Lemon Zest Restaurant Jaco, Costa Rica
Lemon Zest Restaurant, in Jaco Costa Rica, features a contemporary menu with local Costa Rica ingredients for lunch and dinner.
Owner & chef Richard Lemon came from Florida and is determined to be the #1 restaurant in Costa Rica. Chef Lemon had been vacationing to Jaco Beach for 17 years for the great surfing, and has now decided to live in Costa Rica permanently. The Master Chef Mr. Lemon grew up in the Bahamas where his grandmother let him cook with her, thereby beginning the culinary infusion process. He served a three year apprenticeship at the renowned La Vielle Maison restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida. Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, in New York, and finally opened his own successful restaurant in Del Ray Beach, Florida.
After 11 years in the field, Chef Lemon decided to move on to new dreams and a quest to achieve higher plateaus of restaurant greatness. In 2005, he joined the faculty of Le Cordon Bleu Miami, and assumed the role of Chef Instructor for the school’s restaurant, Tropiblieu. Now he has tilted his beret toward Jaco Beach by opening LEMON ZEST and becoming part of our growing restaurant community.
Jaco Beach and nearby Herradura, Hermosa and surrounding areas are growing at an alarming rate, and on they're way to becoming major travel and vacation destinations. Lemon Zest Restaurant could not have opened at a better time. Please join Chef Richard & Nellie to experience unforgettable flavors, Fine wines, Full liquor bar, and Superb service.
Lemon Zest Restaurant now on their 3rd successful season in Jaco!
Stay tuned for many new specials and events planned for this upcoming year.
Open for Dinner only Monday thru Saturday. Comedy nights every month!
Weddings, rehearsal dinners or other special reception in Jaco >
Wow! Our group of 4 had an amazing dinner! Started off with duck wings to die for! Steve enjoyed a large serving of pecan crusted tuna, and I was delighted with the lobster. Both served on mashed potatoes with a delicious sauce that made you want to lick the plate. Congrats Richard!
I was very impressed. We we're served a complementary crab cake appetizer to start, and then enjoyed the Portobello mushroom salad topped with cheese, sundried tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette. Fabulous! I can't wait to go back. A local customer was making reservations as we were leaving. 12 people for the raspberry duck dinner for this evening! His buddy just bought Real Estate and were going to celebrate! The best meal he's had in Costa Rica, he said.
Lemon Zest Restaurant
Located in The El Jardin Plaza 2nd floor on the main road
Jaco Beach, Central Pacific, Costa Rica