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Wild Ginger

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American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

From start to end, Wildginger is a perfect place to eat. Unique flavors, good variety of food for all ages, and a welcoming environment make this place our favorite in Tortuguero. This restaurant is kind of hidden, but its reputation makes it easy to find. I truly enjoyed the whole experience at Wildginger, therefore I undoubtedly recommend it.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We ended up at Wild Ginger because we ran out of cash and needed to eat somewhere that took cards...we're so glad we did though. The food is absolutely delicious. Burgers looked great and there were three of the four specials available. We had the Caribbean stew and the coffee steak, both of which are highly recommended! Dessert was a... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Wild Ginger is tucked away at one end of Tortuguero village, a stones throw from the Caribbean Sea. The owner couldn't have been more friendly and hospitable (his wife is the chef!). The menu is simple but the flavours and food were really excellent. We had a variety of their burgers (beef and chicken) and also the fish - delicious!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I went here after seeing good reviews online, great fresh food, I had a lovely falafel burger with homemade chips, always great to find a place offering nice veggie and vegan options and the food did not disappoint! The place is a few minutes walk away from the tiny centre of town but easily sign posted and easy to find,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The owner is really lovely, always engaging in conversation, however, there is an obvious sense that he is rushed off his feet. We tried to eat one night, but it was fully booked so we booked for the following night - we got a 10% discount because we made a reservation. The menu isn't too extensive to be honest; I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Travelled in "low" season. Owner was so friendly and offering to make things off the menu for our kids. But not necessary, since everything was delicious. Def. our favorite meal in Tortuguero.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?