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“Really enjoyed breakfast and coffee (lechero).”

Gran Cafe del Portal
Ranked #11 of 202 Restaurants in Veracruz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Description: 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.
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.

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Thank Steve O
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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.

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Thank JandNMc
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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
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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
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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 and hot. I loved the huevos rancheros the most. Definitely order the coffee to see it served the Veracruz way!

Thank MsBeautySoul
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