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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Ranked #9 of 93 restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were told that Lemon Zest was a great restaurant and it was perfectly fine but not the inspired meal we were led to expect. The food was fine but I had better on this trip.

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Woodbine, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We just loved Lemon Zest Restaurant! It is certainly on the higher end and more fancy then other rest. in Jaco! The food is top notch, and quick for Costa time standards :) We especially loved our host John. He thoroughly explains the specials for the night - we came back to the restaurant just to see him again! He... More

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Montana City, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food was over the top perfect. Pricing was what I would expect for meal of this quality in this area. Waiter was the best I think I've had anywhere. There was someone there making bowls and hats out of reeds, very skilled. We tipped him for some, it was so much fun watching him! When we first got there... More

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The lobster on the menu are incredible. The drinks at the bar are the best in town!!! The owner and his wife are the best hosts in Jaco...treat you like family, and the waiters are at your disposal. Everyone visiting Jaco needs to have at least one evening at Lemon Zest. Well worth the visit!!! One evening I had a... More

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Clermont, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had an amazing meal last week at Lemon Zest. Christian was one of the best servers we have ever had. He was so enthusiastic and very knowledgeable of the menu. If we ever make it back to Jaco we will definitely eat there again!

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Treasure Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wait staff were very excited and very menu knowledgable. Drinks were tasty. I had the seared tuna, it was very good. My husband had the chicken, it was floating in balsamic vinegar. Food can be very SAUCY.

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After reading many reviews, we decided that during our trip to Jaco this would be on our list to try. We were so glad we did as the service and food made for one of our most memorable meals in Jaco. The server greeted us and seated us immediately and began to describe the specials in such amazing details that... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had the coconut crusted dorado and it was excellent with a good portion of fish and outstanding sauce. My son had the dorado on the daily special and wasn't so impressed with the flavoring. Very good meal.

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Amarillo, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food and service were both excellent. The owner chose to start the evening by telling us our reservation was for the previous evening. I assured him he was wrong and should check his confirming email to me. He was very sullen but had someone seat us. The waiter came over and confirmed that I was correct. The owner never... More

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

People kept recommending this place, so we finally tried it one date night. Very professional service and nice staff that spoke both English and Spanish. Beautiful ambiance. We had a nice table by the window. We both had soup as an appetizer. I had a shrimp and lobster soup that as incredible. Had a coconut shrimp for my meal and... More

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