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Horchateria Santa Catalina

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Plaza Santa Catalina 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 23 79
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08:15 - 21:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited there yesterday to try a horchata in the old horchateria called Santa Catarina. The place atmosphere is very old and amazing. The horcheta is sweet and cremey , its nice. However we got a rude service from one of the waiters there.

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Thank Handryan H
Lliria, Spain
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287 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place to taste Churro and chocolate and Farton's and Horchata which are two famous meals in Valencia. Farton's are like a sweetened bread stick that you dip into the horchata. The chocolate drink is so thick you cannot drink it. You have to dip the Churro's in. They are similar to sticks of doughnuts The location is... More 

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Thank tony b
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had tried the horchetta in the Mercado amd enjoyed it but I did feel this tasty a bit more floury. However the chocolate and churros were exceptional - super thick Chocolate and light as a feather churros. We went early Sunday morning and it was empty and peaceful.

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Thank Dnaray
Lyon, France
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204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an institution, and indeed deserves it. THE place for a horchata, the local chilled brew made from a kind of mini-potatoes (chufa) brought from West-Africa to Spain by the Arabs (have a look at the real plant in the Botanical Garden of Valencia). Very refreshing (and also available nearby as an icecream) and the local dip a... More 

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Thank Nicolaas H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very centric, ideal for a quick stop for a refreshing drink, an ice-cream or just a rest after an active walk around the city centre. If you visit the city in Winter, then perhaps you may want to try the hot Spanish chocolate, not the French style that everyone is used to, but the one that you order Churros or... More 

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Thank Toni Y
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As everyone says, you must try horchata at least once during a visit to Valencia, and this is the place to try it. It's not a big cafe, and gets very busy with groups, but the staff work hard to serve you quickly.Horchata and fartons were a nice reward after climbing to the top of the tower of Santa Catalina... More 

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Thank Shiona G
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes one has to leave a restaurant pretty much immediately, and this was one of those occasions. Despite it seeming to be an old Valencia institution, the young waitress was unhelpful and rude bordering on insolent. Having been passive aggressive about where we should sit, she then came to the table with the same tray of dirty cups she had... More 

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Thank Roman T
North Port, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this place several times. The taste of the horchata is too "pasty"/ flour taste. The quality seems to have changed.

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Thank Hikers2012
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I visited this quirky old cafe after seeing it on a to programme recently. It has been open for over a hundred years and is beautiful inside - tiled throughout with scenes of old Valencia life. Most people visit to try Horchata and fartons - a cold drink made with tiger nuts and pastries - definitely an... More 

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Thank Deborah B
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best horchata and fartons of Valencia. Do not miss it! Most tipical pastry and drink of chufa of Valencia city.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:15 - 21:30
Monday
08:15 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:15 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:15 - 21:30
Thursday
08:15 - 21:30
Friday
08:15 - 21:30
Saturday
08:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Santa Catalina 6, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 23 79
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?