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Sabanero Steakhouse

JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
506-2681-2000
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Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We loved the food, but it took about 2-3 hours for dinner. We really don't like to sit that long. Ambiance was great and the servers were good. Just makes for a long evening.

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Ifarmwife, I am pleased to know that you loved the food and liked the service received from our staff during your visit. I would like to let you know that we are taking actions to improve our service in all our areas and give our guest the best experience. I am also checking why your dinner service took that... More 

New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The staff there was incredible nice and knowledgeable. We ate there twice during our stay. The waiters were incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. Great wine selection.

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The steaks were man size not kid size! The Ribeye was cooked to order and delicious just looking at it. Gluten free bread and gluten free deserts were a welcome surprise for our guests. Excellent customer service!

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Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Better variety then other restaurants in The resort. The Costa Rican grass fed beef was a good choice.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had the local tenderloin, my daughter had the chicken. Each meal was well presented, delicious, appetizer salads were nice size. Staff is most pleasant, attention to detail. Dined there twice. Bonus: 15% off bill for marriott platinum members

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Hands down the BEST service and food at the resort and surrounding area. We were lavished with some of the most delicious food, jumbo shrimp appetizers, Costa Rican style steaks cooked to perfection, and delicious chocolate dessert. We could not have been happier to end our trip with this meal!

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New York, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Enjoyed a special dinner here with a nice wine list - be careful of the up-sell on the wine special bottle. We ordered both the Angus beef and Costa Rican which the waiter correctly described as juicy but not as tender as Angus. Delicious bread brought to our table and apps were good - enjoyed the sauce the mussels were... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What can I say? My head is still swimming over what happened at Sabanero. When we made the reservation, my girlfriend let them know that it was my birthday. When we arrived, there were some beautiful big balloons as well as glitter on the table. The steak itself was absolutely fabulous. I had the Kobe filet, and she had the... More 

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170 reviews 170 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Have eaten here before - the food is unquestionably good (just as well considering the price) and the setting is OK but our view is that it is somewhat pretentious. The wine list, like in other restaurants at the Marriott is expensive and a little limited in choice. We had an enjoyable dinner here but we had better for less... More 

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear guest; Thank you for your feedback. I regret to hear that tour dinner was not complete satisfactory. Your review is very important to us to help us to improve day by day. I want to let you know that we are reviewing our menús and prices for all our restaurants. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you... More 

Medford, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed at the JW Marriott and came here for our last dinner of our stay, the atmosphere and ambiance was that of a NY steak house and we appreciated the professionalism of the staff. My wife and I both ordered the local cut and it was cooked just as we ordered, the pricing wasn't bad and the steak was... More 

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Address: JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2681-2000
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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