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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#10 of 105 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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 452
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food - Great Service

Reasonable prices - great food - great service. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the food was fresh and well presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
JoAnn-Vernon
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Deer Park, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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621 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Deer Park, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Reasonable prices - great food - great service. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the food was fresh and well presented.

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Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Husband and I had a very good meal. Great blue cheese salad and buffalo lobster bites. My husband said the duck was very delicious! Very noisy and I wish our waiter was friendlier. Reservations are a must!

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Hampton Bays, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We showed up without reservations. Mistake. They squeezed us in. We ordered all the special appetizers and two glasses of wine. The food was excellent. The service above par. Excellent value for the dollar.

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Nashotah, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This experience was one of our best meals in Jaco for all four of us. The atmosphere is one of the best, has inside (and I think) outside dining. We ate inside (can't remember why!) and there were open tables, not busy. Our waiter, Christian, was so fun and entertaining. Presentation of food was great. Prices were reasonable to a... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Noisy, boisterous, jammed with people. Lemon Zest is certainly a popular dining spot, and given the general level of food and atmosphere in Jacó, it's one of the better spots to dine. Service is friendly, but completely scattered - in the middle of taking my order, twice, the waiter simply walked away because someone at another table waved for his... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Did I say loud? I am a professional pilot, this place was louder than a jet engine at takeoff. I was concerned for my hearing. The staff was excellent. The food above average. The menu was very limited. The restaurant was smoky from food cooking in the kitchen. It is evident that the cooks do a pretty good job but... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You know that kid in middle school that was taller and better at sports than all his peers? That's this restaurant. In a city known for its party scene, this restaurant is one of the rare gems of great service and food. Ivan, our waiter, was exceptional even though he was running around to different tables. The food at this... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't think many restaurants in Costa RIca meet gourmet status but this is the closest we came to that in our 11 days of touring the country and staying at some very nice resorts. Good menu choices and moderately priced for Costa Rica where everything seemed a bit more expensive than in the US.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have eaten at LZ three times this visit. We are never disappointed. Richard and his kitchen staff know how to preparemfantastic dishes. Nellie hitsmthe spot with her delicious desserts ... The best being themblueberry cobbler. Last night my cousins ordered frozen key lime pie andit was amazing. Sadly we only have 6 days left here in CR ... but... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The tuna dish was good, but a little heavy on the Teriyaki sauce. Convenient location in the town of Jaco.

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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 0 - 24
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

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

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