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“Best so far” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lemon Zest Restaurant

Lemon Zest Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 152 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Central American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Best so far”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Dropped in after reading reviews and talking to people who went. Best tasting food we have had in CR yet and excellent service. They do it right!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
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“Absolutely, by far the best ever!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Get ready to experience culinary genius! I was pleasantly surprised to read about a Stateside chef who had the passion and the vision to utilize available fresh local ingredients and create an explosion of flavors that will leave you reeling. I can still taste the reduction sauce on my filet mignon! The meal began with a butternut squash soup which was to die for, followed by a fresh salad with balsamic dressing. I chose the blu cheese crusted filet mignon while my daughter went with the mahi mahi special that was just as impressive. We also enjoyed an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon that was from a California vineyard actually purchased directly from the winery! We had to top this experience off fresh ground coffee and the best warmed crusted carmel brownie topped with fresh ice cream and whipped cream. This was the best dining experience I have had in months! What a pleasant surprise in Jaco no less! Take the time to enjoy this treasure - you will not be disappointed!!!!

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Thank Cabanaboy2009
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Winnipeg
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent s usual.....food was terrific and I would expecdt nothing less! They might want to do something about the noise levels as in baffles as you can barely hear one another speak.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank helmavanWinnipeg
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We vacationed in Jaco for the month of February and tried many of the local "sodas",bars and restaurants and found many of them to be very good. Our friends joined us after 2 weeks so we wanted to go somewhere special and air conditioned. We decided on Lemon Zest and certainly were not disappointed. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Our waiter (can't remember his name) was friendly and took care of our every need. The atmosphere was relaxed but we still felt like we were "out for dinner". I highly recommend Lemon Zest Restaurant in Jaco Costa Rica.

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Thank retiredtravelr
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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
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“Lemon Zest - Gourmet touches and good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We arrived Sunday evening at 8:30 after an extra long journey, as highway 27 is closed westbound 2-6 p.m. on Sundays to help weekenders get back to San Jose. The Dorado with coconut crust and the Ahi Tuna Togarashi were both excellent, and the portions were large enough that we took some tuna home. Our waiter was a California native who had studied in Mexico for 7 years before settling in Costa Rica. He was charming and service was great. Several families came in and seemed to be regulars.

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