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Welcome to Lemon Zest

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.

the Lemon family along with their son “Richie ” started things off in the El Jardin Plaza and we are celebrating 13 years in Jaco !!!!!!

Chef Richard and Nellie Lemon would like to announce that Lemon Zest Restaurant will be temporarily CLOSED.

Due to the nature of the current  COVID-19 Health Crisis it is in the best interest of our community, employees, and customers to be CLOSED.

We urge you wherever you are to OBEY the directions of your local Health Authorities and STAY SAFE !!!!!

Lemon Zest will re -open when it is determined it is safe for all to resume to normal.On behalf of our entire staff again we thank you for your support  !!!!!

Chef Richard and Nellie

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