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Citrus

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

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  • 202
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  • 51
    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
Nice dinner

My husband and I had dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel. Our meals were outstanding. I had the corvina while my husband had a seafood curry dish. Both were excellent as was the coconut milk ice cream we had for desert As you would expect in this area, the restaurant was open air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sweetie Q
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel. Our meals were outstanding. I had the corvina while my husband had a seafood curry dish. Both were excellent as was the coconut milk ice cream we had for desert As you would expect in this area, the restaurant was open air; however it was all dressed... More 

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Thank Sweetie Q
Gaston, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting ex-pat friends, we had dinner at Citrus. The setting is beautiful--understated and eclectic decor. The waitstaff was friendly and just the right amount of attentive--not hovering, but not neglectful. The food was fresh, beautifully presented and utterly delicious. It was one of the best meals I have ever had, anywhere.

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Thank 3guineapigs
Istanbul, Turkey
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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well located and great hosts who attended us with personal care. We had octopus, salmon tartare, sopa caribena and all tasted great. Service was also excellent. I will go back soon to try some more.

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Thank Istanbulapt
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our home owner and it did not disappoint. Wonderful dinner. Quaint, small restaurant with hard working employees. The food and drinks were yummy too!

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Thank Cgormans4
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

French cuisine; amazing mixed apps; fresh fish; delicious seafood platter ~ enough for 2. Great sample desser platter with an espresso. North American like prices. Enjoy; during peak season you might need reservations; highly recommended; Alina

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Thank Alina C
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant on our trip to Costa Rica seven years ago, and I kept their business card in my kitchen drawer all this time because I never wanted to forget it--or how to find it! I am happy to find that they are still going as strong as ever, with rave reviews ongoing. It was truly one... More 

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Thank sbcalifamily4
Los Angeles
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

What a stunning restaurant on every level. The food is impeccable & inventive. The decor is (again this bears repeating) stunning! What an eye this family has and what an incredible gem they have created. We are near-constant world travelers and have been in thousands of restaurants in a multitude of countries... this restaurant ranks on par with the very... More 

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Thank LosAngelesTraveler23
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good here, we had the mushroom filet mignon. It was on the expensive side for Costa Rican food (about $25-30 USD/pp), but would still recommend based on the quality.

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Thank Alex L
Falls Church, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Had Christmas Eve dinner at this local favorite. Really good food but, as it was a set holiday menu with only one choice on the menu (pork or fish), no ability to see all their creativity. But, quality and taste were excellent and I'm sure that the restaurant deserves all the rave reviews from others.

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Thank MichaelVirginia2015
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Good local ingredients and good service in an outdoor setting. We tried the sea bass and the trout, the fish was very fresh and the sauces excellent -- very different and exotic flavors. The restaurant is not far off the coast highway and was very busy. Reservations are a good idea in season.

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Thank DeniseG384

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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?