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Lemon Zest Restaurant

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$$$$
Seafood, Central American, International
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here because a restaurant manager in the U.S. recommended it. It was an amazing meal! My husband ordered lobster and got 3 huge, perfectly cooked tails. It was more lobster than I have ever seen on one plate! I got scallops that were also excellent. The service was really friendly and they all worked together... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I are back in Jaco for vacation -and three years later Lemon Zest lived up to, and surpassed our very fond memories. Our waiter, Ivan was personable and knowledgeable albeit a little loud-impeccable food and service. There are growing food choices in Jaco, but Lemon Zest is so far the best of them all.

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Thank George M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been to Lemon Zest a couple of times and we've been satisfied overall. The food is very very good, if there is duck available: GET IT! It's almost as good (maybe even better) than some duck I've had at europe, it really is worth a try and is why I'm writing this review honestly. That... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner at Lemon Zest. Staff was attentive and professional yet fun and chatty. Thanks Ryan. Food was creative and delicious. So many choices yet everything was prepared to perfection and beautifully presented. Highly recommend it.

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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imaginative and exquisite offerings (we had no idea that the duck would be THAT good!) with excellent service. Our server Brian was professional without being pushy or snobby. An unexpected treat in Jaco. We preferred to be outside on the balcony watching the passersby and activity on the street. The inside of restaurant is air conditioned, but it seemed too... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food! We had a party of 10 that ordered 7 different dishes. They were all good, most were very good to great. I had the steak which was outstanding. Decent mojitos too. The service was exemplary.

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Thank Scott B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bilingual staff and servers are knowledgeable and passionate about the food they serve. Everything I have tried on the menu was excellent! Taste, presentation, portions, all fantastic.

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Thank AskAntonio_Jaco
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Lemon Zest twice while we were in Jaco. It was the best restaurant we ate at. The first night there were 4 of us and we had the tuna, the lobster ( special of the evening), the shrimp and the pasta. While great food is important it only goes well with exceptional service. Brian delivered that on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I thought we tried everything, well not until we ate at Lemon Zest. Must try duck wings, that's right, they were amazing. We had lobster special, lobster was so soft like eating butter. My sons had pork tenderloin and he really enjoyed it. I had chef special duck and it was excellent. Dessert ice cream cakes to die for.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and service. Great drinks had the lemon drop martini. Amazing crab, lobster bite and Peruvian shrimp appetizer. A must visit! We were a family of 9. Everyone loved their meals. Service was great. So nice and was very accommodating to peanut allergic child. Healthy vegetarian options. A must visit. Should be ranked higher on trip advisor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, International
Meals
Dinner
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, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
Description
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?