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Spicy Caribbee

154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 888-725-7259
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Ranked #2 of 37 Shopping in San Juan
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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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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Queensbury, NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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