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French, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main road into Ojochal | 15 km south of Uvita de Osa, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
17:00 - 21:00
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bellows falls vt.
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place suprised us. We were expecting a typical costa rican restaurant. What we found was an elegant place to dine. The staff were professional and engaging. The food was very delicious and the presentation lived up to the restaurant's name. I would highly recommend Exotica at least once if you are in the area. You wont leave disappointed.

Thank 2freespirits
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every time we're in Costa Rica and it's one of our favourite restaurants. The service is second to now and the food is incredible!!!! We absolutely LOVE this place! And it's family owned and operated. Beautiful, sweet people!

Thank OffTtoSanFrancisco
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Exotica with my in-laws on our trip to Costa Rica. We were given a recommendation to come here from someone we met while on vacation who has been coming to Dominical for many years and said it is one of his absolute favorites. We were not disappointed! The family that runs the restaurant is... More 

Thank Taylor M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exotica was by far our favorite dining experience during a stay in Ojochal. So much so, we dined there twice in a week. Such a peaceful and romantic atmosphere. Impeccable service, comfortable chairs, good selection of cocktails and wine, and delicious food at reasonable prices. Recommend the Smoked Salmon Plate and Bleu Cheese Salad for Starters, Filet with Peppercorn Sauce... More 

Thank TrinaConnecticut
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is truly special!! The atmosphere is very romantic and the food to die for! My husband and I were recommend by a local woman who said this was her very favorite restaurant in all of Costa Rica...we are so glad we took her advice. The service was top notch and the attention we received made us feel like... More 

Thank Cindy E
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and location are excellent. Alfresco dining! The food is very good, but a bit pricey. There were five of us and we each had something different. I would not recommend the chocolate cake dessert. It's a bit on the dry side.

Thank Patrick B
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finally got the chance to eat here - the first time I tried was in the month of October and the restaurant is closed. The second time I tried was on a Monday, and the restaurant was closed. So third time's the charm - we had success this visit to Costa Rica. Let's start with the ambiance - Exotica... More 

Thank Nock4Six
Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice dinner, good service. All dishes prepared to perfection. Definitely a place to go for a special night out. We have been twice since arriving in the area and will be back!

Thank J W
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our family of 6 had a wondering meal here. Lots of variety. All is amazing. Owner is very attentive as is her staff which was her daughter and granddaughter the night we visited. Be sure to call ahead for reservations!

Thank libbysmom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation for our 10th year Anniversary dinner. It's a beautiful setting with lots of pretty lights. We went during the week & it was packed, so I would recommend rsvps. They do take credit cards. Service was great, everything was delish. It's nice to find a place in CR that can make a grey goose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$41
French, European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road into Ojochal | 15 km south of Uvita de Osa, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2786 5050
32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?