Panorama of our Front Terrace
We are open for dinner, 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays)
6:00pm – 9:00pm
how to find us
Just head North along the main path until you reach the park with the big bird statues, and turn right towards the school.
After the last school building, turn left onto the dirt path and walk about 200 meters further.
“This new beachfront standout is a fantastic addition to village dining options. Well-balanced fusion cuisine utilizes fresh ingredients… Leave room for dessert.”
“Located on the ocean side of the village, this small spot has boldly sought to make a mark on the local dining scene. Their culinary philosophy is defined as “California meets Costa Rica.” The menu features everything from seasonal lobster and mango ceviche to a beef tenderloin in a coffee rub. I especially like the ginger-marinated chicken with a passion fruit sauce. For dessert, be sure to try their molten chocolate-espresso cake.”
“One of Tortuguero’s newest restaurants and certainly its most cosmopolitan, ecofriendly Wild Ginger exudes an unmistakeable Californian vibe. Its inventive dishes include treats like passionfruit chicken and Wild Ginger shrimp; the prices are reasonable across the board.”
“This modern, upscale restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away on a lonely dirt path… High-end gringo (hamburgers, filet mignon) meets traditional tico (patacones, black bean dip) with tropical flair (coconut shrimp, ginger chicken salad).”
“Down a bougainvillea-draped path in carless Tortuguero is a stylish open-air restaurant that serves delicious food drawing from both Caribbean and California cuisines. The owners are a young couple, he from Costa Rica and she from California, and they work hard to make this a welcoming, high-quality place.”
“Touted as one of the best eats in town, Wild Ginger’s small menu stresses quality over quantity. Start off with crispy plantain baskets or guacamole, then try the Caribbean chili, ginger chicken salad or filet mignon… Locals and travelers both rave about the service, tasty Costa Rica-California fusion food and oceanfront location, so stop on by.”
Wild Ginger Cafe
We have now opened a cafe in the heart of Tortuguero village! Open from 10am to 6pm daily. The cafe is located on the main street, just south of the Big Birds Park (the one with the giant toucan and parrot statues!).
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
“Big Birds” Park
Our menu includes the following:
Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha and the iced versions of each
Bottled water and soft drinks
Ice cream cones and sundaes
Real ice cream milkshakes
Fresh fruit smoothies
Homemade muffins, cupcakes, empanadas and cookies
“The Best Brownie I Ever Ate!” with salted caramel sauce
We hope to see you soon!
If you have questions about our menu or hours, or would like to make a reservation one day or more in advance, please send us an email with this form. Reservations are confirmed once you have received an affirmative response from us.
To contact us directly between the hours of 9am and 10pm (GMT-6), call +(506)2709-8240