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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Vegetarian, International, Café, Organic
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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 115
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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Hotel, Food, and location

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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5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Grants Pass, Oregon
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We ate dinner here on one of the four nights we stayed in Montezuma, we ate in the outdoor patio, where they have lots of candles on the tables. It was a little hard to see the menu, but everything was delicious. Salads are well prepared and dishes are done well. Food is delicious.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

very delicious. I'd say our most pricey meal on our travel but a splurge night I highly recommend. Definitely shoot for the specials and any of their seafood dishes.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed in the hotel here, so we had breakfast in the restaurant every morning. It was a great start to our days, and the food was always delicious.

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Herndon, VA
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186 reviews 186 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Aside from the restaurant at the Ylang Ylang Resort, this was the only other restaurant we tried in Montezuma. The food tasted good, the prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere was pleasant. There's outdoor seating in the back, and seating inside is under a fan. Service was quick and pleasant.

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Twin Cities, MN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I loved this place! I am gluten free and cannot have dairy and they had this all listed on the menu. I was even able to eat a dessert which never happens because of my food issues. We sat in the outdoor patio in the back, which was a little buggy.

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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: Vegetarian, International, Café, Organic

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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