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Restaurant Exotica

$$$$French, , European
Avenida Principal | 1 km from highway Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana curry” (28 reviews)
“devil's food” (17 reviews)
“duck” (10 reviews)
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French, Central American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avenida Principal | 1 km from highway Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of 4 have enjoyed spending 4 Christmas Eve celebrations with dinner at Exotica. The food, presentation, and service are phenomenal. Nothing like enjoying such a great meal in the remote jungle of Costa Rica. We are excited to return for Christmas Eve this...More

Thank Debra6-2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is excellent from welcome, presentation to, fine world cuisine. Family owned attention to detail. Great tropical ambience.

Thank Margotcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Restaurant Exotica. I only can write positive things about this place. A relaxed nice atmosphere in a garden setting. Excellent and very friendly service. We had salads, pasta, fish with banana curry and mariscos thai. The food was excellent. Yes, the...More

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 6 ate here and loved every minute. You'll definitely want a reservation. It's family-run and they are so kind and personal and service was great and food was outstanding! All 6 of us chose different entrees and we were all happy!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As of this review, we have visited Exotica seven (7x) times over a series of four Costa Rican trips spanning the last four years. From all of our travels throughout North America, Central America & Europe, this is simply our favourite restaurant. The outdoor jungle...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the setting was romantic! We ate here twice on our vacation 💕 The desserts were DELICIOUS and beautiful...we highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank LVLisa70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the lasagna which is only available as a special and it is amazing. Obviously great fish and local dishes, but that was a treat. You must save room for dessert they are all stupendous. Plus a marvelous owner and staff, in a jungle...More

Thank keithrs59
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is cosy and romantic. The service quick and smiling. And the fish ... was just amazing ! Delicious with the homemade saulce with butter, just perfect!

Thank Cécile N
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary with our young adult children in Costa Rica and looking for something a little above the norm for dinner. We had heard good things about Exotica and decided to give it a go. The manager of the...More

Thank JimHam4
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Many of the locals had recommend Exotica, so we went there to celebrate our anniversary. The lady owner, believe her name was Lucille went out of her way to make it a special event. The food was absolutely sublime, could have been in London or...More

Thank George R
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Shelby J
8 December 2016|
Response from Bernardo B | Reviewed this property |
1:45 (hour and forty five minutes)
23 November 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
31 May 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 60501, 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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