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Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
506-2672-0041
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A tapas bar with a twist: Asian and Mediterranean fusion, great list of...
A tapas bar with a twist: Asian and Mediterranean fusion, great list of New World Wines by the glass, cocktails made with fresh tropical juices. Exciting and eclectic cuisine like no other in Costa Rica! FREE SHUTTLE FROM HILTON PAPAGAYO AND OCCIDENTAL GRAND PAPAGAYO.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently the BEST... food, service, and vibe!

Consistency is a challenege for most restaurants here. Not for Ginger! This acclaimed restaurant in Playa Hermosa offers local, fresh ingredients in a menu of unique and delicious tapas. The Ahi Tuna is a must! Cocktails made with fresh tropical juices and a vast selection of New World Wine are all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Elizabeth B
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Consistency is a challenege for most restaurants here. Not for Ginger! This acclaimed restaurant in Playa Hermosa offers local, fresh ingredients in a menu of unique and delicious tapas. The Ahi Tuna is a must! Cocktails made with fresh tropical juices and a vast selection of New World Wine are all available by the glass. Friday is Martini night (my... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ginger was one of the best meals we had during our 9 day trip in Costa Rica. I was not sure what to expect since I am not a big fan of fusion... but this restaurant really did surprise me. We ordered 7 dishes - Ginger's Ahi Tuna, Firecracker Shrimp, Papitas Bravas, Lettuce Wraps with Mango Tamarindo Pork, Asian Tacos,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great food, top notch service, strong yet tasty drinks, beautiful atmosphere. What more could you want?! It was our third visit and it was just as good, if not better, than the first two times we went when we visited Costa Rica a couple years ago! Just simply delicious in every way. Worth spending a little money for the whole... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Although I enjoyed this restaurant, I was the only one in our group of four. There are some unusual tapas here. I happen to have adventurous taste. My companions do not. The food has an Asian flair. The filet mignon is tough.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I cannot say all the dishes our party of four tried. They were all very good, especially the salmon! It is a lovely setting with great service. They have something for everyone. I have nothing bad to say.

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San Luis, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ginger has always been consistent with quality and service. A unique menu offering small plate portions so you can try a variety of flavors such as Spring rolls, Portobello mushrooms, firecracker shrimp, arugula salad, filet mignon, Mongolian ribs, Ahi tuna, Asian tacos just to name a few!

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Deep Cove Nova Scotia
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49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is one of the most popular establishments in Playa Hermossa serving Tapas food. The selection is abundant, and you would have to go back several times to try all the selection. They have a great bar there as well, and special cocktail of the night. Waiting staff is friendly and efficient, and more than happy to ask any of... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Wife, adult daughter and I had a very nice meal here. We were seated outside on the elevated dinning area, which is quite pleasant. The restaurant is of the "tapas" variety, serving many small dishes to be shared. We shared 6 different dishes and were all well satisfied. Deserts were good too, especially the molten lava cake! Service was excellent.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had dined here at least 5 times! The menu is quite large with lots of choices. We love the ahi tuna, portobello mushroom crostini, goat cheese prosciutto salad, eggs rolls, fillet mignon & asian tacos. We have tried close to everything on the menu. The drinks are amazing! Friday nights they have discount martinis. The chocolate lava cake &... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ginger's ambiance and decor is surprising for Playa Hermosa. It's modern Asian/Fusion influence makes this a great spot to enjoy drinks and dinner. The food is very good and the staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: 506-2672-0041

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

A tapas bar with a twist: Asian and Mediterranean fusion, great list of New World Wines by the glass, cocktails made with fresh tropical juices. Exciting and eclectic cuisine like no other in Costa Rica! FREE SHUTTLE FROM HILTON PAPAGAYO AND OCCIDENTAL GRAND PAPAGAYO.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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