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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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is slightly off the beaten path, but we are so happy we decided to go. The waiter was excellent and super informative. Although the food is of fine dining quality, the atmosphere is very relaxed, which we loved! Living in Chicago, we have easy access to some of the world's best restaurants, so we were very surprised to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough to visit this place twice, once for lunch and then the following day for dinner. The service is outstanding, you really feel that your needs are important... London restaurants could learn a thing or two from this family run business. The daiquiris were superb and food outstanding. I was actually excited about returning... More

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Lausanne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We spend two nights in Tortuguero and after having had dinner at Wild Ginger the first night, we had no doubt to go back there the second night! I always like it when people try to do something different then what already exists and go beyond the standard easy money from tourism menus! Wild ginger is a bit off the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I ate here with a group in August. The food was amazing. My husband said the burger was the best he'd ever had and the chocolate brownie was to die for! Fantastic people, amazing food, great service and lovely atmosphere all for a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Most likely the best in town. Good value, and very well prepared food. We had the burger and the roulade, both were great. Definitely a foody place. Wish we could have tried the lava cake, but we were way too full.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Recently went to this restaurant and the only thing I could fault is that one of the fans was broken so it was absolutely boiling. But that doesn't diminish the fact the food is delicious and very reasonably priced, the cocktails are brilliantly refreshing and the staff/owners are extremely friendly. If you're visiting Tortuguero I whole hearted lot recommend Wild... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wild ginger was amazing. What a welcome break from rice and beans! All their food is fresh and local, but put together in unique and inspiring ways. We stopped in for lunch and had such a nice meal that we went back for dinner. This place stands head and shoulders above not only the other restaurants in Tortuguero but all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What a gem this restaurant is. Really unique food in a great setting. By far the best eating option in town, while it may be a little more expensive than some places, the quality of the food makes it excellent value. We went for lunch and liked it so much we went back for dinner. The owner was very friendly... More

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Listen to the sound of the surf while relaxing in comfort(one of the few places with cushions). Service was excellent. I had the Caribbean Stew and my brother had this fabulous marinated chicken wrapped in bacon. Both meals were equally great with a beautiful presentation. Great for sharing a taster's delight. Without a doubt it's the best place in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great experience! I had dinner there with a friend while visiting Tortuguero. Delicious food, very different from everything else in the village, super friendly owners, very clean. I totally recommend anyone visiting Tortuguero to try it out! It's not on the main road with the other restaurants, don't be afraid to ask around to find it You will not regret... More

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