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Main road into Ojochal | 32km south of Dominical, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oshawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here tonight and it is out of this world! We are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and the staff was extra special. The restaurant is owned by a family originally from Sherbrooke, Quebec. The food is 5 star authentic French cooking! The prices are very reasonable and the ambiance is fantastic. We highly recommend this... More 

Thank Peter W
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants we've ever had the pleasure of dining at. The service is wonderful and the food is excellent! Lucy and Vicki are so welcoming and make you feel like family. Don't miss this place!

Thank snowmanluvr
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in this area of Costa Rica, do not think about skipping out on a dinner at Exotica. I was here on my birthday with family and friends and was able to enjoy the private atmosphere of the restaurant, world cuisine, and mouthwatering desserts (all homemade that day). I want to come back every year just to try... More 

Thank kasiefaddah
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply put: excellent gourmet meals. Well know in the area and you need to make reservation ! This restaurant will beat any metropolitan restaurant in the world.

Thank jmauricio2016
Peachland, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great ,We enjoyed our selves at this little Gem off the Beaten track. you will not be disappointed

Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the journey here is quite bumpy, but so worth the journey. You enter into this lovely space that the owners have so lovingly decorated. There are candles everywhere and then you are greeted by the lovely gracious Lucy who makes you feel like you are her best friend. I don't think that I have ever had such... More 

Thank AffieMom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were great. Spent a very cozy and romantic time with my chéri there. I recommend the chocolate cake with pimiento!!

Thank Maite D
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Exotica was absolutely delicious, a mix of local, French and world cuisine served very beautifully. The hosts were friendly and the atmosphere very intimate. Would absolutely recommend although need to make a reservation in beforehand!

Thank Joanna B
Mono, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We stayed in Ojochal and visited this restaurant on a Saturday night. Three out of four of us are vegetarian (2 teen boys) and we all had great meals and the desserts were divine. The atmosphere is beautiful, very soothing and quiet and the hosts are very friendly and attentive. We discovered that the hosts are fellow Canadians from Quebec!... More 

Thank LK_GS
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I don't know where to start - I was greatly impressed by the ambiance, the service, and most of all, the pairings of flavors at Exotica. I was first impressed by the kindness and welcoming nature of the owners. They were quick to respond to my reservation inquiries (which I would definitely recommend doing - you can email or call... More 

Thank Katrina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $26
French, International, European, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 | 32km south of Dominical, 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?