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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
Sponsored by: Z Poolside Bistro
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 5 days ago

We had a party of 10 from Texas and had just gotten into town. We stopped in randomly, knowing nothing about this place. It's a little pricey, but it was worth it. Angel Miguel was our server and he did an excellent job! We ordered...More

Thank JPSP90
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 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 1 week ago

We loved our waitress! We stopped by early in the day just to take a peek and were told 4-8pm would be a build-your-own (3) taco bar. So we decided to come back and loved their taco bar (3 types of homemade tortillas, excellent beef...More

Thank macama03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our concierge at Los Altos. Had the special of Mahi wrapped in banana leaves. It was wonderful. We will definitely return!

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great prices for poolside snacks and drinks. Very friendly servers. The breakfast included if staying in the Byblos Hotel is very nice. Loved their Gallo Pinto. Saw and heard howler monkeys in the trees above the restaurant - made for a truly unique experience!

Thank mctraveler030
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made the Z Poolside Bistro a regular stop! In Costa Rica for just over a week we managed to make several stops here. Loved the food! They take great thought into their unique dishes. They had a great selection of draft caft beer and...More

Thank Brooke L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened upon this gem of a restaurant while walking through town one afternoon. We weren't planning on stopping for lunch, but it looked so inviting we decided to give it a try. I am soooo glad we did. It has a fun unique...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Our server Danny was amazing. He was so friendly and very informative. The restaurant was clean and beautiful. Danny brought us complimentary drinks to start and made great recommendations. The lobster is exceptional! I highly recommend this establishment... ask for Danny!! He’s the best!:)—- Danieli...More

Thank Adam N
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Amazing burger!! Berta and Werner are really awesome people too! We will be bringing more friends and family back.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Great vibe, great food, great service, super friendly staff. What more do you need? Came here on invitation and will definitely be back to spend a day.

Thank Andre H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $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
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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