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Cafe la Merced

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Rayon 609 | Centro, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
+52 229 932 0701
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Vancouver, Canada
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624 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is another of Veracruz's great cafe, a fantastic place for breakfast. We took two lecheros (33 pesos for the large one) and two plates of huevos divorciados (70 pesos) - everything was delicious, and the service was better than at both Gran Cafe la Parroquia and Gran Cafe del Portal.

Thank MonkeysandWine
Mexico City, Mexico
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Everyone wants to go to La Parroquia for breakfast, which is very good but here you taste tradition in all senses. The staff has been here forever and knows the moves. They are like dancing through the place. The coffee called here "Lechero" is wonderful. Fruit, juices, eggs, picadas, bombas and the famous Zaraza, taste incredible. All of the tradition... More 

Thank adriochoa
Portland, OR
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Enjoyed a great meal in the outside seating area here one evening. I ordered several small traditional items, empanada, soft taco, salad, and quesadilla. It was way too much food, was all really good, and by US standards quite inexpensive. We dropped in here while walking aimlessly around Veracruz, so completely by accident. But, the next day we asked the... More 

Thank marcia_marcia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast spot right next to the historical center. Also serves lunch and dinner, typical Mexican cuisine. Popular with locals, open 7am - 10pm.

Thank Sebastian W
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

La Merced is right next to Parque Zamora. This is the style of Veracruz cafe's and sort of diners like La Parroquia but with a very local taste. Here you will see family gatherings, old friends reading the paper and commenting current news. Food is great for the price. I suggest fresh fruits, sweet and tasty, and also "picadas" in... More 

Thank NinaMonsivais
Wimberley, Texas
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Good spot for your breakfast "lechero." (coffee and warmed milk - very popular in Vera Cruz). Breakfast was good and the service was attentive. La Merced is in the style of "La Parroquia" but seems less expensive and has a little less tourists and the vendors that follow them around. It's very popular with the locals which is always a... More 

Thank Bill K
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

If you are looking for cafe lechero, in the style of Gran Cafe de La Paroquia, but with no lines, better breakfast, and lower cost. This is the spot. The locals love it too.

Thank Isaac O
Dallas, TX
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Café la Merced gives an authentic taste of Old Veracruz, which is sort of like Havanna. It is, in my opinion, close to the real thing, and not at all like Disneyland or other corporate this-or-that's. It's wonderful.

Thank Lalo_de_Mexico
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The coffe is good and when in need the bathrooms are clean. It is always a good thing to surch out usuable bathrooms.

Thank Buck_Soul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rayon 609 | Centro, Veracruz 91700, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
  • Phone Number: +52 229 932 0701

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?