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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (115 reviews)
“lobster bites” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Phenomenal atmosphere. Food never fails. Crab Cakes are to die for. Met the Chef and wait staff is enthusiastic about every dish. 3rd trip there. Highly recommend.

Thank Chevytrainer
Reviewed 1 week ago

All I have to say is...Ahi Tuna! Holy sh#@, best Tuna I have ever had! Can't say enough good things about this place! Great service and even better food. Crab cakes are unreal too...and I'm not even a crab cake fan! You are crazy not...More

Thank McKenna I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just came here tonight and was impressed with the flavor and hospitality! If you're looking for quality eats then look no further because Lemon Zest fuses great food and customer service at its best.

Thank PrinceXMan
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The food is so delicious, fresh and unique. I went with my chef/foodie friend and we tried multiple dishes. They did not disappoint! Our waiter, Enoc (sp?) was a gem and the owner is also lovely. Highly recommend this place!

Thank fixureyes81
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The food was amazing, but the ambiance wasn't super special. The cocktails were way overpriced, but very delicious. The service was exceptional.

Thank Cory M
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing surprise in Jaco. You would never expect the food as you sit down.. Buffalo Lobster Bites? Wow!! Duck Enchiladas are a MUST! The fried Duck is also incredible. If you are in the area, worth the go! Note that it is a...More

Thank Mannycr1111
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Our family went for dinner. It was loud and didn’t have much ambiance. Ordered drinks that were horrible. Actually didn’t finish them. Soup was delicious but entrees weren’t that good.

Thank sk00termarie
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening outside looking over the street life is Jaco! We started with a crab cake & buffalo lobster bites. The portion size is very large, but happy to have yummy leftovers. Our server John was amazing and was...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Hands down best food in Costa Rica! We left our meal up to Chef Richard instead of ordering. He gave us 4 courses of pure delight. We started with Tuna, mind you we were both nervous to try it and would have never ordered it...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I went here my last night in Jaco, it was AMAZING. I called in the morning to see if they had gluten free pasta because I am celiac, they did not have it but the chef went to the store and bought gluten free pasta...More

Thank Michelle T
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Response from CostaRicatransp... B | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your interest But i dont work there I am just recommending the place but God Bless you for your interest my dear friends !!!!
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the restaurant and would gladly eat there again. I don't remember exactly what I ordered so unfortunately I can't help you there. If I stayed in my review that my order was "average" I think I misspoke... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Garabito Municipality  >  Jaco District  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2591
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Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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