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Horchateria Santa Catalina

#199 of 2,286 Restaurants in Valencia
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Plaza de Santa Catalina, 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 23 79
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8:15 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: With more than two centuries of history, Santa Catalina is the most famous...
With more than two centuries of history, Santa Catalina is the most famous Horchateria and Chocolateria in Valencia. Located in the central district of "Barrio del Carmen", near the Cathedral and the Lonja, Santa Catalina is known for its excellent products made using traditional methods.
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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 206
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    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 22
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stuff for princess

I love the chocolate a la francesa,( but don't try look for it in Paris), really thick the only way should be. Great fartons filled with cream. Iconic, good service,even the Spanish princess went here. You won't find a better place, especially in that chain of bakeries with watery chocolate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Simone F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I love the chocolate a la francesa,( but don't try look for it in Paris), really thick the only way should be. Great fartons filled with cream. Iconic, good service,even the Spanish princess went here. You won't find a better place, especially in that chain of bakeries with watery chocolate.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The best cup of hot chocolate anywhere I have ever visited and the curos are beautiful. Nestled in the Valencian old town there is much to see and do whilst visiting this hidden treasure.

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Treviso, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The best churros and hot chocolate you can have in Valencia, in the oldest and most incredible spot. Give a try also to their horchata, the typical drink made from a local variety of almond (they will let you taste them raw, if u want).

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

To go here in the evening is to know you are in a different culture! You push past everyone and wait for someone to stand up and then run for the table before someone else beats you to it You gotta be brave! But it's worth it. As soon as you sit down, a very efficient waitress will come by... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We came here for churros, buñuelos, chocolate and horchata and it was a very nice experience! The place has a beautiful decor with tiles on the walls and stairs. Absolutely worth a visit when visiting Valencia.

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Santa Catalina is quite an establishment when it comes to Horchata (a milky drink made from tiger nuts). The drink is smooth, sweet and quite delicious indeed. Pastries here were quite good as well. Hot chocolate was decent, but perhaps a little too thick for my liking. I still prefer Valor, which is only across the plaza.

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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

They do have a lovely interior, but that is about all. Their hot chocolate is blown up with starch and their churros are thin and fatty. Why not go to Valor, Placa de la Reina, 2 minutes from here?

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Mexico City, Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great stop in the middle of a tour downtown. Have an Horchata and some fartons (valencian pastry). but one is enough as the are too sweet

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

as i kid i loved tiger nuts but the drink is just nothing like you'd imagine, the staff are fantastic and really helpful without being at all pushy, as a stranger i had no idea what to order and as others have said you really have to have the fartons if only to say the word. if you like Spanish... More 

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Maria G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Horchateria Santa Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. We are delighted you enjoyed our horchata and fartons. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice Horchata and also Fartons. Great old style decoration inside with mosaic. Really liked it. A change to the more modern and rather soulless places.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Santa Catalina, 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 23 79

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

With more than two centuries of history, Santa Catalina is the most famous Horchateria and Chocolateria in Valencia. Located in the central district of "Barrio del Carmen", near the Cathedral and the Lonja, Santa Catalina is known for its excellent products made using traditional methods.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:15 am - 9:30 pm

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