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“Good food, but pricey”

Gingerbread Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Gingerbread is a fine restaurant and boutique hotel perfectly situated along Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. Operated by a charismatic and talented culinary master, Chef Eyal absolutely works magic with food. We’ll serve you an amazing international cuisine, delicious top shelf drinks, and exceptional overnight accommodations. . Our world class B&B, restaurant, and bar is open Tuesday through Saturdays to travelers and guests. We invite you to stay and experience Costa Rica with us. Come and eat, drink then take a leisurely stroll back to your comfortable room to relax. We start every morning with a delicious hot breakfast and end every evening with an exceptional three-course meal created by the Chef.
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Gingerbread is a higher-end restaurant on the Lake road. The food is tasty, but a bit expensive if you are traveling on a budget. To be fair, each plate does serve two people.

We spent a week at the Gingerbread hotel, and the included breakfast was the same everyday, which wears thin after a day or two.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Gingerbread Restaurant is definitely the best place on Lake Arenal for a special evening. The ambiance is great, nice lighting, very tastefully furnished. The food is pricy but very good and the portions are huge. Considering that you would normally take some of it home and have a nice lunch the next day, it's actually good value for money.

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Thank Andreas N
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have been lucky enough to visit this amazing bed and breakfast for years.The chef, Eyal ,is beyond talented in his dishes and presentation . Start with the blackened tuna salad, jump into the duck quesadilla, linger over the tri-tips, and if your are smart save room for the bread pudding. After you wake up from your food coma, prepare for one of the finest breakfasts you experience. Request the wine room or garden of Eden. Both have outdoor showers!

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Thank karen r
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Came here with my family while traveling in the Arenal volcano area of Costa Rica. Very laid back and certainly "interesting" environment and locals that hang out there (interesting in a very surprising and good way :-)). The ceviche was by far the best I have ever experienced, the Chicken Panang was incredible and completely different than I expected (I make it all the time). It was actually more like an Italian style rather than traditional Thai, surprisingly different but completely awesome! Every single dish was superb..

I would actually come back to this part of Costa Rica just to experience this amazing restaurant again :-)

Thank Derek C
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Order the black'nd tuna salad. it is amazing and also i would recommend tot sit at the bar and talk with the owner Eyal. He's a great guy with a no-nonsense kind of vibe.

A lot beautiful wines on the menu and SHARE every dish. It is so much!!! Did you order to much? He has doggy bags :)

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