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“Gourmet in Jaco ?” 4 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 #11 of 108 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Gourmet in Jaco ?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Had heard about this restaurant. Had the opportunity to finally eat there a few weeks ago with some new found friends. The food was exceptional - very well prepared, and presented. The service was great. The duck is not to be missed - but at $26.00 ??? -still, one of the best I've had anywhere.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“The place to go for Americans missing the type of food served in restaurants back home with a touch of local flavors...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Great food. Owned an operated by an American family and friends. Our server was a great NJ guy. We ordered the duck enchilada (they were nice enf to substitute with chicken) appetizer, grilled portobello mushroom warm salad, panko coated sesame shrimp, onion soup special, sea bass in lemon caper sauce and some special orders for the kids. Excellent food and great service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We found Lemon Zest based on other Trip Advisor recommendations and we loved it. It's a charming place on the main drag in Jaco. Owned and operated by family we loved the food. My daughter orderd their special filet steak and my son-in-law ordered their special duck disk. Both loved the meals. I ordered their special butternut squash and mushroom soup was delicious.

Only downside was that as we were finishing a wedding party of 29 showed up and the place became very loud.

Overall we loved it and would highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 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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Burlington, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place our first night in Jaco. It was just what I wanted- an upscale delicious dinner. For us it was priced pretty average for the type of place it is. The portions were very generous we couldn't eat it all!! Would definitely go back if we ever went back to Jaco.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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“Amazing seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I recently visited Jaco with my wife in March and this was by far one of the best restaurants I have been to. The staff is mainly American, but they all speak spanish as well. We ordered a tuna tataki and fried buffalo lobster bites that were both incredible. The service was also great. Our waitress was very attentive as well as quick. The prices were a little high for Jaco standards, but still very reasonable. Overall, it was a great experience and great food!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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