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Gingerbread Restaurant

) #2 of 20 Restaurants in Nuevo Arenal $$ - $$$ , Fusion,
Gingerbread Hotel, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
+506 2694 0039
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Gingerbread Hotel, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Full disclosure we did not eat here. But I wanted to find a way to thank them, because as tourist you don't always know where to stop and as a parent you don't always have enough warning from your kids when they need a bathroom...and...More

Thank hlief07
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eyal is absolutely amazing! This is the best restaurant I have eaten at in Costa Rica. Both the food and staff are completely delicious!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find no better food any where except in my kitchen. You can't get a better meal anywhere in CR and I've dicsovered the 2 best chefs in the country. Eyal is one of those. If you are open to his personality and humor...More

Thank Kathy Curlee K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a gem found in the tropical rain forest and compares to the 5-star restaurants of SF, NY and LA. The servings are more like family style plates - easily shared among friends. Don't miss this experience!

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best in world. The chef is the man. Food its another level. I can tell that its from far the best food in Costa Rica. Than you Eyal. You are a leyend.

Thank victor e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is beyond what were expecting! We started with a salad with fresh tuna - even my children ate it! Followed by the shrimp hot hot and mushrooms for an appetizer and finally the chicken schnitzel for our main course. This not only fed...More

Thank familyof5444
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It's easy to pass right by, while driving the lake road. If your taking the drive at dinner time and you want a fantastic meal and your not on a low budget STOP! You won't regret. Menu is posted on the chalk board at the...More

Thank Bobby-and-Lauren
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our family of 13 had the most delicious and decadent meal of our entire Costa Rica vacation at the Gingerbread Restaurant. We had a menu prepared for us by the chef, Eyal and it truly was spectacular. From schnitzel with an unbelievable chorizo sauce, to...More

Thank Chamboy88
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This restaurant was not cheap but the food was incredible and the portions were huge. Expect to pay, but also know that the price is worth what you are getting. This was one of our best meals in Costa Rica and we spent over a...More

Thank WaileaDon
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Probably echoing many of the rave reviews here, my friend and I came here while staying in Nuevo arenal at the recommendation of a few locals. Absolutely delicious meal, the mushroom appetizer was some of the best mushrooms I have ever had, the poke tuna...More

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Tiana A
7 August 2017|
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Response from WaileaDon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, credit cards are accepted. But they charge a 5% transaction fee for credit card processing, which wasn't told to me until after they had already charged the card and assessed the fee.
Jayson J
20 March 2017|
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Response from Betsey L | Reviewed this property |
No, I really don't think so. It looks close on the map, but isn't really.
Jayson J
20 March 2017|
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Response from Gingerbreadhotel | Property representative |
no you can not
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gingerbread Hotel, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: +506 2694 0039
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Gingerbread is a fine restaurant and boutique hotel perfectly situated along Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. Operated by a charismatic and talented culinary master, Chef Eyal absolutely works magic with food. We’ll serve you an amazing international cuisine, delicious top shelf drinks, and exceptional overnight accommodations.
Our world class B&B, restaurant, and bar is open Tuesday through Saturdays to travelers and guests. We invite you to stay and experience Costa Rica with us. Come and eat, drink then take a leisurely stroll back to your comfortable room to relax. We start every morning with a delicious hot breakfast and end every evening with an exceptional three-course meal created by the Chef.
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