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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#11 of 106 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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  • 464
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Fine dining in boardshorts

We sat outside on the small balcony as unlike most who arrive there, we preferred outside to the A/C, but there is little like the quality of food found here. Truly fine dining without the inconvenience, for me anyway, of changing out of my boardshorts. This is one of the 3 best restaurants in Jaco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
davefromedmonton
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Costa Rica
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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637 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We sat outside on the small balcony as unlike most who arrive there, we preferred outside to the A/C, but there is little like the quality of food found here. Truly fine dining without the inconvenience, for me anyway, of changing out of my boardshorts. This is one of the 3 best restaurants in Jaco by any measure. The only... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

delicious food, great staff, fair price with delicious mixed drinks. its was where we had our one fancy meal on our trip and it rocked our worlds :)

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Fredericton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the best chunk of blackened Tuna ever, and the group I was with enjoyed their meals as well. However, on both our visits the servers were not particularly friendly, nor even courteous. Indifferent would be a better description.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place was recommended to us and would go back for sure. Our waiter was a lot of fun and made our meal worth it. You can bring in the fish that you caught and they will cook it up for you.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I love their Baked Brie as an appetizer. Then I always have on of their fabulous salads. The beet salad is to die for and so is the goat cheese salad. I've had almost every salad on the menu and never been disappointed. Always have fish for main meal and it is fresh and fabulous!! Love This Place!!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Crab cakes were to die for. Visited with a group of 11 people and everyone was taken away by the wonderful seasonings and taste of the food.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Back to try Lemon Zest again this year, the food is mostly the same as years past,well seasoned but covered with heavy and salty Asian style sauces/ Tuna entree. The service is decent, however the dining area is crowded and loud.You may also carry the scent of meals served with you after leaving due to a Serious Need for Better... More 

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great American style food. Service can't be beat. It is located on the second floor so you have to climb the stairs. It is well worth climbing the stairs. The Tuna is great!

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Bourbon, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate early (5:30 pm on a Thursday evening) and had the place to ourselves for most of our meal. A group of 8 came in near the end, and I could see the place would be very loud if the tables were full. Our waiter was professional and attentive. I had the mahi-mahi, my husband had a fish they... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food in this restaurant is absolutely an experience! A taste explosion in your mouth-my friends and I went back twice in our eight day stay and it was excellent both times. We all got different dishes, so we actually got to taste six dinners and they were all such interesting flavors, kudos to Rick the chef and his wife... 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 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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