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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Delicious and Fresh Food, Amazing Service!

It's been a week since I left Costa Rica and I'm still savoring the wonderful dining experience at El Sano Banano!! The "patacones" (fried plaintain fritters) were delectable and the guacamole was the freshest I've ever experienced from a restaurant. The "Namaste Spring Rolls" are so tasty, I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michele D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's been a week since I left Costa Rica and I'm still savoring the wonderful dining experience at El Sano Banano!! The "patacones" (fried plaintain fritters) were delectable and the guacamole was the freshest I've ever experienced from a restaurant. The "Namaste Spring Rolls" are so tasty, I've been attempting to re-create them since my return home. Add to this... More 

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Thank Michele D
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a health conscious person - this was right up my street. Try the Namaste Rolls or the Organic Rainbow Salad. Service really great and friendly. They play a movie almost every night too which is great for the long Costa Rican evenings.

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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had their banana pancakes - good portions, service was a bit slow. Good setting. 20.00 for breakfast for two with coffee.

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Thank Luke M
Seattle, WA
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just ok - we had chicken enchiladas and huevos rancheros. The pina coladas were really thick and were the worst we've had on this trip they are usually very refreshing on a hot day. The one upside is the chairs are comfortable and they were playing American Football on tv so we could watch the NFL playoff... More 

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Thank Erin R
Kenora, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here. My family and I ended up sitting outside in the back garden area. It was a beautiful background for our dinner and the food was fantastic. Our server, David, was extremely friendly and on more then one occasion helped us out with questions we had while we were in Montezuma. He also has an... More 

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Thank Justin K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and great grilled, whole fish. Friendly staff. Great drinks. Calm location. Loved it and a good choice when in Montezuma

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Thank Myles E
Livingston, Montana
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxing quiet outside courtyard, or more lively street side indoor seating. We stopped in several times for lunches and smoothies. The young staff are super friendly and professional. We loved the Ceviche Tico with Patocones-so yummy!

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Thank O3704XYkaren
Monteverde, Puntarenas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely breakfast in the backyard patio with some friends. The environment and nature are outstanding. The service was ok while the food was splendid, especially the smoothies. The portions are a little small for the price and what they are yet they are very well presented and its evident that they try to provide the freshest ingredients. I... More 

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Thank Mario S
Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most friendly staff ever! Large, delicious, included breakfasts! Great menu and drinks! Beautiful garden to dine in! The only downs were that the wifi was slow in the room and our room didn't have a window. The ac worked great though!

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Thank natalie_beggs
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I spent a month in Montezuma and while I was away from all of New York madness and having the most beautiful and relaxed time ever, I had to work a few days. So I brought my laptop to the Sano Banano and sat down in the back area. They have high speed internet so I was still able to... More 

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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: Cafe, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?