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Horchateria Santa Catalina

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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, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 216
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 25
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  • 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
nice horchata but not any different from other places

Yes they have a nice horchata but I had a very good one at mercado central too. The inside of this place is nice. Cute little restaurant with nice tiles on the walls. Even if you don't eat or drink here, go inside to check it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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  • Families with children
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Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had churros with dark hot chocolate there. Personally, I feel like this place is hyped-up and very "touristy". It is conveniently located near the city center. The pastry itself was good, although very similar to what other coffee shops and restaurants across Spain may offer, nothing spectacular about it. Hot chocolate was quite disappointing, it tasted like plain instant powder... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Yes they have a nice horchata but I had a very good one at mercado central too. The inside of this place is nice. Cute little restaurant with nice tiles on the walls. Even if you don't eat or drink here, go inside to check it out.

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Somewhere in the Pacific
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We decided to try this place because of the generally positive reviews on here and their coverage on national geographic. Unfortunately, this place is a classic example of what happens when success is monetized into tourist dollars. We entered to find the shop mostly empty (it being a little after noon) but the server directed us to a table and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had to go and see what all the fuss was about. Beautiful interior of this establishment worth a photograph or two. Empty when we arrived but soon filled up. The horchata was sweeter and smoother than I remember from 30 years ago but most enjoyable . The farton however was the lightest pastry I have ever eaten Could probably have... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

a lovely place in the very heart of the city. Get the sweet ice-cold Horchata with some of the special bisquits (I liked the chocolate ones the best) for your second breakfast (called almuerzo here) around 11 AM.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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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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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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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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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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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: Pizza

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?