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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 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good but very expensive. I had a piña colada, one crab cake and one of the chef's special, a shrimp entree. It was good food, but I was not looking to have a $60 American meal in Costa Rica. The only unique...More

Thank Compass48840945338
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had do at Lemon Zest our first night in Jaco. Our waiter, Ivan, was very attentive and recited what seemed to be 10 different special from memory. The food, drinks and service were great. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank bored2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lemon Zest was very good, and will recommend to any one.Had a great meal and service.Will definitely one back.

Thank TomQ1203
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was hands down the best restaurant ion Hico. Service was superb and so was the food. Owner is always there with his family. Don't miss this one!

Reviewed 9 September 2018 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 September 2018 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 20 August 2018 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

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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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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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