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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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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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 drinks and food with movies

Affordable food and drinks with excellent service. Indoor and outdoor seating with a large movie screen indoors. Movies were played every other night. Fish tacos recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2013
Ann L
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Affordable food and drinks with excellent service. Indoor and outdoor seating with a large movie screen indoors. Movies were played every other night. Fish tacos recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I ate here but would not want to stay here. Their food was very tasty and they offer vegetarian dishes. I loved the patacones with bean dip and guacamole. For accommodations, El Sano Banano is very, very central. And Montezuma can get hot, dusty and crowded.

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Newberg, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A small group and I had dinner there. Prices were average, our dinners averaged about $10-12 each. Food was nicely prepared. I had an avocado wrap, which I would recommend. The garden is charming at night with lights strung in the trees. The waiter was very charming and helpful and spoke excellent English. Portions were smaller than usual in CR... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The food is good and decent enough for bar food. The real fun is whatever movie they are watching that night you will be left whenever you see that movie again remembering the little town of Montezuma that you saw it in. Great spot to start your night. After seeing the movie there are some fire performers that show up... More 

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SUDAMERICA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant and the service is very good with a great atmosphere, we ordered fish and I didn't know that Pargo (loopster) was little, so I had a 300 grams fish with a little portion of mashed potatoes and vegetables, I didn't expect to pay 20 dollars in Costa Rica (which is not little) for a dish... More 

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Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Same owners as Ylang Ylang - movies every night, lovely staff. Pretty garden dining. Great night out for mixed ages.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was by far our best breakfast during our trip to Costa Rica. The typical Costa Rican breakfast (eggs, rice, beans, corn tortillas, and plantains) was just what we were looking for. All while watching monkeys play. Great spot!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you ever sit down and order at El Sano Banano, you must have place in your belly for shakes and or the warm brownies with ice cream, the best of the best - silly good! Food over all is good at El Sano. Staff nice. Things to improve, bath rooms. Otherwise a pearl on the street for goodies.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I stayed here one night and had a spacious room, albeit a little noisy outside . The free breakfast was very good, excellent coffee too.

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Jupiter Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The service here, and the courtyard and it's monkey visitors keep me coming back to this restaurant. We love coming for movie night and relaxing over dinner and enjoying Montezuma's only cinematic offering. Sana Banano is one one the few places in Montezuma that takes credit cards, but it does have slightly higher prices than similar places in town.Compared 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: +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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