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Casa Banana

Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km. 8.5. | Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ranked #51 of 191 restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Argentinean, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located across the beach road from Nueva Vida is Casa Banana Steakhouse, a Tulum dining hot spot. Serving up classic Argentinian style cuisine, the food here is simple, fresh and delicious. For breakfast each morning enjoy made to order coffee, homemade banana bread, and pineapple coconut jam. At night the restraurant gets busy and comes alive with it’s outdoor grill, known as “parilla,” and dishes are cooked over the open fire for all to see. The menu favorites include grilled to perfection steak, fresh caught fish, impressive salads, and a thoughtfully selected wine list. Don’t forget to try the handshaken icy margaritas, too.Open daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide beach service for all guests of the hotel.
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greensboro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Just down the road from the over-subscribed Hartwood, Casa Banana has Argentinian roots, great food, good service and a relaxed, friendly, buzzy atmosphere. The freshly caught and cooked snapper was the best meal I ate all week. As elsewhere in Tulum at night (particularly on the landside of the road) take some bug spray though.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Back in February, we stayed at Ramiro's across the road which is a very nice place and dined at Casa Banana one night... The service was bad and pompous for no apparent reason... as if the wait staff had adopted a Buenos Aires (Porteño) attitude. Anyway, the food was mediocre, the wine list very limited and the service snobbishly poor.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The service was pretty poor. It stood out over the fact that the food was actually pretty decent. We were there with our one year old, and weren't offered a child seat. When we asked for one, they had just given it to another couple, the only child seat they had. It took what seemed forever before we were acknowledged... More

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Washougal, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We'd been here 3 years ago and although the restaurant had undergone a facelift & the good was still good, we were soooo disappointed with the service. We felt ignored, we were never offered more drinks or dessert. Very unwelcoming!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Best meal we had in Tulum! Pricey, but very good! Good atmosphere with the exception of background music. Service was gracious and prompt.

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great place! Try the filet mignon sandwich is amazing. Service is good and friendly. At nughts its pretty cool, the lights and atmosphere, the martuni bar and the decor of the place are great

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Lima, Peru
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111 reviews 111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Famous in Tulum for its bbq and evening atmosphere. The place seems to be run by argentinians, so they know about meat. Also has an extensive drink menu coming from its Martini Bar.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The food was very well prepared and fresh. They had drinks for every age. Service was friendly and accommodating.

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los angeles, ca
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place has made big improvements over prior years. We had the surf and turf and it was the first truly good steak I've had in Tulum. Go early as it gets packed. We planned to go to Hartwood but the line and wait was too crazy...good thing because we found out how much Casa Banana had improved!

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Fredon, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great food but at the end of the meal, the waiters try to get extra tips. Be wary of the conversion as it is in their favor. The best calamari over avocado that I have ever had and the veal ribs were unbelievable.

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