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El Samborcito

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16 de Septiembre No. 727, Veracruz, Mexico
+52 229 931 4388
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I used live at the Veracruz 20 years ago, and this place was a small one, with outstanding food, I returned with my wife during a busy weekend there. We arrived there about 11:00 AM to have breakfast/lunch and the place was crowded with a wait listo of about 30 minutes, and not very well managed, 45 minutes later we... More 

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Thank TrotAndo_Mx
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is complete Mexican, I truly recommend this restaurant for its food and price. If you wanna eat some typical Mexican food this is the best place to go in the mornings.

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Thank Manuel H
Burlington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

The food here is great, local, and well priced! I remember eating here as a child and the food did not disappoint. We ordered Gorditas, Picadas, empandas, and enfrijoladas. They were the best gorditas (dulce) that I have ever had.

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Thank Imadrid1989
Reynosa, Mexico
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

We loved this place for breakfast. It's frequented by mostly locals and they know what is good and what is touristy hype. We ate here three mornings in a row despite a 20 minute cab ride from the hotel because it's just that good. The platanos with cream and cheese are my favorite, also you should definitely try the chilaquiles... More 

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Thank Dolly E
MEXICO
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The food is very good, the atmosphere is very noisy, cheerful, there is a band playing cuban music, prices are not expensive, but the best is the food, it is delicious!! Cons: There is not air conditioning, just fans, service is slow, restrooms are not clean

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Thank POLLYMX
Wimberley, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I ate there several times. The food is predominantly local fare well done. Not a fancy place but is quite popular, although I never had to wait for a table. While I was there on one occasion a very high ranking Naval officer and his aides were eating there so we were all protected by Marine guards while we ate!... More 

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Thank Bill K
Mexico City, Mexico
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

I come to this place by recomendation of friends who have lived in this city. Place is not fancy but more as a typical local cuisine, usually is crowded so come prepared to wait patiently nearly 10 to 15 minutes to be seated. Food is local and fresh, you will trade price for a clean place as the items in... More 

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Thank Ed W
Toluca, Mexico
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Is a traditional mexican "Comida corrida" (4 course meal, rise, soup, main meal and dessert plus water, salsa, tortillas, etc.) the taste is good. If you want another speciality ask for "la carta" there is a lot of good options. "La Chuleta" is a very good option great taste, a lot of food (french fries, 2 pork chop, chilaquiles, salad,... More 

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Thank Nidhoog
Veracruz, Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

I have to say that this is one of my favorite places to enjoy breakfast, the food is amazing and you have many options on the menu. Normally the restaurant is packed and it is more likely to wait for 15 or 20 minutes once you were given a table. Anyway it is worth it!

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Thank Bobsburgh
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

If you want to taste authentic house made Mexican dishes, come here without any doubt! The place is not pretentious, but highly higienic and clean. Service falls into casual, but still very good. It is said that an angle of a gourmet is enjoying traditions and the roots of sophisticated dishes. This is the place to come and get to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 de Septiembre No. 727, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz
  • Phone Number: +52 229 931 4388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?