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Gran Cafe del Portal

Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
+52 229 932 9339
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pie” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Av. Independencia at Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had coffee and biscuit here, the place has and antique taste, going back years. yes the coffee was good but definitely the atmosphere is the key here. outside 3 old men paying Latin tunes makes everything special. definitely to try.

Thank ricky v
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Best Key Lime pie in the world. This chubby guy knows his pie. Great coffee. Nice plaza to have a drink.

Thank stephenp742
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went to breakfast twice at the Gran Cafe del Portal, both times a great experience. The coffee house has great breakfasts at reasonable prices. The "lechero" coffee and milk has a great taste.

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had a good lunch at this restored traditional cafe. The lunch specials are well worth the price. The chicken consome was fresh and light and the pork was tender and tast. Finished off with an excellent coffee. This place was well worth a visit.

Thank JandNMc
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The Gran Cafe del Portal continues with the great tradition of the Bombas, lechero, canillas and the live music started by a traditional marimba! Great location, great food, great ambiance, great music. For a traditional taste of Veracruz!

Thank Brightonesmart
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is one of three famous cafes in Veracruz that serve great-tasting coffee. This location is the oldest and most historic. It has a great location across from the cathedral and adjacent to the Zocalo.

Thank Pokercara
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I ate here for breakfast for an entire week (except one day it wasn't open which I was devastated about) as was staying at the neighbouring Gran Hotel Diligencias. Once you eat breakfast here you won't want to go anywhere else. Everything was delicious, fresh...More

Thank MsBeautySoul
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

It would be difficult to find a more traditional place to have a "lechero" (coffee with milk) than this place. Listening to the marimba and the whole atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing breakfast. Cathedral is just crossing the street and the main city park...More

Thank Londoner1702
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A place of tradition in Veracruz. I enjoyed coffee and pastries. Great for breakfast and even when I didn't have lunch I noticed that they serve meals at a very fair price on a daily basis. Once I tried pastel de tres leches and it...More

Thank Elisa G
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The place serves very good coffee. I'm not a latte fan so for me the Cafe Americano and a pastry is really good here in my opinion. And the location, service and atmosphere excellent. I would definitely pass on the food though as it is...More

Thank peter.craig
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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