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Z Poolside Bistro

Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Beside Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6948
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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
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1. Super Cool Atmosphere!
"The New Z Gastro Poolside Bistro is a going to be a real hit"
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2. Fantastic Menu
"The menu is unique and true to Z style, the cuisine is phenomenal."
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3. Phenomenal Service
"same high standards as to the service and the quality and freshness"
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Having been to Costa Rica many times, I knew this is where we wanted to be married. I had done a lot of research about restaurants that would be kid friendly along with a different atmosphere. Z poolside did NOT disappoint! The owner allowed us...More

Thank JulMcdonald85
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We went as a party of six for the afternoon and into the evening for drinks and dinner. The poolside location and change rooms made it perfect for our 12 year old to get rid of some energy and stay happy by jumping in the...More

1  Thank SusanMU
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Best Place I have been to eat on the South Pacific side of Costa Rica. If you want anything "BUT" typical food, then you have to try this restaurant. My family and I visited this restaurant on the 24th of March. And I must say,...More

Thank redapplerivera
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited with a couple of friends 2 days in a row. Amazing little place to unwind at ! Good music and good food. The staff is exceptional, especially one in particular, but can’t recall his name ! Prices are decent ! Loved it !

Thank 363melaniej
Reviewed April 6, 2018

There is a pool right next to the tables, it's kind of a thematic place. Our son Tedward, my husband Ronnaton and I enjoyed it mucho. The staff was very nice, mochas grecriasse.

Thank Bertanny_and_Ronaton
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Overall Experience- 5/5 Overall experience was super great and we would definitely go back!! Prices- 5/5 well priced! Atmosphere- Pure 5/5, this is a super cool place, vibrant and very eye catching, well designed. Service- 4/5, few hiccups but no biggie. Forgot to ask us...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service and great breakfast. Monkeys in the trees. Definitely recommend. The fruit is fabulous. The service is fast.

Thank Caribhome
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Had dinner here one night and we weren't really impressed with the food or service. The atmosphere is very nice with the pool and clean surroundings. But, the night we had dinner, there was one table eating and another that was just swimming. That is...More

1  Thank JBH3668
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

A very unique and special place with a great vibe. We enjoyed drinks by the pool and watched the monkies before moving to our table for dinner. And what a dinner! Three of us shared a very generous tomahawk steak - cooked to perfection and...More

Thank John G
Reviewed March 14, 2018

A friend recommended this spot for a good meal and we have been back a few times since The food is incredible.... a surprising find in an area with a lot of decent but average meals. This place stands out.... the tuna steak and tenderloin...More

Thank sab3204
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$75
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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
  • E-mail
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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