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Wild Ginger

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$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, 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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our local tour guide recommended Wild Ginger when we asked him for a good place to have dinner. My husband and I arrived pretty late - there were no customers and the husband (front of the house) and wife (chef) team were sitting and drinking beer with friends. I asked if they were still serving, and both sprang into action.... More 

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Thank Helen W
Pinole, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Husband and wife team. She is the chef, he is front of house. Food as great. The night we were there only 2 other tables with guests. Owner talked and shared stories of local interest. Would go back again. Food was good.

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Thank vbcoachlou
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lovely fresh cooked food, the guacamole is divine. One of the best vegetarian meals that i had in Costa Rica. The restaurant is owned by a couple, the wife does the cooking and the huspand runs front of house. Hes very chatty and helpful! One of the best restaurants in Tortegueuro.

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Thank Patacake2
Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This restaurant is quite clearly the best in this area. It is run by a woman from Oregon who appears to do most of the cooking and her husband who serves and basically runs the rest of the place. The food was excellent, and our conversations with husband were just immensely entertaining and informative. If you plan to stay in... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Magliano Sabina, Italy
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226 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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
Reviewed 6 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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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Contemporary, Fusion, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?