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“Sublime”
Review of Restaurant Exotica

Restaurant Exotica
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Ojochal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$41
Cuisines: European, French, Polynesian, Thai, Vietnamese, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O
Reviewed September 25, 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 Paris. For starters we had the blue cheese salad and homemade pate, both were amazing. I had the chicken exotica which was moist and very tasty and my wife had duck a l'orange which was fabulous. We shared a brownie desert which capped off the evening! If you are in the area highly recommend this place, which was by far the best meal we had in Costa Rica.

Thank George R
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Magnificent menu, French-thai-local. Food and service are excellent and location is very nice. I always come back when I'm around. Owners personal touch provides an value added experience. Highly recommended.

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Thank OsoP
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

It is over rated. That said, one does not go to Costa Rica for the food - was warned and it is true. I was also told that the beef in CR is not good. The beef at this restaurant was leathery. The fish was much better. This restaurant has all covered outdoor seating which is not unusual in CR. The food is good and the experience is fun. If you are in the area and wish to dine out, it is worth the effort. It may well be deserving of its #1 rating in the area but again, one does not ...............

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1  Thank drjbob
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

We ate here our first night in Ojochal and loved it! The food was flavorful, and beautiful. The drinks were also delicious and the staff were all extremely friendly, knowledgeable, competent and attentive. I would give Exotica 5 stars all the way!

Thank Sarah N
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This restaurant is a delight from entry to exit. Lucie is such a gracious and warm host for her restaurant. The drinks were beautiful and delicious. Every mouthful of the meal was a delight and the desserts (from this sweet tooth) were over the top. Don't mistake this for a French restaurant: there are French influences and techniques but you'll find food from all over the world with a tropical flavor and tropical ingredients. That they can pull all this together in a successful way in the middle of the jungle with no major delivery services, all locally sourced is a testament to the owners' commitment to their passion. They know well what they can do and what would compromise excellence, hence the stipulation that parties larger than 6 cannot be accommodated without other tables being negatively affected.

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Thank bfandbf
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