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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
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O

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  • 210
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
One of the best restaurants of Costa Rica

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
monofeliz
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Ojochal, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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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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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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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
26 restaurant reviews
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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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had dinner here once while staying 5 days in the Ojochal area. This restaurant, among others, was one of the reasons we chose this area. We arrived without a reservation and they were able to seat us. While the hotel had assured us that reservations were not necessary during the low season, in hindsight it would have been nice... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I would definitely go back here if I went back to the area. The food was great, service excellent, and atmosphere amazing. Best restaurant of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After driving down a windy dirt road in Ojochal, you come to this magically quaint, rustic, thatch roofed French fusion restaurant called Exotica. Some of the most unique, delicious and amazing dishes I've tasted in years (and I travel a lot). The patè will leave your mouth watering, the Chicken Exotica will awaken taste buds that apparently have been asleep,... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I dined here on our last evening in Costa Rica. The menu had lots of options and everything we ordered was beyond delicious. The food was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. We can't stop talking about how good it was and how much we enjoyed this dinner.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I got excited to discover this restaurant to fulfill my need of good food in the area of Uvita. All combinations were interesting and good. It is obvious that the Canadian Host has put a lot of effort into this.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The owner Lucy could not have been more welcoming and sweet. The food was incredible with a special love for the cognac pate, banana curry and cool passion fruit dessert.

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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: French, International, European, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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