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Wild Ginger

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8240
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is quite clearly the best in this area. It is run by a woman from Oregon who appears to do most of the cooking and her husband who serves and basically runs the rest of the place. The food was excellent, and our conversations with husband were just immensely entertaining and informative. If you plan to stay in... More 

Thank Andrew R
Magliano Sabina, Italy
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212 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is on the ocean-side of Tortuguero, an unexciting building 5 mins walk from the town. The owner is a delightful host and his California wife an excellent chef. Not a cheap restaurant but worth it for some special and unusual food - a challenge to produce as everything has to be brought in by boat. Recommend booking - either... More 

Thank Jocelyn S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is run by lovely people, great atmosphere. The guacamole is some of the best I'd had, and the mixed drinks are worth every penny. I would highly recommend this place!

Thank Annie M
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was delicious, from the frozen passion fruit margarita and the plantain poppers we started with, to the chocolate volcano we had as dessert.

Thank asasven
Stockholm, Sweden
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was hard to find but worth it. It's located near the waterfront. Family owned restaurant whit a friendly atmosphere. The food was good and the drinks superb. It's a little pricey but totally worth it. 6 persons, food and drinks was a total of 170$.

Thank Susan L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Good friendly service, but then the restaurant was empty and we were the only diners. The main courses were tasty enough, but really small, especially for the price we paid. Chocolate dessert very nice, but we left hungry. Would not recommend.

Thank Schindlersontour
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Girlfriend's birthday during what turns out to be the quiet and rainy season. The owner kept the place open just for us as I had reserved, no walk ins when it's that wet! The food was amazing, the owner was incredibly friendly and we had a lot of interesring conversations. The frozen margaritas were unbelievable, pineapple my favourite. If you're... More 

Thank uberteeb
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

Thank RichyK123
Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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!

Thank 1Teapot
Hoorn, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 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

Thank zwaanc2017
WildGingerCR, Owner at Wild Ginger, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal, but there's no need for bloodshed! Send us a message and we'll be happy to hand over the recipe for our chocolate volcano. :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Central American, American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?