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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 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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Amsterdam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here. It was okay, but too expensive. The guy/owner is a nice very talkative person who does his utmost to make you feel comfortable, but the food is far too pricey for what you get.

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely meals even though there was massive storm outside the night we were there. The path past the restaurant is worth following further (with headtorch) at night because you will see all kinds of animals.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

They had great service and delicious food. It's not their fault, but some fire ants got onto our backpack when it was on the ground in outdoor seating, and they were not fun. Ouch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wild Ginger was easily the best restaurant we found on our trip to Costa Rica. Most other restaurants we went to, both fancier and cheaper ones, tended to lack finesse. In comparison, Wild Ginger had very nice and balanced food, and probably one of the best chocolate fondants I have ever eaten. A bit pricier than the other restaurants in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Little place tucked away from the main street in Tortuguero. Lovely service, great food, and mid-range cost, with the added benefit of the gentlest dog in the world coming for tummy rubs during the meal and then sleeping under our table. To get here take a boat taxi from the hotel which costs just a couple of dollars each way... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wild ginger is a hidden gem. I have traveled almost all over costa rica and this is by far the best place i've eaten. The food is extremely well cooked and is created with great associations to the countrys flavours. The owners are creative and very friendly. They make ypu feel welcome. If you're visiting tortuguero you definitely owe yourself... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at the Wild Ginger Restaurant and also talking with the friendly owner who gave us some wonderful tips of things to do in Tortuguero. The menu was extensive - especially when you consider how far Tortuguero is from a major city! Highly recommended when visiting Tortuguero.

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Bedfordshire
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great friendly owner. plan and simple area to eat...but this added to the atmosphere...unpretentious...just great food! I had the beef stew carribean style...delicious!

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ate at 3 different places in the little town of Tortuguero, and this was the winner hands down. And that is not because the selection is poor, but because the owner and his wife were really nice, the location was interesting, and the food was great! I had the Costa Rica beef stew, a cross between a curry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We loved the food here. The menu is not very extensive and the items offered are not cheap so I thought my husband wouldn't like it, but we loved everything we ordered. We started with the chips and guacamole (very delicate and delicious), then my husband had a pasta dish and I had a salad. All ingredients were fresh and... More 

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Additional Information about Wild Ginger

Address: 150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2709 8240
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 19
Cuisine: Caribbean, Contemporary, Californian, Fusion

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