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Spicy Caribbee

Address: 154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 888-725-7259
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: We opened Spicy Caribbee on June 1988. More than a spice shop, Spicy Caribbee also sells tropical...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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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JACKSONVILLE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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114 reviews 114 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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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I looked up this shop in old San Juan because I had read so many wonderful reviews about it, and indeed I wasn't disappointed. Entering the shop I had the feeling I was entering a potions classroom in a Harry Potter movie :) The shope is totally charming and inviting and the owner is a charmer herself. I had gone... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was actually able to find this little shop and was so glad I did. It was recommended on Travel Advisor. The girl at the shop was so helpful. I was there to buy Puerto Rician Coffee and she was extremely helpful in picking out coffee since I was buying it for a gift and I don't drink coffee. They... More 

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While wandering around Old San Juan we stumbled on Spicy Caribbee. We had read the reviews and it was on our list of places to shop. We walked in and were immediately greeted and shown the sample table, where all of the sauces and jams are available to taste. The banana ketchup was a very interesting flavor and I was... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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 

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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