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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#11 of 117 Restaurants in Jaco
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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Richmond, VA
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Great place to have dinner, reservations accepted. AC indoors and it's a family who runs it. We have been coming here for dinner since they opened. Their drinks are fun, daily specials (too many to count) and they will change up anything if you have a dietary restriction.

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Thank leonardva
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

We had a great experience at lemon zest. Great specials, great, service, and great location. Christian was our server and did a great job.

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Thank Benjamin T
Indiana
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377 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

I have only eaten here a couple of times, but had good meals each time with good service! I think it is a good value and will eat here again. Choose one of the fish dishes, especially the Grouper!

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Thank Ron M
Jaco, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Had a great dinner with family and friends. The food was fresh and very high quality. The staff was very informative in regard to their food and drinks. Everyone was very pleased with their food choices. If you are in Jaco and want a good meal and dining experience stop in for a great meal.

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Thank Chipper122014
Goodrich, Michigan
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

Our food was excellent. My husband got the grouper. I had a blue cheese salad and added shrimp. We couldn't understand the waiter very well. A Little pricey

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Thank Ruth P
Wichita, Kansas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Everything about our experience was perfect. The server was so nice, attentive, and knew everything about every menu item. Listed the specials and had our mouths watering. Our cocktails were perfect, the food was absolutely incredible. It's a pricey place, but more than worth it for the experience.

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Thank live2travel8417
Colchester, Connecticut
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

First, I was very impressed by our server, Christian who was very polite and able to recite the detailed special menu without assistance. For an appetizer, we tried the Hawaiian style ahi poki tuna tartar w/ taro chips which was excellent. I had the shrimp scampi w/garlic, spinach & Sun dried tomato...outstanding!! My husband had the seared lemon pepper tuna... More 

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Thank Heather M
Phoenix, Arizona
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014

We stopped here on recommendation from an Ex-Pat in Fortuna and we are glad we did! They had wonderful service and great food. We had an appetizer, dinner, and even dessert! We ordered off of the specials instead of the menu and it was great.

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Thank Heather H
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

No view of the beach here but really great food and great service and good AC! They even put the Packer game on for us Cheeseheads from Wisconsin. A very enjoyable evening in a comfortable environment. We will definitely eat here again on future trips to Jaco. Oh - did I mention the great desert choices! Chocolate brownie with vanilla... More 

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Thank Riverrat1220
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Seven of us went here our last night and each agreed that his or her meal was fantastic. Two of us had the duck in blackberry sauce, three had the grouper, and two the jerk pork. We all loved everything. Three shared the stuffed mushroom appetizer and loved it so much they wouldn't share with the rest of us. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 38
Cuisine
Seafood, Central American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2591
Description
Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?