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Gran Cafe del Portal

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Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is old, which is part of the characterisctics for a place with history. Service is slow and prices does not correspond to an average food quality

Thank Alberto L
Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Veracruz and yes this is a historical place becausw of its coffee but honestly for quality and flavour I would go to "El Grandma Cafe La Parroquia " The view is great although right now is under construction.

Thank Ninaa C
Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I was disappointed by the food the last time I was there. I love the historical value of the place but sincerly the food is not as good.

Thank adriochoa
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118 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The place is aunthentic historical it is open from early in the morning to late in the evening. We have been here a few times for a great breakfast, the service is great, coffee vey nice . The marimbas playing on the back ground very nice. The inside of the restaurant is very old and has nice black and white... More 

Thank ClassicStrider
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a meal and a cup of coffee. Go for the customary lechero or get the awesome key lime pie been in many times snd love this place

Thank stephenp742
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Good coffee. Service was a bit slow and we only ordered coffee and desert. Gets pretty packed but they manage it well.

Thank lforest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Old vintage place with good coffee and local coffee shop; wonderful deserts and interesting photos of old Veracruz views on the wall. Very close to main square.

Thank Евгений Т
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

You must visit this historic and local coffee shop in Veracruz. The coffee is wonderful as is the traditional service. Very Good!

Thank christine h
Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

A good restaurant close to the main square. The food is excelent the service is nice ans there is a good atmosphere

Thank bruno123452015
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Breakfast was 110 pesos including omelet, beans, lechero, bread and orange juice. The marimba was entertaining.

Thank VallartaFan649

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
  • Phone Number: 522299329339
One of the old, classic Veracruz cafes. Just off the zocalo, next to Gran Hotel Diligencias. High ceilings, fans, patrons with guyaberas and straw fedoras. menus offered in english and spanish - get the spanish one - the english one is a little puzzling. they do all the classics well and service is professional and excellent. even their presentation of Sopa de Tortilla is good - bowl of soup with side plate of tiny tortilla strips, chunks of queso fresco, chunks of avocado and slices of guajillo chile - rather than the usual bowl with tortilla strips already in and getting soggy. Ate there mid afternoon and an oasis of quiet and cool in the center of Veracruz.

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