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30m NE of Bavaria Hotel, Ojochal, Costa Rica
(506) 2786 5175
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the new locale is not as "jungle" and private, the space is airier and the menu is superb. Tropical influences on traditional dishes and flawless execution. Marcella and the servers all go above and beyond to make you feel welcome.

Thank dhlc416
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been one of my favorites for some time now the dishes never disappoint me the pork tenderloin in guava sauce delicious and the Indian chicken amazing, the chef Marcela is true restauranter own several restaurants and made many menu citrus is her masterpiece if you are in the area you must visit. The venue is also unique... More 

1 Thank Henry A
Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Costa Rica I was invited to a lovely evening at this wonderful restaurant. The sevice was great, the food fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect! I definitely will be visiting again!!

Thank 296diana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I was referred to Marcella (the owner) through a friend who used her for her wedding reception in Costa Rica. She came highly recommended so when I was also planning my wedding in CR, my fiance and I went to go visit CR do take care of some pre-wedding planning, we stopped by Citrus for a tasting course. In total,... More 

3 Thank Janet Young K
Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Marcella (the owner and chef), catered our wedding from the menu at this delightful restaurant. Not only was the food outstanding, the service was impeccable. Every single thing about the experience was beyond compare. We could not have asked for a better menu or better wine. The restaurant itself is charming and most inviting: a wonderful destination for a wonderful... More 

1 Thank lloydadams3
Linden, New Jersey
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

For starters, I loved the atmosphere of this place. Very relaxing. I was just a little confused because the menu online differed from the one in person (perhaps there's another location) However, I was still impressed nonetheless. We came here twice. It's a little pricey though but I thought it was worth it.

Thank Amanda C
Red Deer, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This meal was a great end to an amazing trip. We got the tip from some new friends at the hotel we were staying at as they went there three days in a row! High quality, great service and excellent flavors.

Thank darrenwarrian
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Had a wonderful dinner here. The food was excellent, the wine was good, and the family that owns and operates it is delightful. Definitely not cheap, but few things in Costa Rica are in comparison to other Latin American countries.

Thank StephTOak
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Ojochal was developed by a French Canadian company, and this little bubble is the result. Shopkeepers speak only French, without apology. You can find pate, crepes, croissant, etc. Weirdly charming. This restaurant is the high point--elegance in the jungle. Simple but pleasing decor, table cloths, formal place settings. Fresh seafood and shellfish dishes, thoughtfully prepared, and inventive salad and soup... More 

Thank TioRico33
Wiltshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is a top class restaurant located in the remote village of Ojochal. The menu is international, food well cooked and imaginative and the location surrounded by plants and trees, delightful. The ceviche was superb and fresh tuna tasty. The wine list is varied but overall we thought our meal wasn't exceptional and slightly over-priced.

Thank aldman64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30m NE of Bavaria Hotel, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: (506) 2786 5175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?