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Villa Rica

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Mexican, Seafood
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Av Mocambo 527 (Near the Mocambo Hotel), Veracruz, Mexico
229 922 2113
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Villa Rica has. Second location in Boca de Rio, Veracruz, in the Best Western Boka hotel !

This second Villa Rica is less crowded than the original and service is slower, but the seafood is still first rate. We went on Labor Day, when many restaurants were closed, and there was over an hour wait to get in to the original Villa Rica. So we drove to the new Best Western Boka at c. Ruiz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
docbruce
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This second Villa Rica is less crowded than the original and service is slower, but the seafood is still first rate. We went on Labor Day, when many restaurants were closed, and there was over an hour wait to get in to the original Villa Rica. So we drove to the new Best Western Boka at c. Ruiz Cortinez #1997,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is my first review here, even though I have searched Tripadvisor many times in order to organize my travels. This restaurant is amazing!! The MOCAMBO location deserves a visit not just while in Veracruz, but while in Mexico. I ate the most fresh, delicious, elegant and clear OYSTERS I have ever eaten in my half century life! The restaurant... More 

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Tucson
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The hotel steered us here, with a discount card. Usually I distrust such places, and my first impression was doubtful. It looks like a set for 'Gilligan's Island', for one thing. But! The food was terrific, in two visits. Portions were quite generous, the menu selection is enormous, and the service was world-class. Try the sashimi appetizer, and the crab... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excelent food, beautiful place and good service. A litttle bit slow serving drinks. We really liked it. The creme brulee of coconut was by far the best dessert

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Wissembourg, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great choice of sea food, everything tasted. The service was quick, friendly and well organized. Mexican cordiality at its best. This is the place not to miss in Veracruz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The new location of Villa Rica, by the beach, is wonderful. The food -as always- is great. Highly recommended for families. Great Staff with great attitude.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food is really good, altough they take their time (about 20min to bring a beer!! :/). Great location at great view though

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Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It had been seven years since I last visited this place and I'm pleased to say that it's still fantastic. The dining area is more than twice the size it was when I last went there but that hasn't affected the quality of the food or service. Fantastic fresh seafood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

The scenery was amazing....loved the views of the Gulf of Mexico. The food was fresh and wonderful. The wait staff provided exceptional service. The overall dining experience was superb from start to finishđź’—

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's as if Aquaman brought the fish from the sea to my plate....mmmm mmmmmm Bueno!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av Mocambo 527 (Near the Mocambo Hotel), Veracruz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
  • Phone Number: 229 922 2113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?