We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Av Mocambo 527 (Near the Mocambo Hotel), Veracruz, Mexico
229 922 2113
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in Veracruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Write a Review

317 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    179
    92
    28
    9
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

My first trip to Mocambo and to Villa Rica at the suggestion of a business associate. What a find. Beachside table in a thatched open air dining room was amazing. Reposada tequila with lemon and spicy tomato shooters followed by a chilled seafood tray of ceviche and shellfish. Octopus with onions was amazing. Tilapia and pompano that my friends had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited the restaurant during the Centro American games. The food was nice, typical Mexican food, well attended by locals, nice music and view to sea

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Union City, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The coconut dipped ship is very good. The filleted fish, sarandeado style, also very good. Waiters are friendly. A bit expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is an amazing dining experience. It is the best seafood, I have ever eaten. The wait staff is very attentive and anticipate your needs ahead of time. The atmosphere is truly wonderul with breathtaking views of the ocean as you dine. Villa Rica is an experience that everyone should share and the price is a great value for fine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was a great place to eat! Margaritas were blended and very good. I had red snapper done in the Veracruz style and it was fantastic. The ceviche was one of the best I have ever had. Service was very good. The waiter had helpful recommendations. There was no rush, and the view of the ocean was very nice. During... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This Mexican restaurant is Specialized in Seafood based cuisine. It is by the sea so you may have a marvelous view while you are having something to eat. It is not expensive not ultra fashion ... You can have a wonderful time ...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Really good food at this restaurant. The menu was quite big and there was a good selection of seafood. The service was quite slow, but once you see the size of the size of this restaurant, you understand why. I took the 1kg snook and it was delicious. Prices were a little high, but not extreme.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I got a snook fillet with a spicy sauce (buffeted). The taste was nice, it was well cooked. The service was good, the dishes were served on time and there were warm. I got the luck to listen "alive" a musical group. They were noisy and it was difficult to have a regular conversation because of the level of noise.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Veracruz, Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This Restaurant, being one of many "Mariscos" Restaurants in Veracruz, is best known for good service and good fresh fish and shrimps. Prices are very reasonable and I have always found the area to be clean and service to be very good. Its definately worth a visit on your own or with a family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's the best seafood! Clean! Good music! Near the beach and very famous restaurant! Tropical decoration and typical Mexican!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Villa Rica also viewed

Veracruz, Veracruz
Veracruz, Veracruz
 
Veracruz, Veracruz
 

Been to Villa Rica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa Rica

Address: Av Mocambo 527 (Near the Mocambo Hotel), Veracruz, Mexico
Phone Number: 229 922 2113
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Villa Rica staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?