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Exotica

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French, International, European, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian
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Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
506-2786-5050
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected pleasure

This is our third visit to Ojochall and we have heard quite a bit about Exotica. We had put off going there because we understood it to be very expensive. This year we decided to go all out and give it a try. While there are a few expensive meals on the menu most of them were very affordable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
sblally
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Sherwood, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Sherwood, Oregon
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit to Ojochall and we have heard quite a bit about Exotica. We had put off going there because we understood it to be very expensive. This year we decided to go all out and give it a try. While there are a few expensive meals on the menu most of them were very affordable. Many... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This little restaurant is very beautiful and romantic, made for couples. The owner is so sweet and takes great care of all her guests. She even squeezed my boyfriend and I in without a reservation and made sure we had a beautiful experience. The food was out-of-this world! Delicious fusion gourmet food in the middle of the jungle- can't be... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What can I say? This is the restaurant that spurred our move to Costa Rica.Located in a rural,somewhat remote village just off the coastal road in the South Pacific region. A village settled decades ago by French Canadians and still bearing their influence. We were referred there on our last night (off season) by the B &B we were staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by Philipe from Hotel Diquis del Sur. He also made the reservation for us. A beautiful surrounding and one of the owner gave us a warm welcome. A great menu with some European elements in it. I did not expect to drink a Leffe Blond in Costa Rica's jungle. The owner of the restaurant had Belgian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

All the dishes are exotic -- mixing together wonderful, complimentary flavors. The restaurant is only a few tables on a lovely courtyard type setting. We loved it all.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Everything about this dinner was special. Yes, Lucy, the owner, is the sweetest, most welcoming person you could imagine. The restaurant itself is like a little paradise. The service is attentive, but not invasive. The food and drinks are phenomenal. I got the fist with banana curry sauce, my daughter got the Thai Pot. My other daughter got the ribeye,... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant in the center of Ojochal. You have been in Ojochal if you have tasted the food of restaurant Exotica.

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Boca Raton
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I can't say enough about this place. We've been to CR 4 times and each time this is a must stop. The food is amazing! You seriously can't go wrong with anything you order. I am a huge fan of the liver pate. The owner is a lovely French Canadian women who will most likely wait on you and serve... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very lovely people and really great food! Order one of every dessert and try to go on a night with some breeze, otherwise be prepared to sweat it out - but it's worth it!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant is a delightful find in the village of Ojochal, just south of Uvita. While we found the food to be excellent at most of our stops on this trip, this restaurant gets a top rating for the friendliness, warmth and humor of the staff as well as the excellent food. This restaurant was recommended to us by several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: 506-2786-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Cuisine: French, International, European, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?