This is a good place to eat. With 202 years of history, this is where politicians, celebrities and anyone else who likes a good lechero, bomba, or any other typical Veracruz food comes to eat. If you don't come to this place, than you haven't experienced Veracruz.
I went to this coffee shop in mid-2012 with my mother, my sister, and my nephew. It's a pretty nice place and very comfortable. Everyone visiting the port should visit this cafe at least once during their stay and enjoy their breads and drinks. Highly recommended! Coffee also feels good after a walk along the boardwalk, the craft market, and downtown. :)
This restaurant in the heart of the Port of Veracruz is a five minute walk from the pier and the main square. It's an excellent choice if you want to try regional cuisine. They specialize in seafood, but also serve meat and poultry. It's run by the owners. Usually the place is packed, but it's worth the wait. Try the devilled shrimp with an Indian side! It's really delicious, a mandatory stop, and their prices are very good. Also, don't miss the sweets vendor for dessert, and the music performed by revellers or trios who will play whatever you want for a few coins.