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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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Great place for unusual souvenirs

Just down the street (Cristo) from El Convento, this little shop has a great assortment of sauces, spices, jams, coffees, and tchachkes. The woman in the store turned out to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Just down the street (Cristo) from El Convento, this little shop has a great assortment of sauces, spices, jams, coffees, and tchachkes. The woman in the store turned out to be the owner. She let us taste many of the sauces and jams before buying them. She even mentioned that she could ship a package to the States for us,... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visited this based on the great reviews. I was not impressed with the store - the young employee was not very interested in helping me. She gave off the attitude that i was bothering her when I asked questions. The sample station had several empty bottles sitting out. When I asked for more crackers For sampling , she put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wondering around the streets of Old San Juan we came across this place and ended up with a whole bag of items. After we got home and tried all of the things we bought I couldn't be more pleased and look really forward to buying more from this company. The flavors are amazing. The lady in the shop that I... More 

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Jericho, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stumbled upon this little shop with my mother and bought the herbed sea salt after sampling some products in the store. It is absolutely amazing. I use it in most of my cooking and it is the secret ingredient in some of my recipes. I have since ordered it online since the online shop makes it very easy. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have been buying from this shop for over 22 years.We visit every time we are in Old San Juan.For a petite shop the selection is very good. I always find several items to bring back.Sauces,spices,herbs,soaps. All are the best qaullity.We enjoy the staff and are always happy to see the owner.She really loves her business and it shows!

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On a recent trip to San Juan, I was traveling with a couple making their first trip there, After spending several hours visiting the magnificent El Morro fortress at the entrance to the bay, my friends wanted to do a little shopping in Old San Juan. While they browsed at several stores, I remained in the car, reading a book.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What a great find here! If you like spice this is where it's at! We brought bottles home for ourselves and friends of all different varieties and everyone is still raving about them.

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a great little shop run by an exceptionally pleasant and upbeat lady. Here you'll find a wonderful selection of spices, rubs, and more, all reflecting the essence of the tropics. An added plus is the tasting stations throughout the store. Can't wait for a return visit.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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