Travellers will find excellent alternatives throughout the state at mealtime; north of the city, in the Town of San Rafael, they will find dishes with clear French influences; while more to the south, in Catemaco, they will try the delicious fried Mayan cichlid; if you wish to try something more daring, taste the dishes based on monkeys.
Mexican whims also have a preponderant place in the gastronomy of Veracruz, so do not miss the tamales of black mole
, fish and chepil
(a wild plant of small leafs that is used to season some stews); the soup of chochoyotes
(balls made of maize dough) and the crackling chapulines
When the time for dessert comes, the best thing to do is fall under the spell of the exotic ice cream of rose petals, of the honeyed chickpeas, the sweetened sweet potato, or the gollorias
, a sweet made with walnut and sugar.
And for après la meal, there is nothing like the aromatic coffee of the zone, one of the best in the world, being the Great Café of the Parish, founded in 1881 and refurbished in the 1920s, the traditional place where to taste it (340 Insurgentes Veracruzanos Avenue).