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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 13 min
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank OsoP
Reviewed 24 July 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...More

1  Thank drjbob
Reviewed 19 July 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
Reviewed 7 July 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....More

Thank bfandbf
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was in CR back in January and ate here - and loved every second of it. So obviously when I'm back down early this month, I'm going to make sure I had another meal here. Again - did not disappoint. Ambience is amazing. It...More

Thank Nock4Six
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My wife and I ate here twice a week ago. Very good personable service, such a varied selection, good wine list, and all delivered by a family that's worked hard and has created a 5 star restaurant in the Southern Zone. Can't wait to get...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Perhaps the best food I have ever eaten! I had the Avocado Salad, Thai Pot, and Bananas Flambe--all made for me gluten-free and dairy-free--unbelievable!!!.... I will definitely return with my friends!

Thank angihansen
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Parking is in front of the restaurant. Greeting was very warm yet professional. You are sitter outside but under cover. Very clean. Road noise can be load at times but not constant. The menu is exciting. From the appetizers to the dessert. The Vietnamese Chicken...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was reserved for special "last night" meal with friends. What a spectacular place. Owner is delightful. Food was absolutely delicious, and very creative. A bit of a fusion between local Tico cuisine (and ingredients) and French. A must visit if you're in Ojochal. We...More

Thank SarahYYZ
Reviewed 15 April 2017

the best restaurant in ojochal for more.... good service great food, location is wild but good at the end

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Shelby J
9 December 2016|
Response from Bernardo B | Reviewed this property |
1:45 (hour and forty five minutes)
24 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
1 June 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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: 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
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32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O
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