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) #1 of 18 Restaurants in Ojochal $$$$ French, , European
Avenida Principal Ojochal de Osa | 1 km de la Costanera, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5050
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Central American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Avenida Principal Ojochal de Osa | 1 km de la Costanera, Ojochal 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had four types of desserts and coffee in EXOTICA, the owner, Lucy, is a fantatsic host! All of the desserts are special and very tasty. I am a cacao and chocolate producer in Costa Rica and the Tenedor del Diablo dessert made by Lucy...More

Thank Pablo-finco
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food . We had home made lasagna and fish in a curry sauce . Great desserts and the Best service that we have had in 3 weeks of restaurants some expensive and quite nice . It was the little things like personalized fans (...More

Thank tonytD9568SZ
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Owner/server, Lucy, from Montreal. Made us feel very welcome at this beautiful covered patio restaurant. It was not as expensive as expected, but the quality was top rank. We had a reservation but it was not necessary. Such an enjoyable experience! Would love to dine...More

1  Thank Snakehandler666
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had plum stuffed chicken with red pepper sauce. One of my best meals ever. Each dish was a delicious, delightful and artful presentation. I keep showing people photos of my dinner- even a year later. Romantic ambiance and a great memory.

Thank suehansonlieser
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Cozy, quite a way off the beaten path down a dusty gravel road, this restaurant was well worth the drive. I had pork tournedos, the thought of which still makes my mouth water. Very personable staff, quite friendly, easily adaptable (we had a child with...More

Thank SJAnita
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Shelby J
Hello, How far are you from Los Suenos? Thanks!
9 December 2016|
Response from Bernardo B | Reviewed this property |
1:45 (hour and forty five minutes)
My family and I will be visiting in February with our 5 yr old grandson are children welcome or are they just grudgingly tolerated which if so I understand there are so few adult themed places left these days but I would like to to take my family to dine here thanks Mike
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
Vegetarian and gluten free? I am both. thanks
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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: Avenida Principal Ojochal de Osa | 1 km de la 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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