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Lemon Zest Restaurant

££££Seafood, , International
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (108 reviews)
“lobster bites” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

One of the best and most fun meals we had in Costa Rica. Portions were large and creative as were the cocktails. Everyone enjoyed their meal. While not inexpensive we though the meal was a good value for what we had. Kids were not just...More

Thank skialpine
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious, especially the sauces! All of the staff were super friendly. We didn't have a reservation so got a table right by the door but a short time later, we were offered a quieter booth. Chef Richard and his wife were very...More

Thank cfreerks
Reviewed 30 March 2014

my family and i went to lemon zest and were served by Ivan. we were not disappointment. Ivan was a fantastic waiter…the service was out of this world. the food was also delicious….prices are also very reasonable. lemon zest is a definite must while visiting...More

Thank Outerlimit
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Lemon Zest is like a private club- from the unobtrusive yet excellent service to the creative and delicious food. Our experience was wonderful, from the greeting at the door to our charming waiter, to the fabulous food selections- quite an unexpected dining experience in the...More

Thank Terri F
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Our dinner was awesome! Making choices was the toughest part, the menu was terrific and the specials offered some really nice creations on the chefs part. I could have made dinner from the Lobster 'buffalo bites' and the Ahi tuna app's. The bleu cheese crusted...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Many people recommended Lemon Zest while we visited Jaco for the day. Service was very good and food really great. The owners visited our table and were very gracious. We met an NFL player and his fiance as well as a family visiting from our...More

Thank Rich810
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Visited this restaurant at the end of February 2014. The food was good. Our server (I forgot his name), had to be the best server I've ever had; domestic or international. The owners greeted us and showed great hospitality!!

Thank mbryantII
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The food is great,not he cheapest but we loved the whine reduction beef plate and service.Mr Lemon and Wife are delightful hard working people concerned and striving to excel .Mr Lemon came to our table personally to make sure everything was perfect !

Thank Thor002
Reviewed 22 March 2014

After having had a terrible dining experience at Graffiti in Jaco we were very relieved to have a wonderful dining experience at Lemon Zest. The service was phenomenal. The food was exceptional. The buffalo lobster bites are great. What a unique concept. The Ahi Tuna...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Food was exceptional. Service was great. It's on main tourist street above a pizza place! We were glad Lemon Zest was an option for us.

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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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  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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