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Z Poolside Bistro

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Sun, 8/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner

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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
$5 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, Central American, Costa Rican
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a drink while wandering around, and it was great. The food was fresh and well done; the cocktails were refreshing, and the service was friendly and fast. Thanks Marita!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Cptwill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing meal at Poolside Z Bistro. Warner took great care of us. Every recommendation was spot on. Ceviche appetizer is a must! If you like spice ask for their hot sauce. Spicy and flavorful!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TravlinEverywhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into Z Poolside Bistro by coincendence and without checking Tripadvisor. We were impressed by the quality of all dishes. Several of our group had fish and that is so easily under-or overcooked but these were all perfect. Even a commin side dishes like...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 386agnesb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere around a pool with a local DJ /client who played French music for us. Very good food , I recommend the risoto with calamari + prawns and the fetuccini with schrimps.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lilian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hamburguesa de Ayote was SUPERB. I’m not vegetarian, but enjoy eating vegetarian and this was one of the best “veggie burgers” (it’s actually butternut squash) I’ve ever had! Warner was an excellent hostess!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank dmy7dmy7
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

We came here for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, wanting to go somewhere a little different for our last night in Manuel Antonio. Everything was thoroughly enjoyable! The atmosphere is fun, feels more like a hipster bar than a raucous family restaurant. Our server Warner...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank V2721JAjons
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Great place to chill for the day. Tired of being covered in sand every day in the ocean?? Come take a swim and have a few drinks and some lunch. Clean area, good food/ drinks, lots of wildlife, friendly staff— especially warren who helped us...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Summer E
Reviewed July 12, 2019

This place is fantastic!!! I came once from a friend recommendation, and just kept returning...after a hot day in Quepos or Manuel Antonio it just feels so good to jump in the refreshing pool and have some jungle juice (with alcohol of course 😉) ....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Karine_Kava
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Costa Rica. Our waiter ( can’t remember his name, so sorry) was so friendly and entertaining. When my kids at dessert they were in heaven. Also we tried some of their liquors they make in house, very...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lizmoore80
Reviewed July 9, 2019

I am working in Quepos for the summer and on weekends its my happy place! When you are a little fed up of the sand going everywhere this is the place to go! Its secluded, quite and play great music! The food, smoothies and cocktails...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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