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“Best meal in Jaco”

Lemon Zest Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 171 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. And from start to finish, the meal was great. They had almost as many specials the night we went than they had "regular" dishes on the menu and everything we had (both specials and others) were awesome. Our waiter Ivan was enthusiastic, fun and clearly knew what he was talking about when he discussed the dishes and made suggestions. Great time.

Thank Wayne J
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We ate here two nights ago. It was packed. You must have a reservation. The food was really one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The Kale salad and mozzarella "zilla" was homemade mozzarella lightly fired with a wonderful tomato sauce. The kale salad with peanut dressing was great. My kids had the the pasta- one with the creamy tomato and one with the meatball- both outstanding. We usually order fish but my son ordered the Delmonico steak- one of the best and the the mahi mahi was amazing. Two things stood out that night- The server- Ivan was one of the best. We do not know how he memorized all the specials and was very attentive. The desserts were also so good. The frozen peanut butter pie was a great way to end the evening. Highly recommended! But ask for a table the booths have no seat and you "sink" into the booth- we had to change.

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Thank shbkatz
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ate at Lemon Zest on Monday night. It was our first night in town and we could not have picked a better restaurant. It was a great meal.

We started with the 8 once meatball for the table. It was incredible. We almost ordered a second. We ordered 4 different meals and they were all incredible.

We wait staff was extremely pleasant and very attentive.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We came as a group of 4 for Christmas Eve dinner and ate very well. There were a lot of specials. Everyone in the group was very happy with their food: filet mignon with blue cheese, mahi-mahi in plantain coconut sauce, corvina in brandy sauce (a special for that day), and kale salad w/ peanut dressing were all excellent. The peanut butter ice cream pie for dessert was also very delicious. Cocktails were good, not great. Service was friendly and attentive. Restaurant was a bit noisy. Total bill was $140. Would return.

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Thank tonalvariation
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great staff, great service, great owners. All very personable and attentive. Fantastic menu. Highly recommend the lobster bites appetizer. We also had the fish catches of the day and they were fantastic. Great presentation. If you are a foodie, you will like it here! If you want burgers, this isn't your place. Price point is also very good for quality of food and service. Highly recommend.

Thank SunnyDay1
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