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30m NE of Bavaria Hotel, Ojochal, Costa Rica
(506) 2786 5175
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 173
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We stumbled upon this place totally by accident, but thank Heavens we did - what an amazing restaurant! We had the Tom Kha Gai soup (daily special) and the Ceviche as a starter, and Rib Eye Steak (daily special) and the Mahi Mahi fish tacos. For dessert the 'Three Mini Tasters' and the Maracuja... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
The_Londoner_74
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place totally by accident, but thank Heavens we did - what an amazing restaurant! We had the Tom Kha Gai soup (daily special) and the Ceviche as a starter, and Rib Eye Steak (daily special) and the Mahi Mahi fish tacos. For dessert the 'Three Mini Tasters' and the Maracuja Mousse. Foodgasms. Presentation of the dishes,... More 

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sierpe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very good,fresh food,huge salads and a very nice atmosphere.All is very clean,the owners very nice...and don t miss this

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St. Leonard, MD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was our first visit to the Uvita area of Costa Rica and Citrus was recommend as a great place to dine. We were not disappointed the high quality of food and service. Our young server was charming, very friendly but not hovering. This charming French inspired restaurant offered a great wine selection (you have to try the Padrillos Malbec)... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Loved the atmospher at Citrus! So cozy and romantic for couples. Food selection was fantastic. Wine selection was fantastic! I want to back there now!

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ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Citrus is only rated #3 of the few restaurants in Ojochal. The food and wine was excellent and in a country that really doesn't specialize in great food (I love the country mind you), this was an awesome meal. I had a tenderloin with a chocolate sauce that included Morrocan spices... amazing and succulent. I would highly recommend this restaurant... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The town of Ojochal is hardly upscale, but this restaurant is a divine find among the ruts. We went twice for lunch and each time had delicious and interesting meals. The menu has a bit of everything - beef, fish, poultry, vegetarian - and the preparation is a fusion of flavours and styles. I had a Vietnamese noodle bowl one... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at Citrus - and the fact that it was open for lunch was a bonus. My ceviche was excellent as were our mains. Service was friendly, efficient and fast. If you are staying in Ojochal or even just passing by then Citrus has to be worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had 2 great dinners at Citrus while staying 5 days in Ojochal, and it certainly deserves its high ratings. Our first night, we were served by a friendly smily French girl, Aurelie, who did a very good job. The food was also very good and reasonable priced. Over 2 nights we tried 5/6 dishes and all was good, well... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a find! Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service. LOVED the Vietnamese Bun Bo - delicious greens and excellent spices/flavors. Couldn't wait to return and take our friend who was visiting.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lovely restaurant with a delightful breeze. The food is remarkable and has a flair different than the standard Costa Rican restaurants. Love the French and Moroccan influence. The Moules Frites were fantastic, and the burger is wonderful. The bread down here is either like lead, or doughy. Citrus manages to have great toast points, and buns. The fries are outstanding.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30m NE of Bavaria Hotel, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: (506) 2786 5175

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business

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