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Exotica

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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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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank CFardo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ventured to exotica based on the good reviews. We went during low season, whilst we were one table of very few, the hostess made such an effort to make the setting feel special and make us feel welcome. It's a magical restaurant (candles and pretty lights) the food is delicious, service excellent. Highly recommend. (Poppy and Steve, sept 2016)

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Anacortes, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this charming oasis of fine cuisine and decor on our honeymoon in 2011. I was using this site to revisit the highlights of our trip and was pleased to see that Exotica was still wowing people. Very good fresh food and tasty, imaginative deserts served in a beautiful clean restaurant is how I fondly remember... More 

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Thank Tony C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to believe that this restaurant off a dirt/gravel road in the sleepy costal town of Ohochal is so amazingly consistently excellent. My wife and I and several friends have been coming here for years whenever we are in the southern zone. We just returned this week and as always were greeted by the charming owner Lucy like old... More 

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Thank Steve S
Oshawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 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 

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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!

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Thank snowmanluvr
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 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 

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Thank kasiefaddah
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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.

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Peachland, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $26
Cuisine
French, International, European, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Polynesian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?