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“Yummy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lemon Zest Restaurant

Lemon Zest Restaurant
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
506 26432591
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Ranked #10 of 101 Restaurants in Jaco
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.
Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Need I say more? The food was delectable and the service ideal. Bravo! Left the kids at home for this one.

Visited April 2013
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Kensington, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great chef, knowledgeable server”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were on our honeymoon when we went to Lemon Zest for our last night in Jaco. They provide seating inside (airconditioned) and seating outside (with fans), we chose inside due to the heat. Our server was from Canada and was extremely knowledgeable about what was on the menu. He was very proud to work at the restaurant and was very helpful when ordering. The special was pad thai and my husband loved it. I had the chicken penne and it was absolutely delicious. This chef knows what they are doing. Meals were very well presented also. We would recommend this as a place for a nice dinner while visiting Jaco.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Stagette Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I went with a group of Ladies to Lemon Zest for a Stagette party. The chef served us a selection of appetizers which were exactly what a group of ladies wanted :) we also enjoyed various cocktails, and amazing entrees. I had the duck and it was fantastic. The service was amazing, and everyone had a great time!!

Visited March 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food and lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My friend and I ate here on the recommendation of our hotel manager and were not disappointed! The service was fantastic, and the food was very good. We had the tuna tartare (the second we had on our trip), and it was really good. I can honestly say everything we ate was fantastic, and there's a lovely view of town and the sunset at dusk. This place is worth the visit!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Herradura, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Jaco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The chief and owner, Richar and his wife, Nelly have created a great menu and a wonderful dining experience. I love the Lobster Bisque, the vegetarian plate, and Nellie's berry and mango cobbler! My son just tried award winning Lobster Franchise (I think that was the name) and I had a taste--amazing! When in Jaco treat yourself to this culinary experience.

Visited March 2013
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