Guided tour

Port Louis: Street Food Tour

4.9 / 5

35 reviews

Port Louis: Street Food Tour

From US$ 54.31 per person

Discover the streets of Port Louis, learn about its history and experience its culture, all through local Mauritian street food. To know Mauritius, you must taste Mauritius!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the delicious local street food of Mauritius
  • Discover the hidden spots of the capital that only locals know about
  • Learn about the history of Mauritius and how the different cultures have influenced the local food
  • Experience the colourful and bustling Port Louis local market
  • Meet food vendors and hear their stories
Full description
Discover the sights and tastes of Port Louis through a guided street food tour. Let your guide lead you through the bustling streets to some of the authentic food stops of the capital.  Starting at the Caudan Waterfront, head into the heart of the city by foot to explore its hidden corners and local food stops. From Indo-Mauritian "faratas" (fried dough bread) served with Creole "rougaille" (a rich tomato-based dish), to Sino-Mauritian "boulettes" (dumplings) and Franco-Mauritian pastries, discover the Mauritian cultures by tasting their local delicacies. Indulge in approximately eight sensational tastings.  Along the way, explore the real Port Louis: the old buildings and the stories they have to tell, the Company Gardens with their majestic hanging Banyan trees, the busy market full of colours, voices and flavours, and China Town and its will to preserve its culture. Join this three-hour walking food tour and satisfy your appetite for food, history and culture.
Includes
  • All food tastings (approx. 8 tastings)
  • A bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Vegans
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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

In front of the casino, opposite Café LUX at the Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour covers a distance of just under 4km by foot
  • This tour does not cater to vegan or gluten-free diets
  • Poor weather does not warrant a cancellation, unless a specific warning has been issued by the authorities
  • This tour is possible for people with limited mobility, but it is not recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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The tour was well organized and the guide was funny and friendly! We got to taste several street food snacks(sweet/savory/fruity) and heard some stories about Mauritius. Pay extra attention to the tiny Port Louis’s oldest patisserie, which you would have never spotted yourself in the city. Super cool! A small but thoughtful thing: the guide offered us wet napkins to clean hands after tastings :) Overall it is a great tour if you want to learn about the country through its diverse and delicious cuisine. I recommend for sure!

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November 30, 2021

Great guys, great to hear the history as well as we walked around, and food was mostly delicious, just a couple things didn't hit the spot for me personally, but still 100% worth doing!! My only suggestion would be to get us to introduce ourselves and where we are from at the start, so we all know each other and it makes for more of a 'group' feel, rather than us having to do this ourselves.

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October 28, 2021

A rich and delicious culinary walk !! It is undoubtedly the best way to know the specialties of Mauritius. Both guides are very nice and professional. The only French in the group, they didn't leave me behind and translated every explanation to me! I had a great day with them. Thank you ! I highly recommend this excursion if you want to discover Mauritian specialties!

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October 4, 2021

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