Port Louis Culinary & nightlife

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Port Louis: Street Food Tour

1. Port Louis: Street Food Tour

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.

Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

2. Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

Start your journey at Le Caudan Waterfront, and head away from the familiarity of tourist-friendly spaces. Walk through the bustling streets of Port Louis. Mauritius has some amazing food, influenced by its Indian, Chinese, and African cultures. The central market is one of the best places to experience the best Mauritian food. For a taste of the Gujarati influence, you’ll find fresh, deep-fried gato pima, or chili bites. Made with soaked split peas, zingy spring onions, and green chilies, these really do pop in your mouth. Next, travel through the gates of the Chinatown of Port Louis to discover treats derived from Hakka Chinese dishes. The tour includes about 8 different dishes to try.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

3. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

Port Louis: China Town Guided Food Tour

4. Port Louis: China Town Guided Food Tour

Be led through the streets of Port Louis to find the best local street food spots. Indulge in a range of flavors and textures from crunchy and savory, sweet and smooth, sticky and spicy, to umami and brothy. Meet your guide at the Caudan Waterfront. A few bites later, make a stop at a corner snack shop to try classic Chinese street food. Continue your food adventure to one of Port Louis's popular restaurants to feast on Chinese cuisine! Next, make your way to China Town. Be welcomed by colorful street art and murals of the neighborhood. Learn about the history of China Town and Chinese culture in Mauritius from your guide. Explore Chinatown, tasting sweet & sour dishes, accompanied by traditional Chinese sweets. Afterward, your guide will take you to an exceptional place to enjoy a panoramic view of Port Louis. Finally, before driving back, make a stop at the Port Louis market for an authentic experience.

Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

5. Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

Explore Port Louis with a trusted local guide to discover what and where to eat in Mauritius. Take in the Caudan Waterfront, the Central Market, and Chinatown on a guided tour away from the tourist traps. Sample around eight local specialties that set your taste buds tingling. Start your journey at Caudan Waterfront and head away from the familiarity of the tourist spaces. Walk through the bustling streets of Port Louis to discover some fantastic food influenced by its Indian, Chinese, and African cultures. Learn about the history of Mauritius as you explore. Next, head to the Central Market, one of the best places to experience delicious Mauritian food. For a taste of the Gujarati influence, you’ll find fresh, deep-fried gato pima (chili bites). Made with soaked split peas, zingy spring onions, and green chilies, these really do pop in your mouth. Finally, travel through the gates of the Chinatown of Port Louis to discover treats derived from Hakka Chinese dishes before being dropped back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Port Louis

I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Mauritius. Our tour guide Adrian was outstanding and very knowledgeable. The food that we sampled was both tasty and filling... from sweet to savory to thirst quenching, every tasting was thoroughly enjoyed. There is a lot of walking involved so wear comfortable walking shoes . I will definitely do this one again.

We really enjoyed our tour and thought it was a great way to experience the local cultures and their history. Our guide, Chris, was very proud of his heritage and that helped to make the experience even more interesting. Come hungry on this tour because the portions are large and very filling!

We spent a wonderful day with Seilan, you will not find a better driver and guide, he accompanied us throughout our excursion, his explanations, his kindness, his exceptional photography skills, we had a lot of fun with him, we recommend him 100%! Aude and William

we take a food tour everywhere we go to know the history, colture and places to go in the specific place. this food tour was perfect.

Wonderful tour through Port Louis with a balance between Mauritian history and food!