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Lemon Zest Restaurant

El Jardin Plaza, Jaco 4023, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2591
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (102 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
“lobster bites” (18 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was so good that we started eating before I took the pictures. The delmico steak with caramelized onion & brie was amazing. Also, my husband duck with sweet berry sauce was also to die for. Everything was great and worth the price.

Thank Marina M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is amazing. And surprisingly, the servings are huge. I could have shared my plate with my companion. My favorites were the lobster and shrimp soup and the duck. Great ambiance and perfect for romantic dates.

Thank Priscila C
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
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...More

Thank Stevenandlanab
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank JSR82
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank Jo0547
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank mnhsrq
Reviewed 17 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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Aceptan tarjetas American Express???
13 September 2016|
Response from tripstar101 | Property representative |
yes !!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.