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Exotica

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European, Central American, French, International, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian, South American
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Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ojochal, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There isn't a bad meal in this restaurant. Everything is incredible, food, service, and ambiance. Make sure you make reservations, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Richard O
Mount Vernon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Small cosy restaurant, upbeat attentive staff and amazing food makes for a great meal. We visited on a Wednesday evening and made a reservation. We discovered a new sipping tequila recommended by the owner, Jose Curevo Black, served with a twist of lime. Our appetizers included pate, blue cheese salad and the avocado salad. They offer a wide selection... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing menu, AWSOME food and very warm and friendly service! Small restaurant with limited seating, so reservations are a must.

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Thank Russ M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I LOVE everything about this restaurant! The owner is delightful, the food outstanding and the service is great. You will not be disappointed. The ambience is quite romantic but comfortable, and the decor is perfect!!!!!

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Thank Santa Maria D
Redington Shores, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great: food; owners; ambiance; wine and pricing!! Yes it is romantic BUT wasn't in the mood. Lol With a buddy of mine that's why!! Excellent experience in all aspects as I went 3 times in one week.

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Thank Bernardo B
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucy and Robert have it down to a science without ever making you feel like your being rushed. Amazing food based on French cuisine but using local ingredients. Tables are not "turned", you just sit and relax and enjoy the next delicious course without any hurry at all. A true landmark in the Southern Zone and the perfect place for... More 

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Thank dangstadt23
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and wine list. The family that runs it were so friendly and gracious (also quite beautiful). It's relatively small and intimate feeling, with interesting decor. Very clean and well-maintained. A wonderful dining experience.

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Thank CarlErickson
Lucerne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We had an fantastic Dinner there - it was the best in 4 Weeks time in Costa Rica. It starts with the friendly welcoming, the nice and cosy armosphere and of course the fantastic dinner. Every course from Starter to Main course to dessert was creativ and very delicious - AND a very nice espresso after - just had another... More 

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Thank Franco L
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We love Exotica! As soon as you walk in, the ambiance is soft and romantic. The smells, music, flowers and decor will take you to another world. The food is outstanding! The service is impeccable! Highly recommend!

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Thank LisaLyttle
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Exotica was recommended by friends in the area. It was pouring rain the evening we went, but the owner was so kind to meet us at our car with an umbrella. Reservations are necessary, so she was expecting us. It was small, cozy and intimate, partly open to the outside which made it feel like you were almost dining outside.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $26
Cuisine
European, Central American, French, International, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5050
Description
32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?