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Gran Cafe La Parroquia

Gomez Farias 34, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
(229) 932-2584
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Ranked #13 of 101 Restaurants in Veracruz
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Union City, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Waiters were slow and not friendly. Food is overpriced. It is a landmark for Veracruzans but it didn't deliver!

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Luanda, Angola
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My last review stated "cocky service, over priced" and so forth.... While the service has improved, the food is above average for the pricing, although has been hard lately to have a meal served hot. While I do complain about this establishment I still frequent it as the atmosphere is OK but needed improvement remains a must.

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Puig, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is not the best restaurant I have visited but certainly it is one of the most interesting. 200 years of history deserve a visit to enjoy the traditional food and the excellent service. Do not miss this Cafe when visiting the city

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had both breakfast and dinner here and we're glad we did. Try all of the egg dishes. All good. Even if you are only an occasional coffee drinker, the "lechero" is mandatory, if only for the presentation. We had turkey enchiladas for dinner. Tasty, filling and very unusual.

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This cafe is nothing fancy but it's very traditional which makes it special. The thing to try is the 'lechero' which is essentially just coffee with milk but it's all in the way it's served to you that makes it different. Tall glass with coffee is served to you and the waiter then pours hot milk into your glass form... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

i Don't know why it is so pack with people there is nothing special with their menu but very traditional and the great location and illumination They have , cafe lechero in very good

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Oviedo, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a very popular café due to its reputation. Try the 'lechero'. The waiters pour hot milk into your glass from a height.

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Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

You can find the best Lechero (Mexican traditional coffee drink) in town in this cafe. It's great how the high skilled waiters pour the milk into the coffee cup from half a meter high without splashing even one droplet. The atmosphere is very nice and the big hall is most of the time full of people. Sometimes, if lucky, you... More 

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boise, id
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

when you're out and about in Veracruz, this is a fun place to have the famous coffee drink with milk (lechero). As an American who likes lattes, after being in areas of Mexico like Veracruz or Puebla without a lot of European or American style cafe's, this was a welcome sight. Apparently this place has been in existence for close... More 

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Villach, Austria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Although very famous and recommended, I found the food and coffee terrible and service not very good either. Try Bar Estribo in hotel Diligencias instead.

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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

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