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Ginger

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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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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: A tapas bar with a twist: Asian and Mediterranean fusion, great list of New...
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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  • 42
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  • 11
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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
Just as good as it was in 2013

Reviewed this restaurant in 2013. It is just as good as it was then. All the Thai Tapas are excellent. Hard to single any one out. Reservations are recommended. It gets quite busy. The wine selection is also good with a broad price range. If you are in Playa Hermosa, make a point of having dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reviewed this restaurant in 2013. It is just as good as it was then. All the Thai Tapas are excellent. Hard to single any one out. Reservations are recommended. It gets quite busy. The wine selection is also good with a broad price range. If you are in Playa Hermosa, make a point of having dinner here. And say hi... More 

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Thank Tony L
New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This adorable little tapas restaurant was beautifully decorated and secluded. Tapas can get a bit pricing especially when you're with a large group (but a great date night for 2!) but it keep in mind its the experience of enjoying little plates of different food, just don't go when your starving and looking for a full blown dinner plate. I... More 

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Thank natalia l
Thunder Bay, Canada
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here with a group of friends and ended up just ordering a bunch of different dishes for sharing. It made for a very enjoyable night. The food was a little off of the beaten track, but very tasty. The service was very good as well. The portions are small and meant to be shared as opposed to being... More 

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Thank sunshunner1
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed an excellent dinner with friends in a very charming night time setting with superior service.

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Thank Redarrow77
Bemidji, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food at this place was amazing! My boyfriend and I shared 5 tapas (they recommend 2-3 per person), and it was just enough to fill us up without overdoing it. Plus it was really fun to be able to try that many different foods. I also got a jalepeno margarita, which was really interesting and went will with my... More 

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Thank Toni B
Allendale, Michigan
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was excellent. Not much of a view, but the atmosphere was great as well. Service was excellent.

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Thank Carol K
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great experience here! Atmosphere is wonderful outside on a patio. The staff are amazing. Made great food & drink suggestions and were there right when you needed them. I just looked to the side as I needed to use the washroom. Our waiter just appeared right away & directed me. The food was so so good. We... More 

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Thank Kbaragar
Paris, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not inexpensive but an amazing experience - portions are appetizer sized so you can enjoy several dishes. Everything from beef tenderloin to seafoods - all presented beautifully and at a leisurely pace. You will pay about what you would expect for a fine dining experience but will have enjoyed a wider variety of dishes.

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Thank Paul D
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was very lacking. They forgot 2 of our orders,had to remind them. Forgot water service. The first 3 orders came quickly but they kept thinking we were done. I've lived in San Francisco, and I know fusion. The flavors are merely acceptable. About a 6 out of 10 on actual flavor and texture. I've had better fire cracker shrimp,... More 

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Thank redrover242
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked our excellent waiter Alex for his tapas recommendations. All were very good. We started off with a salad that had mango, cashews and Dijon vinaigrette. Then we had the Ahi Tuna tapas which is their signature dish. The Ahi was fresh and tender. Next we had the Beef Tenderloin tapas which were very good on top of plantain.... More 

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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, Sushi, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene

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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