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surfer1966 Dec 3, 2010 08:42 AM

Any tips on where to get good horchata? I've been getting it out of the drink machines at Roberto's and El Indio. Like drinks out of the coke machine it's okay.

  1. kare_raisu Dec 3, 2010 06:16 PM

    Best Horchata that I've had in San Diego comes from Aqui es Texcoco or Menuderia Don Vicente - both of which make theirs from scratch.

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    Menuderia Don Vicente
    2637 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

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      surfer1966 Dec 4, 2010 12:09 PM

      Thanks for the tips! Coconut milk horchata made from scratch sounds great!

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      maestra Dec 3, 2010 03:04 PM

      The Salvadorean style horchatas sold at pupuserías are great. Around here, I am only certain that the place on University (near Super Cocina) has homemade horchata salvadoreña.

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      Super Cocina
      3627 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

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        mayache Dec 3, 2010 10:11 AM

        I like the one at Mama Testa's. They put coconut milk in though, so it's not entirely traditional. Tasty though.

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        Mama Testa
        1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103

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          Ewilensky Dec 3, 2010 02:26 PM

          Mama Testa's Horchata is one of my favorites. I believe El Comal in North Park make their own from scratch. Subtle, but very refreshing and cuts nicely through the spice of their salsa.

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          Mama Testa
          1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103

          El Comal
          262 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910

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            daantaat Dec 3, 2010 06:50 PM

            I also like Mama Testa's but I am not a horchata expert.
            El Cuervo's isn't too bad either.

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            Mama Testa
            1417 University Ave Ste A, San Diego, CA 92103

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