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Exotica

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European, Central American, French, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main road into Ojochal | 15 km south of Uvita de Osa, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Virginia
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92 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small family run restaurant that serves amazing food. We had the beef filet which was perfectly cooked. When I was trying to decide between two chocolate desserts, the owner suggested I have a half portion of each - now that is great service!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just had time for drinks but plan to gho back for a delicious meal! Well worth the drive. great atmosphere.

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Thank Claire S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can we say - top notch! This lovely little family owned and operated restaurant was the perfect ending to our magical day. We eloped at Nauyaca Falls Costa Rica had dinner there on our wedding night. Earlier in the week we went looking for an intimate restaurant to make a reservation and from moment one we knew this was... More 

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Thank Susan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best dinner of our whole trip... I loved the ambiance, the service was terrific, the menu options were great and the food was excellent! We found it very reasonably priced in comparison to other meals on our trip - a highly recommended spot.

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St. Louis
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 7 of the top 8 TA recommendations and this was the best. Great ambiance, attentive FRIENDLY service, and excellent food. They have just the right amount of tables for the staff - in other words they are not understaffed. A bit spendy but worth it!

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Thank STL_traveladdict
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here several times during our stay in the Dominical area. It was worth the drive to Ojochal, as the quality of restaurants in Domical was not that great. You will need to make a reservation to dine here. The well dressed hostess greated us bedecked in sparkling jewels adding to the Exotica, presence and we were seated promptly.... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming hostess and inviting welcome when we entered even though we were early for our reservations. I enjoyed the shrimp banana curry and my husband loved his pork with pineapple sauce. Fabulous meals. Make a reservation!!

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Winchester
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is great, but what made our evening so special was our lovely waitress and all the other family members who own and run this restaurant. Nice setting and great menu. We were spoilt for choice and it took us all ages to decide what to have as they offer a selection of foods from around the world.... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome fusion food with fresh ingredients in a great environment. The staff was very pleasant and helpful in providing recommendations.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in the area! This is a special place: small and intimate, and the most delicious dishes! This is my special occasion place. The owner is warm and inviting; the staff are attentive to every detail, the presentation of the dishes is artistic and beautiful, and the flavor and aroma of each dish was out of this world.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 41
Cuisine
European, Central American, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
32km south off Dominical GPS 9°4'53"N, 83°39'8"O

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?