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Address: 154 Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 888-725-7259
Description:

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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Spicy Caribbee a MUST STOP

We happened upon Spicy Caribbee by accident and loved this shop. The shop keeper was so pleasant and allowed us to taste some of the delicious offerings they have. You really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna B
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Swansea, Illinois

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Swansea, Illinois
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon Spicy Caribbee by accident and loved this shop. The shop keeper was so pleasant and allowed us to taste some of the delicious offerings they have. You really don't want to miss this lovely shop if you are in Old San Juan.

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Lake Station, Indiana
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great store especially for spice/condiment freaks. The owner is supper nice. Samples on hand to try before you buy. Great place for souvenirs! I can't say enough about how helpful the owner was to my Fiancée and I. A must see, I do believe it is one of the few "true" spice shops in San Juan!

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Thank Darryl D
Owatonna, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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New York
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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 88 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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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