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Address: 154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 888-725-7259
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Activities: Shopping
Description: We opened Spicy Caribbee on June 1988. More than a spice shop, Spicy...
We opened Spicy Caribbee on June 1988. More than a spice shop, Spicy Caribbee also sells tropical jams, Puerto Rican coffee and fragrances.
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A little shop of sauces, spices & just a little magic...

I have been addicted to this shop for over 10 years. Every trip must include hot sauces and the other goodies offered here, including *Coquito all year round. When I leave for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
ShaunNewYork
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New York
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have been addicted to this shop for over 10 years. Every trip must include hot sauces and the other goodies offered here, including *Coquito all year round. When I leave for home, I must have a package shipped to hold me over until my next trip, or fix. There is love in this store, and it comes across from... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It amazes me that after two years on the island, I still hear about new gems like this one! After a chance meeting of the owners, I had to make a stop in. Such a great spot in Old San Juan. Go in, sample, talk with the owners. And make sure to pick up some Banana Ketchup.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

this is a really fun place to go. They have so many bottles and spice mixes. It's a fun shop and stop.

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Alloway, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice little shop filled with sauces and spices. They have a table up front with open bottles and chips so you can try before you buy. Everything we tasted was good and we wound up purchasing their mango pepper sauce. However, be forewarned that these sauces are not authentic "Puerto Rico" souvenirs if that is what you want - they... More 

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SpicyCaribbee154, Public Relations Manager at Spicy Caribbee, responded to this review

Hello there! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Spicy Caribbee during your stay in Puerto Rico. Established in 1988, Spicy Caribbee is the only Caribbean spice shop in Puerto Rico, offering a varied selection of both Puerto Rican and Caribbean flavors. Even though our sauces have been bottled in the sister Caribbean island of... More 

Woodstock, Maryland
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198 reviews 198 reviews
54 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We enjoyed our visit in this charming shop. It must be related to a similar shop in Tortola B.V.I. as the items for sale have the same labels. However, this shop is much nicer in that there are samples out for most of the items for sale and the Tortola shop does not. Well worth the stop to explore here.

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JACKSONVILLE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After reading other reviews about this shop, we decided that sauces, jams and spices would be good presents to take back to friends and family. ( instead of the usual T shirts) We loved the tasting table to get an idea of hotness of sauces. After choosing too many items to carry with us around Old San Juan, and then... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We love this place and have visited multiple times. The Island Thyme is delicious on everything from eggs to rice and beans. The herbed sea salt is (was) the secret ingredient in my rice and beans. The store is popular with tour groups so it can get quite crowded. If you see a tour group in there walk on by... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Took a walking food and culture tour on our cruise and this place was recommended by our tour guide. She was spot-on! Great place to sample the sauces AND meet the owner. She's a very nice lady who will answer your questions and guide you to find something you will enjoy.

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Queensbury, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We always make it a point to shop here while in port in SJ. We love the selection of spices and owner. Son always requests his spices and it's a beautiful walk up from the ship even on hot days. Don't forget to check out the feral gatos (cats) just up the block. Excellent place to shop!

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Olympia, Wa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our group of four spent about half an hour in this little spot. It is full of all types of hot sauces and also Puerto Rican specialties like Alcolado, which I bought. I hadn't seen this in years, and my mother use to make her own for all her aches and arthritis. We all bought some type of sauce or... More 

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