A trip wouldn’t be complete if you don’t go beyond touristic places and give yourself the chance to taste the place’s food. So, come with us to this food tour around Cartagena’s heart, so you get the best of Caribbean cuisine and its people: raspao, carimañola, arepa de huevo, agua de coco and more. Although those names are hardly relatable to something common or widely known, we are sure that it will be a gastronomic experience to remember.
Whoever the traveler you are, cross tasting typical food of your checklist trip and join us in this tour around Colombian Caribbean identity and culture through its cuisine.
Your day will start by meeting our local and friendly tour guide. With him you will be headed to the first stop in the Walled City. There, you will try Arepa with egg: arepa is one of the most traditional Colombian plates. Eaten almost everywhere in the country in lots of different versions. In the Caribbean coast this corn-based tortilla is usually fried and stuffed with a tasty egg. You will also visit local food stands and taste coconut water and carimañola: one a natural drink that became the axis of coastal Caribbean gastronomy and the other a very typical yucca and cheese finger food. Once the day gets warmer, stop and try raspao: a cup of shaved-ice with a fruity-syrup on top, sweet and refreshing.
Discover ancient culinary techniques, treasured family recipes, and life stories of all the locals that will make you swing from sweet to salty, from fresh to fried tasty appetizers and from tasteful to delicious snacks. Real samples of diversity of ingredients and customs. Exotic fruits like mango biche, the cartagenero version of ceviche and even more.
This is the most valuable souvenir of the very best side of Cartagena de Indias: tons of food offered to you by joyful and friendly locals. We know there won’t be regrets. You are in for a treat.