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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Ranked #9 of 94 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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chicago, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the better restaurants in Jaco, but Jaco is not known for its fine dining. Food was good, service was very good and prices were pretty reasonable. Place was a bit noisy. Closed for owner's vacation until later in November, 2014. For finer dining, the marina near Los Suenos is probably a better bet.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What a terrific restaurant. Little pricey, but what the heck. The owners are terrific and make a point of coming out to ensure your meal is to your liking. It is hard to find a really great restaurant in Costa Rica. This one is a definite stop. We go back every year and have yet to be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The menu was off the charts and the specials made it hard to choose! John the server was fantastic and the owner came over to the table to say hello. Best meal of our vacation!

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Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We were at Lemon Zest a few years ago and we still remember it as one of our best meals. The owner used to live in south Florida where we are from and we knew his place in Delray. As this review is long overdue, we are planning a trip back to Costa Rica and I had to give Lemon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant as the best one in Jaco, but were advised that reservations were required - but we decided to chance it anyway. The pace doesn't look like anything at all, but let this not fool you. We were greeted and seated on the balcony. The restaurant have quite extensive menu and quite a lot of "specials... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This little cafe is right across the street where we booked our tours and we could smell the heavenly scent of everything they were making as we waited on our tour guide. So we explored and I must say - the arroz con pinto is amazing

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The guys at The Pizza Shop recommended Lemon Zest for dinner. The food was excellent and the service staff was very entertaining. A little pricey but I felt like we got our money's worth when we were done. They also have a good selection of quality wines by the glass.

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Surrey, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food here is quality. Top notch. They take pride in what they cook, using fresh ingredients and cooking things from scratch. Their drinks are also wicked. These guys know how to make a great cocktail and serve bold and fresh food.There are a lot of garbage restaurants in Jaco, but this is one of the best, hands down.

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Woodstock, Vermont, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great menu (w/desserts to match)! Richard & Nellie made is feel like family (spent part of our dinner hanging out w/us on the balcony & chatting). Staff are total pros. No con-treat yourself when in Jaco.

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Wellington, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Family members knew one of the owners, and they wanted to go to this restaurant. The food is excellent! The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, but is family friendly. They served dinner only when we went. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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