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French, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main road into Ojochal | 15 km south of Uvita de Osa, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My favorite restaurant in the area! This is a special place: small and intimate, and the most delicious dishes! This is my special occasion place. The owner is warm and inviting; the staff are attentive to every detail, the presentation of the dishes is artistic and beautiful, and the flavor and aroma of each dish was out of this world.... More 

Thank wings152
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience from the moment you enter. Lucy used to greet you with amazing warmth and enthusiasm while her husband prepared fabulous food. They have now passed the torch to the next generation. Her daughter Vicki and granddaughters greet you with the same warmth and enthusiasm and son in law has continued the tradition of preparing unique and wonderful... More 

Thank Richard B
bellows falls vt.
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place suprised us. We were expecting a typical costa rican restaurant. What we found was an elegant place to dine. The staff were professional and engaging. The food was very delicious and the presentation lived up to the restaurant's name. I would highly recommend Exotica at least once if you are in the area. You wont leave disappointed.

Thank 2freespirits
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we're in Costa Rica and it's one of our favourite restaurants. The service is second to now and the food is incredible!!!! We absolutely LOVE this place! And it's family owned and operated. Beautiful, sweet people!

Thank OffTtoSanFrancisco
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Exotica with my in-laws on our trip to Costa Rica. We were given a recommendation to come here from someone we met while on vacation who has been coming to Dominical for many years and said it is one of his absolute favorites. We were not disappointed! The family that runs the restaurant is... More 

Thank Taylor M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exotica was by far our favorite dining experience during a stay in Ojochal. So much so, we dined there twice in a week. Such a peaceful and romantic atmosphere. Impeccable service, comfortable chairs, good selection of cocktails and wine, and delicious food at reasonable prices. Recommend the Smoked Salmon Plate and Bleu Cheese Salad for Starters, Filet with Peppercorn Sauce... More 

Thank TrinaConnecticut
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is truly special!! The atmosphere is very romantic and the food to die for! My husband and I were recommend by a local woman who said this was her very favorite restaurant in all of Costa Rica...we are so glad we took her advice. The service was top notch and the attention we received made us feel like... More 

Thank Cindy E
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and location are excellent. Alfresco dining! The food is very good, but a bit pricey. There were five of us and we each had something different. I would not recommend the chocolate cake dessert. It's a bit on the dry side.

Thank Patrick B
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I finally got the chance to eat here - the first time I tried was in the month of October and the restaurant is closed. The second time I tried was on a Monday, and the restaurant was closed. So third time's the charm - we had success this visit to Costa Rica. Let's start with the ambiance - Exotica... More 

Thank Nock4Six
Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very nice dinner, good service. All dishes prepared to perfection. Definitely a place to go for a special night out. We have been twice since arriving in the area and will be back!

Thank J W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $41
French, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road into Ojochal | 15 km south of Uvita de Osa, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5050
32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O

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