We spent a week in Playa Jaco. We had a chance to eat at most all the restaurants along the strip. One evening we were looking for something different and stumbled upon the Zest. Being that it was not on street level, we might have passed it by but I remembered reading reviews from TripAdvisor and told the rest of our crew it was supposed to be good. The result ? Another great find because of the reviews on TripAdvisor.
We ended up dining there 4 times and Chef Richard even cooked our fresh Tuna catch as incredible appetizers for our family. Both Richard and his wife Nellie made sure everything was perfect and when they got a break they would always come over and talk. Every entree and appetizer we had was great. Servers were friendly and attentive and quick to offer tips for exploring Jaco. Trust the reviews that the prices are reasonable for Jaco and just plain incredible compared to the states and especially Europe. I Recommend fresh fish (tuna was huge), tenderloin filet (huge!) and special Italian night on Sundays. You might even catch a rockin' Celebrity there - We did!