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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Organic, Cafe, 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 63
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Amazing Food!

We stopped here for dinner one night during our stay in Costa Rica and we really enjoyed the food! This place was recommended to us by one of our local tour guides who said this was the best place to eat in Montazuma, he was right!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
soccersyl15
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for dinner one night during our stay in Costa Rica and we really enjoyed the food! This place was recommended to us by one of our local tour guides who said this was the best place to eat in Montazuma, he was right!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's a fun place, and they show movies, but the food is poor. Like your average chain Mexican restaurant in the States.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We come here every summer to have breakfast in the outdoor area and it is always a delight. The birds will approach your table for handouts, but we find this amusing and entertaining rather than a nuisance. The service, the food and the tropical surroundings are a lovely way to start your day!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

as an overall rating. it confounds me as it's neither average nor very good but closer to the former. we ate here twice but enjoyed frequent drinks on the universally mentioned patio. it's a gem and worth a visit for the lighting and sounds of Montezuma downtown. it's too expensive and portions frequently came with an insufficient amount of the... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, Manager at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andrew W, Thank you for your honest feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits to us. We have taken your feedback into consideration and made some adjustments to our portion sizes, including serving a larger portion of guacamole with the chips and guacamole dish. We know how good it is, so we understand why you... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

On what exactly they didn't quite like about this restaurant, get a bandaid. The problem is your finger. This place has simple, healthy and very fresh food. It's unpretentious, yes. So for the pretensious, your fingers might also struggle. For the rest of the world who appreciates someone taking care to pick and prepare fresh ingredients, you will not be... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great little outdoor patio with a nice view and some shade. The food was okay, nothing really to write home about but great for a snack or light lunch. They project movies in the bar area on Sunday nights, we didn't watch one but it seemed like a good idea.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I can't quite put my finger on it but this restaurant does nothing really wrong...it just doesn't do all that IT THINKS it's doing right. Confused? Yeah, so am I when I go there...and I do go there. So here are the pro's and con's, as I see 'em: PROS: nice atmosphere/ambience, sweet outdoor dining area in the back, good... More 

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YlangYlangManagement, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jack, Thank you for your honest and detailed review. We appreciate you taking the time to evaluate our restaurant and we take your feedback to heart. As a family run business we are always looking to improve. Thank you also for your kind words about our atmosphere and dishes. With such a large space, it can feel “confusing” and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Eating outside with nature hearing the ocean with good food and drinks. The ice cream here is so great on a hot day and friday night movie night is fun.

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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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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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Additional Information about El Sano Banano Restaurant

Address: Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2642 0638
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: Organic, Cafe, International, Vegetarian

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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, Cafe, 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?