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“Our favorite place in Jaco for sure”

Lemon Zest Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 161 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $38
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Jaco, Costa Rica
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18 reviews
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“Our favorite place in Jaco for sure”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lemon zest is a must if you are in Jaco. They treat every guest like a family member. Try the duck wings if they have them. Everything we have ever had there was absolutely delicious. Try their fresh fruit cocktails too!

  • Visited July 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
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“high priced, pretentious, bad food”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

When I saw "banana ketchup" accompanying a Korean dish I should have run out of this place. All the menu selections are based on the chef or chefs' mistaken belief that he/she/they can improve on old favorites. The crab cakes -a favorite of mine- were gastly. I live in Mexico, home to one of the world's finest cuisines. Thus far it has not occurred to anyone of its 110 million inhabitants to use duck in quesadillas... until some foreign chief comes along and decides he knows what's best. By far this was one of my worst dining experiences in recent times.This place is high priced, pretentious and the food is dreadful.

Visited August 2014
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Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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5 reviews
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“Not as good as promised”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were told that Lemon Zest was a great restaurant and it was perfectly fine but not the inspired meal we were led to expect. The food was fine but I had better on this trip.

Visited July 2014
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Woodbine, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“We couldn't stop going back!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We just loved Lemon Zest Restaurant! It is certainly on the higher end and more fancy then other rest. in Jaco! The food is top notch, and quick for Costa time standards :)

We especially loved our host John. He thoroughly explains the specials for the night - we came back to the restaurant just to see him again! He is a lively and entertaining waiter. Overall, this spot should be on your checklist for things to do in Jaco!

Visited July 2014
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Canandaigua, New York
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16 reviews
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“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food was over the top perfect. Pricing was what I would expect for meal of this quality in this area. Waiter was the best I think I've had anywhere. There was someone there making bowls and hats out of reeds, very skilled. We tipped him for some, it was so much fun watching him!

When we first got there they told us there were no tables available. We were told that we would need to call and make a reservation for another night. Which was fine. We left and were almost back on the sidewalk when the host caught up to us to tell they had a table open up. From there it only got better!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Christin C
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