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Address: 154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 888-725-7259
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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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Fun shop to sample and buy wonderful pique and other sauces / spices!

Nereida was working the day we stopped in and she encouraged us to sample and offered tips on different products in the store. We are certainly glad we stopped in!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
lcrabtree8188
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Owatonna, Minnesota

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nereida was working the day we stopped in and she encouraged us to sample and offered tips on different products in the store. We are certainly glad we stopped in!

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Thank lcrabtree8188
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Sofrito is out of this world and very much used in Caribbean food. It's flavorful but not overly spicey. If you buy it here you can't take it back on the plane. It's best to buy spices in the dry form since anything over 3oz gets confiscated. The shop is small but has flavors from around the Island, Spanish, Portuguese... More 

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Thank jayduck9
New York
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nice little spice shop that also sells teas, coffee, chocolate and some fragrances. Friendly, helpful staff. My only "complaint" is that they need to start bottling their other sauces in 3 oz sizes.

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Thank chanelbabe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Every time I go to San Juan Puerto Rico I shop at this gem of a boutique. Best hot sauce for sure, and loads of other wonderful items to bring back as souvenirs for yourself or friends and family.

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Thank lgram
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were sent on a mission for a friend. What a friend. We left with more than the one bottle were sent for. Their selection of spices were fantastic. I think I found better vanilla than I did in Mexico. We also brought home hot spice and thyme spices. I am looking forward to trying them. There is a sample... More 

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Thank sillysull
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

So much more than just spices. It's very wonderful the people are so friendly. And I think the prices for spices are fairly good.

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Thank Bernardo F
Boston (well, an hour south)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

I love this shop. You can pick up a book, postcard, and various spices/teas. I drop by anytime I'm in San Juan. You can try different spices to see what you like. They even have sauces that will be okay to throw in your carry-on suitcase. Stop by for a different souvenir than the normal magnets and keychains.

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Thank su2doz
Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

Spicy Caribee is a unique shop in the heart of old town and the only place in the area where you have a full selection of island spices and sauces. The best part is the tasting bar, where you can try a large variety of sauces and jams, ranging from mango jam (yum) to banana ketchup (originally a Phillipine condiment,... More 

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Thank Heidi D
New York, New York, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

We were on a cruise and I stopped by here just because it was recommended by tripadvisor. we got there about 530 pm. closing time is 6 pm. we went inside thinking we should buy sofritos sauce to bring home to nyc. the girl sweeping told us we couldnt try anything because they had already cleaned the bottles. she almost... More 

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Thank Cara W
SpicyCaribbee154, Owner at Spicy Caribbee, responded to this review

Dear Cara, Thank you for your candid review of your recent visit to our store. Your feedback is of immense value to us. I sincerely apologize that your visit didn’t meet your expectations, and / or our customer services standards. Spicy Caribbee has not only been serving the most delicious sauces, herbs and spices on our island for the past... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

I have been to Spicy Caribbee from my first visit to Puerto Rico and I always find some authentic foods and spices to bring home. The service is excellent and they always answer your questions and there are so many products to choose from, and if you want to buy more of them when you come back home, you can... More 

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