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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
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank allfromnowhere
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jennifer S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Brithany T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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.

Thank Chandni P
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank SleeplessInVirginia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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.

Thank FemB70
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank ArmGroup09
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank jariasegura
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank cymru87
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Thank Orms114

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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
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?