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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Organic, Coffee Shop, International, Vegetarian
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Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0638
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve...
Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve vegetarian, vegan, sushi, pasta, chicken, fresh seafood and much much more...
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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A perfect place to get stuck

Awesome place to relax! Staff, food and pool were the reason why we stayed longer than we had planned! Thanks guys!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Adruddell
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to relax! Staff, food and pool were the reason why we stayed longer than we had planned! Thanks guys!!!

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Ellsworth, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We love watching the movie, but our most favorite is Ivuin because he takes care of you in a friendly Costa Rican way!!

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Ennis, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Funky and fun with great food. We had the fresh tuna sandwich with a beer for lunch just after arriving from San Jose and it was absolutely Heavenly.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Best mojitos in town. Enjoyed chatting to Kevin the barman and sipping on the lovely mojitos he made. Had a gorgeous fresh tuna salad here also - delicious. Staff really friendly and just a really cool spot to chill out.

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Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This funky little restaurant is also the town movie theater. Free movies every evening at 7:00 pm provided you buy the minimum drinks and food, which is about $6. The movies are American and aimed for the gringo visitor. The food is spectacular and features some of the finest sushi anywhere in the world. And don't forget the ice cream.... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice, casual place for lunch. Food and drinks were good. Would return, but perhaps I would try to find a place on the beach.

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Saint John, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had lunch here one day and it was very good - more North American style food on this menu than some others in town if that's a plus for anyone. We had 2 salads - each was huge and was made with good quality, fresh ingredients. Also had garlic bread with guacamole on it (will be trying out at... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Well, I have to confess El Sano Banano is one of the coolest restaurants in Montezuma. It may be a bit pricey but it's so worth it...the food is fresh, and ingredients are organic and wholesome. But most of all, it's the staff that keeps me coming back. Everyone is SO friendly, and a lot of the people who work... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We actually ate here twice. The first was for breakfast and we sat out front on the patio. The food was good but we didn't think there was anything special about the restaurant itself - it was OK. On our last night in town the bank machine ran out of cash so we could only eat somewhere that took credit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was more than pleased with the accommodation. It's centrally located, the free breakfast options are very tasty as well as the rest of the menu. Very friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: +506 2642 0638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Organic, Coffee Shop, International, Vegetarian

Description

Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve vegetarian, vegan, sushi, pasta, chicken, fresh seafood and much much more...
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?