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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lemon Zest Restaurant

Lemon Zest Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 139 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Central American, International
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, 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.
Troy, Ohio
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The food was great. Our waiter was very good and really knew his stuff. One of the best meals we had while in Jaco

Visited September 2013
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Cankton, La
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A jewel in the jungle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lemon Zest is a wonderful restaurant in a surfer town. The food is excellent and although a little pricey for its surroundings, its prices are average for the US. The appetizers, main courses, and desserts are wonderful. The bar is well stocked as well.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great meal and muy romantico!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was an upstairs restaurant and the food was chef-quality. Very delicious. The dining area was simple and elegant. It was a really lovely and romantic meal. We loved it!

Visited March 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Heard such great things...complete let down and very expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We showed up the first day, and they said they were closed to the public because they were putting on a celebration for their 5 years of being open..so they closed!! WOW! Then we came back the next night. We ordered the lobster bites which were ok, but nothing to brag about. We ordered a bowl of potato soup...very watery and had no flavor at all!!! For the entree we ordered the Filet. It was so chewy, and had no flavor to it. It was awful. We told our server, and another guy that walked by that it wasn't good. They said sorry, you ordered the worst thing on the menu. We asked our server before dinner what he suggested, and he said the steak. It was gross. They then said, "oh well come back another day and try something better"...are you serious...why would we spend another 50.00/person for something we didn't already like. They should have offered a voucher to come back at least. Not impressed at all, and I would go to anywhere else in Jaco then to go to this restaurant. Defiantly lacking a lot!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Incredible food. Staff was really great. We had a small wedding reception there with folks with lots of food allergies and gluten restrictions. They accomodated everyone and even made us a gluten free wedding cake. I can't say enough about these wonderful folks. Definitely will return there again!

Visited July 2013
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