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Lemon Zest Restaurant

€€€€Seafood, , International
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (114 reviews)
“lobster bites” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
El Jardin Plaza, Jaco, Garabito Municipality 4023, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, air conditioned, great service! Highly recommend! This is a top notch restaurant. We were treated like royalty. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

Thank Ione K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Love all their food & drinks. Awesome spot to people watch we all enjoyed it very much.

Thank Belkis Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I never expected to find dishes like duck in blackberry sauce, stuffed portobellas, or crabcakes in Jaco. This is definitely not your typical “beach” cuisine! This is an outstanding restaurant with a refined menu.

Thank aayub2015
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What I can say about this restaurant it is absolutely a don't miss . Go and enjoy its great Food . Terrific wait staff .

Thank captpaul2014
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We took our catch of the day (2 Dorado from our day fishing with the Dream Work team) to Lemon Zest and were not at all disappointed. They whipped up some fritters for an appetizer (the sauce was delicious & the fish was cooked perfectly)....More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Where to begin... as others mentioned below, this place was highly recommended. I guess we should have seen the clue when we walked upstairs, as a server was trying to corral innocent passersby up into the restaurant. The ambience is strange - the place was...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Duck confit! Steak Del Monico! Shrimp to die for. Excellent drinks! Service is in comparable! Desserts, too!!!!

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by a local so we were super excited to try it. When we arrived there were no other tables in the restaurant. We were immediately greeted and our service throughout dinner was great. Our food was a major disappointment. My...More

1  Thank Misty B
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome find. They own another restaurant by us in FL so we had to come check this one out too. The decor of the restaurant is very minimal but the food is FANTASTIC! We enjoyed Beef Rib Enchiladas for an appetizer. Awesome, to die for!...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Perhaps coming with high expectations is a set up for disappointment. When we ordered the crab cakes I was expecting two or three crab cakes but only one arrived. The crab cake was good. I ordered the Duck Enchiladas and it was gross. It looked...More

1  Thank Mark R
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Response from CostaRicatransp... B | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your interest But i dont work there I am just recommending the place but God Bless you for your interest my dear friends !!!!
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
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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Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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