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Wild Ginger

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££ - £££
Central American, American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8240
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18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:00
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Magliano Sabina, Italy
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207 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location is on the ocean-side of Tortuguero, an unexciting building 5 mins walk from the town. The owner is a delightful host and his California wife an excellent chef. Not a cheap restaurant but worth it for some special and unusual food - a challenge to produce as everything has to be brought in by boat. Recommend booking - either... More 

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Thank Jocelyn S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is run by lovely people, great atmosphere. The guacamole is some of the best I'd had, and the mixed drinks are worth every penny. I would highly recommend this place!

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Thank Annie M
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was delicious, from the frozen passion fruit margarita and the plantain poppers we started with, to the chocolate volcano we had as dessert.

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Thank asasven
Stockholm, Sweden
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was hard to find but worth it. It's located near the waterfront. Family owned restaurant whit a friendly atmosphere. The food was good and the drinks superb. It's a little pricey but totally worth it. 6 persons, food and drinks was a total of 170$.

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Thank Susan L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Good friendly service, but then the restaurant was empty and we were the only diners. The main courses were tasty enough, but really small, especially for the price we paid. Chocolate dessert very nice, but we left hungry. Would not recommend.

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Thank Schindlersontour
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Girlfriend's birthday during what turns out to be the quiet and rainy season. The owner kept the place open just for us as I had reserved, no walk ins when it's that wet! The food was amazing, the owner was incredibly friendly and we had a lot of interesring conversations. The frozen margaritas were unbelievable, pineapple my favourite. If you're... More 

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Thank uberteeb
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

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Thank RichyK123
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a treat this place is. It is run by a lovely couple who do everything. He is Costa Rican, she is an American. The menu was interesting and different, and the food was incredible. We had such a lovely evening there. I highly recommend!

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect. I got a beef it waS perfect . The best restaurant in town and we stayd here for 13 day. If you wAnt to have a reale good diner it is worth every penny

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Thank zwaanc2017
WildGingerCR, Owner at Wild Ginger, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal, but there's no need for bloodshed! Send us a message and we'll be happy to hand over the recipe for our chocolate volcano. :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in Tortuguero demotes all others to snackbars. We had a really good falafel salad made of 'fair' ingredients. Much better than the pizzas, mexican food and fried chicken in the rest of town. Very friendly hosts.

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Thank Bas v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Central American, American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8240
Description
Inventive fusion cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Not one single canned good goes on to our plates! All our breads and sauces are homemade, and all of our recipes are original to Wild Ginger.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?