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Horchateria Santa Catalina

Plaza de Santa Catalina, 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 963912379
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Ranked #134 of 1,987 restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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179 reviews 179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Located near the cathedral and air conditioned (a big plus in July). This place serves more, but we had batidas and later a delicious lemon sorbet. After walking some distance in the heat, this place provides a welcome break. The interior decor is attractive. Definitely worth a visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This charming little place in the Plaza Santa Catalina (near the cathedral and tower), has been serving horchata for 200 years and it tells, as this place had the best tasting horchata on my trip to Valencia. It is an old school style cafe with tiled walls and there is an extensive menu to choose from (sweet, savoury and drinks).... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'd been wanting to try a Horchateria all week and we finally went to this institution on our last full day in Valencia. There are no tables outside, but it was nice to sit in the air conditioned restaurant on such a hot day. We tried the hot chocolate drink called horchata and churros (thin pastries filled with chocolate and... More

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Las Vegas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited Horchateria Santa Catalina after reading reviews on trip advisor. It is very near the Valencia Cathedral. There is another place with a similar name with outdoor seating a few doors before it, so look for the exact name and you will find the right horchateria. Inside is charming with lovely tiles on the walls. We had mouthwatering chocolate... More

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Split, Croatia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Although I am not a horchata connoisseur, for me it was better here than across the street (El Siglo). it was slightly more expensive though. Hot chocolate with churros was excellent. ambiance is antique, no music. seams to me only tourists come to sit here, locals just grab their horchata to go.

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Antwerpen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lured by the positive description in our guidebook, we went to this place. Granted, it is very charming with beautiful tiles on the wall an as we wanted to try this typical drink " horchata" we thought we might as well go there. We were the only customers, all the other terraces in the nearby streets were full with people.... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a surprise , my kids and us love this beautiful and historical place. The cartons were amazing do yummy we couldn't get enough of it. Thankfully we had a long walk back home to digest them ! The place is perfectly located and the staff is very friendly. You must try the hot chats and fartons my kids love... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

First, the good points. It's right by the Plaza de la Reina, it's beautifully decorated, it's authentic. They sell two major pairings - chocolate and churros or horchata and fartons. The chocolate is thick and sweet, and the churros are very fatty. Not something to eat very often but it's a tradition and it tastes great on a cold day... More

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Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It's true, if you come to valencia you should make a trip here to try the horchata, fartons and churros! The drink is not too sweet and it's refreshing. The churros are crispy and not oily!!! I am a dessert lover and I Love all types of desserts! A must-go if you are a dessert lover! :)

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London
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95 restaurant reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This famous, 200 year old (they say) horchateria is set slightly to the side of Plaza de la Reina but well worth making the effort to find. The decor is worth a look in its own right - overwhelming, completely made up of ceramics that on some of the walls depicts history gone by. Whilst there is a comprehensive normal... More

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