Typical food of Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico

The cuisine of Veracruz is mainly based on seafood, being the Veracruzana-style fish its best representative

Being a beach destination, the cuisine of Veracruz is mostly based on seafood. You can try dishes such as the Veracruzana-style fish, consisting of a whole fish (red snapper or sea bass) cooked in a sauce of red peppers, onions, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs. You can also find stuffed crab, pickled fish, and the chilpachole, a tomato soup in which shrimp or crab is cooked. Other typical dishes are the Tumbada-style rice, a kind of risotto served with seafood, and the Vuelve a la Vida, a cocktail that includes a variety of seafood as shrimp, octopus, squid, and oysters, among others. To taste the seafood of Veracruz we recommend going to the Villa Rica restaurant.

You should try the coffee from Veracruz, which is a tradition in the city. Try the lechero-style coffee at Gran Café de la Parroquia, a restaurant more than 200 years old. There is even a saying that says, "Going to Veracruz without going to Café de la Parroquia is like not having gone to Veracruz at all”.

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<p>Veracruzana-style fish</p>,Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruzana-style fish

Fish cooked in a sauce of peppers, onions, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs.

<p>Lechero-style coffee</p>,Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico

Lechero-style coffee

Regional coffee served with fresh milk.

<p>Arroz a la Tumbada</p>,Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico

Arroz a la Tumbada

Soup-like rice accompanied by shellfish.

<p>Chilpachole</p>,Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico


Tomato broth accompanied by shellfish such as shrimp and crab.

<p>Vuelve a la Vida</p>,Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico

Vuelve a la Vida

Cocktail made with varied seafood such as shrimp, octopus, squid, and oysters.