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Lemon Zest Restaurant

) #9 of 119 Restaurants in Jaco $$$$ Seafood, , International
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (104 reviews)
“lobster bites” (18 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
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381 - 390 of 990 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2015

Nellie was nice enough to squeeze our party of 2 in after a communications glitch with our hotel over our reservation. Good AC, Food was excellent but expect US pricing

Reviewed 11 January 2015

While staying at the Marriott Los-Suenos, we visited Jaco with no dinner plans. We walked up the Main Street and saw Lemon Zest. w e went in and saw a very clean restaurant with very friendly staff members. We were seated on the balcony and...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 11 January 2015

the one eyed king shall rule...well, that's pretty much what the food and atmosphere at Lemon zest is. Was it the best food my taste buds have ever tasted...no. Was it the best food in Jaco - not really - however that shouldn't really be...More

Thank wanderlust73
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We ate at Lemon Zest two nights in a row because it was one of the best restaurants we tried in Jaco - and because we couldn't get back into Kaya ;-). Everything was truly great but we especially liked the pork quesadillas, the taquitos,...More

Thank MaryAnn B
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Ms. Lemon greeted us at the door. We learned Mr. Lemon was at work in the kitchen. What a team! We started with a blood orange vodka martini and a passion fruit mojito. Both were divine. Our delicious almond crusted brie cheese salad set the...More

Thank BnB_Digs
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Cool little local spot in Jaco. We all had fish, great chef/great food. We met the owner, who's a big Grateful Dead fan! He had vintage Grateful dead wine bottles on the bar.

Thank JAllen2014
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Excellent appetizers and main courses, pricey but nice for special occasions. The menu is small and changes frequently. Fish dinner special was very good and the Nicaraguan beef exceptional. Pass on the coffee flan, but other deserts were good.

Thank c0c0505
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We went there on a recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. In fact, we returned for our final night in Costa Rica. The food pairings were different, all with great spices, and accompaniments. We felt that it was worth the prices although it...More

Thank vwc20841
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Blue tamales stuffed with sweet potato and duck, buffalo lobster bites, tuna med rare. Daily specials recited by the servers so many items it becomes a blur. Reservations a must. Tasted so good it was incomprehensibly off the hook insanely fantastic.

1  Thank mark g
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Food was in the top two places we ate. Chefs there take there food to next level. Beef and seafood were both very good. Server struggled a little as he was a little green but was able to care of everything for us. Wish we...More

Thank Jason J
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What did you order that "was only average"? WE enjoy this restaurant frequently & would want to avoid any weaker items on their menu.
3 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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Average prices
USD 38
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
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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