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Lemon Zest Restaurant

) #8 of 120 Restaurants in Jaco $$$$ Seafood, , International
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 14, 2015

You had to have reservations to sit inside with A/C; however, it was a nice evening, and we wanted a bit of romantic atmosphere. Two expat friends (eight years in Herradura) we met the evening before had said this was there favorite place so we...More

Thank rongin3
Reviewed February 10, 2015

We ate here in the early evening on a Tuesday night. We sat outside overlooking the street at sunset. It was very peasant and not too noisy. The restaurant is on the 2nd floor. The food was very good. We had the Beef Taquitos and...More

Thank drdiverWisconsin
Reviewed February 10, 2015

Jaco and Los Suenos are fortunate to have many good restaurants. After a strong recommendation and reading the reviews for Lemon Zest on Trip Advisor we were looking forward to our dining experience. I had the tuna steak cooked rare to medium rare that was...More

Thank Atravelerad
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great and creative menu with excellent service. The noise, when the restaurant is full, is a little much. One waiter, not ours, is a little the top in explaining the specials...he shouts to be heard serving a large table. Reservations are in order. One of...More

Thank ColoradoChilidog
Reviewed February 7, 2015

I recently ate at lemon zest because it was highly rated on tripadvisor. First the good, the food was quite good, there were seven of us and we tried various fish dishes and they were all delicious and very fresh as were the drinks and...More

Thank Aricrsj
Reviewed February 6, 2015

i never went to a noisy restaurant like that in my entire life. loud aircondition , no definable music, kitchen noise and smoke, people shouting instead of talking because of the noise. a little man in shorts came to the table and shouted the menue...More

Thank Juergen P
Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, fabulous food, and very fairly priced given the quality. Our dinner at Lemon Zest was one of our best meals in CR. We loved the crab cake appetizer special, chicken Cajun pasta, and BBQ pork chop! There were so many dishes on the...More

Thank MegsKnuts
Reviewed February 3, 2015

The service was great and the food...from the appetizers to desserts was absolutely fantastic! I would definitely return there if I was ever in the neighborhood and would recommend it to everyone!

Thank rockinrobyn_11
Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We brought some fresh mahi from our days fishing. The made appetizers and then served it two different ways. Food and service was excellent. A little pricey though considering it was our fish.

Thank Ladder132
Reviewed January 31, 2015

The staff there is great and the food is delicious. Pretty good value! The mahi-mahi filet was perfect.Don't forget to make a reservation (inside, not on the balcony since the weather in jaco is so hot!)as it is always full.

Thank Maude_29
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February 2, 2016|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the restaurant and would gladly eat there again. I don't remember exactly what I ordered so unfortunately I can't help you there. If I stayed in my review that my order was "average" I think I misspoke... More
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, 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 2643 2591
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Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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