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Citrus

Across from Police Station, Ojochal, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 17 restaurants in Ojochal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
new york
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We come to this area of Costa Rica twice a year and we always make sure to have dinner at Citrus. Nothing in the area even comes close. We are from NYC and we have pretty high standards and this food is delicious from start to finish, every time we go. It never disappoints. Plus it is also the prettiest... More

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Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I had the shrimp and my husband had the sea bass. Was it good - yes, but was it a fifty dollar for two meal (which included one glass of wine and one fruity drink) in our opinion, no. The ambiance was nice and the service was good but not the best. Just not that special.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

When entering the restaurant you are immediately impressed by the atmosphere. It's very promising and you think you're up for a culinary adventure. I see people recommend this place for the wines. My red whine was cooled down. I guess this is necessary in costa rica's climate, but it was too cold. There are very few vegetarian options. Hello guys,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Tip top ratings for Citrus! Lovely staff, Aurelie is a particularly delightful server. She has great food and wine recommendations. To that, this is the place to drink red wine in Costa Rica. You'll see their lovely wine storage unit as you enter the beautiful restaurant and you can trust that it is all well sourced and properly stored (this... More

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Beacon, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It is a pretty little restaurant with nice lighting and perfect jungle surroundings. The staff is very nice and reasonably attentive. The food was just OK. Not terrible, but nothing I could not make at home and too expensive for the quality. Maybe I am spoiled living in New York, but my steak was drowning in an overly sweet sauce,... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We made a highly anticipated trip to Citrus for dinner on 2/20/14. The food and atmosphere were incredible, but our server was slow and inattentive. The only interaction we had with him was when he took our drink and food orders, and when he dropped off our credit card receipt. Everything else was handled through either the young man who... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Six of us decided to have lunch at Citrus based on several people recommending it. We had a reservation but were seated outside under an umbrella because the restaurant was mostly full of a regularly scheduled lunch by women expats from the surrounding area. We liked being outside but the umbrella did not quite protect us all from the sun... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The manager of Villas Nicholas where we were staying recommended Citrus to us and we drove south along the coast to Ojochal for lunch. It was packed for a local ladies day luncheon but we got the last available table. Food and service was very good. Great menu with a French flair. Tomato soup was outstanding as was the calamari... More

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Petaluma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We came here on a whim while driving through town because it was one of the only places open. The food was fabulous. We ordered the 3 fish carpaccio which was unbelievable. My wife ordered the linguine carbonara, also good. I ordered the sea bass which had an amazing taste and sauce that was to die for. We had been... More

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Cape Cod
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I'm not a novice to CR - having been there 20+ times since 2001, but I was surprised that such a nice restaurant (based on reviews) would seat us in the area that was swarming with biting insects (and we could also smell something akin to septic - ew). We moved inside, and then continued our ordering. The meals were... More

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