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“Heads and shoulders above most.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ginger

Ginger
Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
506-2672-0041
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Heads and shoulders above most.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We loved the tapas..sea bass, steak on a skewer, ceviche, escarol salad, lava cake. The winds howled but the diners relaxed and enjoyed the outdoor dining. It was a fun night with great service and food.

  • Visited February 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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Creston, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“As always its great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

this was our third visit to Ginger and as always its a wonderful place to spend an evening. The staff is incredible and attentive. The food is wonderful and varied and the atmosphere is simply romantic. We will be back. Oh and dont forget the Mongolian ribs or the Tuna.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Food to share with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A bunch of friends visited Ginger's for an evening meal. I had read the review about Tapas style dishes, and was surprised that Tapas style plates was all they actually did.
This being said, this style of eating enables everyone to enjoy a couple of dish choices each, which means you end up with multiple tastes. And of course if you decide to pool all the dishes in together for a table, then you are essentially having a huge sampler plate for dinner.
The restaurant seating is out on a large extended deck. The lighting is well done, and the bar is under cover inside - with all the sidings removed for that large open air feeling.
The cocktails were well made and tasted delicious.
Personally i liked the Mongolian ribs, and the lettuce wrapped pork
The food was fabulous, and the open feel of the whole place was well worth the visit.
I would recommend

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ginger tapa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Nice place to sit down have a late snack and cocktail. You cannot see the ocean. It's nestled in a nice location. Most the time all tables are taken because it is only open from 6 to 10. It is not a restaurant but a tapa (appetizers). Which are excellent. Don't be surprised if you order 3 or 4 plates.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went back twice for the salad, fried calamari, zucchini chips, lava cake (souffle), spring rolls, and pot stickers. Reasonable prices for the excellence. Make a reservation.

Visited January 2013
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