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Ginger

Main Road | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
506-2672-0041
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was right down the street from where we were staying and it was a nice departure from the usual things we were eating. Great food, wine list, and atmosphere. The service, if I recall, was nothing special, but talking to the owner who I think is from Montreal, was a nice memory as well.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We'd been in CR for several days, and, especially as a non-meat eater, I was starting to get a little tired of the standard fare. So we decided to splurge at Ginger -- and had a great night! Ginger has a great setting, helpful & professional waiters, and almost every dish we tried was excellent. We especially enjoyed the ginger... More

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Temecula, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Atmosphere goes a long way to save an uneven menu. The restaurant setting-a treehouse-is lovely. The service is good and some of the all-tapas dishes are worth a try. Still, we found the food to be inconsistent. Some dishes are delicious; try the spring rolls, the Ginger ahi tuna, the salads. The portobello crostini were also good. My husband ordered... More

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband heard of this place and it happened to be right down the road from our hotel. The food was absolutely incredible and had an Asian, Thai, Costa-Rican twist to it. The wine list was extensive and the prices were very good.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went to Ginger's twice while staying at Playa Hermosa...and I'd go back every night if I could! The owner, Anne, is a delightful Canadian who knows food! Her wonderful staff adds to the experience of fine dining. The filet mignon is my personal favorite. It's a petit filet speared with a sprig of rosemary and covered with a tower... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a decent place to visit and I think overall for Costa Rica - it was pretty good. Best items: Thai Red Curry Beef on Cripsy Plantains and the Dorado Dorado were the best items on the menu.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After having been disappointed with Tapas a few times, we are a fan of this restaurant. You order 2 or 3 tapas per person - and if you like, share with the table. The variety of offerings, fine flavors and the tasty execution (light on sauces, thank you!) made for a very enjoyable dinner experience. Located on the trough street... More

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a really cute place, they have a great setting - a treehouse like restaurant. They are known for their tapas, but with an asian flare. I don't really remember a memorable dish, but everything we ordered was good. Drinks were very good!! If you don't want to go for dinner - it s a great place to hang... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This treehouse restaurant is truly something special. The tapas were all amazing but it is very pricey. We were a little shocked when we got our ticket, but all the food was great. We had the Fillet, Ahi Tuna, Firecracker Shrimp and the Lettuce Wraps. The Ahi Tuna was cooked perfectly and I'd definitely recommend that. We also had the... More

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

quite pricey for a tapas , but then again everything in Costa Rica is pricey especially for tourist, food is good. Bats flying in the nearby tree while we are having dinner. Staff are accommodating and pleasant.

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