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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Organic, Café, International, Vegetarian
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Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+1 888-795-8494
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 119
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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 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
Most recent review
A Montezuma Classic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
chifarmer
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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18 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ate breakfast here and dinner. Breakfast is a bit expensive compared to other places nearby but the dinner price was reasonable. The food was good. Sit out back if you can. It's beautiful out there and they light candles. Both our waitors spoke good English. As with all places in Costa Rica you will need to request your bill at... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good food, fast service, nice place with outdoor tables. Great variety of menu, from local to international food.

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southwest England
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

With so many outstanding restaurants in Montezuma, this was one of our favourites...because the food was so good, the service was good, the atmosphere was quiet and private...and we never had to wait for a table (you do wait in the other popular places). As veggies we found lots of good food on this menu. The salads were great. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The breakfast wrap is worth the extra $3! Be sure to sit outside to enjoy the wildlife. We had birds and lizards as our dinner entertainment.

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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: +1 888-795-8494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Organic, Café, 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...

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