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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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Scherstetten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had our best dinner all over Costa Rica here. Can recommend this restaurant to everyone who loves Food. Really friendly owners.

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Vail, Colorado, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband is a chef and we love food! This was one of our favorite meals on our trip. We really enjoyed spending time talking to the husband and wife owners/chef. The food was creative, well seasoned and well cooked. We loved seeing the usual local ingredients prepared in a different way. We will definitely be back here and recommend... More 

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had two fantastic dinners at Wild Ginger and enjoyed everything we tried. Great cocktails too! Thanks Guys!

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Los Suenos, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Best restaurant in Tortuguero. Very tasty. The service was friendly, and good. It was busy and we were told that it may take some time to prepare our dinner. Honesty is the best policy. And not only was it appreciated; it was also well worth the wait. We will gladly visit again.

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wild Ginger was so good in August I recommended it to 10 others in October. It did not disappoint despite the lack of fresh daily fish. Seems the fishermen know it's the slow season and they preferred partying to catching. Jorge was his usual friendly self keeping a smiling face while busily tending to 3 large tables. He and his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My wife and my parents had a meal at Wild Ginger and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. By far the best meal we had in Tortuguero and considering the setting as well, one of the best meals I've ever had. The menu was interesting with a variety of inventive choices to choose from, the food itself was cooked perfectly with love... More 

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Location a little bit out of town, which i like because it is quiet. Hard to find? Not really. The service was very good and friendly, unlike many 'mainstream' CR restaurants. Good cocktails, but most important: creative, original and delicious cooking. Yes, prices are higher than in the main street hamburger joint. Who cares, it's totally worth it, Wild Ginger... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Even if it was a little over our budget we came here a second time. The choice of the food offered and the quality were both excellent. And the owner is always there for a little chitchat.

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wild Ginger, owned and operated by Jorge and Jennifer, is a real treat. I have eaten there several times and found the food excellent on all occasions. The intriguing mural on the back wall, which was painted for them by a friend, enhances the upbeat artistic ambiance. Jorge is friendly, helpful, and fun to talk to. Jennifer is usually in... 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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