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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#11 of 109 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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Visitor rating
  • 468
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great choice

Owner chef restaurant with creative well priced cuisine and his wife is so nice. A must if you are staying in or near Jaco Beach

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
elliot w
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The wait staff is very nice and personable, however, the food left something to be desired. I ordered the chicken in mushroom sauce and it tasted like "banquet chicken", like it was prepared to serve several hundred people. My husband ordered the pineapple chutney shrimp and it was fried beyond recognition of tasting like shrimp. Our appetizer was good- brie... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Owner chef restaurant with creative well priced cuisine and his wife is so nice. A must if you are staying in or near Jaco Beach

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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Mediocre food at top prices. Our ahi tuna tasted fishy and was absolutely swimming in soya sauce. Kids weren't keen on their food either. Excellent lemonades - best we had in Jaco. Nice atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Tasty and easy to find spot. Owned by an American relocated to Jaco. They served a fish caprese that was unique and very good.

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ate here with 16 others. They were very accommodating to our large party. The food was good and our drinks were never empty. This place came highly recommended and I would definitely recommend it to anyone in Jaco. The pork was great. If I ever make it back to Jaco I will definitely eat here again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Over rated, heard it was good but was not the best experience. Started off with a great intro by one of the staff, he was personable and attentive. Then came our waiter, rushed, limited desire to understand us and ultimately we didn't find the menu that special. Two nights we ate at Amancios below this. We enjoyed that experience much... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went here last month and had a great meal. From the outside the place looks kind of divey but be assured the entrees come out hot and fresh and perfectly flavored. Lemon Zest is worth checking out in a place where there are not that many other good options.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you're hankering for more Anglo food this would be the place. Seafood steak pasta chicken etc... Good service, on the high side for Jack.

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Rosemount, Minnesota, USA
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We found a lot of good places to eat in Jaco, but this place was great. After one fantastic meal early during our one week stay, we went back again and the 2nd meal was as good as the first! Christian was our waiter for the first visit, very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. When we came back three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food is excellent and the staff very friendly The owner and his wife are always there welcoming you

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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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