Street Food Tour of Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

From USD 70.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Joining a food tour is a fun alternative to a typical city walking tour and a great way to learn about culture in Cartagena. Come hungry for a tour that gives you a taste of Cartagena’s street food specialties, like fried plantain pancakes, empanadas, or ceviche. As you snack your way through the city, your guide shares insight into Colombian culture and takes you to parts of Cartagena you might overlook exploring on your own.
  • Cartagena food tour is a delicious alternative to a city walking tour
  • Sample typical foods you might skip over on your own
  • Guide shares stories about Cartagena’s history and culture as you walk
  • Plenty of food samples included on the tour

Sample Menu


seafood ceviche

What's Included

  • Local tour guide
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Soft or Alcoholic Drink
  • Historical Tour
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Clock Tower
    Boca del Puente, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

    in the middle arc of tha clock tower

Start time

04:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Torre del Reloj

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Barrio Getsemani

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Diego (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

I recommend doing this maybe on the 1st or 2nd day of your trip to get yourself oriented with where everything is in the city.
This is a great way to spend the sunset hours and eat dinner!


75 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 75 reviews
Delicious Local Street Food
Roberto_M, May 2023
Very cool tour that takes you away from the touristy areas and takes you where the locals eat. We had patacones, lulo fruit juice, shrimp cocktail, mango, beer, and arepas. By the end of the tour we were so full. Our guide Nicanor did a good job.
Happy Stomach!
Alejandro_S, Apr 2023
Gustavo was kind enough to wait outside our Airbnb to start the tour. He was very social and engaging throughout the tour. He speaks very well English. We tried out the best empanadas Cartagena has to offer. Come with an empty stomach and leave with a very happy one. Gus fed us multiple street food, juices, fruits, etc. Book and ask for Gus to be your guide.
We were excited to take a...
Jonathan_S, Mar 2023
We were excited to take a food tour to experience tastes and treats. Our guide seemed to wing it choosing some starve stops including a dirty bodega to stop for beer. We declined that stop. He mentioned tasting fruits and Columbian ice cream but that never happened. He was sweet but did not seem well trained
Authentic Experience
traceylasz, Mar 2023
Kevin was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind and he provided us with an authentic experience that showcased many wonderful street food tastings that each told an important story about the community of Cartagena. Great tour!
Loved it!
Hedwidge_J, Feb 2023
Our tour guide Nico was amazing!! He brought us to places where we could connect with locals and we enjoyed the food. He was very engaging and passionate about Colombia. He did everything possible to make us comfortable including holding our belongings while we ate. He also offered to take our pictures. This tour was the highlight of our trip!
Fun city
Karina_G, Dec 2022
Our guide Jamie was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly & energetic. Street food was so-so but experience of the city & bars was a-lot of fun 🤩
Amazing tour
Laura_F, Dec 2022
This tour was AMAZING! Ask for Jaime. He knows everyone and took us to fabulous places. The tour is rich in his towns culture and the food was very tasty.
Something for everyone’s taste. Tailor made walking street food tour 10/10
Justine_C, Dec 2022
By coincidence we had booked a bike tour via viator earlier in the day and had Jaime, the same guide for our street food tour. You’re in for a treat if you manage to get Jaime. He’s really interested in knowing what you want to learn and try. He tailored the tour especially to our requests. Lots of fun and foods we hadn’t tried before. Excellent English. Can’t recommend highly enough. 10 out of 10.
Not worth the money
Anna_N, July 2022
Well for 100 USD I expected a bit more especially that street food is super cheap (let's be honest here - 1 empanada is less than a dollar). We tried 7 different things ( each of them approx 1 usd, let s make it max 2 usd so means that food costed only 14usd out of 100 usd paid for the tour - make your own math) On top of that there was not much explanation behind how it s processed, cooking technics etc... if it was half price it would be ok but it is defnitely overpriced for what you get! Cannot recommend it!
Cartagena Must Do!!!
Angela_W, July 2022
We had a great time in this tour, it exceeded our expectations. Jaime, our tour guide, made the experience even more fun! His English was really good, he was fun, kind and informative! Definitely doing it again!
Great food tour experience!
Mindy_J, July 2022
Our family of six loved the Street Food Tour! We had kids ages 9 to 18 with us and all of them had a great time. Jaime, our guide, was fantastic. He gave us a lot of information and history on Cartagena in addition to taking us to some great food spots. I highly recommend it when in Cartagena!!
Fantastic tour! Very...
Amy_A, July 2022
Fantastic tour! Very knowledgeable friendly tour guide and delicious food!! We had a great time and highly recommend.
Food Tour
Kitty_L, July 2022
Jamie was awesome! Fun friendly on time guy! The food was great! He even showed us sloths and monkeys in the park!
Best Food Walking Tour
Mary_S, June 2022
Jaime was fantastic! He did a masterful job of explaining the local culture. The food was delicious! Highly recommend this tour and the guide - Jaime.
Amazing experience
Jakia_n, June 2022
This tour was an amazing mix of history and food. Jaime was an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and has a great personality. The food was great. I think my favorites if I had to choose was the ceviche. Soooo good! I really enjoyed learning the history of the spots we walked around. That made this tour extra special. Jaime also personalized the tour. So if there is a spot in particular you want to visit or if you want to try a specific food but don’t know where to get it he’s your guy!
Wonderful experience
Linda_C, Apr 2022
Jamie saved the day by rescuing us since our original guide never showed. Food choices were excellent with a great variety. Jamie was very informed and was able to give us a background of the culture. We also enjoyed being able to view the outside of the old city walls as well as inside. As a matter of fact, we were so full we had to skip some of the samples. Good value for you dollar.
Bites of food
Rasheeda_H, Mar 2022
The culture and food of Colombia is unmatched. There are so many options for fruit, appetizers, and deserts. This is a walking tour so be prepared to walk throughout the city bit you will enjoy the flavor and tasteful bites to choose from.
Great tour definitely recommend
Kiersten_W, Mar 2022
Jaime was very helpful and explained everything in detail to us. Even when we had questions about other foods and things pertaining to Colombia he answered with ease. He was very personable and overall a great guide.
Street Food Tour of Cartagena
Sarah_P, Jan 2022
We had a phenomenal experience with our guide Eusebio!! There is nothing like traveling through a city with a local and experiencing neighborhoods through their eyes. We saw sections of Cartagena that we otherwise may have missed and learned a lot about the local history and culture along with eating great food. He said at the beginning of the tour that the tour didn't end until we were full and stayed true to his word! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience Cartagena.
Great Food Great Tour
Brian_L, Dec 2021
This was an amazing tour. The food vendors were awesome and the food was delicious. The stories around the vendors were excellent. Only suggestion is to tell more about the city history in the excursion around Cartagena.

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