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Lemon Zest Restaurant

££££Seafood, , International
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (112 reviews)
“lobster bites” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

That's right, this place offers indoors dining with an air unit. Rare find in Jaco. Menu has an over abundance of salads and a couple of main course meat meals. Very expensive but food is chef-prepared and tasty. Ordered the appetizer of "crab cakes" and...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Great ambiance, very nice staff. They have a huge variety of foods not only for adults but also for kids. Highly recommended

Thank Lucia C
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

So Jaco as a whole was the least favorite place that we went in Costa Rica. However, the food at Lemon Zest was hands down the best food we had the entire trip. Right after we finished our appetizer (crab cake - wonderful) the power...More

Thank bleujello7
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Really good place to eat, but it's fine dining so expect to pay for the experience. The dining room is air conditioned and nicely laid out.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

If you think Graffiti is great wait till you try Lemon Zest! My husband and I loved eating there last night. I got steak and he got fish. Reasonable prices and delicious! I enjoyed this place best! The hot triple chocolate brownie is a must!...More

Thank adventureguide15
Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you want a outstanding meal with special service this is a must. The price is great for the QUALITY of food. Crusted Dorado, Prime Rib (feeds two) Buffalo Lobster was the best appetizer all of us have ever had. Service is better than Lawry's...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This restaurant is quaint and serves a wide variety of specials every night The wait staff is very attentive to all your needs. Very eclectic, diverse menu and selection of wines. Not cheap compared to other Jaco eateries, but well worth the price.

Thank jmhstocks
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by our hotel staff and didn't disappoint! Ivan was the best waiter and recommended the duck and pour desert. Excellent food and the owners from Florida were extremely nice finding us a table even though we didn't have reservations. Would definitely...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I ate at the restaurant and I ate food (pig roast) that they catered for a party. Delicious! I had a chicken dish that Chef Richard created. .. delicious. I don't normally order chicken, but, what a pleasant suprise this dish was. If you can...More

Thank Peggy303
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant hands down in Costa Rica!!! Great service too! My family and I have been many times and everything is delicious!

Thank Kayla V
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3 February 2016|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the restaurant and would gladly eat there again. I don't remember exactly what I ordered so unfortunately I can't help you there. If I stayed in my review that my order was "average" I think I misspoke... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Garabito Municipality  >  Jaco District  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2591
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Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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