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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 !!!!!!


Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Super Bowl LV Champions


Breaking News !!!!!!!

Lemon Zest will be CLOSED for the month of October , 2021

Open beginning Tuesday November 2nd  2021  !!!!

Celebrating 15 YEARS as Jaco’s  1 ST and ONLY Fine Dining Restaurant  !!!!!!

Announcing that our ENTIRE Staff which includes 5 different nationalities
Have received the “Vaccuna “

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 

All Social Distancing and Protocols are in place to safely serve you and your family as well as ours !!!

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