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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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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 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

Thank Mark V
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I love food and I love to cook. This means going out to eat is a rare experience and I am picky about where I go. Exotica is the top of my list. The food is incredible, the service is excellent (present but not hovering)...More

Thank BrynneLally
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

So many people had recommended this place and it lived up to the hype. Don't miss Exotica if you're in Ojochal!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The food is delicious. Family own restaurant, they are very nice. Romantic setting. Small space, reservation needed.

Thank KathyJonathan
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Soooo happy to find a restaurant owner that made the effort to make her restaurant look this nice. Attention to detail in the decor, in the directions to get to the restaurant and mostly in the level of service they offer. The staff took my...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We loved every minute of our visit to Exotica. The atmosphere is romantic and funky and the wait staff spoke beautifully in English or Spanish. Our cocktails were well made and our meals were excellent. One of us remained less exotic with lasagna and the...More

Thank mrsrodrigues2010
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Great little place off the road. Small, so call ahead and make a reservation (unless you come early during low season). I suggest getting the passionfruit dessert!

Thank Heather F
Reviewed July 7, 2018 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 July 3, 2018

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
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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
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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