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Welcome to Lemon Zest

CELEBRATING 16 Years here in JACO


Open Monday – Saturday
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Closed on Sunday 


On behalf of our entire staff we would like to Thank you for all the years of
Good Food and Good Friends
Chef Richard and Nellie 🍋

Celebrating 16 YEARS as Jaco’s  1 ST and ONLY Fine Dining Restaurant  !!!!!!

Lemon Zest Restaurant was created by Chef Richard and Nellie Lemon in August of 2007. After 23 years of vacationing here in Costa Rica it was time to bring their talents to the Central Pacific Coast and Jaco was the spot they chose..

Announcing that our ENTIRE Staff which includes 5 different nationalities

We came together to provide a SAFE Environment to serve you and family and friends !!!

On behalf of our entire staff we want to THANK YOU for your support   !!!!!

Pura Vida
Chef Richard and Nellie Lemon


In addition to our Air Conditioned Dining Room we offer 2 Outdoor Patio Seating Areas

The entire menu is also Available for Complimentary Delivery to your Home, Condo, Hotel, Yacht or Vacation Rental !!!!!!

Enjoy Chef Richard’s Creations also available to Customize for your Group !!!!

Call in for Daily Specials 2643 2591

Visit us  on Instagram @ Lemonzestjaco or Facebook Lemon Zest CR

Pura Vida

Many Thanks from Chef Richard and Nellie Lemon and our entire staff !!!!!.

Gift Certificates also Available
Give the gift of Gourmet Food and Fine Wine 

Reservations are STRONGLY Suggested  !!!

Looking forward to your return

Chef Richard and Nellie Lemon
and the Lemon Zest Staff 

Meet the owners


If you would like to make a restaurant reservation, inquire about an upcoming event,
or have any questions at all. Feel free to contact us

Phone: 506 2643 2591

Lemon Zest

Garabito, El Jardin Plaza-above Amancio’s Pizza; Av. Diaz, 50m S. Mas x Menos; Jaco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica