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Horchateria Santa Catalina

Plaza de Santa Catalina, 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 23 79
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Ranked #188 of 2,174 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Bad Homburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Playa del Carmen, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Valencia, Spain
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303 reviews 303 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Horchata has always been a strong tradition in the province. It is crushed tiger nuts, sugar and milk. It supposed to have strong links to male potency and in many villages the old men will drink gallons of the stuff. The tiger nuts are grown in the high valleys around Mt. Monduver. In Valencia there are several horchaterias but Santa... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The horchata is a nut based drink, that is made out of 'tiger nuts' It's a local tradition and this is the best place to try it. The air conditioning was very good and the loos clean (but there was no signage so I went upstairs and found them there). The service is slightly slow but then it fits in... More 

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

Thank you very much for your opinion. We are pleased that you have enjoyed in Santa Catalina. We hope to see you soon. Best regards from Valencia More 

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Additional Information about Horchateria Santa Catalina

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

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