STREET FOOD EXPERIENCE
By this tour your local guide will take you to discover part of our culture by eating street food. You will be able to eat like a local, a real "cartagenero". ( How people from Cartagena de Indias is called) and also to discover all the stories behind the recipes and the food street vendors.
This is a funny experience where you will be ready to experience the real Caribbean taste. We love fried food, so most of our local food is fried, then if you don´t care about that, let´s start to tell you what a foodie in Cartagena has to discover. First at all if local people has to think in a delicious local street food I think the best option is to think in " Arepa de huevo" . I have to say this this is a recipe that brings happiness to humanity. This is an icon from our region, it´s preparation is based on yellow corn, This delicious dish is eaten with the famous “Espiche" (it´s a kind of sauce prepared with “suero costeño”,). We also will try what I call the sister of the “Arepa de huevo” The “Arepa de queso”. This recipe is a soft dough made with white corn and filled with butter with a final touch of grated“Queso costeño”.( Cheese from the Colombian Caribbean).
Colombia is a country with too many fusions of cultures and we will to prove that by discovering a local recipe with a touch of China“Empanada China”. As you are reading, in Cartagena we love Chinese food! and you will discover the reason when you try " empanadas" at POLO NORTE restaurant. The Von family was established more than 100 years ago in Cartagena, their recipes became part of our gastronomic history. We also will try how sweet the Caribbean culture is by discovering some "Bolitas de tamarindo". ( Candies made Tamarindo´s pulp and sugar) and for sure we will try one of my favorite receipes "Patacón" ( mashed green fried plantain) with cheese, but this is a special cheese because its made basically is made with love and knowledge. I promise this cheese is totally addictive.
Definitely there is a recipe you must to try if you come to Cartagena. I am talking about "Coctel de camarón" But you can not confuse "Coctel de camaron" (shrimp cocktail) with ceviche, the cocktail is originally from Cartagena and consists of a mixture of tomato, mayonnaise with onions, garlic water, rum, spicy and seafood, accompanied with some crackers.
Additionally this tour includes other tastings, some local drinks, exotic fruits and many details and curiosities about recipes that just a local can tell.
Duration: 2 hours approx
- A Local certified bilingual guide who will take you the best spots to try good street food
- 9 amazing local receipes street food
- 2 local drinks
* This experience is for at least 2 people.