Guided tour

Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Foodies SAS

Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

Activity provider: Foodies SAS
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From US$ 48.65 per person

Likely to sell out

Sample Cartagena's delicious and authentic street food in the company of a local chef. Discover a melting pot of influences from native, Spanish, African, and Arabian cuisine. Meet the cooks and learn the recipes while strolling through the city's sights.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Join a local chef and taste 9 traditional Caribbean delicacies along the route
  • Taste a cup of world renowned Colombian coffee and the favorite local beer
  • Discover 10 must-see places in the historic center
  • Meet and greet traditional cooks, and try original recipes that have inspired the exciting new Colombian cuisine
  • Get to know a side of Cartagena rarely seen by tourists
Full description
Discover the relaxed spirit of Cartagena with a tour designed for you to taste caribbean cuisine. This tour will allow you to visit and experience places that are not featured on conventional guides. Meet your local guide at the iconic Clock Tower to begin your route of the best local eats, and key sights of the city. During the morning, visit 9 street food spots, usually unnoticed by foreigners but worshiped by locals. Try original recipes while seeing some of the most important sights of the historic center such as the Plaza de la Paz, Plaza de los Autos, and Proclamation Square. Meet and greet the guardians of local culinary treasure and take home their secrets and recipes. You'll have a small-group experience with no more than 10 people on the tour. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Cartagena historic center after the tour has finished. This experience is a blend of mouth-watering cuisine and wonderful local people, get ready to share your stories and be part of the conversation.
  • 7 street food tastings and 2 local drinks
  • Bilingual guide, English and Spanish-speaking
  • Guided visit around the historic center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra foods and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with gluten intolerance
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Inside the Clock Tower's main gate. Look for a Foodies sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Severe allergies, unfortunately, cannot be catered for on this tour
  • Please advise in advance if vegetarian or gluten-free options are wanted. Please note, while there are gluten-free options available, these are not suitable for celiacs or people with a severe gluten allergy. There is still a risk of contamination.
  • Vegan options are unfortunately unavailable.
  • The route comprises a mix of savoury and sweet options.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Our guide Mel was very nice and explained a lot about the history of the area and the food. We enjoyed our time with her. The foods we tried were fine. There were some things she showed us that we may have never found on our own. We enjoyed the tour and this was one of the better food tours we have been on albeit a bit too expensive in my opinion for what value you get.

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January 27, 2020

Our guide, Andrea, and her team were professional and very enjoyable. The way she interacted with the community we move through was exceptional. Food choices were delicious albeit fried food was prevalent as street food. We were all very full and happy. I completely recommend this tour!

May 8, 2022

April 28, 2022

Product ID: 301463