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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#10 of 107 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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • 500
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
BEST RESTAURANT IN THE COUNTRY

My favorite restaurant in COSTA RICA. Service is always with a smile, food is the greatest: Lobster Francaise, the duck is the best I've tried, and the newest "JIVARITO"… we couldn't stop eating. It's a must if you're in Jacó.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My favorite restaurant in COSTA RICA. Service is always with a smile, food is the greatest: Lobster Francaise, the duck is the best I've tried, and the newest "JIVARITO"… we couldn't stop eating. It's a must if you're in Jacó.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were looking for a special place to spent our last night in Jaco . We followed trip advisor rating and went to lemon zest - it was excellent though not cheap ! One of the best we had in Costa Rica - all dishes : starters, main (meat, see food and vegi) and of course the deserts which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Met the chef and the staff was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was perfectly prepared and the experience was great. We showed up in a swimsuit and t-shirts while others were dressed up...we still had a great time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding here and everything was just as we hoped. Good food, reasonable prices, and accommodating staff. This is a solid choice for dinner in Jaco and is in a prime location which is always nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

There isn't much to say about this place other than it has some of the best food I have eaten in my entire life. My wife and I went for our rehearsal dinner and returned five years later for our anniversary. We had an amazing experience both times. This go around, I got the seared Ahi Tuna and my wife... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The food and drinks were excellent; the Ahi was exceptional. Our server was personable and charming and did his best to make himself heard. The acoustics in the place are terrible. There were a couple large groups who made a fair amount of noise. It made conversation at our table of 5 a real challenge - at times almost impossible.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great menu, delicious food. Indoors with nice cool air conditioning which is rare in Jaco. Very attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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
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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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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, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?