We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spicy Caribbee

154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 888-725-7259
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #3 of 33 shopping in San Juan
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: We opened Spicy Caribbee on June 1988. More than a spice shop, Spicy Caribbee also sells tropical jams, Puerto Rican coffee and fragrances.
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    6
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I aren't the tourist shopper types. When we travel we want to experience the culture not another store that could as easily be in our back yard as in the place we have traveled to. So we were really pleased when walking down from the Fort we saw this place. We stood and visited with a couple... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great little shop to sample and get local jams and sauces..tasty treats that make great gifts along with awesome coffee

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Owned by the same person for 25 years, this is the ONLY place we go in PR for vanilla (yum!!) and special coffees. My father in law cries every time I bring coffee home from this store, they carry coffee grown in his mother's home town. Spices are excellent too. Honey is very good and the bottle of vanilla I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Our family visited San Juan a few years ago and fell in love with the banana ketchup! Oh, it's to die for. The selection of unique island treats, sauces and spices was impressive. We still remember fondly our visit and look forward to getting back real soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you like unique spices, sauces and teas, then Spicy Caribbee is for you. I am so happy that I made it a point to stoop here during my trip to Old San Juan. It's located on Calle de Cristo and not far from the old Chapel. Upon entering it was a like feast for the eyes with the walls... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Middletown, New York
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
64 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Spicy Caribbee is, naturally, a Caribbean spice store on calle del Cristo near calle de San Francisco. I was disappointed when I browsed through the shop. It had about five or six Caribbean spices in different size jars. The shop is nicely stocked and appealing to the eye but it was the same spices in different sizes and combinations. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SpicyCaribbee154, Public Relations Manager at Spicy Caribbee, responded to this review

Greetings Doug! First of all, we would like to thank you for visiting Spicy Caribbee when you were passing by Old San Juan. Unfortunately, by the time you were in town we were starting our restocking process for the high/holiday season. Now, if you visit our online store www.SpicyCaribbee.com you will see that we have even added new products to... More

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I know this quaint little place in Old San Juan. The owners, Mark and Sica Williams are good friends of mine. Almost like Family. Sica was a School Teacher and Mark was a Pilot. The both quit their Professions to venture into this operation. They have two wonderful Sons that are both in School ( University ). Every time I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I was here two years ago and stopped by again to stock up on hot sauces for friends. The sauces were rated so highly by my friends that I had to get them more. The place is located in Old San Juan and is quite convenient and you can taste before you buy. My only disappointment that kept it from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

OK, if you are going to compare this "CHOCOLAT" (as in the movie) style shop and it's prices with items you can find at Marshall's or equivalent discount mass merchandiser (usually past their prime); then you might find their prices a tad high.... If it's quality you are looking for.... And you are wanting to take a little piece of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Littlestown, PA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband and I were searching for places to buy some local arts and crafts. When looking at Tripadviser, this place ranked highly among visitors. We agree completely!. They have all sorts of local bulk spices, sauces, chutneys, salsas, honey, vanilla, coffees and a variety of arts and books! The ladies were very knowledgable and friendly. Feel free to try... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Spicy Caribbee also viewed

 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Spicy Caribbee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Spicy Caribbee, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing