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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“seared tuna” (2 reviews)
“byblos resort” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Contemporary, Gastropub, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Pub, South American
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Beside Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Z Gastro Bar's new "satellite" location in Manuel Antonio (Z Poolside Bistro) on opening night after a major redesign. As of this review, the pictures haven't yet been updated to reflect the stunning new decor. All the colors for the...More

Thank Tasmo3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told that we were in on opening day on 1/5. They are still putting on some finishing touches but the decor is fresh and modern. The staff is green but very eager. The food was great. Seared tuna was done perfectly and although...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking a restaurant with fresh ingredients, good flavor, original menu and a pool in the middle of forest, you have found the place! Excellent service from Angel Miguel, the panamanian-tico.

Thank lqmazas
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Went for pizza and beer poolside with friends. Bartenders were super friendly. Service was good and pizza was great. Great great little hideaway in Manuel Antonio.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Just passing by looking for a place to eat, Elias greeted us as we looked at the menu. He was so nice and the menu looked good. It only got better from then on. Elias and Ben are the happiest and most friendly waiters I...More

1  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We (4 adults) walked half-dazed into the bistro, after a long 24-hour trip to Manuel Antonio. Elias made us feel more than welcome (more in this in a sec). House wine was more than respectable, the meals very nicely prepared. In fact, the food was...More

1  Thank citizenTO
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent service by Elias and staff. The pepperoni pizza was so good we bought a second one to take home with us. We also love the daily specials. Prices are great for a resort area. Elias is the best. He's attentive and helpful. He even...More

Thank 160JB1
Russ_Jensen, General Manager at Z Poolside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear friend! Thanks so much for your nice review, our pizza is indeed awesome and the service even better, as many happy guests will agree! Hope to see you here again at Hotel Byblos in Manuel Antonio Sincerely, Russ Jensen

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Really lovely setting, away from the road where you eat by the pool - more restaurants should be like this. We had rice and prawns and a pizza, both were really tasty. Big portions so we had to take away the leftovers. Great service and...More

Thank Sherlock H
Russ_Jensen, General Manager at Z Poolside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear Sherlock H! So glad to see that you enjoyed your food and service! We are trying hard everyday to provide reasonably priced meals of excellent quality to our customers, See you soon again, Russ Jensen General Manager

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The chicken and pesto pizza was my favorite, but we had supreme and cuban pizza, the 3 were really good and a very good price. Elias was very friendly and they give us a coconut flan as dessert, courtesy of the house, great happy ending

1  Thank Cindy J
Russ_Jensen, General Manager at Z Poolside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear Cindy J, What a pleasure to read your comments, affordable prices and good quality are our main goals here at the Poolside Bistro Hope to see you back again her at Hotel Byblos in Manuel Antonio. Sincerely, Russ Jensen General Manager

Reviewed 31 October 2017

What a place to relax with group of friends or with family for dinner like we did. Every year we come to Manuel Antonio, we either do take out or go there to eat. We have four kids and each kid always wants something different...More

1  Thank Juan S
Russ_Jensen, General Manager at Z Poolside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Juan S. Great to hear from you and to see that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us at Poolside Bistro. We will pass your great comments on the restaurant staff! Look forward to your visit again next year! Best regards, Russ Jensen...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 75
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Contemporary, Gastropub, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Pub, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 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
Description
Temporarily closed for renovation

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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