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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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most excellent place to eat in Jaco. Extremely fine dining. Recommended for diner dining. The chef at this facility is one of (if not the best) chef in all of Jaco.

Thank RetiredLinda1973
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. One of the best higher end restaurants in Jaco. Food always fabulous. Call for reservations as they are busy.

Thank John C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here in December of 2014 and forgot to leave a review. We had heard from a neighbor where we were staying that the food was amazing. We gave it a shot and we were beyond impressed with the wonderful delicious food and drinks and the service. The owners came out to talk with us and told us their... More 

Thank Dasha2784
Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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

Thank LaTradicion

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?