Food Tour in Barranquilla Downtown


4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


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 on this food tour around Barranquilla’s heart, so you get the best of Caribbean cuisine and its people. You may have the chance to taste carimañola, arepa de huevo, butifarra, chipi chipi rice, enyucado, among many other options. We are sure that it will be a gastronomic experience to remember.

No matter which type of 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.

What to expect on this food tour in Barranquilla downtown?

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.

This is the most valuable souvenir of the very best side of Barranquilla: tons of food offered to you by joyful and friendly locals. We know there won’t be regrets. You are in for a treat. Do not limit yourself with the gastronomic experiences of this city, we recommend you try more, for example, our food tour in Cartagena walled city!


Your day will start by meeting our local and friendly tour guide in your hotel. With him you will be headed to the first stop in downtown Barrranquilla. Once there, you will start a journey across several restaurants where locals will welcome you with the best flavors and stories about their cuisine history and tradition.

Some of the typical foods you will have the chance to taste are butifarra, fritos and arepa. Butifarra, a seasoned pork sausage. Kibbes, the famous meat dish from Lebanon with its Colombian stamp. Fritos: all kind of deep-fried snacks made with yucca, corn flour, green plantain, and lots of cheese. And arepa de huevo (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 to taste and learn about the history of these flavors and the different influences that have made them special and unique. Once the day gets warmer, stop and try fresh drinks and cold appetizers made with their typical fruits and sweets. In the end, you will be driven back to your hotel.


  • A walk along important spots of the city
  • A brief introduction to Colombia’s and Barranquilla’s rich history
  • Samples of typical foods and drinks of the region
  • An incredible chance to get in touch with locals and their stories
  • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of this Caribbean city


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • At least 5 gastronomic experiences including salty and sweet food, and typical beverages
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra purchases
  • Extra food

Know before you book

  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options
  • Please tell the guide if you have any food restriction or allergies

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