Bazurto is a market that shines in color and diversity, a labyrinth that surprises you with native fruit and popular cuisine that could very well enter your collection of “trying for the first time” flavors. Explore and take with you a real photography of our gastronomy and explore the traditional ingredients in Cartagena’s cuisine where it all happens, then, get ready to transform the ingredients in delicious plates form the local recipe book that show our diverse culinary influences with pride.
What you’ll live
Come hungry and prepare yourself to live Bazurto. Filter the bests spots inside the market while you listen to cool champeta, taste the most authentic bites in town and let the colors sound and spirit of the Caribbean form our locals spread its joy while we shop for ingredients so we can continue the party in out kitchen. Cartagena’s people love to tell stories, let each recipe be a passport to share the cultures that made our flavors possible.
Eating is a verb we appreciate a lot in Cartagena. Get ready to put it in action in this journey that starts at the most important market un the Caribbean and ends in our kitchen.
Get drunk on the smells, be surprised by its diverse offer, crave their flavors and eat straight form the Calderos, served up in small tasting spoons in the same spot as Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods and Anthony Bourdain form No Reservations ate.
Bazurto is a small merchant market, its products are exhibited proudly and are the true gems of the day: fresh catch of fish and shellfish, exotic fruit from all corners of the Colombian Caribbean, African inherited tubers, vegetables and green leaves, coconut, chiles, cheeses, Suero and spices will give you all the clues necessary to understand the anatomy of the cuisine of Cartagena.
Admire Cartagena’s popular art, listen to its soundtrack, freshen your palate, go on, and dance your first dancing steps to the beat of “meke y espeluque.
After a short way, put on your apron an encounter some of the most emblematic recipes in town. Cook and discover step by step the secret to their authentic taste:
Who will enjoy it
Everyone will enjoy it specially foodies with an adventurous palate and travelers, market lovers, amateur or professional cooks, food photographers in love with color and texture.
What you should bring
A willing palate. Dress casually, bring comfy shoes and a camera. We do recommend sunscreen and a hat if the weather suggests so.
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.
Restrictions: This experience is designed to discover the flavors of Cartagena, and its 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.
Important: The menu is generous, we recommend a light breakfast.
Not Included: unspecified services.
Age: 18 and over. Under 18 may attend under the responsibility of their parents.
Weather: We also tour and cook with rain. Please bring a raincoat/ umbrella if the weather suggests so.
Pick Up: Please register your hotel information during the 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!.