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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a true gem and not to miss experience in Jaco! I was with a group of ten celebrating a special birthday of one of the members of our group. The service was top notch from our greeting at the door, all the way...More

Thank LisaPuraVida
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we didn't go to this restaurant, it was highly recommended by our our resort staff. If we would have stayed one more night, we would have dined here!

Thank katwhite0903
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated immediately. We could choose inside or outside overlooking the street. This is on second floor. There is quite an extensive menu and many specials to choose from. The wine is poured liberally. The food and service were very good.

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good and the chef is very creative in his presentations. Good flavor for a decent price. Remember you are in the middle of Costa Rica. With a second floor view of the main street the people watching while you dine is...More

Thank dtwarning
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice family dinner here. Friendly staff. Menu was in USD. Staff was friendly from the time we walked through the door and very prompt. Food came out hot and delicious. Pasta was good as was the steak and crab cakes but the Caesar...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here just before the diner rush and got some amazing food and generously poured drinks! You definitely have to try the Korean bbq satay with spicy banana ketchup! Sounds weird but it’s amazing so good that I had to ask the owner/chef how...More

Thank jonathan w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brandon, our waiter was so knowledgeable about cuts of meat, wine ... etc. FABULOUS service. They cheerfully moved us when a better table became available. We had tge Delmonaco beef and the portobello mushroom salad. Meal was excellent - ample portions. We ate out every...More

Thank Tricia17Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the waitstaff are expats here, but the restaurant has been around a long time and the food and service is really good. The preparations are interesting, varied, and include fresh-caught fish. Our waiter was basically ours for the meal, and spent a lot...More

Thank lorivb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute best restaurant in Jaco! We stayed for 2 weeks and went to about 12 different dinner spots; needless to say we visited Lemon Zest more than once! From the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts everything is 100% spot on. The quality of...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just tried this restaurant on my last trip and it will become a staple of future visits. The food is outstanding the service from everyone in the restaurant was wonderful. They make you feel like family there. It would rank among the best places I've...More

Thank Gatorfan1987
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2 February 2016|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the restaurant and would gladly eat there again. I don't remember exactly what I ordered so unfortunately I can't help you there. If I stayed in my review that my order was "average" I think I misspoke... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Garabito Municipality  >  Jaco District  >  Jaco
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 2591
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Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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