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About Taste Buddies

We offer guided food tours of Mauritius to discover the island’s rich history, diverse culture and authentic places – all through local Mauritian food and drinks.

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Our Tours

Grand Bay Food Tour

Grand Baie is so much more than a tourist and commercial hotspot… Rediscover Grand Baie by joining us on an authentic food tour. Taste a variety of Mauritian meals and drinks at some of the local’s favourite food spots and learn about Grand Baie’s history.

Port Louis Street Food Tour

Join us on our authentic street food tour of Port Louis. On this culinary tour, you will explore the old streets of our capital, learn about our rich history and culture, and experience the local life – all through our local street food! Step out of your comfort zone, follow our guide deep into Port Louis and let the tastes linger on your palate…

Mahebourg Village Food Tour

Take this food tour with Taste Buddies and explore the charming coastal village of Mahebourg. Sip on some fresh coconut water as you wander along the waterfront, hop around town to taste some local Mauritian food, and learn about the moments in history which have shaped the Mahebourg region…

Exclusive China Town Food Tour

Enter deep into the heart of China Town in Port Louis to rediscover the typical Chinese food with a Mauritian twist. With a guide, visit this cultural hotspot, learn the rich history, and taste the delicious food…
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Go to the tab at the top of the page and navigate to either “OUR TOURS” or “BOOK A TOUR”. Then select the tour you wish to book, and finally scroll through the booking calendar to find the date that suits you best.

There are two options for payment:


1.  Online Card Payment

We accept card payment from Visa, MasterCard and American Express. For card payments, you will receive an instantaneous booking confirmation and receipt via email.

Note that we do not store any card data.


2.  Bank Transfer

Please find below our banking details to effect payment via bank transfer. We will only confirm your booking once we receive your payment. Note that it may take a few days for the payment to reach us. To accelerate your booking confirmation, you may send us an email with a proof of payment on [email protected]

Banking Details

Account Holder

Taste Buddies Ltd

Account Number



Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd

Branch Address/Street

9-15 Sir William Newton Street


Port Louis


Port Louis District

Postal Code









If you are unable to effect payment via bank transfer or credit card, you may select the payment option “other” and will try to find a solution for you.

Go to the tab at the top of the page and navigate to “OUR TOURS” and select the tour for which you wish to check what is included. Then, click on the tab titled “What’s Included”.

The dietary options available differ for each tour.

Go to the tab at the top of the page and navigate to “OUR TOURS” and select the tour for which you wish to check the dietary options available. Then, scroll down to the information table and check to see whether we can accommodate you for that particular tour.

In any case, please let us know of your dietary restrictions in advance via email or in the message box upon booking.

  • Children under 10: The tour is free.


  • Children 10 and older: They pay the normal price.

We do not offer transport from your accommodation to the meeting place, and back. It is your responsibility to organise your own transport.


You could ask your hotel/host for any recommendations regarding transport services (bus, taxis, car rentals…).

We offer public tours, so it is possible for others to book the same tour as your group.

If you wish to book a private tour, you will need to purchase all the slots for the tour.

If you are running a bit late, contact our tour coordinator (+230 5476 7204).

Please note that if you are more than 15 minutes late, the tour will start without you.

There are no refunds for missed tour.

Canceling a booking can result in cancellation fees being applied by Taste Buddies, as outlined below.


If you cancel at least 7 days or more prior to the tours:

  • There is no cancellation fee. The booking price will be refunded in Mauritian Rupees (MUR) less any bank fees or charges.


If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance in advance of the scheduled departure:

  • There is a 50% cancellation fee.


If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure:

  • There is a 100% cancellation fee.


See our Terms & Conditions or Cancellation & Refund Policy for more information.

Yes. We have public liability insurance that covers our company for up to MUR30,000,000. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.
The tour will go ahead as planned even when the weather is poor. Dress appropriately and we recommend that you bring an umbrella. See below for the weather conditions that do warrant a cancellation.
  • Poor weather conditions does not usually warrant a cancellation. We tour will go ahead as planned if it is rainy, windy or warm.
  • However, we will cancel our tours in the case of a “force majeure” (any event that cannot reasonably be anticipated or controlled). For example*, if a cyclone warning (classe 3 or above), or a torrential rain warning has been issued. We will contact you via email or telephone/WhatsApp to inform you of the cancellation. We will always endeavour to find alternative options for our customers.

*Note that the listed reasons above do not represent an exhaustive list.

The island’s varied topography creates diverse microclimates across the different regions. Hence, the weather can vary significantly between regions and  it can also be very unpredictable; from sunshine to downpour, then back to clear skies in just a matter of minutes.
You can learn more about the weather in Mauritius in this blog post.

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