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European, Central American, French, Thai, Vietnamese
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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of 6 had a wondering meal here. Lots of variety. All is amazing. Owner is very attentive as is her staff which was her daughter and granddaughter the night we visited. Be sure to call ahead for reservations!

Thank libbysmom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a recommendation for our 10th year Anniversary dinner. It's a beautiful setting with lots of pretty lights. We went during the week & it was packed, so I would recommend rsvps. They do take credit cards. Service was great, everything was delish. It's nice to find a place in CR that can make a grey goose... More 

Thank Heidi_Josh
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun night with new aquaintences birthday party. The food was as delicious as always as we've known it. The ambience is still very good. Or favorite place.

Thank Paladin B
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A family visit to Costa Rica revealed a great dining experience. The p de r was the passion fruit sorbet and the dark chocolate, but it has to be eaten as a combo

Thank Raj C
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had better than average food for the area. I would go back for sure. Nice people and service was very good. Our table had several different items and everything was well prepared.

Thank costaricapelican
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying nearby, we thought to try a fine restaurant for dinner on Boxing Day night, and this was recommended. We really enjoyed the experience. My dinner was the best (the pork in port and pineapple sauce was exquisite), but we both liked the ambience, the food and the wine. When my partner mentioned that he hadn't enjoyed his as much,... More 

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san rafael
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have owned a french restaurant in California and have traveled US and Europe extensively - we feel qualified to make recommendations. We would like to offer the following. Number one; Lucy should not ask the patron to "hurry and give me your dinner order" when we have not yet decided on our first course. She said it "would make... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in and the restaurant is very small.All week I ordered seafood since we were so close to the ocean. I decided to order the steak. They served the best the steak I have had in years. We cannot wait to return!

Thank pdavis2264
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Exotica for my sister in laws birthday dinner. The owner/hostess is charming, and the food is amazing. The atmosphere is elegant, yet laid back. We highly recommend this restaurant if you want to step outside the typical Costa Rican experience. Five stars!

1 Thank Kari W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $41
European, Central American, French, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?