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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
18:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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 16 November 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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.

Thank Bas v
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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.

Thank allfromnowhere
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 

Thank Jennifer S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 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.

Thank Brithany T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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

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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
US$5 - US$30
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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?