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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Ranked #9 of 94 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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This little cafe is right across the street where we booked our tours and we could smell the heavenly scent of everything they were making as we waited on our tour guide. So we explored and I must say - the arroz con pinto is amazing

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The guys at The Pizza Shop recommended Lemon Zest for dinner. The food was excellent and the service staff was very entertaining. A little pricey but I felt like we got our money's worth when we were done. They also have a good selection of quality wines by the glass.

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Surrey, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food here is quality. Top notch. They take pride in what they cook, using fresh ingredients and cooking things from scratch. Their drinks are also wicked. These guys know how to make a great cocktail and serve bold and fresh food.There are a lot of garbage restaurants in Jaco, but this is one of the best, hands down.

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Woodstock, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great menu (w/desserts to match)! Richard & Nellie made is feel like family (spent part of our dinner hanging out w/us on the balcony & chatting). Staff are total pros. No con-treat yourself when in Jaco.

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Wellington, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Family members knew one of the owners, and they wanted to go to this restaurant. The food is excellent! The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, but is family friendly. They served dinner only when we went. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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