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“A true gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ginger

Ginger
Main Road | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
506-2672-0041
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Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A tapas bar with a twist: Asian and Mediterranean fusion, great list of New World Wines by the glass, cocktails made with fresh tropical juices. Exciting and eclectic cuisine like no other in Costa Rica! FREE SHUTTLE FROM HILTON PAPAGAYO AND OCCIDENTAL GRAND PAPAGAYO.
Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A true gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Fusion food at its best. At first thought it a bit odd to have tapas alongside Asian dishes but it really worked well. Friendly staff. So good we visited twice in our short stay!

Visited December 2012
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New york City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“best food in Playa Hermosa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Quality of the food, selection of tapas, original drinks, attentive service plus very pleasant setting.

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Best restaurant we've tried on our trip. Food is very good, staff is very nice, we had a very nice evening there.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pure Asian Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you’re looking to step out for a night of fine Asian dining under the stars, surrounded by Americans, this is the place for you. The food is tapas style, small plates, and full of flavor. My 7 year old daughter and I shared the pot stickers, spring rolls, fried zucchini and vegetable stir fry and we were stuffed! The dulce de leche bar is a small treat for dessert. Service was friendly and fast. They all speak English or Spanish. A great find.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious Tapas & Perfect Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had dinner here on Thanksgiving our first night in Costa Rica. The food was AMAZING. From drinks to tapas to dessert, our dining experience was perfect (though a little pricey). It was easily the most expensive meal we had during our 7-nights in town, however it was by far some of the best food we ate!

Between the two of us, we ordered 5 tapas dishes:
Ginger’s Ahi Tuna*
Firecracker Shrimp*
Spring Rolls
Potstickers
Thai Red Curry Beef on Cripsy Plantains*

Honestly, I loved everything we ordered and would STRONGLY suggest the items I starred above. I am drooling just thinking about it!

For dessert we had the signature dish, Pavlova which I could eat EVERY SINGLE DAY it was so good.

The mojito was a little light on the rum, while the margarita was the best in town! Highly recommended, especially with limited dinner options in Playa Hermosa.

The architecture, ambience and wonderful service played a huge part in our dinner as well. All were wonderful, and I would eat here again and again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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