
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84 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place is an institution in Veracruz. The coffee they serve, lechero, is a real performance. You get a glass with a shot of espresso, then a waiter comes over and pours hot milk into the glass, raising the pitcher up so the milk falls into your glass from on high, creating a frothy drink. The food is so so,... More 

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Puebla, Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I recently visited this classic restaurant on Veracruz but it was not what I remembered...I must say a huge dissapointment. The waiters are very rude (they've always been like that I don't know why...) and they are talking with each other instead of attending the tables, it took a long time to get our order and so on. The café... More 

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Mission Viejo CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Only had the coffee (con leche). Was tasty and the presentation is a can't miss. Historical place. Been around a long time. People watching too.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place for breakfast but... No Wifi, and it is a little bit crowed in the morning. Coffee is delicious and very good for groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Don't eat at the modernized La Parroquia. You definitely need to eat at the classic one and ask for coffee. It's absolutely amazing, and the milk boy (waiter who carries a milk pitcher) will do this waterfall that is very photo worthy

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you never been to Veracruz, this is a most stop, especially in the evening to rest and catch up. The serving of a cup of coffee is quite a show. The waiter places a cup in front of you and pours the delicious liquid from about 2 feet up and away!

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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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