Pamper your palate with Veracruz gastronomy

Veracruz , Veracruz

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After taking one of the typical trolleys that drive you through the historic center, make sure to relax and sample the delicious food of the region. Veracruz’s rich variety of dishes cater to even the most demanding of palates. 


Be delighted by the delicious aromas coming out of the cooking pots in every place. Sit down at a local restaurant and enjoy arroz a la tumbada. This mouth-watering dish is made of seasoned seafood served over rice.

Veracruz’s most famous dish is the delicious tamal. It is made of a corn-based dough and stuffed with chicken, mole, meat or other ingredients. The dough is then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to perfection. Tamales are often served with traditional sauces such as guajillo or chile de arbol.


Another delicious delicacy is the chilpachole which consists of a broth made with chilpaya chili (a small, particularly spicy fruit) to which crab and various spices are added. The resulting flavor is incomparable.


You must try the delicious corn picaditas, which can’t be missing in your table. They were made at home by local Veracruz grandmothers, but they have become very popular and now are frequently requested both by locals and tourists. 

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