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Wild Ginger - CLOSED

150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8240
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“beef stew” (11 reviews)
“lava cake” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Caribbean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150m North of the Primary School | Beachfront Path, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Wild Ginger at the end of July and it was closed. When we asked at our lodgings we were told that the owners had moved away and the business was permanently shut.

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Simple location, very welcoming and friendly people, excellent food, fresh ingredients. We had first the guacamole with homemade tortilla-bread, then the grilled snook with smashed sweet potato and salad and finally the chocolate volcano cake. If you are looking for something different from the classical...More

Thank Chiaratraveling
Reviewed 10 June 2017

As vegetarians in Costa Rica, we expected a lot of good bean dishes throughout our 11 day trip but casado typica was pretty much it. Then we found Wild Ginger. AMAZING and unique food. I had a delicious salad with passion fruit dressing. My husband...More

Thank Kira H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our local tour guide recommended Wild Ginger when we asked him for a good place to have dinner. My husband and I arrived pretty late - there were no customers and the husband (front of the house) and wife (chef) team were sitting and drinking...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Husband and wife team. She is the chef, he is front of house. Food as great. The night we were there only 2 other tables with guests. Owner talked and shared stories of local interest. Would go back again. Food was good.

Thank vbcoachlou
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lovely fresh cooked food, the guacamole is divine. One of the best vegetarian meals that i had in Costa Rica. The restaurant is owned by a couple, the wife does the cooking and the huspand runs front of house. Hes very chatty and helpful! One...More

Thank Patacake2
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This restaurant is quite clearly the best in this area. It is run by a woman from Oregon who appears to do most of the cooking and her husband who serves and basically runs the rest of the place. The food was excellent, and our...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Location is on the ocean-side of Tortuguero, an unexciting building 5 mins walk from the town. The owner is a delightful host and his California wife an excellent chef. Not a cheap restaurant but worth it for some special and unusual food - a challenge...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is run by lovely people, great atmosphere. The guacamole is some of the best I'd had, and the mixed drinks are worth every penny. I would highly recommend this place!

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Everything we had was delicious, from the frozen passion fruit margarita and the plantain poppers we started with, to the chocolate volcano we had as dessert.

Thank asasven
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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