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Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
506-2786-5050
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Ranked #1 of 18 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
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have enjoyed numerous meals at Exotica and never been disappointed. Lucy and Robert are quite a team! From Lucy's warm welcome and attentive service to Robert's consistent high quality meals, the evening is always perfect!

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San Diego, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was are second trip to CR and our first time staying in Uvita. We stayed the entire time in Uvita and dined at several of the local restaurants. Exotica is owned and operated by a French couple (one French Canadian and the other from France). This is a small, nicely appointed, covered out-door restaurant. Before going I looked them... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My brother, mother and I decided to visit this place based an all its reviews and we are glad we did. Of the plates we ordered the pork with oporto and pineapple sauce stands out!

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Hamilton, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

we have been dining here every year we go down to Ojochal with friends we bring, or friends we meet and not once have failed at converting them over. This ranks as my top spot for dining in Costa Rica. And I wish I could keep this our secret to ensure we can get a seat when we are there.... More 

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Wellington, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed a super meal at Exotica. Great service, an amazing tropical atmosphere with attention paid to every detail made our evening one to remember. This restaurant is a must when visiting southern Costa Rica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What an adorable owners, passionate about food! So nice to eat a contemporary international / French meal for a change. Great cooking by the chef and his wife. Most of the meals and desserts would match those of an exclusive gourmet restaurant, but at Exotica the value for money is unmatched! Thnx so much for two wonderful diner nights.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Surprisingly creative, European fare in the middle of a rainforest!? Exotica immerses diners in an outdoor fine dining experience that reflects the beautiful foods being born iin their kitchen. The menu is a combination of delicacies and presentation that appeals to the pallate as well as the senses. Save room for desert. You will not be disappointed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Additional Information about Exotica

Address: Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2786-5050
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: European, French, Polynesian, Thai, Vietnamese, International, Fusion

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