Cartagena Street Food

Tour Privado
Tour en Grupo
Duración Tour
3 hours
Idiomas Tour
Spanish - English

For a while Cartagena has been an open secret among travelers and celebrities. Inside the walls of this fascinating city there’s a story of Spanish, African, Arabian and European influences dating centuries back; you breathe history on its streets that speak multiple languages. The most universal: food. Every street has small stalls and spots where culinary artisans proudly display the most amazing street food and inheritances.

What you’ll live
Travelers form every corner of the world have arrived since forever. Cartagena has been nurtured by migrations in different moments of history: European Conquistadors, enslaved Africans, Asian and Arabic merchants, travelers, Caribbean lovers… all of them cohabit and mingle in an eclectic gastronomy.

Discover the must-try spots, unknown to foreigners but very popular among true locals. It is there, on the streets, that you taste the melting pot, where the origin of our cultural knowledge is kept, created and adapted with the available local ingredients and the original versions of the recipes that have inspired the new Colombian cuisine.

Put on your hat and live with us life with no rush in a tête-à-tête with Caribbean cuisine.

Our adventure

  • Walk quietly to different spots. We’ll visit street food stalls that are not traditionally signaled in tour guides, so can actually taste the most authentic culinary expressions.
  • Savor the delicious the streets of Cartagena in a relaxed, fun tour with lots of tastings: quibbes form the coast, shrimp cocktail the local way -the secret is in the sauce- , patacones with cured cheese -crunchy and salty-, artisanal sweets with flavors ranging from papaya to tamarind-, the Chinese empanada – a sort of deep-fried wonton with a mysterious filing-, a classical fruit salad prepared buy our palenquera, arepa de huevo- the Heroics best kept secret-, yucca carimañola—and to calm your thirst, a classic shaved ice raspao served in a cone with condensed milk, sweet lemonade, fresh coconut, and the most famous local soda, scarlet colored kola roman.
  • Finish your journey with a refreshing local beer in the most famous bar in town.

Who will enjoy it
Everyone will love it, specially foodies and travelers with an adventurous palate who love traditional cuisine, street food lovers, photographers who love food and contact with locals.

What you should bring
A wiling palate. Dress casually, bring comfy shoes and a camera. We do recommend sunscreen and a hat if the weather suggests.

Covid-19 protocols/actions
We will take your temperature and everyone’s in the group before we begin the experience. Please wear a mask (mandatory) and gloves (optional) learn here how we take care of each other.

Tax exemption:
Every foreign client needs to present a valid copy of their passport before we begin our experience to access the tax exemption, which is not included in this page. In case you are unable to provide it, you will be charged 19%.

Colombian citizens: Every Colombian must pay 19% tax.

What’s included
Take note
Why Foodies?

Colombian Caribbean Cuisine.

Restrictions: This experience is designed to discover the authentic flavors of the Caribbean and their authentic preparations, therefore we cannot guarantee a 100% vegan, lactose intolerant or gluten free menu. To request a vegetarian menu or inform us of different intolerances, we appreciate you notify in the comments during the reservation process, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you. If we cannot, we are sorry for the inconveniences.

What’s included
  • Food Concierge.
  • Water bottle.
  • Stroll though 10 unmissable spots in the Historic Centre, including the Plaza de la Paz, Plaza de los Coches, Plaza de la Aduana, Plaza de Bolívar and Plaza de la Proclamación.
  • Tastings at 7 local street food paradises.
  • Refreshing local beer.
  • Meet and greet cooks and owners.


  • All bites included are equivalent to a full meal for 1. The menu is quite generous, we recommend your previous meal be light.
  • Alcoholic beverages can be replaced
  • The tour mixes sweet and savory stops, cold and hot beverages without respecting the traditional structure of a menu.

Not Included: Transportation or unspecified services.

Take note

Age: 12 and over.

Distance: 1 km.

Weather: We also tour with rain. Please bring a raincoat/umbrella if the weather suggests so.

Meeting point: the meeting point will be informed/agreed during your checkout process.

Cancelation policy:

  • 100% return if your cancelation is received 30 days or longer prior to departure date.
  • 70% return if your cancelation is received 29 days or less prior to departure date.
  • 50% return if your cancelation is received 15 days or less prior to departure date.
  • 0% return if your cancelation is received 7 days or less prior to departure date.

Things to note before booking tours:

  • Gift vouchers and online experiences are non-refundable once purchased, so please choose carefully. Gift vouchers will be extended from their written due date on discretion, and only if requested prior to expiry date.
  • If Foodies is forced to cancel a booked tour, any prior payments will be fully refunded.
  • Foodies operate in all weather, though reserves the right to alter or amend an itinerary if circumstances require.

Why foodies?

We love what we do

We are a boutique agency focused on what we love and do best: eat and create gastronomic experiences. That is why Foodies does not provide aerial or hotel services. We want food to remain our only passion.

We know where to eat

We eat in Bogotá and Cartagena 24/7 and we know where to find what you’re looking for, be it a luxury dinner at a secret location, a cooking class or that delicious street food bite everyone’s talking about.

We love details

We take care of every little detail in our experiences because we know they make a difference, they have taken us to accomplish the unthinkable: becoming the most awarded gastronomic tour agency in Colombia. So form here on, thank you!.

Small Print:
  • Dollar value is an approximation. The exact charge in foreign currency will be informed in your bank statement.
  • The duration of the tour may vary depending on the degree of participation of the group at each stop.
  • Our tours operate in spanish or english. For tours in other languages please email us:
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