Ojochal is a trendy town located just south of Uvita and 30 minutes South of Dominical on Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast. The town is known for great beaches like Playa Ventanas and Playa Tortuga, but it is also known for some great cuisine. When local ex-pats or tourists want to experience gourmet dining, they go to Ojochal. The international influence including French, Italian, Canadian, Indonesian, Spanish, and American provide a fusion of tastes sure to delight even the most discriminating diner.
In an effort to highlight their unique and world-class talents and promote Ojochal as the premier culinary destination in Costa Rica, several restaurant owners formed an association called “El Sabor de Ojochal” (The Flavor of Ojochal). We are so glad they did! The association was formed by the owners of Citrus, Ylang Ylang, & Azul in 2012. The group seeks to brand Ojochal as a Costa Rica Culinary Mecca by featuring regular events throughout the year.
The first major event by El Sabor de Ojochal was a major success. The Great Culinary Festival on January 26, 2013 with hundreds of food lovers showing up to enjoy dishes from Ojochal’s finest restaurants, live music, and wine. The festival was held at the Restaurante Boca Coronado which sits at the mouth of the Rio Terraba.
Many of Ojochal’s best restaurants participated in the culinary event including Azul, Citrus, Ylang Ylang, Exotica, Pancito Café, Mama E Papa, Le Bistro, Coco Lindo, Villas Gaia, Diquis del Sur, and El Fuego.