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Exotica

Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
506-2786-5050
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Ranked #2 of 17 restaurants in Ojochal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We loved our meal at Exotica. The presentation is stunning, the service is attentive and the setting is charming. It would be perfect if the location were more central, the dusty road was a downer. But our hostess, Lucy had us quickly forgetting the dusty conditions with her charm and great food. I had a filet which was service with... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a very romantic dinner which included the Cognac pate appetizer and the Thai pot for our main course. The service, presentation, quantity and taste exceeded our expectations. Go here, prepare to become friends and be well fed and well cared for!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We loved this restaurant - the owner / hostess set a wonderful tone. There is no rush; the table is yours for the evening. The food is fantastic; I had the ceviche as an appetizer - the best! One of our group had duck and it was amazing. Highly recommend

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

While the dusty road we travelled to get to the restaurant did not speak sophistication, we quickly left the outside world behind as we entered the restaurant, engulfed in a beautiful jungle garden. The most difficult part of the meal was deciding what to try as everything sounded great. The food was delicous, artistically arranged and frankly a real bargain... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

First time to Ojochal...was taken here after hearing many friends and family rave about Exotica. Oh my what a place....beautiful open dining in garden like ambiance. Menu was outstanding and meal was even better. Lucy (the owner) told us she a just got fresh tuna and so that was my choice, as well as 2 others in our dinner party,... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Lucy's greeting, Robert's cuisine is spot on, the outdoor ambiance. Love the place. Go every year and highly recommend it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The surf and turf ( Filet Mignon and Shrimp) was amazing. We loved the ambiance and the owner was so nice. We felt right at home. Hands down the best service we got in Costa Rica. The restaurant was full and we still got great service. The lady waiting on us (I believe shes the owner) did an amazing job.... More

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Mahahual, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The menu is quite different from typical Costa Rica food. Impeccable service and excellent food! The atmosphere is in a garden setting and quite beautiful. Be sure to make a reservation!

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