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30m NE of Bavaria Hotel, Ojochal, Costa Rica
(506) 2786 5175
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 158
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
This place is such a treat in the Southern Zone!

I have been dining at Citrus for several years and I must say, I am a regular. I live in Golfito but I never miss a chance to drop in, headed north or south! Marcella is a spectacular hostess with wonderful specials. Their spring rolls are to die for, noodle bowls excellent, escargot is fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
kenflo11111
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Midway, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Midway, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have been dining at Citrus for several years and I must say, I am a regular. I live in Golfito but I never miss a chance to drop in, headed north or south! Marcella is a spectacular hostess with wonderful specials. Their spring rolls are to die for, noodle bowls excellent, escargot is fabulous. They have a great selection... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a delicious dinner here. Dishes and flavors were more adventurous than most places and we liked that. Citrus is one of a handful of amazing restaurants in little Ojochal on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Definitely worth a visit.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to Citrus twice in the past two years so have been to both locations. The new location is right off the main road in the village of Ojochal. It is more intimate but still has ambience. The food remains high quality. I had a wonderfully prepared salmon dish that had a light citrus sauce and was superb.... More 

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Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A little pricey, but good food, and a nice atmosphere. Their staff was friendly but seemed to be a little overwhelmed. Dinner took a while, but it was ok we still had a nice enjoyable evening.

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It's not the first time that I am going to this nice place, and I always love it: the ambience is modern and tropical, the service has nothing to critic, and the meal are the best. There are few places in the world where you can appreciate a perfect beef tenderloin in chocolate sauce ! Dessert are also amazing. I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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137 reviews 137 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had been on a tour in the mountains with 3 French guys. They suggested this place in Ojochal. It is a pricey place (plan on spending $75/couple) but probably the best place we ate at in Costa Rica. I had a really nice prawns plate that had veggies and rice with a yummy chef's creation sauce. My wife had... More 

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Calgary, AB
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had dinner here one evening and it was delicious!! They have a menu that indicated Gluten Free options, which was super helpful and there was some great items for that. The restaurant has a nice decor as well. We would eat there again!

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NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

On recommendation by hotel, we enjoyed lunch in Citrus. Be aware that many recommended restos in this charming little town are closed for lunch. The food is generally excellent, although the ceviche was flavored well , but not cut cleanly enough with some fibrous bits. The salad with warm rice noodles, nems and slices of steak was delicious ... The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went for dinner to Citrus based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were certainly not disappointed. We enjoyed our appetizers and fish meals so much that we went back the following night to try different dishes! Great staff and atmosphere...

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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint. It is a wonderfully quaint restaurant with excellent service and amazing food/drink. To start off with we enjoyed a wonderful appetizer - some kind of pork spring roll I think called "Nems). The flavouring was delightful. My husband had a craft beer which he stated was very... 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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?