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Exotica

Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
506-2786-5050
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in Ojochal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: European, French, Polynesian, Thai, Vietnamese, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fall City, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of people were raving about Exotica while we were in the area. we gave it a shot. It wasn't bad by any stretch, but for us it wasn't as great as we had hoped. We enjoyed Citrus more.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had 2 incredible meals here during our 8 nights in Uvita. The Costa Rican sea bass in banana curry and Vietnamese chicken soup were awesome. Delicious food, very friendly service, and a great atmosphere made for 2 perfect meals.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Thank you Lucy for an amazing dinning experience! I ordered the Vietnamese Soup and the Banana Curry...best flavors I have ever put in my mouth. We hope to be back soon!

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Santa Fe, NM
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

For many years I have been eating here and I can honestly say it is ALWAYS. Amazing. Lucy, the owner, is like an angel floating in and out and delivering the creative, beautifully presented Fusion cuisine. The desserts are beyond comparison. Fresh Passion fruit sorbet and vanilla ice cream with homemade raspberry sauce...OMG. JUST GO, The setting in the lil... More

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Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

a gem in the jungle, the little hidden town of Ojochal boasts culinary delights and this is one of them welcoming and friendly..the food is gourmet, a special treat, , i recommenced this restaurant if you are visiting from dominical down, really don't want to miss it! not to mention great for a special occasion, or celebration

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Burlington, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Recently had the opportunity to visit Exotica again on our annual holiday in Costa Rica and as usual the meals were amazing. Lucy and Robert continue to provide unbelievable meals with superb service year after year. We've eaten at many fine restaurants around the world and Exotica still sits at the very top of our list. Small venue so make... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our diner at Exotica. First, our host was a very nice and welcoming lady speaking French. But the best was the food: we took as appetizer some avocado with ananas and a light mayonnaise. It was just amazing how simple this dish was looking and how perfect the combinaison was. Then the Surf and turf, just great... More

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San Diego
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Lives up to the hype! Lucy was so friendly from the moment we walked in. Super charming spot, very romantic. Blue Cheese salad was amazing and Stuffed Avocado (with Pineapple) appetizer was really unique and so light and delicious. My wife got the filet with mustard sauce and said it was the best she's ever had. I got the chicken... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We are living in Ojochal for 4 months, so have had numerous opportunities to savor the Exotica experience. Valentines Day, Lucy, the co-owner, met us in a full length red satin evening gown...each setting a diamond and silver mesh backdrop for the meal to follow. Three one of a kind appetizers designed to be complemented with champagne...baby scollops, fresh cool... More

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want an incredible dining experience with fabulous food, Exotica restaurant is the place. Wherever you are in Costa Rica, it would be worth your time to travel to Ojochal to enjoy one of the best restaurants in the world.

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