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Where Can I find Horchata?

Dizzyginger Jul 22, 2006 07:17 PM

Anyone know where I can find some authentic Spanish Horchata? And if not Spanish, any kind that they really recommend?

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    doubleatriplex RE: Dizzyginger Jul 23, 2006 02:17 AM

    my favorite is at la esquina on kenmare/lafayette street or cafe habana on elizabeth/prince..also, burritoville chains have a decent one if you pour it over ice..

    1. bolletje RE: Dizzyginger Jul 23, 2006 08:43 PM

      Castro's in Brooklyn has it.
      Their address is 511 Myrtle ave.
      I've never ordered it but all their other food is very authentic, so I bet the horchata is good too.

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        gweedogonzalez RE: Dizzyginger Jul 25, 2006 03:57 AM

        The Burritoville chain located throughout the city has a decent horchata drink.

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          gaucho25 RE: Dizzyginger Jul 25, 2006 04:38 AM

          Go to El Paso Taqueria on 103rd and lex. They also have another branch on 97th street. It's Mexcian, but fantastic and cheap too. I have brought many a skeptcal friend there, and they all rave about the horchata.

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            editedby RE: Dizzyginger Jul 25, 2006 02:50 PM

            The Mexican restaurant on 10th Ave. in the upper forties, had it for lunch the other day. (Sorry can't remember the name.)

            *edit:Tulcingo del Valle 665 Tenth Ave.

            1. vimalakirti RE: Dizzyginger Jul 31, 2006 01:43 AM

              I had one at Bright Food Shop at 216 Eighth Ave in Chelsea this weekend. Perhaps not authentic, but delicious.

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                kuruptr RE: Dizzyginger Jul 31, 2006 04:10 PM

                The only horchata i know of is from BP gas station conveniance stores. It tastes pretty good to me.

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                  tigerwoman RE: kuruptr Jul 31, 2006 10:32 PM

                  the Mexican Bakery makes good horchata
                  2nd Avenue around 5th Street - west side of 2nd Avenue.

                  Their food really rocks too and the prices are way reasonable.

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                    was_bk RE: tigerwoman Aug 1, 2006 01:53 AM

                    do you mean Downtown Bakery? iirc, that's on 1st ave.

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                      Pan RE: was_bk Aug 1, 2006 08:27 AM

                      Yep, definitely on 1st, not 2nd.

                2. missclaudy RE: Dizzyginger Aug 11, 2006 08:47 PM

                  Any down home Salvadoran or Mexican place has orchata. I have had MANY a pupusa and taco washed down with a tall, sweet glass of it. Imagine how many places on Roosevelt Ave. in Queens serve orchata,I can't count that high.

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                    polimorfos RE: Dizzyginger Aug 26, 2006 03:35 PM

                    Spanish horchata is made from something called Chufa. I've never seen it in NYC.

                    All of the Mexican and South American varieties are rice based...

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                      jdf RE: Dizzyginger Aug 26, 2006 03:48 PM

                      You can find several types at the Red Hook soccer fields on weekends, though I don't believe Spanish.

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                        HollyDolly RE: Dizzyginger Sep 7, 2006 07:12 PM

                        Know anyone down in texas? Maybe they can send you some packets of the drink.You can by Klass Augas Frescas drink mix here in the San Antonio area.

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                          Nutzer RE: Dizzyginger Sep 8, 2006 06:30 PM

                          Wait? Sorry for being ignorant, but is Horchata the white milky drink or the red kinda tart drink?

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                            kenito799 RE: Nutzer Sep 20, 2006 04:35 PM

                            white milky made from rice. Red kinda tart is probably jamaica, made from hibiscus

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                            Yaxpac RE: Dizzyginger Sep 22, 2006 03:29 PM

                            not a restaurant, but there is a lady that sells horchata out of a small pushcart right outside of the N/W subway stop on Broadway and 28th.

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