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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#11 of 108 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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Visitor rating
  • 476
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Gem in Jaco

Great service, terrific food. We were a group of seven and EVERYONE loved it. A pleasant surprise in Jaco!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ken_G_Will
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Hamilton, Bermuda
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great service, terrific food. We were a group of seven and EVERYONE loved it. A pleasant surprise in Jaco!

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Zumbro Falls, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Even the food and drinks were good it was a little on the spendy side for Jaco. That said, we would return.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Another great dinner at LZ. Richards and Nellie justt keep kicking it up a notch. Our dorado was the tastiest ever. Love the sauce and the pineapple risotto. Our friend had a starter of eggplant poppers. It looked so divine. DH had his wonderful blueberry cobbler. Again, he would not share it! We could eat there every night. Best food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This place was a breath of fresh air! I found it hard to find great food in Jaco. The Sea Bass blew me away! I highly recommend Lemon Zest! We only found it on our last night. Had salad, the special an dessert! Amazing!

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

whenever you see this many options on a menu, you usually think, this restaurant has an identity crisis and the food is probably subpar at best. Not this place! Group of 10 all with different order and apps, and everything was exquisite. The chef and his wife and partner said hi to us, the serving staff was excellent and patient... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Food is amazing! The best is IVAN, best waiter/tour guide/smile EVER! We first came here 2 years ago, so surprised when we saw that Ivan was still here, immediately felt like home♥️. Out of this world dinner! Tuna steak and Duck! The photo is the duck, so much food, so delicious, so outstanding! The only suggestion I would have if... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved my Chicken and spinach dish! Excellent wait staff and an awesome Lemondrop Martini! Great ambiance and great view of Downtown Jaco!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have eaten here several times and the food is always outstanding. On one visit we brought our fresh caught fish and Lemon Zest cooked it up for us and added fabulas sides. The service, drink menu, food and ambiance are all fantastic. We always include at least one night here for dinner when visiting beautiful Jaco Beach Costa Rica.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Make sure to eat dinner at this restaurant. I had the grouper which was the freshest I have ever had. It was amazing. My wife had the chicken penne and it was superb. The appetizer to get is there quesadilla you will love it. They have a full bar as well. Our water Ivan was fluent in English and he... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food was wonderful, atmosphere, and staff were great. We got to meet the owners - great people! You need reservations to ensure that you can get into this restaurant.

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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: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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

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