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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Ranked #12 of 101 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is on the main street, near lots of other shopping activities and other restaurants. It offers a decent range of food. Prices are Americanized, so expect to pay what you pay in the USA, even though this is Costa Rica.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

By far the best restaurant customer service around. I've had duck a la orange in several places but never this good. Simply mouth watering! We got there 5 minutes before the restaurant was about to close but they let us in without a frown or lack in service. Extremely recommended!

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not just best in Jaco, but seriously amazing for anywhere. A little expensive and a small place so might need to make a reservation, but really worth it.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Chef Lemon has made me some great meals, I really like his food and highly recommend it. Prices are similar to the US for the same quality food. His wive's desserts are also good.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nellie was nice enough to squeeze our party of 2 in after a communications glitch with our hotel over our reservation. Good AC, Food was excellent but expect US pricing

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Heber City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

While staying at the Marriott Los-Suenos, we visited Jaco with no dinner plans. We walked up the Main Street and saw Lemon Zest. w e went in and saw a very clean restaurant with very friendly staff members. We were seated on the balcony and the setting was very nice. The food and service was as good as anywhere I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

the one eyed king shall rule...well, that's pretty much what the food and atmosphere at Lemon zest is. Was it the best food my taste buds have ever tasted...no. Was it the best food in Jaco - not really - however that shouldn't really be a yardstick for excellence given that the food in Jaco isn't exactly worth writing home... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate at Lemon Zest two nights in a row because it was one of the best restaurants we tried in Jaco - and because we couldn't get back into Kaya ;-). Everything was truly great but we especially liked the pork quesadillas, the taquitos, the shrimp curry and the stuffed chicken. Very good waiter who was friendly and professional.

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Hyattsville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ms. Lemon greeted us at the door. We learned Mr. Lemon was at work in the kitchen. What a team! We started with a blood orange vodka martini and a passion fruit mojito. Both were divine. Our delicious almond crusted brie cheese salad set the stage for our main courses. Panko and potato breaded fried red snapper (paired with a... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Cool little local spot in Jaco. We all had fish, great chef/great food. We met the owner, who's a big Grateful Dead fan! He had vintage Grateful dead wine bottles on the bar.

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Additional Information about Lemon Zest Restaurant

Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 26432591
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
Average Prices: USD 0 - 24
Cuisine: International

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