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Poolside Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , Pizza
Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 0411
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
27 Jul 2017
“Lovely dinner”
11 Dec 2016
“Ordered pizzas to go”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 10 April 2015

My family and I went to this restaurant for 5 days in a row. They had good food and it was low priced until... the last morning we ate there they tried to cheat us $300 until we caught it on our visa. They are...More

4  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 7 April 2015

While shocked at the lack of food at ANY grocery store in the entire country, our family of six was amazed at the food quality here. Once we found this place, we ate three meals a day here. Breakfast included complimentary juice and a pile...More

3  Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We recently were staying in Manuel Antonio and discovered this poolside restaurant. We ordered a pizza and some appetizers. The service was attentive and friendly, and the pizza was quite good with a crispy crust. I would definitely come back.

Thank Malps1
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This Bistro was right across from our hotel. Our tour guide had a delicious cake waiting to celebrate my 67th birthday. I wanted a frozen Margarita but their blender was on the fritz. The waiter made me a coconut margarita on the rocks with the...More

Thank LindaMarita
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We wanted to eat here being ovo-vegetarian so we eat dairy but no eggs, and this place had no option for us - all their breads had eggs in them, even their pizza crust! We asked them if they could make something vegetarian for us,...More

Thank Sanders3
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My family and I stopped in for a late pizza lunch because our villa was in walking distance. We were greeted and sat where ever we liked. Our server came right to us for our drink order and provided adequate time for our order. My...More

1  Thank The_Wondering_One
Reviewed 6 November 2013

My wife and I live in the area and this was our first and last time to try this place. While it is the end of low season, as the only two people in the place for lunch, the service and food should have been...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Great place to stop in after a day at the beach. Use the nice pool, have a drink, watch the capuchin monkeys play, and before you know it, you're enjoying dinner! Would highly recommend for families with kids.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 9 January 2013

There are many great places to eat in Manuel Antonio - this isn't one of them. It's okay... just okay. The pizza crust was a little hard and the toppings were a overcooked. The gazpacho was very oniony.More

Thank LakeHighlandsMom
DavisFromAustin, Owner at Poolside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2013

Dear Travelers, We genuinely appreciate your honest feedback and will do everything in our power to make sure that other visitors have a more positive experience then what you listed. It is with your feedback that we can strive to be better each day at...More

Reviewed 11 December 2012

I stopped here on the way up the hill because it was close, and was greatly surprised that the humble sign and setting held such a treat. The staff was excellent and they had some of the best food I've ever had. I returned the...More

2  Thank LeonLy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. 4 Carretera Principal de Manuel Antonio | Byblos Resort & Casino, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 0411
  • E-mail
The relaxing poolside Bistro Restaurant & Pizzeria is the perfect setting for casual dining in a fun jungle atmosphere. Surrounded by the rainforest, the Bistro is frequently visited by exotic wildlife and colorful birds. We specialize in traditional homemade Italian-style pizza with all of your favorite toppings, as well as a wide variety of Italian, International & local Costa Rican dishes. Whether looking for a juicy hamburger and fries, a typical "casado" (rice, black beans, salad, meat, and fried plantain), genuine Italian pasta favorites, our signature thin crust pizza, or one of our International specialty dishes, we invite you to peruse our extensive wine list, taste our coffee specialty drinks, sip a refreshing cocktail, or relax with a fresh fruit smoothie while soaking up the sun at our pool! Take Out and Delivery service is available for your convenience! We look forward to hosting you at the Poolside Bistro Restaurant & Pizzeria!
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