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Wild Ginger

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Californian, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion
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150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8240
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Inventive fusion cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Not one single...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A wonderful, friendly restaurant

We ate here after the recommendation of our host, Sue at Toucan and Tarpin Lodge. We had a wonderful Mango daiquiri before dinner. My wife had the chicken roulade with apple and bacon while I had the fresh fish. The portions were just right and we ate slowly to savor every bite. Definitely one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Kris H
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here after the recommendation of our host, Sue at Toucan and Tarpin Lodge. We had a wonderful Mango daiquiri before dinner. My wife had the chicken roulade with apple and bacon while I had the fresh fish. The portions were just right and we ate slowly to savor every bite. Definitely one of the best meals we had... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Well... I wasn't very impress when I ordered off their menu and ordered the cabernet sauvignon (ok the waitress's English wasn't good, but the menu was in English!) I pointed at it. I got white wine :( so I said vino tinto ? and her response was no. So she left me drinking the white wine anyways. Then I ordered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wild Ginger is one of the more fancy restaurants in Tortugero, so naturally, it is marginally more expensive than the others. However, it is more than worth it (By the way, it is possible to pay in Colones, US dollars or by card. My partner and I chose to pay by card because we were low on cash and there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The food was great once it came and so were the cocktails. My drink came first then my fiance got his once mine was gone. Our appetizer came even before his drink did. The food finally came and my drink was gone. Trying to order a second was a horrible experience. The table next to us came before us andn... More 

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West Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited Tortugero for three nights and visited Wild Ginger on the first night, food, ambiance and the owners were so great we went back the next night. We visited another place on night three and I have been wishing we had gone back to wild ginger instead. The owners are super friendly and visited with us at length about... More 

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WildGingerCR, Owner at Wild Ginger, responded to this review

Hi Scott, I really enjoyed our chats about the food, because I could tell you folks are just as passionate about it as I am! We're so glad that you enjoyed our food and service, and we hope to see you again if you are in Tortuguero in the future! Feel free to email me at info@wildgingercr.com if you have... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food we had was excellent. The restaurant does feel like a huge shed and is extremely minimalist which is fine but a little more in the way of decor would make it less stark and the feel would be more welcoming. I did feel a little intimidated by the huge space when there was only one other couple inside.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had one of the most delicious and memorable meals of our holiday here. Don't be put off by the shed-like appearance. The food is a highly unusual Costa Rican inspired fusion of French, Thai, and just about everything else that is unusual and interesting from a rich palette of international cuisine. My partner had a wonderful roulade of chicken,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We ate there three nights running. We were sold the first night because of the quality of the food and the relaxed yet professional service.We enjoyed every meal and between the two of us tried most of the entrees. We enjoyed every mouthful.

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Amsterdam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 19
  • Cuisine: Californian, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?