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Lemon Zest Restaurant

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French, International
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • 527
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 52
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  • 20
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Excellent Fine dining Excellent service Highly recommended! Good location upstairs on the main strip Nice people Glad we found up Will definitely go again

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jbmdvm
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent Fine dining Excellent service Highly recommended! Good location upstairs on the main strip Nice people Glad we found up Will definitely go again

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Thank jbmdvm
Edmonton
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went decided to go to lemon zest our last night of the trip after reading great review after great review about the restaurant. While it wasn't bad, the service was not great at all, our server had no personality, but the other employees all were very friendly when they came around our table. For mains we... More 

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Thank ShooterW
nc
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

air conditioned!!! excellent duck and fried lobster bites .able on balcony has great views of main strip in Jaco

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, we were greeted promptly and seated outside. We waited for about 7 minutes...no one came to take our order. After 4 minutes or so another couple was seated next to us, so we thought maybe they would remember us then. But, no. They brought drinks to the couple and chatted at length with them. At some point, we stood... More 

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Thank TravelerMary2016
Jupiter, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lemon Zest is a family owned restaurant in Downtown Jaco. Pretty decor, lighting, Haitain art. Richard Lemon is phenomenal. He just has a way with food that is unsurpassed. We recently spent a week in Jaco and ate at their restaurant every night we were there. Between his incredible Duck with Blackberry Sauce and locally caught that day Seared Yellowfin... More 

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Thank Kittyfan2
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our best meal in Jaco at Lemonzest. We tried the crab cake, lobster bite, and duck appetizers...all of which were great. Entries were also very good. Service was excellent. We would give it a thumbs up!

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Thank Nancy M
North Saanich, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful meal in Lemon Zest tonight. Food was well prepared and presented. Server, Ryan, was knowledgable and friendly. I had the bacon wrapped lobster Cobb salad and my husband had a stuffed chicken breast with a divine white wine sauce. Both meals were great. Only criticism I could make was my cappuccino - it was look warm at best and... More 

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Thank Lesley F
Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner. Caesar salad split, baked Brie with fruit and white wine. We shared the coconut shrimp. Dessert was coffee chocolate flan. An enjoyable dining experience.

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Thank 4borzois
St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are in Costa Rica we go out of our way to stop in to Lemonzest in Jaco Beach. We we excited to return, and made a reservation on the first night of our vacation. We were greeted and then seated next to a table of very loud men. After a few moments the manager moved us over to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal in Jaco and best meal in Costa Rica. Everything was superb and everyone enjoyed their food. Buffalo lobster - to die for! Duck - best ever!! Didn't have any dessert but we heard they are wonderful. Waiter from Florida was knowledgeable and professional. Go to this restaurant!!

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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: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

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

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