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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Ranked #8 of 90 restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A good menu with different specials and great service always. Not the cheapest place but well worth the price for special occasions. Enjoy myself every time I go.

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Overbrook, Kansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Went to L Z based on rec. of locals. Excellent pasta, Syrah and Pinot noir. Great service and fun watching the people go by from the 2nd floor terrace. Met the chef as we were leaving and it's easy to believe that he owned an award-winning restaurant in Florida before he moved to CR to become a "surfer-chef-bum". What good... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Food was outstanding! Owners chef Richard and Nellie are the best! They and John really give you that personal touch. A must for Dinner when in Jaco Costa Rica. Cheers!

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San Diego
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went last night after a beautiful sunset in Jaco beach. We arrived for our reservation we were seated without delay we had a round of drinks as our waiter described the extensive list of chef specials. My wife had the fresh Corvina, and I had the Duck. Every bit of this meal was superb the fish was fresh and perfectly... More

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

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 accommodated but taken care of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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 down to earth and welcoming. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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 jaco!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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 midst of downtown Jaco. We will definitely return on our next trip and recommend to... More

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Hobe Sound
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

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 filet was perfect as was the snapper fillet, and sushi-grade Ahi steak. All dishes had... More

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St. Augustine
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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 home town; small world. We enjoyed our dining experience very much provided by owners and... More

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