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“Spicy and Tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Spicy Caribbee

Spicy Caribbee
Ranked #9 of 64 Shopping in San Juan
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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.
Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
“Spicy and Tasty”
Reviewed February 1, 2011

Very nice store, lots of good spices and sauces made in the Caribbean. Beware their neighbor, Kamel International Bazaar, which posted a fraudulent charge on my credit card shortly after I left their store.

Visited January 2011
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Madison, WI
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great little shop, very interesting products”
Reviewed January 27, 2011

We stumbled on this store in Old San Juan and found a great selection of interesting caribbean spices and unique Puerto Rican products. It's a beautiful, inviting little shop. I was so happy to find it after all the junk souvenir shops in Old San Juan.

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New York City, New York
1 review
“A visit to Old San Juan is not complete without going to Spicy Caribbee.”
Reviewed January 24, 2011

We have made Spicy Caribbee a must each year for the past 22 years as part of our rebonding with Puerto Rico. Their coffee is a must--one of the best in the world. We freeze the beans and thaw and use them throughout the year. A palate of great spice mixtures are likewise must purchases to enhance home-prepared dishes.
Nereida and her husband, Mark, are almost family. We exchange news of our respective familys and hugs.

Visited January 2011
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Boston
1 review
“Hot and Spicey Just the way I like it!!”
Reviewed September 28, 2009

I actually will plan my trip around the fact that Spicey Caribbee is my fav spice shop of all time. I cater in the Boston area and I will stock up on my spices here!! Love the Decor and Music as well! The Owner is so informative and helpful. Liz

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new york city
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“cute shop”
Reviewed August 28, 2009

so after seeing the online store i knew that I needed to make Spicy Caribbee one of my stops during my vacation at Puerto Rico. I tired the mango jam with crackers and fell in loveeee....I purchased the mango jam , island thyme and the mango chutney. The owner of the store was there(I forgot her name) but we did have a lovely conversation on how we are both from the U.S. I the mango jam is completely gone and I plan on ordering some more from online. The set up in the store is cute. Glassware is also sold as well as fragnances. would defn recommend!

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