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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#11 of 106 Restaurants in Jaco
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • 49
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  • 16
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding in every way!

Great atmosphere, indoor with air conditioning of outside overlooking Jaco's bustle. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, taking time to talk to us about our trip and experiences in Costa Rica. The food was excellent and every reasonably priced. We each had a different lobster dish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
donnymisk
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Riverside, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, indoor with air conditioning of outside overlooking Jaco's bustle. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, taking time to talk to us about our trip and experiences in Costa Rica. The food was excellent and every reasonably priced. We each had a different lobster dish that were cooked perfectly, and were very large portions. All of the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is where we go for those special occasions. The regular menu is amazing but the specials are always worth going for. Top notch, cuisine. A pleasure to find this treasure in Jaco. Better than the restaurants at nearby resorts. Sets a high standard that will be hard to beat. A must for that one very special night at least!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 got a single crab cake the 3 inches in diameter for a table of 6...and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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 went out during a storm and took maybe 45 minutes to come back on. Thankfully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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! Nice staff as well. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 so is the food.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 visit this place again!!

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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 24
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: 506 26432591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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