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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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It seemed as if the entire Marriott Los Suenos, American population was in attendance the night we were there. This is an endorsement of sorts. The food was very good. If you are not ready to go truly local this is a good starting place. Things will feel familiar while adding a local flair in flavors.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Restaurant had great service and the quality of the food was good but everything was drowned in sauce or dressing! I had a mixed green salad that was sitting in a pool of balsamic dressing, the crab cake was tiny and over breaded and sitting in a puddle of cream sauce. I had a filet and it was average, my... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have eaten here several tomes and have never been disappointed. The food is freshly prepared and the flavored are very prominent. The service can be a little overbearing as the waiter asked 15 times if all is well and his response was always"excellent". It got a little trite. But, overall a good dining experience.

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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had two outstanding meals here. Two Words: Lobster Scampi Delicious Many Specials so be prepared to choose. No complaints. Great Staff and Owners.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After a previous bad experience here, in which I got awesome steak (9/10) and my wife got horrible linguini (1/10), we decided to try this place again to see if we just had one bad experience. For this visit, I ordered the duck wings appetizer and chicken entree, while my wife got the carrot and ginger soup appetizer and red... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have both food issues and budget issues so when I noticed the added tax and gratuity on top of the published prices I began to balk and walk. John was great and helped us stay on budget and addressed my no gluten, no dairy, no this, no that diet. The food was well prepared and we both left happy.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been to Lemon Zest multiple times and were just there 8-2014. Again, they blew us away! Dry Aged steak special was amazing. The staff is simply amazing, everyone there cares that you have a great meal and experience! We will keep coming back each time we visit. Prices are very reasonable!!!!!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The locals recommended Lemon Zest which is located in Jaco. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the prices reasonable.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lemon zest is a must if you are in Jaco. They treat every guest like a family member. Try the duck wings if they have them. Everything we have ever had there was absolutely delicious. Try their fresh fruit cocktails too!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When I saw "banana ketchup" accompanying a Korean dish I should have run out of this place. All the menu selections are based on the chef or chefs' mistaken belief that he/she/they can improve on old favorites. The crab cakes -a favorite of mine- were gastly. I live in Mexico, home to one of the world's finest cuisines. Thus far... More

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