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Main Street | 150 m south of Villas Sol, Playa Hermosa 50503, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0041
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The 3-star rating may be a bit harsh, but our first return to Ginger in a few years didn't quite live up to our expectations. The best items we had were: tuna, firecracker shrimp, and tacos. Average items were: calamari, fries, lettuce wraps, tika masala, pot stickers. Dorado dorado which others rave about seemed like fried fish McNuggets. Service was... More 

Thank JonesUSA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for tapas which were pretty good. They have great sangria! Nice atmosphere, outdoor patio. Definitely order the sangria. Better than any my Spanish mother-in-law prepares or that I've had in Spain.

Thank Laurie M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ginger is on the main road in Playa del Hermosa, about 5 km north of Playa del Coco. They have guarded parking right outside. The menu is varied and well thought out. I had 4 dishes (ginger rolls, calamari, ahi tuna and bean cakes), all of which I liked and which was enough for one person...have 3 if you want... More 

Thank GroundedKiwi
Lethbridge, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely setting in a "treehouse"; beautiful, upscale and attentive staff. We had never eaten tapas before. We started with 4 dishes, but not everyone cared for them. Two of the 5 prawns were very strong fishy tasting. One of us enjoyed the Ahi Tuna, but the other two who tried it didn't. It was quite strong of ginger, so didn't... More 

Thank Donnahawker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a bit different. You dont order meals, you order multiple appetizers for your meal. That is a good option if you want to try variety. It's about $5 per appetizer and you'll want about 5 to make a meal. Great for experimenting and sharing. Firecracker shrimp, spicy chicken were excellent!

Thank kevin f
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was told the food here was great. Two items we ordered were greasy and tasted odd. The stir fry was good. The location and ambience are superb. I maybe just ordered the wrong things?

Thank rec007675
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ginger's Wings, Ginger's Ahi Tuna, Firecracker Shrimp, and the Chocolate Lave Cake were all excellent! Their sauces and marinades are exceptional! Only the Dorado Dorado was a let down - deep-fried bit-sized pieces of mahi-mahi that were a bit bland and served with a just okay chipotle tartar sauce. In total, four excellent dishes and one average. The outdoor setting... More 

1 Thank Richard S
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited this beautiful treehouse restaurant twice and liked the food. But do not go there if you expect a lot of food on your plate - it is tapa size but not as "filling" as the real Spanish tapas are. The cooking is very light and suffisticated, really excellent. I loved the house desert with marshmallow and icecream, beautifully... More 

Thank telselauterbach
München, Deutschland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed various plates of Tapas and it is hard to pick a favorite as most very superb. I guess the Tuna was the one we loved most, it was a true delight. Cocktails we're very well done, too. No doubt, Ginger was a night we truely enjoyed. I recommend making a reservation in advance as the place is very... More 

Thank MarcusMUC83
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with a group of 9 of us, including 5 children. The food was amazing and the service was even better! Many in our group have food allergies and the staff knew the ingredients in every dish. My son, who hesitates to eat out due to his allergy, was so happy to be able to confidently eat so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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