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Restaurant Exotica

$$$$French, European,
Avenida Principal | 1 km from highway Costanera, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avenida Principal | 1 km from highway Costanera, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was nice, which is a known fact. Service was poor, however. They missed one of our appetizers, also only suggested the baby chair when we were finishing our food. This is even more shame as this was our most expensive dinner throughout our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank triper99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice meal at Exotica to celebrate my birthday. This intimate restaurant is perfect for a romantic night out. The only caveat is that it can get a bit warm at the tables closest to the kitchen. Fortunately they provide small personal...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jdg1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited friends recently relocated to Costa Rica; this is one of their favorites and we soon discovered the reason. The restaurant is operated by a French family using local, French and Southeast Asian influences. The place is small, something under 30 seats. When we arrived...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PaulSmithiii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exotica is a really cosy and classy setting with candelights on the tables and an elegant (French?) lady who takes good care of her guests. Fine dining in a nice restaurant. However, the quality of the food doesn’t match the very, very high price level....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic! The feel is great. From the moment you walk in you notice what a fantastic ambiance it is, and that is not absolutely large, where you feel too crowded. There is a great balance. The service is great. The waitress was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
6  Thank DannyGTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and food at Exotica were spectacular. My wife had the special pate appetizer while I had the Tahitian fish carpaccio. The pate was delicious but the fish carpaccio was out of this world! One of the top 5 appetizers I have had anywhere...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kenbalog
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Easy to get too, can be hard to get a table without a reservation. Worth it to make sure you do. Inventive flavors, super service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeeH817
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Great service, excellent food, really nice atmosphere. Highly recommend. The pasta was amazing so good we came back twice. And make sure you leave room for dessert because it was delicious.10/10

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gabrielsT8974PL
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The food is wonderfully gourmet in the best sense of the word. Presentation is beautiful. The owner and staff are very gracious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pdill1212
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

After a few night quick and easy diner we decided to treat ourselves to a 3 course gourmet meal. And we have not been disappointed! Atmosphere is great, soft and natural. Meals are European style with asean influences. Maybe not always fully balanced with flavors...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark V
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from lesshaze | Reviewed this property |
I agree. A small quiet dog would not likely be a problem here. Dogs are generally much more welcomed in Costa Rica restaurants than in many other countries. They respond promptly to questions sent to their facebook page... More
Shelby J
December 8, 2016|
Response from Bernardo B | Reviewed this property |
1:45 (hour and forty five minutes)
November 23, 2016|
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Response from Heide U | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mike, Since Exotica is a high end restaurant you probably won't see too many families with small children there but I am sure they would be happy to accommodate you. I would suggest to ask them when you call to make a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $41
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Principal | 1 km from highway Costanera, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5050
  • E-mail
32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O
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