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Restaurant & Hotel Reviews

The House of Ginger, Uvita, Costa Rica

Restaurants Posted on Tue, August 27, 2019 06:16PM

This is Chinese/American food at its finest, and almost everything on the menu is also offered as a vegan option. The General Tso’s is a masterpiece – little tofu explosions of fiery joy – and all the other dishes were tasty, too. N grew up in the US in the 80s and everything she got on her menus back then was available here, updated and tastier. As with ‘The Flutterby House’, this food is worth travelling a long way for. If you’re staying at the Tucan Hotel in Uvita, however, it’s just a 15 minute walk along the road. Here are some photos of our meal.

The entrance is off the main north-south highway.
Seating is outside, under a tin roof, in a nicely decorated courtyard.
You know how at many restaurants they charge more for the vegan options? Well, not here. And we did ask if vegetarian meant vegan here, and it does.
Fresh juices to start with.
Vegetable rolls for appetizers.
Dumplings were our other appetizer.
Our main dishes. We shared plates.
These tofu General Tso’s were magnificent.
It was a filling, very tasty meal.
This was clean, tasty, great value Chinese/American food.

To find out more, check out their Facebook page –

Flutterby House, Uvita, Costa Rica

Restaurants Posted on Tue, August 27, 2019 05:35PM

We only ate at this famous hostel but received a very favourable impression of the place. It’s not offering the same experience as the Tucan Hotel that is near Uvita bus station; Flutterby is more of a party/yoga/hippy vibe with a focus on sustainability, and it’s very close to a magnificent beach yet quite far from the bus station, services, and fresh water swim spots. We loved the friendly welcome and the comfort-style food is superb with plenty of vegan options. There’s an extensive choice of local craft beers too, as well as all you’d expect from a great bar. We enjoyed staying at the Tucan but we also regret that we didn’t stay here. Next time we will! Here’s some details about our Flutterby meal.

The bar and restaurant blends into one huge space, and the vibe is a very welcoming one. The dorm and private rooms lead off from this centre point.
The entrance.
The yoga studio, at the other end of the ground floor to the bar.
This very helpful list of onward travel options was near the entrance. The staff were happy to answer all our questions about moving on from Uvita, even though we were only eating there.
Another excellent list! We like the fact that Flutterby serves lots of local beer, and explains it in a clear way. I want to know what it is, and how strong it is. Sorted!
The stout was as lively as the label.
Food time!
We had the burger and yucca fries, the felafel plate, and the patacones and black bean dip. All of it was vegan.
The burger was a great size and tasty.
The felafal plate, plenty of differing tastes and textures there.
To finish with we had the densest vegan cheesecake ever. Amazing.

It was a great meal. The food was served quickly, and by very friendly staff.

We recommend you check the Flutterby House out. Their website is here –