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Jaco, Costa Rica

Lemon Zest
Restaurant

Lemon Zest Restaurant

Offers a Menu Full of Unique Infusions, Robust Flavors and Inspired Plating Designs

Born in the Bahamas and classically trained in the United States, Lemon Zest owner and Executive Chef Richard Lemon offers a menu full of unique infusions, robust flavors and inspired plating designs which have impressed locals and vacationers alike for over six years.

With an elegant second floor dining room, unique cuisine and an extensive wine list, Lemon Zest is a perfect option for couples in search of a romantic Jaco restaurant. Chef Lemon and his wife also offer wedding and rehearsal dinner services, private luncheons, bridal showers and birthday parties.

We recommend the succulent Grilled Filet Mignon in a Red Wine Reduction served with creamy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, the tropical favors of the Caribbean Style Jerk Pork Chop in Pineapple Chipotle BBQ Sauce, and the incredibly fresh Shrimp Penne Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes in a Garlic Herb Cream Sauce.

For Desert try the Banana’s Foster Cheesecake or Nellie’s Famous Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

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What is standard tipping practice in Costa Rica?

Costa Ricans are not strangers to the generous tippers from the United States, and in fact many depend upon it. Service industry workers such as drivers and guides are accustomed to receiving what their equals might receive in the US.

However, one notable exception is the Costa Rican restaurant. It in not uncommon to be automatically charged 10% for service and 13% for taxes at many restaurants in Costa Rica. Though some unknowingly tip 15% - 20% on top of this inflated amount, adding 10% for excellent service can be seen as both a gesture of generosity and understanding.