For some of the best seafood in Manuel Antonio you must have dinner at Z Sea Restaurant which is only a short walk from Gaia hotel. The restaurant is beautiful and definitely stands out amongst the laid back town. Inspired by St Tropez this all white restaurant with romantic lighting and the open air breeze it is perfect for a date night. Keep in mind restaurants close at 10, so go on the early side! Z is famous for its seafood but also has a nice selection of steaks, pastas and sandwiches. If you are doing for seafood (which I would recommend) definitely try one of the seafood sample platters for 2 or 4 people. The ‘royal’ includes crab, muscles and lobster and a shrimp cocktail.We chose the 2 person traditional sampler that came with dorado ceviche, dorado, sea bass, mackerel, tuna and vegetables all prepared in different fashions. The crusted sea bass was my personal favorite. We shared the creme brule for dessert which was good but the homemade chocolates on the house were phenomenal! They also give you a complementary glass of lemonchello or amaretto which was a nice way to end the meal. All of the above plus 2 glasses of wine , a Caesar salad and a large bottle of water total with tip and tax was $100. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and the experience was fabulous, if you are looking for great seafood in Manuel Antonio I highly recommend Z Sea Restaurant.
Z Sea Restaurant, Plaza Yara Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica