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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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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get too, can be hard to get a table without a reservation. Worth it to make sure you do. Inventive flavors, super service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeeH817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food, really nice atmosphere. Highly recommend. The pasta was amazing so good we came back twice. And make sure you leave room for dessert because it was delicious.10/10

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gabrielsT8974PL
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The food is wonderfully gourmet in the best sense of the word. Presentation is beautiful. The owner and staff are very gracious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pdill1212
Reviewed 9 September 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark V
Reviewed 20 August 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BrynneLally
Reviewed 9 August 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!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank KathyJonathan
Reviewed 29 July 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 21 July 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mrsrodrigues2010
Reviewed 20 July 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!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hfrome
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14 October 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
9 December 2016|
Response from Bernardo B | Reviewed this property |
1:45 (hour and forty five minutes)
23 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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