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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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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I have dinned here many times. The steak, and duck are always solid choices as are the huge desserts, share if you get one. I had the best salad "hot squid over lettuce"! The service is always very good in both Spanish and English. The specials are just that SPECIAL, be careful to price them before ordering they are often... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Service and quality of food was excellent. Servers were well spoken and knowledgeable in Spanish and English about all the nightly specials. The "owner" the actual chef, took pride making sure everything came out superb. Great atmosphere, however, it's not a large restaurant and did get a bit noisy due to the fact it was a full house. It's a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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