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Lemon Zest Restaurant

#10 of 121 Restaurants in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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La Jolla
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Imaginative and superbly prepared cuisine. If you don't come here at least once you have wasted a visit. I eat here about every third day and enjoy every time

Thank rv8r
Haymarket, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Wild Salmon was excellent but unfortunately I couldn't say the same for the duck. According to the chef, the duck is Farmed and purchased from Indiana so it's toxic and very likely GMO. It doesn't matter if the duck tastes delicious or not, the meat is not healthy!

Thank Stevenandlanab
Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of my favorite restaurants in Jaco They have very good food, the ambiance of the restaurant is nice. Good service. Recommended!

Thank wendy y
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner here it was fantastic. Most of the food we have had in Jaco has been mediocre to ok - Lemon Zest was delicious! I had the duck special, which is tender medium rare breast and delicious crispy confit leg with a blackberry sauce and creamy mash with seasoned veg. My wife had the Caribbean Jerk pork chop... More 

Thank JSR82
Alexandria, Virginia
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143 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard and Nellie continue to have the best food in Jaco. I had an incredible chicken dish with a wonderful sauce. The chicken breast was stuffed with mozzarella. Served with veggies cooked just tight. I chose risotto instead of mashed potatoes. They make the best risotto! Go to Lemon Zest. You won't regret it!

Thank Jo0547
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great baked Brie salad, tuna was fresh and wonderful. Small restaurant with friendly staff. Will be back soon for more.

Thank Daniel D
Sarasota, Florida
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the second floor of a shopping mall on the main drag in Jaco. Don't just walk by, go up the stairs and have a meal, you won't be sorry! Their signature dish is duck. The table got a plate of duck wings and they were gone in a flash. I am vegan, so for my main... More 

Thank mnhsrq
Mitchell, South Dakota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This resturant required reservations and was rather expensive. The server we had was awesome, he described the entrees with such excitement it made you order more. It was really noisy and hard to have a conversation.

Thank pmurtha55
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife and I had dinner at lemon Zest and thought the food was very good. I had the Lobster Francese and my wife had Chicken Francese which they made for her. The lobster was excellent and fresh. The portions were huge, but we managed to eat all of it. The service was very good as well.

Thank nevnab
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food, great service! My husband and I have had dinner here twice and it's a good choice for a nice dinner.

Thank Merry77

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 38
Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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?