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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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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decorated tiles everywhere

This is a cafe, who's name apparently originates from when they made a ' milk' from ground tiger nuts - we just went there for a pot of tea. Inside the horse horchateria, there are painted wall tiles everywhere, telling of events. It is definitely worth visiting just to see the tiles. We didn't eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jean K
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kids gave this place five stars, according to them the best churros with thick chocolate in Valencia, and we tried several. The waitress, Yaiza, was very nice and gave us several Valencia tips.

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Ibiza, Spain
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The farton, churros and hot chocolate were just right...and reasonably priced. The decor, with the typical tiles from Valencia, made me feel like I was going back in time...very satisfying.

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Thank toddkolod
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a cafe, who's name apparently originates from when they made a ' milk' from ground tiger nuts - we just went there for a pot of tea. Inside the horse horchateria, there are painted wall tiles everywhere, telling of events. It is definitely worth visiting just to see the tiles. We didn't eat there, so can't comment on... More 

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Thank Jean K
Zuienkerke, Belgium
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258 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice bar, plated with painted tiles. Perfect for a scenic picture. I did not go in, but i will drink my Coffee here next time

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Thank Tom_Ottantatre
Slovenia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for tasting traditional horchata and fartons in a traditional ambient of the oldest horchateria in Valencia. It was almost empty in January, but it's worth to enter and see the work of old ceramic tiles.

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Thank Barbara L
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An old school, incredibly charming, very cheap place to eat and drink. Lovely interior and friendly staff.

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Thank Doddsy121
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar still has a good horchata in my opinion. It is a bit sweeter than others but i like the taste. But that is also the only thing worth discussing about this bar. The staff is unfriendly, sometimes even plain rude, the rest of the food is of poor quality and the price is relatively steep.

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Thank Koen_P36
Timisoara, Romania
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We only had some hot chocolate and the "Horchata", but it was really nice! The place is so beautiful, you cannot miss it if you are in Valencia!

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Thank Elena257
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Situated besides the church Santa Catalina. Very small entrance, but with old ceramics decollation, so easy to find it. Thick hot chocolate, but not too sweat and very special. Their churros is light and not greasy. Must to try both!!! The Churros for one portion is 4 pcs, but you can finish very easily.

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Thank Tama48
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I loved the interior with typical tiles and marble tables. The staff is nice and super quick, but do not speak English. We ordered a cup of chocolete a la Francesa (EUR 3.10) and churros (EUR 2.00) and bunelos (EUR 2.80). The churros and bunelos were really oily. There were four pieces of churros/bunelos per portion, which is enough for... More 

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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: Spanish

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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