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“Yum!” 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.
Waterloo, ON
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We came here twice during our stay in Playa Hermosa. The food is delicious, and we sampled most of the menu! The molten lava cake is worth the 15 minute wait - so yummy! I wish there was a restaurant like this where I live - I would be a loyal customer! Great job Ginger!

  • Visited February 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“This belongs in Ibiza...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

A fusion of asian, Mediterranean with a flair of Central America!

Quite wonderful. It melts in your mouth. The place is quite wonderful. Never went to Ibiza, but I can see it belonging there by the beach. Not to be missed, about 75 dollars US for 2 people with drinks and desserts.

You will not be disappointed.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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marieanne22, Owner at Ginger, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Ibiza! Nice! I've never been there, but it certainly has all kinds of cool connotations!
We're so glad that you enjoyed your evening at Ginger, and hope to see you again!
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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