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Z Gastro Bar

Marina Pez Vela, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
+506 2777 6948
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish platter” (20 reviews)
“shrimp cocktail” (13 reviews)
“sea bass” (36 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, European, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Marina Pez Vela, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came for lunch and had tuna carpaccio and shrimp risotto. Both were excellent. Service was impeccable. Our server was Christian and he was a delight. He offered us a complimentary amaretto and chocolate for dessert. Highly recommend.

Thank Karodega
Reviewed 1 week ago

Calamaria was bland and would not have been acceptable in other restaurants.. Wine selection was just okay. Fruity drinks were good. Native-type dishes were acceptable. I had really hoped for more, given the adulation shown in other comments but we all have different standards.

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service (Melissa??) and the food were great. We were a group of 9 including some kids everyone enjoyed their food. The octopus sandwich was delicious as was the calamari. In addition, they fell a little behind in service and sent over a bottle of...More

Thank robsMarlboro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were amazing. Great service, amazing food preparation. We highly recommend this place. If you go fishing an bring back fishes, make sure to go there to have them prepared. They had the best preparation (5 different styles for your fish) We would go back...More

Thank Gregory H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many over-priced and touristy restaurants (Gabriellas) but this one is a standout from all that. It has an open kitchen and open seating onto a very nice marina. The service staff was attentive (a bit much actually) and the food presentation (all seafood)...More

Thank hikergirl500
Reviewed 1 week ago

There always places that you might fall in love with, and Z at Marina Pez Vela is one of those there always, new ways to delight your senses, at Z every piece of food equals to art there is so much on every plate that...More

Thank Moises D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant when we asked for a good place to eat in the Manuel Antonio area. Let me start with our waiter - Christian. He was extremely gracious, kind and attentive. He gave our family an unbelievable experience! In addition, the food...More

Thank TheRealDavidK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family visited for lunch. We got the traditional Casado - chicken and fish options. Super tasty and flavorful. We didn't realize at the time but the Casado is very reasonably priced compared to the seafood/fish platters which got at approx $50 or more. Whole meal...More

Thank vikcricket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant twice in one week, and it was amazing both times. The appetizers are amazing. The best (in my opinion) were the shrimp cocktail, the tuna tartar, the caprese, and the salmon bruschetta. The burger was also amazing, and for dessert,...More

Thank Jonah F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hosts here in Quepos made us a reservation at this restaurant for Christmas dinner and we were happy they did! From the time we arrived our server Angel Miguel made us feel welcome and gave us suggestions which were all terrific. For dinner we...More

Thank Paul C
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Nancee W
August 14, 2017|
Response from Dean P | Property representative |
No formal dress code... Vacation Casual is fine.
Ola O
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Dean P | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring. We have large groups multiple times a week, and offer a plethora of options to ensure your event is a HUGE success. I will be in contact direct with you for the details of your event.
February 23, 2015|
Response from Dean P | Property representative |
There are many great restaurants up in Guanacaste. Check Tripadvisor in the specific section you are going.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
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: Marina Pez Vela, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 6948
  • E-mail
Z Gastro Bar is an adventure in Costa Rican gastronomy, a culinary exploration of great dishes artfully presented. The food is almost too beautiful to eat, but it’s the taste that will transport you. Located in the splendid Marina Pez Vela in Quepos. Z just might be the seaside dining experience of your life.
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