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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 26432591
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the seafood soup and it was one of my best meals in Costa Rica. The servers are very fun and animated and were very entertaining. Had fish for dinner and it was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!

Thank Robnkendra
New Jersey
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We LOVED the duck. Also had 2 great appetizers and dessert. We thought we would explode. Everthing was incredible. Our waiter was fun and very passionate about the food.

Thank fltravelerNewJersey
Winter Park, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a few times. Mostly, because of the reviews here that rave about the place. The food is ok, not great, and the prices are a bit high for what you get. Really, the only thing we love here is the buffalo lobster appetizer.

Thank Harry A
Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped into Lemon Zest and I'm sure happy I did. Friendly knowledgeable staff and superb selection on the menu. I would consider this upscale dining. I had the lemon caper sea bass with a ginger margarita. Great presentation and attention to detail every step of the way. Great Service.. John was our server. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank pope2001
Grayslake, Illinois
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us took a taxi into Jaco from the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean Resort and walked the main road looking for a good place to eat. After considering several spots, we decided to drop into Lemon Zest where the American ex-patriot waiter sold us on trying it out and we were glad we did. The food was good. We... More 

Thank gad38
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good fresh sea food, good service and value, upstairs was a bit hard for one of our guests as it was very hot and humid

Thank dean n
Jaco, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mexican kitchen, great staff, excellent service. Fish tacos are amazing, beautiful looking beef. I just love this place.

Thank LaTradicion
Seminole, Florida
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were referred to this restaurant by others from the USA, the place did not disappoint. The staff was very knowledgeable, especially our server from Canada. The man could recite the menu plus the specials with his eyes closed. We really appreciated him. The food was outstanding!

Thank NancyHpebble33777
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was from PA, and he was knowledgeable, personable and anticipated our every need. He recommended two dishes that are not on the menu but available upon request, we ordered both. The duck was AMAZING and my husband's lobster dish was really good too. We also had some tasty cocktails and a pair of outstanding wedge salads. We sat... More 

Thank WanderingAliMadeline
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to sit and eat appetisers all night long or untill you explode..love it and you will too

Thank genelamicq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, Central American, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: 506 26432591
Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?