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“Fresh and Fabulous with charming owners”
Review of Wild Ginger - CLOSED

Wild Ginger
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose this due to trip advisor ratings and were glad we did. The owners, a Costa Rican photographer and his California-born wife who works as a marine biologist at the sea turtle conservancy, have worked hard to create a special place both for the atmosphere and the food. Dishes we tried included a caribbean beef stew, chicken roulade with apple stuffing and bacon wrap, and garlic shrimp-- all excellent. The fresh guacamole with a touch of red pepper was the best I can remember. The side dishes included mashed yucca and fresh vegetables. They have interesting drinks, including a hibiscus lemonade and smoothie with pineapple. We paid about $20 per person with tax and service.

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1  Thank bartoletti
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I had the veggie menu. And I will definitely try to copy this recipe. It was a zucchini with a very tasty filling. You won't get a average casado there, which is good. The wild ginger doesn't have a large menu, but you will have good choice of vegetarian, meat and fish.
They also know good hosting there. And they take credit cards! Highly recommended!

1  Thank zbinistrini
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Certainly worth a visit the food and wine were wonderful and the owner and his wife were great hosts and very imformative about the rest of our travels.

Thank PAMRUTH176
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place offers quality meals that have delicious and interesting flavours. Not your average costa rican rice and beans shop. It could easily belong in a big city, it's that good.

A bit hard to find: walk along the small path that runs parallel to the beach (kind of behind the town)

Fantastic host, very welcoming and accomodating & he speaks good english. Vegetarian and gluten free options.

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1  Thank LexyWatson
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Wild ginger is not the cheapest restaurant in Tortuguero, but it sure has the best food. You can see and taste that they have put a lot of effort in their menu. and the result is great. We had a fresh made pina colada, a beer,chicken breast with apple and bacon, filled zuccini with bechamel sauce, and a really nice cake as dessert. We paid around 50 dollar. The food was very nice and the people were very friendly. we would definitely go there again!

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1  Thank EviUtrecht
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