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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 15 restaurants in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $19
Hours:
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I went to Wild Ginger in July 2014 and had a fantastic time. The food is INCREDIBLE. By far the best food that I tried in Costa Rica and possibly one of the best meals I have had. They have fair prices and creative meals, which the owners have created themselves. The owners are incredibly kind and genuine and this... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

There's not much to do in Tortuguero but this restaurant is a must!! So great, excellent food and atmosphere. Owners are adorable!

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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Excellent food and a friendly gracious host, a cool breeze off the beach - we couldn't have had a more pleasant lunch after our morning of canoeing.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was such a pleasant surprise to discover this restaurant in Tortuguero! You have to seek it out, as it isn't on the street with the other restaurants and hotels, but luckily they do have a big sign up telling you how to get there. Everything was great about my experience at this restaurant. The food was very fresh and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Delicious food, especially the chocolate and expresso mi-cuit. The service was great and the music too. Would definitely recommend this place - also quite romantic location on the Caribbean beach

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What a surprise to find such a jem in our travels of Costa Rica! We returned to Wild Ginger on our second of 2 nights in Tortugero because we had such a great experience on the first night. The personal and friendly service made us feel like we had been dining there for months. The food was beautifully prepared with... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Super food in fine dining style in a tiny street between the canal and Caribbean Sea. The owner is a cool photographer from San Jose who opened up this restaurant app. 7 years ago. He is still not so welcome by the original inhabitants of Tortugero because he is a pioneer in my opinion: he creates the local Caribbean dishes... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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