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Lemon Zest Restaurant

) #9 of 120 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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1 - 10 of 948 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pork chop was outstanding and the service was wonderful. To top off dinner the chef came to the table. Just proof you lead from the front.

Thank craigtaunya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food but I found it a bit expensive. It's in the middle of town so an easy place to find. We had steaks all were cooked perfectly. Highly recommend.

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could remember the name of our waiter because he was great! Friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lobster appetizer special that was incredible. Most of us had the lobster for dinner and it was also great. One of the best meals in...More

Thank MorganTV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here four of our six nights in Jaco. Two nights we brought our catches; red snapper and grouper. The service is amazing the food as good as any place in Jersey and better than most!

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 17 May 2017

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 16 May 2017 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 14 May 2017 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 9 May 2017 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
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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
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
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Main street in Jaco, Costa Rica.
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