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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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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana curry” (32 reviews)
“duck” (12 reviews)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
French, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Avenida Principal | 1 km from highway Costanera, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the jungle ambiance of this family run restaurant. The waitress/hostess/bartender was knowledgeable and well-trained. Was toggling ably among three languages and juggling her duties efficiently. The food was creative and inventive European and Thai influenced food thru the lens of Costa Rica. Our...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

we just popped in on a whim one night and it turned out it was one of the best restaurants in the village of Ojochal. Vietnamese Chicken and Devils Fork cake was awesome.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful romantic dinner outdoors by candle light under a tent during a breezy rainy night. The waitress was a delight, the gourmet French meal beyond delicious, and the date with my husband a great success.

Thank trish h
Reviewed May 17, 2018

A beautiful ambiance with soft lights and marvelous decor and the most lovely owners with the most exquisite culinary delights! All the different sauces, the salmon, the cheeses, the fillet, the shrimp, the desserts, every single delectable bite was pure bliss. OMG! So wonderful!

Thank Sara A
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Exotica is a delightful place with amazing service and fantastic food. A dinner at Exotica is one of the things we really look forward to when we travel to Costa Rica, it is always a memorable and special evening. A beautiful setting, personal service and...More

Thank lesshaze
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This place was recommended to us and it was fantastic!!! The owner is so nice and her granddaughter was awesome. Highly recommend this place. MUST have a reservation

Thank MDK176
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This was our third evening at Exotica and we will go back again. What a lovely restaurant, mysterious and magical. We were greeted by our engaging hostess who guided us through the menu and assisted with a wine selection to match the inventive, delicious and...More

Thank Cathto D
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

We are here and are pleased we did. Super food at a reasonable price! The homemade pate is to die for!

Thank RGoodchild78
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We happened upon this restaurant while searching online for a dinner place. So happy we chose Exotica!! Wonderful atmosphere and Fabulous dinners - Banana curry sea bass, Exotica chicken, Thai soup everyone loved their dinners, appetizers and amazing desserts. The owner is an absolute delight,...More

Thank Bikelady19
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Luci served us and her passion for everything shines. My sea bass was delicious but the dessert will stay with me forever

Thank dvanwyck
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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
May 31, 2016|
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Response from OffTrackCalgary | Reviewed this property |
I am gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free but I do eat fish. There was not much on the menu for me but the server was very kind and understanding. She spoke to the chef and he made me a very delicious meal. This was all... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$41
Dinner, After-hours
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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