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Lemon Zest Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Central American, International
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing! The managers were super nice! Our waiter seemed like he was annoyed by us. Haha We still had a great time! We sat on the patio and enjoyed watching the people on the street.

Thank MonicaLinette
DeLand, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic lobster tail dinner that was not on the menu. Suggested by the waiter who was over the top with great service. Everything was great. We were STUFFED but made room to share a dessert too. Can't wait to go back!!

Thank 734RobD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal here. Everyone in our party of 8 was more than pleased with their meals.

Thank Mark P
Pullman, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for dinner without an exact destination. I spotted the second floor patio. The menu sounded fine. I ordered lobster. Mi novio ordered curried shrimp. Both were good, not fabulous, and not disappointing either.

Thank Pamela L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal, the best we had in Costa Rica, and great service from our waiter Bryan. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sandra R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, flavorful options for vegetarians and a great overall menu. Delicious, gourmet food and lovely atmosphere. Our server was super friendly and helpful. Easy to miss since it's upstairs, but well worth seeking out! Giving only 4 stars because when my husband used the restroom he saw one of the employees use the urinal and leave without washing his hands.... More 

Thank teamlove
Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with six people at Lemon Zest and had a fantastic experience. The menu is extensive and imaginative and food is delicious. The service couldn't be better and Ivan is a professional waiter with great energy. We did have one over cooked steak returned and quickly got a new one cooked to perfection.

Thank PCflyfisher
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for an early dinner this week with my wife and 8 month old baby. It was 5pm so we where the only people there. We sat on the balcony over looking the busy street below. I ordered Lobster Tails, which where the best and largest portion I've ever had. My wife ordered the special of the night... More 

Thank canadatraveler69
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best fine dining resterant we visited in Costa Rica. Chef reeally knows his craft. Waiters are knowledgeable and attentive. Well worth the money.

Thank PARyxy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guy on the door certainly knows how to sell you a good meal and a stream of customers coming out will tell you how good it is. But I didn't really want 'international cuisine' cooked by an American chef when I'm holidaying in Costa Rica. So good food, good service, nice atmosphere but just not typically Costa Rican -... More 

Thank Tkej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Central American, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2591
Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?