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Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner at Ginger! They make awesome margaritas and tapas. The atmosphere was very pleasant - you feel like you are sitting in a treetop for your meal! Great music, too!

Thank egillb
Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb tapas representing a few corners of the world, incl. Chicken Masala (7 out of 10), Mongolian Ribs (8 out of 10) and their signature Tuna dish. Well done! The Mojitos could have done with a bit more attention using raw sugar, mint ant a pommel rather than 'chuck it in a glass and give a stir'. Otherwise, well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a Romantic dinner !! Candle lit dinner in the trees !! Food is fantastic! Some of the best in the area!

Thank pammy c
Vincennes, Indiana
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this tapas restaurant. Fresh, organic beautifully cooked food. The owner Anne [a Canadian!] was there greeting and making everyone feel at home. She has been in Costa Rica 20 years. No Ginger. Drink specials too! Outside seating, but the fans made it very comfortable on a September evening. We had a vegetable roll, potatoes, stir fry vegetable and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in town says try Ginger, and they are right! Wow! Indian, Asian tapas. Perfect for sharing. The Dahl, incredible. probably the best we have ever had. It is pricey, but for a nice night out, worth it. 6 Tapas and a bottle of wine $110 with tip. Absolutely recommend!

Thank Diana S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I truly recommend this place. My friend how used to live in town took me to this restaurant for my last night in town. It didn't disappoint. We were there during dinner. The outdoor patio is lovely and even has this magical feeling. The service was excellent, the drinks were so tasty and the food was delicious. They specialize in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ginger is the kind of tapas restaurant you would expect to find in New York or San Francisco or LA....or Barcelona. But instead it is on a back street of Playa Hermosa, one of the lesser known beach resorts in Costa Rica's Guanacaste region. You could go here for Martini night on Fridays, where Martinis go for $3, and be... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Ginger for our anniversary and it was the perfect choice. While not a romantic setting, it was great for watching the sunset and having a lovely meal. The tapas approach to plating allowed for some sharing and some experimentation. We left satisfied but not stuffed. I would say that reservations are necessary on most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was half price martini night when we visited Ginger. The drinks were delightful and the food we shared were creativity prepared and delicious. The lettuce tacos were out of this world and possibly healthy! I had the Australian desert Pavlova as good as in Australia. The staff was friendly and service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my family's first visit to Ginger. I had been there on one other occasion. I enjoyed the sushi and the grilled shrimp. Service is outstanding. Owner is wonderful and professional.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: 506-2672-0041
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?