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Wild Ginger

150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8240
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Ranked #1 of 14 restaurants in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $19
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary, Californian, Fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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166 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Knowing that no 'gourmet restaurant' could or should be found in Tortuguero Village - this restaurant did with a BIG sign saying "Voted no. 1 by Tripadvisor" try to be one - but without any atmosphere - and without succeeding! Its not that the food was bad - cause it wasn't: one dish was good and one was average. But... More

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Tigard, Or
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our family of four loved our meal at Wild Ginger. The guacamole with coconut-corn tortilla chips was the best! Our sons love my guacamole but now have a new favorite! The Wild Ginger burger was also a treat! We were served by the owners with great care and attention to our every need.

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Bronxville, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had to search for this place (hint: it's on a path along the Caribbean side of the village -- turn right at the big pink building, pass through the school yard and you'll find the path, look to your left and you'll see their lighted sign about 200 meters away) and it was more than worth the trouble. Really... More

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

It seems that we are not alone in loving the restaurant on the edge of Tortuguero Village. The young owners are doing of wonderful job of serving creative and tasty food at a very fair price. I had their peach palm hummus and the beef stew. Both were excellent.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

The couple running this restaurant have set up a unique place in Tortugero. The food is all freshly prepared by the wife ,whilst her husband runs front of house. We had paid for full board at the Pachira lodge but still chose to pay to eat at the Wild Ginger both nights- it was that good. We paid about 25... More

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Naestved, Denmark
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Unfortunately, you won't stumble upon Wild Ginger in Tortoguero. You need to know it is there and go searching for it! However, it is WELL worth the search! OFF the beaten path - out towards the Caribean - it is in a beautiful spot! It was the prettiest place we ate in Tortuguero - but the food was out of... More

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Puebla, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you are bored having rice and chicken, go and try this restaurant. We chose it because of a recommendation of our host and the good reviews here on tripadvisor. I had the guacamole and especially liked the homemade coconut corn tortilla crisps. My main dish the apple bacon roulade was delicious, so was the dessert. My husband chose the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

what lovely people run this place and their heart is in the cooking! You can taste the love in the food! Fantastic golden shrimp - wow wow wow. pretty place some 400 meters from the village, next to the ocean. you must visit.

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Dublin, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Wild Ginger is a bit tricky to find (at least at night), but totally worth the effort. Not only was the food amazing (lobster ceviche, coconut shrimp and beef stew), but the owners were incredibly friendly and so very accommodating. We had our best meal in Tortuguero at Wild Ginger!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We are a family of 4 with 2 small kids (3&5 yr). We all felt very welcome and enjoyed the delicios food. The service is a chapter in it selve. It is personal, smiling and very service minded. The food is tasty and beautiful served. We highly recommend this experience

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