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Z Poolside Bistro

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Beside Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6948
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Contemporary, Gastropub, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Pub, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Beside Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Z Poolside Bistro
1. Super Cool Atmosphere!
"The New Z Gastro Poolside Bistro is a going to be a real hit"
Mark S
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2. Fantastic Menu
"The menu is unique and true to Z style, the cuisine is phenomenal."
turner00
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3. Phenomenal Service
"same high standards as to the service and the quality and freshness"
GSMotowoman
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were three couples and the staff at Z Bistro took exceptional care of us. It is in a real unique setting. Each couple had a seafood platter and I must say the seafood platter was phenomenal. It came with Mahi Mahi ceviche, snapper, tilapia,...More

Thank MidloFoodie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely go here. The vibe is hipper than any other restaurant in the area, and they have great djs, an exciting atmosphere, and a surprisingly affordable (but delicious and creative) menu. You are GUARANTEED to see wildlife. Try the spring rolls, or the pitchers —...More

Thank mkgholso
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the heart of Manuel Antonio, walk down multicolored corridor to enjoy an experience of nature meeting nurture. As you enter the dining room, their Madonna welcomes you to this dynamic casual restaurant. While you're enjoying the mixologist's special jungle juice in the pool before...More

Thank hcocorosen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant just opened the week we arrived. They offered fresh food and good drinks...but not much seafood. They are not on the water but the setting around the pool is very calming.

Thank schnoodlelover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Pool too cool off in before you eat and lots of monkeys. Christian our waiter was excellent and spoke English very well.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new bistro is a great place to lounge pool side and enjoy refreshing drinks and good food. Friendliest staff in MA!

Thank Doug_Airporter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you walk through the entrance and down the colorful corridor you realize you're somewhere special. Totally unique feel throughout. It's a bright, laid back, fun atmosphere. The music is great, the lighting is great, its fresh to death. The menu is unique...More

Thank turner00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second location for Z and it is equally beautifully decorated as their location in the marina. The same high standards as to the service and the quality and freshness of the food one has come to expect. The shrimp spring rolls are...More

Thank GSMotowoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the lay out, I had White wine that was just perfect while I hung out near the Pool. After that I had lemon peppermint delato that was very refreshing. I Could have hung out all day. Next time I will try there Spring rolls...More

Thank 667sarahc667
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New Z Gastro Poolside Bistro is a going to be a real hit in Manuel Antonio! Dean and Anne have created a fantastic trendy and comfortable new atmosphere with delicious food and top notch service. I have had the pleasure of dining there twice...More

Thank Mark S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$75
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Contemporary, Gastropub, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Pub, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Beside Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6948
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Description
The relaxing Poolside Bistro Restaurant is the perfect setting for casual dining in a fun jungle atmosphere. Surrounded by the rainforest, the Z is frequently visited by exotic wildlife and colorful birds. We specialize in contemporary cuisine with Costa Rican ingredients influenced by tendencies of the world, with high end steaks and top quality seafood. The Urban Chic atmosphere with the large array of modern cocktails are perfect to lounge by the pool and snack on fresh fruit or tortillas and salsa. In the evening, the multi colored lighting accentuates the chic casual atmosphere to accompany a Wagyu Tomahawk Steak or a free range, sous vide chicken cordon bleu and a glass of your favorite wine from our extensive menu. Coming soon are the exotic gelato flavors for the premium afternoon refreshment.
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