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Ever since Cortez landed in Veracruz in 1519, the city has married native Mexican and European influences—especially in the food. And this is something that Veracruz Cafe takes to heart in both its menu and atmosphere. For proof, just look to the Peace Pipe: an edible metaphor for this blending of cultures that wraps grilled chicken and veggies in a foot-long flour tortilla. When enjoyed amid the eatery's stucco walls, iron chandeliers, and paintings that recall Mexican textiles, this dish could convince diners that they've stumbled upon a space-time vortex that connects mainland Spain to coastal Mexico and, of course, Texas.
However, some of the dishes here shake off those outside influences to celebrate what is unique to Veracruz's native culture and topography. The mole xiqueño, for example, is housemade using recipes and techniques that have made the moles of Xico, Veracruz renowned around the world. Elsewhere on the menu, the blue corn enchiladas celebrate some of Mexico's native grains, and the lomo norteño incorporates ancient Mayan spices into its marinade.