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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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“panang curry” (31 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
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 2 days ago

Exotica is our favourite restaurant when we are in Ojochal. Lucy and staff welcome you like old friends. We have never had a meal there that we did not like. The Devil’s Fork chocolate cake is awesome.

Thank C4038OXtinas
Reviewed 5 days ago

The service was classy and timely. This is a very beautiful boutique restaurant in the quiet and serene village of Ojochal. We both had phenomenal dishes. I do recall my dish being the chicken stuffed with cream cheese and plums and covered in a curry...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my birthday there. The restaurant is very intimate and the food is great. Make sure to get the Devils Fork cake, it is amazing!

Thank Ginger0110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late for dinner due to a flat tire..coming from Uvita..they had held our reservation for us..after a cleanup and a couple of glasses of wine felt very relaxed in their outdoor garden setting..the menu was great and I ended up trying the duck...More

Thank CliveH47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a long overdue review of a place we visit at least a couple of times a year with our friends from Shelter from the Storm in Uvita. If there is one place we'd like to spend an evening with great hosts, absolutely delicious...More

Thank alajuelanorth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best combination of hospitality, great food and presentation. Led by Lucy and her family, beautiful ambiance and desserts not to be missed. The headquarters of the Culinary Capital of Costa Rica! Stake time to sit, sip, enjoy a great evening with family or friends!

Thank hawkeyesports
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are celebrating their 20th anniversary and sharing their success with their customers by offering all sorts of delectables with their 20th entree / 20th main course / 20th desert during the night... excellent food and charming atmosphere!!! You need to discover if you have...More

Thank DianeXOXOX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful menu, atmosphere and service. Loved our experience. Beautiful outdoor setting and the cocktails were good as well.

Thank Mhassberger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Ojochal and love to take all our family and friends to Exotica when they come for a visit. The owner Lucy is absolutely a sweetheart and the staff truly cares about your dining experience. The food was amazing and the desserts did...More

Thank amcwillis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when we showed up without a reservation, the very friendly owner told us this was "the best place" and that we needed to book a table in advance. very self-confident, we thought, and so we booked a table for the next day. the atmosphere is...More

Thank Robert_Munique
Robert L, Propietario at Restaurant Exotica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your opinion, it always helps us to improve our quality and service. Now, not to mislead our friends and clients, the main course called "Chicken Exotica" does not have any coconut oil or coconut milk. Not even a drop! It...More

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Shelby J
8 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
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
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, 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
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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