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Zest Restaurant

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Puerto Rican
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2 Tartak Street, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
+1 787-728-3666
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Today
07:00 - 11:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've now been here twice and mainly came for their popcorn soup. It's the most fabulous concoction of buttery goodness you'll ever have. Make sure you get there before mid-Dec because they're taking it off the menu and doing a complete over haul. The sea bass was another stand out. In my opinion, this place is an excellent choice for... More 

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Thank jessicaleedj
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jessica, Thank you for your review; yes you were told right... Chef Raul Correa is working on a new menu that I am sure will amaze you. We will offer great quality, unique dish's at the best prices in our area. So make sure to drop by for new tastings. Sincerely, Victoria Isales More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried a lot of small plates and had a flavor festival - the popcorn soup with truffle, the grilled octopus, the osso bucco empanadas, the pork belly with tostones, and grilled red snapper were some of the most inventive and delicious plates I've ever eaten. Our server was delightful and the kitchen paced every plate perfectly. The room is... More 

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Thank Bill S
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Bill, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant, it makes us very happy when our guest have such a wonderful experience. If you are back in San Juan for the holidays don't forget to book for our NYE dinner celebration or NYE New Moon Intentions 2016 at our Mist Rooftop. Drop by, Victoria Isales More 

San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Except for Mayleen, our server and the ocean front location. Actually, the dining room was attractive and comfortable. THR real problem was with the food. We ordered eggs Benedict, which seemed especially appealing, topped with a chimichurri hollandaise and pork belly. Unfortunately, their house made substitute for the dish's iconic base of an English muffin, was a disaster. If you're... More 

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Thank Scott S
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback, we utilize this as a tool to continue to improve and offer our guest with the best experience. I am sorry to know that our breakfast menu was not appealing for you. At Zest we are known for our inspiration in Latin and global dish's, and giving... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had some good gourmet twists on local favorites. The service was a bit slow, considering how empty it was, but the waitress was very nice. Octopus was great.

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Thank Manuel M
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant! Yes, our chef inspires his creations in our Puertorrican and latin heritage influenced from a global perspective. We are very happy you enjoyed the octopus. Iwill take back your feed back to our staff, since service in a timely manner is a priority for us. Drop by, Victoria Isales More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice for breakfast and once for dinner during my stay in PR. Breafast: Service is a little slow but I guess we are on island time. The quality of breakfast makes up for the service. Was happy to see they offered cappuccino, latte, esspresso and coffee ..and they were top notch. Was a little disappointed that I asked... More 

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1 Thank drn38
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant, I am very sorry for the hick-ups you experienced. We will take this back to our team, since our goal is to have 100% satisfied guest. Really hope to see you soon, Victoria More 

Puerto rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great burger on the roof top eith amazing views and excellent service. We will be back for sure..

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Thank javicela
nelson m, Food & Beverage Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review! Next time around try our artisan pizza's they are simply amazing!! or maybe taste menu for Sunday brunch from 11am-3pm. If you are in town on a weekend, drop by for happy hours and DJ Thursday- Saturday. Sincerely, Victoria Isales More 

Ehrenberg, Arizona
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Coffee con leche in the morning, with an amazing breakfast! The service was awesome. The staff were amazing.

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Thank jtsalazar77
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased to know you enjoyed our traditional puertorrican coffee freshly brewed served with steamed milk. We hope to have you back soon, next time try our Sunday brunch with an amazing view. Drop by, Victoria Isales F&B Director More 

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had the fixed menu, and there is only one word to describe it: AMAZING and modern cuisine. Hard to beat!! This restaurant had been chosen to host an activity for the Wine & Food Society of PR. (That says it all)

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Thank Elke V
nelson m, F&B Director at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to have you back soon, I would also like to share with you that we have dinner offers for groups or couples celebrating special occasions. We will ensure to deliver the best quality of food & beverage and great service. Drop by, Victoria Isales F&B Director More 

new york
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you are looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate an occasion you should try zest!. the ambiance is nice and the food is delicious.

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1 Thank deltagrl
nelson m, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are very glad to know that you had a great experience at our restaurant; it shows that we are achieving the unique ambiance we strive for. I hope I have the pleasure of welcoming you back as well. Regards, Victoria Isales More 

Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We started with the scallop ceviche- such a HUGE piece of scallop! Wonderfully balanced, although if I had to pick anything that could be improved I would suggest 2 extra plantain chips, as we found ourselves with fish with no crunch, cuz there was so much scallop!! Next we had the yuka-ricotta gnocchi and the lamb empanadas. My husband loved... More 

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1 Thank TNThompson
nelson m, Manager at Zest Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the five stars! I am so happy you enjoyed our menu and our friendly service. Our Legacia cocktail is our mixologist Ivan Reyes interpretation of the traditional Piña Colada. I hope to welcome you back for another great tasting. All the best, Victoria Isales F&B Director 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 32
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Contemporary, Puerto Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Tartak Street, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Carolina  >  Isla Verde
  • Phone Number: +1 787-728-3666

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?