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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster bites” (23 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a good meal at LemonZest. As always the service was top notch. Your drink never gets empty here. A wonderful variety of specials that change all the time. I had the fried goat cheese, tomato and balsamic salad. Good start to the night. Finished...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rottman2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small little family owned restaurant but don't let that fool you. This was by far the best meal my husband and I have ever had. We both couldn't stop raving about it. And someone else referred us to it. So glad they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jrmurday
Reviewed 6 days ago

Is there anything worse than paying for lobster and getting two round blobs of some sort of fish that’s NOT LOBSTER? Come on! I hate being cheated, and I hate being treated like an idiot. I have eaten all types of lobster all over the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mary k
tripstar101, Owner at Lemon Zest Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Your claim of FAKE LOBSTER is quite absurd. We are "Famous" for all of our dishes over our 12 Years here in Costa Rica. Especially our Lobster Francaise which has already been "REVIEWED" by the Zagat Guide !!! The Zagat Guide for your information rates...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ten out of ten. Great service, too! Our waiter was hilarious and the food was comparable to American fine dining but at half the cost.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 594christopherv
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The food was good but very expensive. I had a piña colada, one crab cake and one of the chef's special, a shrimp entree. It was good food, but I was not looking to have a $60 American meal in Costa Rica. The only unique...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Compass48840945338
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had do at Lemon Zest our first night in Jaco. Our waiter, Ivan, was very attentive and recited what seemed to be 10 different special from memory. The food, drinks and service were great. I definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bored2015
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Lemon Zest was very good, and will recommend to any one.Had a great meal and service.Will definitely one back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TomQ1203
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was hands down the best restaurant ion Hico. Service was superb and so was the food. Owner is always there with his family. Don't miss this one!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, air conditioned, great service! Highly recommend! This is a top notch restaurant. We were treated like royalty. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ione K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Love all their food & drinks. Awesome spot to people watch we all enjoyed it very much.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Belkis Y
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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 34GregS | 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

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$12 - $38
Dinner, Drinks
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
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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