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Poolside Bistro

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Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0411
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Fleming Island, Florida
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We ordered 1 calzone and 2 pizzas to go on 2 different occasions. The service was always wonderful and the food came out hot and very good. No complaints. P.S. We visited at the end of the rainy season and there were hardly any people there but the service was impeccable nonetheless. Spanish speaking.

Thank kloos5
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The breakfasts were only fair. Pizzas were bum hole better than average. Some of the wait staff spoke English but all were attentive. Best thing about the restaurant is that it is located poolside with the rainforest in the background. During our meal we were entertained by monkeys swinging through the trees and agoutis nibbling nearby.

Thank bumihills2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We were trying to find a particular restaurant but failed so went here when I thought I recognised the name from trip advisor. We had 5 pizzas and they looked fine but didn't really taste of anything. We left most of them and the very nice waiter boxed them up for us to take home, we put them in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

We are a family of five with three teenagers ,all well dressed and looking to have a nice dinner for the evening. We show up to the restaurant ,and not a soul is in the place and they turn us away saying they have a lot of booked customers coming soon? That was around 7 pm. We go next door... More 

4 Thank Andrew G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

One of the best vacation spots!!! Incredible service (Eugene, in particular). Very helpful and friendly staff. Great breakfast and delicious pizza.

Thank nora429
Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

My family and I went to this restaurant for 5 days in a row. They had good food and it was low priced until... the last morning we ate there they tried to cheat us $300 until we caught it on our visa. They are currently being investigated by visa so we can try to get our money back. Be... More 

4 Thank Matthew M
Zionsville, Indiana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

While shocked at the lack of food at ANY grocery store in the entire country, our family of six was amazed at the food quality here. Once we found this place, we ate three meals a day here. Breakfast included complimentary juice and a pile of fruit with the pancake platter. Lunch and dinner featured a variety of pastas, the... More 

3 Thank Marianne M
Palm Springs, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We recently were staying in Manuel Antonio and discovered this poolside restaurant. We ordered a pizza and some appetizers. The service was attentive and friendly, and the pizza was quite good with a crispy crust. I would definitely come back.

Thank Malps1
Galena, Ohio
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

This Bistro was right across from our hotel. Our tour guide had a delicious cake waiting to celebrate my 67th birthday. I wanted a frozen Margarita but their blender was on the fritz. The waiter made me a coconut margarita on the rocks with the best tequilla I have ever tasted. He put coconut on the rim of the glass... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We wanted to eat here being ovo-vegetarian so we eat dairy but no eggs, and this place had no option for us - all their breads had eggs in them, even their pizza crust! We asked them if they could make something vegetarian for us, and they said they could steam some vegetables! Oh come on, a restaurant chef cannot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0411
The relaxing poolside Bistro Restaurant & Pizzeria is the perfect setting for casual dining in a fun jungle atmosphere. Surrounded by the rainforest, the Bistro is frequently visited by exotic wildlife and colorful birds. We specialize in traditional homemade Italian-style pizza with all of your favorite toppings, as well as a wide variety of Italian, International & local Costa Rican dishes. Whether looking for a juicy hamburger and fries, a typical "casado" (rice, black beans, salad, meat, and fried plantain), genuine Italian pasta favorites, our signature thin crust pizza, or one of our International specialty dishes, we invite you to peruse our extensive wine list, taste our coffee specialty drinks, sip a refreshing cocktail, or relax with a fresh fruit smoothie while soaking up the sun at our pool! Take Out and Delivery service is available for your convenience! We look forward to hosting you at the Poolside Bistro Restaurant & Pizzeria!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?