3 places to have an authentic Jarocho dish for breakfast in Veracruz

Veracruz snacks are part of Jarocha gastronomy and snacks in particular are the favorite breakfast in the port of Veracruz.

If you are visiting the city of Veracruz this weekend and want to know the authentic Jarocha food, or you simply want to take advantage of the day of rest and not think about what to prepare for breakfast, below we present three options of places where you can have breakfast that you can take into account to enjoy a typical dish in the port of Veracruz and its metropolitan area.

In principle, we propose that a typical Veracruz breakfast is the Veracruz snacks, which can be gordas, empanadas, garnachas and the queen par excellence which is the picado jarocha, a corn tortilla that is pinched in the center and the edges, for later be covered in the center with a sauce of your choice. Cheese, onion and avocado are added to the chopped jarochas. On other occasions you can add egg, meat or some stew, although this is optional.

The chopped jarochas, which no matter how similar they are to others such as sopes, memelitas or chalupas from Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca, the truth is that they have their own charm, touch and seasoning, which traditional cooks imprint from the port of Veracruz and other regions of the state.

Of course, a Veracruz breakfast of snacks can be perfectly accompanied with almost any soda; However, to boast of having tasted an authentic Jarocho breakfast, we always recommend that it be accompanied by the traditional Zaraza soft drink, which is only made in the port or a coffee from Córdoba, Coatepec, Zongolica or Xico, which are considered the best grains of the state. But without further ado, below we present our recommendations.

Doña Bella snacks

Popular markets say a lot about local gastronomy, Veracruz is no exception to the rule, since the Unidad Veracruzana and Miguel Hidalgo markets are spaces where you can find an important part of Veracruz cuisine and its snacks for breakfast.

Although there are several establishments and stalls that can offer you Veracruz flavor and a variety of Veracruz snacks, Antojitos Doña Bella gets a special mention, since it is a place with more than 50 years of tradition that is still attended by its original owners.

This place is located on Nicolás Bravo Street, in the Unidad Veracruzana market. When you arrive, you will always find the benches full around a bar where in the center at least 10 women clap their hands to prepare your Veracruz appetizers. Empanadas, gordas, mole enchiladas, tamales, but especially chopped ones, which are the specialty of the house. What we recommend if you visit Antojitos Doña Bella is the chopped horse, in which a thin fillet of beef or two fried eggs are mounted.

The Huaca neighborhood

If you live in Veracruz or the metropolitan area with Boca del Río, you should know that it is not necessary to go to the market to find authentic Veracruz snacks, since you can find them in places close to your house or with neighbors who are dedicated to this.

However, there is a particular colony in the port of Veracruz where its fame crosses borders and has earned a special place in the preparation of Veracruz gastronomy due to the seasoning that it mainly gives to the chopped jarochas, so much so that in this place it is It takes place at various times of the year.

We are talking about the traditional La Huaca neighborhood, which is located in the second section of the Historic Center of the City of Veracruz. This neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city, made up of neighborhoods where its colorful wooden houses are one of its most striking elements.

In El Barrio de La Huaca you will find snacks in stalls and houses that are located in almost any neighborhood patio. The gastronomy in this neighborhood is so authentic that our recommendation is that you try the chopped jarochas without any type of additional ingredient, simply the corn tortilla with any sauce of your choice.

Traditional restaurants

Now, if you are someone who prefers to sit in a traditional restaurant or you are traveling and your time is tight and it is impossible for you to go to another place outside the hotel zone, we recommend any of the traditional restaurants in the port of Veracruz, where It ignores Veracruz gastronomy and its menus include Veracruz appetizers, prepared by authentic local cooks.

Among the options we find the branches of the traditional Café de La Parroquia and El Gran Café de La Parroquia, which almost anyone who visits the port knows. Other alternatives are Café del Portal, located in front of the Cathedral of Nuetra Señora de la Asunción and, a few steps away, Café El Alba. In all cases, it is an option that you cannot fail to accompany with a good Veracruz coffee.

 Source: La Silla Rota