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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to Jaco we eat at Lemon Zest. The food is pricy but excellent! Always something new to try. The portions are plentiful. You will not leave hungry. It's a quaint little spot up top in a shopping center. With nice ambient lighting. The servers and owner are always kind and take good care of you. Family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about this restaurant when I was researching places to eat while on vacation. It is located on the second floor and is unassuming. It took us three tries to get in because the restaurant was closed the first two times we stopped by. I am so glad that we did not give up. The food was absolutely... More 

Thank 1TravelingWoman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we were attended with great enthusiasm, our meals were not what we expected. The Ceasar Salad and Chicken Salads were way too salty. The fish of the day was red snapper and it was good, but the sauce was oily and it felt as if it had been reheated. My son had the pasta special of the day and... More 

Thank Carla G
Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were intending on going to the Italian on the ground floor but this was closed, the lady in the boutique next door suggested Lemon Zest. The name, and logo seem to indicate more of a bar/cafe and the restaurant itself although nice didn't make you think the food would be excellent. My son had gone upstairs to see into... More 

Thank Singapore_Smiths
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ate at Lemon Zest in Jaco and thoroughly enjoyed everything! The drinks were delicious, as were the appetizers, and the main dishes we had were wonderful. I had the Coconut Shrimp special, some of the biggest I've had and loads of coconut and flavor. Others in our group had the giant porkchop, fish and lobster dishes and you... More 

Thank juliainaustin
Burbank, California
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The absolute best meal we had in Jaco. Extremely friendly waiter who was very attentive. I had the fried lobster and it was to die for - best I've ever had! The crab cakes were delicious and we had an amazing Portobello mushroom salad - yum!! My husband had the duck which was juicy and made to perfection!! This should... More 

Thank HallaPena
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 6 with 13 people. Our table was ready & the waiter& staff provided service equal or better than anywhere I've ever eaten. Crab cakes were the greatest ever & all who had them agreed. Battered fresh lobster was wonderful, my wife & several other had pasta bolonese made with prime rib meat, & they raved about it. Everyone... More 

Thank Michael B
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us went here for dinner last week. The food was amazing. Don't bother looking at the menu because the specials are to die for. We had the crab cakes which were some of the best I've ever had. I had the fried lobster and grits which was not overly breaded or fried which was my... More 

Thank tdedwards69
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server Ryan was awesome. We were here last year and he waited on us then too. He is very professional and accommodating. The food was served fresh and delicious. The wine selection was good and the atmosphere was relaxing. One of our favorite places to visit in Jaco. Totally recommend this restaurant for an enjoyable dining experience.

Thank CiaoBella0215
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very upscale resturant with wonderful food. Service is excellent also. Some of the best food in Jaco!

Thank Mary062175

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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 26432591
Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?