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Wild Ginger

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150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8240
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Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat this place is. It is run by a lovely couple who do everything. He is Costa Rican, she is an American. The menu was interesting and different, and the food was incredible. We had such a lovely evening there. I highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect. I got a beef it waS perfect . The best restaurant in town and we stayd here for 13 day. If you wAnt to have a reale good diner it is worth every penny

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant in Tortuguero demotes all others to snackbars. We had a really good falafel salad made of 'fair' ingredients. Much better than the pizzas, mexican food and fried chicken in the rest of town. Very friendly hosts.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Though it involves a short (and slightly dark) walk to get there, one will not regret a meal at Wild Ginger. The food is more varied than you'll find at other restaurants in Tortuguero and very well cooked. The cocktails we tried were also great.

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Thank allfromnowhere
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Wild Gunger on oir first night in Tortuguero and it set the bar fairly high for the rest of our trip. This is a husband and wife operation which I love. He was our server/bartender and was beyond friendly and attentive. He made a great strawberry daiquiri as well. I had the coffee rubbed steak and it... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is tucked back on the town of la tortuguera. It has a very simple yet delicious menu. Everything was wonderful. I think that was the best steak I've had in quite some time. I definitely recommend stopping in. Check the hours as they didn't open until 6pm when I visited.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Wonderful food and hosts! We were in Tortuguero two nights and had dinner here both times - great options for vegetarians and the fresh juices were delicious.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Tortuguero and you love food, then you must go here. This is easily the best restaurant in Tortuguero. It is pricey compared to the other options, but the food speaks for itself. The chef/co-owner is gifted. I had the coffee rubbed beef tenderloin, which was so good my traveling companion went back the very next day... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Walk to the north of town and follow the path near the beach to reach this wonderful place. A simple building with a beautiful painting on the wall. Very nice owners and particularly tasteful fusion kitchen.

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Cancun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We had the best meal we've had in all of Central America here- what a great spot. The menu is full of fresh ingredients and great flavours. We ordered the coffee crusted steak which my friend thoroughly enjoyed and the Caribbean beef stew which was exquisite! For dessert, we orders the lava cake- absolutely divine and indulgent. We each had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8240
Description
Inventive fusion cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Not one single canned good goes on to our plates! All our breads and sauces are homemade, and all of our recipes are original to Wild Ginger.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?