Vegetarian traditional buffet restaurant open since early 1990s. Daily changing menu for set 50 peso price. Ask for vegan options. Located in Boca del Rio, 15 minutes from the Veracruz zocalo. Serves local sauces, soups and specialties. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Buffet, Mexican, Buffet
Plaza Mocambo, Local G-12, Costa Verde
Veracruz, Mexico

Mon-Sat 1:00pm-6:00pm

  • Cash only


First Review by enRoute
  • vegan

Delicious, old-style Jarocho buffet

Posted on 09 / 30 / 2012

Since Veracruz has very few vegan/veg options, I checked this place down after a recommendation from the owner of the now closed "Olivo." Some key points: it's in Boca del Rio, a 15 minute or so taxi-ride from central Veracruz. It's also in a retro-esque shopping mall, taxi drivers won't know which side but it's easy to find once you're there.

Each time I went, the place was packed with locals and you had to sign a list outside indicating how many in your party and whether you were willing to sit with others.

The food itself is pure greasy-spoon vegetarian indulgence. Many plates contain cheese or cream, but every time there was more than enough to satisfy a vegan - great pozole, veggie chorizo, steamed greens, etc. The place has been open for more than 20 years and has a unique feel. Worth seeking out for a big buffet (keeping in mind that they close by 6 p.m.).

Pros: filling, characterful, cheap
Cons: not very vegan, out of the way


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Last updated: 2012/09/26


Added: 2012/09/26


Added by: enRoute