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Spicy Caribbee

154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 888-725-7259
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Ranked #3 of 34 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.
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Sugar Land, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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
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

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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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.

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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Middletown, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
64 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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

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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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