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Horchateria Santa Catalina

#230 of 2,319 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence
Ice Cream
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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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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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Families with children

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 252
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Positive reviews are all warranted! The horchata is beautifully sweet and adds lovely flavours when you dunk the fartons into it. The churros con chocolate is divine, with lovely thick chocolate and crisp churros. This place is an institution and a must visit. Horchata el sigo is right across from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Fritz19
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London
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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As the name suggests, you should try Horchata. I didn't really like it. Can you blame the restaurant? Hm, probably not. Though, I couldn't recommend the place. So, 3/5 points from my side.

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I came here trusting the positive reviews but I did not agree with them. I had an orchata mixta (the denser type) and I did not like it. To be fair, it was my first and only orchata, so it is possible that I cannot compare and it could be only due to my personal taste. But I also had... More 

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Rome, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quite famous bar in Valencia, Always crowded. The "orchata" is good while the rest has avaerage quality and ice cream is disappointing.

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Positive reviews are all warranted! The horchata is beautifully sweet and adds lovely flavours when you dunk the fartons into it. The churros con chocolate is divine, with lovely thick chocolate and crisp churros. This place is an institution and a must visit. Horchata el sigo is right across from it and was frequented by Ernet Hemmingway, but I think... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The best horchata and fartons I have ever had were at Santa Catalina's. Very light and tasty flavour and I do highly recommend it if you're visiting the city.

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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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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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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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80 helpful votes 80 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?