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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
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I rented a villa just ouside of Ojochal for 10 days. Everywhere we went people had told us to go to Exotica for dinner, we are sure happy we did! Everything about this place made you smile! The atmosphere, the décor, how peaceful and quiet it was. The food and Lucy were amazing! It has been a... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have lived in Costa Rica for eight years now and Exotica is our place to go for our most special occasions. We are always greeted warmly, treated like guests to a private dinner party. Lucy is amazing and we appreciate her love and passion for making her customers dining experience a fabulous one. Our experience with the food has... More

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Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Me and my wife were here on our honeymoon quite awhile ago now, however now that we have trip adviser accounts, was a must to go back and write. I loved this place, the service was so good and the food as good. we thought this place was a complete gem seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Costa Rica.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were here last summer for our honeymoon and went back twice. The chocolate torte was unbelievable, Lucy was such a gracious hostess and the setting spectacular. We can't say enough about this restaurant. We want to go back to Costa Rica just for this restaurant!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor ratings, we decided this little restaurant in Ojochal would be well worth the venture down a quaint dirt road. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a lovely lady who was quite kind and accommodating. Though the appetizers, meals, beverages, and dessert were atttractive in appearance, the flavor was seriously lacking. What looked beautiful tasted bland: the... More

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Robert L, Propietario at Exotica, responded to this review

Well Danielle, we are very surprised about your opinion, Exotica is one of the five best restaurants en Costa Rica (Lonely Planet dixit) and we rarely have a negative opinion. Of course we would have appreciated that you would have talked with your hostess about your problem instead of publishing it in the face of the world, we are sorry... More

New Berlin, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Friendly French Canadian host, serving wide range of meal options, menu in English and USA dollars, and food was phenomenal.

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had dinner in Exotica and it was delicious!! The shrimp with curry was amazing! The place is beautiful and the service is great! Really recommend this place!

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Santa Cruz, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sorry to be redundant with everyone else's reviews, but Exotica is by far the best restaurant on the South Pacific Coast. It's absolutely worth the drive to get to Ojochal, and we have simply never had a bad meal while we in the many times we have visited there. Lucy continues to be a gracious host every time we visit.... More

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Fall City, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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