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Gran Cafe del Portal

Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
+52 229 932 9339
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastry” (2 reviews)
“soy milk” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

One place you can unwind, use wifi and enjoy coffee with snack. The staff is good and friendly. They also have lunch and dinner

Thank ASB052
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Its original name was exactly as today's name, but for many years it changed to "Gran café de la Parroquia"; a family dispute created a division and on this location the name was turned back to Gran Cafe del Portal. It opened its doors first...More

1  Thank MarriedAnd-Over-50
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

Being open for over 90 years they clearly know how to run a restaurant. Their menu says they are open 24 hours a day, but their facebook page says 7am to 11pm... not sure which is correct. We loved the food, the fabulous space, and...More

Thank garhuff
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The coffee is good and better then at the Cafe la Parroquia. Also the food and the atmosphere are better. We were there for breakfast, and the pancakes were good.

Thank Maxitomvp
Reviewed August 9, 2016 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
Reviewed August 3, 2016 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
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
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...More

Thank ClassicStrider
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +52 229 932 9339
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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