Where to find horchata in the Capitol Region

Horchata is a beloved drink in Latin America and Spain with roots in Mexico dating back to the 16th century. However, the drink has exploded in popularity in US food culture in recent years, the evidence of which can be found anywhere from its titular Vampire Weekend song to grocery stores’ shelves stocked with Horchata-flavored ice cream. 

Where can the drink be found in Baton Rouge? We have compiled a list of restaurants and grocery stores carrying horchata and horchata-flavored items to serve as a virtual guide to the cold, creamy drink in the 225 area. 

Your friendly neighborhood market

Horchata is available in the taquerias of these grocery stores, which offer spaces for eating amid bustling shopping. 

Ideal Market 

1871 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

9301 Burbank Drive

La Morenita 

7981 Florida Blvd. 

Zero Degrees’ strawberry and ube horchata drinks. Photo by Ariana Allison.

Icy twists 

These two restaurants have made innovations on traditional recipes. Not only does Zero Degrees offer a traditional horchata beverage, it also offers coffee-flavored horchata, strawberry horchata and even ube horchata. Visit the restaurant to get a refreshing twist on the classic drink. Meanwhile, Popaletas, known for its homemade ice creams and sweet treats, offers horchata along with its array of popsicles and snacks that play off traditional Mexican flavors. 

Zero Degrees Baton Rouge 

3260 Highland Road

Popaletas Michoacan 

4855 S Sherwood Forest Blvd., Unit B

Familiar favorites

Then, of course, there are myriad restaurants in the Capital Region where diners can can count on classic horchata to have alongside their meal. Sip the sweet drink after enjoying a Mexican-inspired dish at any of these local spots.  

Los Plebes “Tacos & Mariscos”

9830 Florida Blvd.

La Mexicana 

7034 Siegen Lane

648 Louisiana 30 W B, Gonzales 

Mexican Grill Rio Verde

14210 Airline Highway, Gonzales

Mi Cuevita Plus 

1853 W. Muriel Drive 

El Pollo Loco (Coming soon!)

10335 Airline Highway

La Tienda Latina y Taqueria 

6031 Siegen Lane 

El Tio Taqueria

9656 Burbank Drive 

Dos Hermanos Tacos and Burritos Express

175 Sharp Road 

Blue Corn Tequila and Tacos

7673 Perkins Road, Unit A5 

Los Alvarez Exxpress Latin Restaurant

850 Gardere Lane