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European, Central American, French, 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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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

the best restaurant in ojochal for more.... good service great food, location is wild but good at the end

Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had four types of desserts and coffee in EXOTICA, the owner, Lucy, is a fantatsic host! All of the desserts are special and very tasty. I am a cacao and chocolate producer in Costa Rica and the Tenedor del Diablo dessert made by Lucy is now my favorite chocolate treat!

Thank Pablo-finco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food . We had home made lasagna and fish in a curry sauce . Great desserts and the Best service that we have had in 3 weeks of restaurants some expensive and quite nice . It was the little things like personalized fans ( it gets hot this time of year in this open but cover restaurant) , water... More 

Thank tonytD9568SZ
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner/server, Lucy, from Montreal. Made us feel very welcome at this beautiful covered patio restaurant. It was not as expensive as expected, but the quality was top rank. We had a reservation but it was not necessary. Such an enjoyable experience! Would love to dine here, again.

Thank Snakehandler666
Circle Pines
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had plum stuffed chicken with red pepper sauce. One of my best meals ever. Each dish was a delicious, delightful and artful presentation. I keep showing people photos of my dinner- even a year later. Romantic ambiance and a great memory.

Thank suehansonlieser
San Jose, Costa Rica
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy, quite a way off the beaten path down a dusty gravel road, this restaurant was well worth the drive. I had pork tournedos, the thought of which still makes my mouth water. Very personable staff, quite friendly, easily adaptable (we had a child with us who fell asleep and was carried to a nearby sofa). I can't say enough... More 

Thank SJAnita
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful romantic Restaurant with top notch service and fabulous food. Reservations required. Salads delicious and perfectly dressed. I had the shrimp with banana curry. Such a wonderful combination. Highly recommended. The chocolate cake is so amazing I have dreamed about it since. Family owned. Mom and daughter wait on you dressed in cocktail dresses a very nice touch. Daughters husband... More 

Thank chrisfromthecape
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can we say - top notch! This lovely little family owned and operated restaurant was the perfect ending to our magical day. We eloped at Nauyaca Falls and had dinner at Exotica on our wedding night. Earlier in the week wen went looking for an intimate restaurant to make a reservation and from moment one we knew this was... More 

Thank Susan B
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do not normally give 5 stars when writing a review but this one completely deserves it and I would give more if I could. First off, we made a reservation which you HAVE to do if you want to eat here. When we arrived it just started raining and we were met at the car with umbrellas! Really?! It... More 

Thank Keriaworth
San Diego, California, Usa
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one is easy, stop reading this review and just go. You will not be disappointed. Food was amazing, fantastic wine list, port and dessert. Go....just go.

Thank 582KevinW

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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
European, Central American, French, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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?