Top Choice Fusion in Tortuguero Village

Wild Ginger

On a dirt path near the beach north of town, the simple, tucked-away place could be straight out of California or Portland (the owner has lived in both cities). It's dimly lit with paper lanterns, has a striking pai…
Top Choice Caribbean in Tortuguero Village

Taylor's Place

Low-key atmosphere and high-quality cooking come together beautifully at this backstreet eatery southwest of the soccer field. The inviting garden setting, with chirping insects and picnic benches spread under color…
Top Choice Caribbean in Tortuguero Village

Miss Junie’s

Over the years, Tortuguero’s best-known and most delicious Caribbean eatery has grown from a personal kitchen to a full-blown restaurant. Prices have climbed accordingly, but the menu remains true to its roots: jerk…
Italian in Tortuguero Village

Tutti's Restaurant

The place to come for an Italian fix, Tutti's serves lasagna, penne and spaghetti dishes, and focaccia with cheese. There are also plenty of pizza varieties and loaded calzones – the Caribbean flavor comes with toma…
European in Tortuguero Village

Budda Cafe

Ambient club music, Tibetan prayer flags and a river view give this trendy cafe a tranquil vibe. It’s a pleasant setting for pizzas, salads, cocktails and crepes (savory and sweet). Grab a table outside for a prime …
Caribbean in Tortuguero Village

Fresh Foods

In the commercial center of the village, this family-owned restaurant offers breakfasts (omelets, juice, fruit, toast), solid Caribbean meals (chicken and rice) and giant, delicious smoothies in fishbowl glasses. Af…
Bakery in Tortuguero Village

Dorling Bakery

Thanks to its predawn opening time, this is a good spot to pick up homemade banana bread, lemon and orange cake or cinnamon rolls before an early-morning flight or canal tour.
Caribbean in Tortuguero Village

Sunrise Restaurant

Between the dock and the national park, this cozy log cabin–like place will lure you in with the delicious smoky aroma of its grilled chicken and pork ribs. It also serves seafood pasta, fajitas, salad, breakfast an…
Soda in Tortuguero Village

Soda Doña María

Recover from a hike in the park at this riverside soda, serving jugos (juices), burgers and casados. It’s about 200m north of the park entrance.
Caribbean in Tortuguero Village

Miss Miriam’s

This little place on the north side of the soccer field dishes out flavorful local food, including pork chops, fish and well-spiced Caribbean chicken. It also serves spaghetti and soup.