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.
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.
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.
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.
Not Included: Transportation or unspecified services.
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.
Things to note before booking tours:
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!.