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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Organic, Coffee Shop, 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, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 26
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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
very good food and service

It has a varied menu with good choices.They have salads,sushi,very good seafood.Outdoor seating both in front and the back patio.On the weekends they show movies inside.Good place to poeple watch which is part of the fun of Montezuma.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2013
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Tambor, Costa Rica
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Tambor, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It has a varied menu with good choices.They have salads,sushi,very good seafood.Outdoor seating both in front and the back patio.On the weekends they show movies inside.Good place to poeple watch which is part of the fun of Montezuma.

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Belarus
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I've been in CR for a month and this was the first time I had both excellent food and excellent service (with English as well!). They have movies every night as an added bonus, good ones.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

lots on the menu to choose from. We went for dinner and had a Costa Rican rice and chicken dish and fish. The seasonings were delicious! The fish a bit over cooked but I found that at most of the restaurants in Montezuma. The atmosphere in the back area was great not so crowded and breezy. Staff was friendly and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food was always great and we could watch a great movie every night. Staff were always very nice and listening to our needs.

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Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We had a very nice meal at El Sanso Banano. We sat outside amidst the trees and dimly lit back "yard" of the restaurant. We all ordered casadas and had an appetizer of fried plantains. The casadas here were substantially more than you'd pay at one of the Sodas nearby, however, the service was exceptionally friendly and still, for dinner... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Went to El Sano Banano with my friend to watch a movie and have some drinks on a Wednesday night. I ordered a ceviche to eat while watching the movie, and it was one of the best ceviches I have had. The drinks were also well-made. It was great being able to watch a current American movie, since Netflix does... More 

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a great place for tasty food, generous portions and they make a mean margarita. Added bonus is movie night is every night where you can enjoy your meal and a current movie! Best to arrive prior to the movie to order your food.

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The staff was amazing. Always taking care of us and our family. The hotel is cute and the price amazing.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The food and service was fantastic, the Caprina drinks were amazing. Whats nice about this place is you can eat in the courtyard with a nice romantic setting or hit the patio along the main street in Montezuma. You truly can have two different experiences.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great drinks menu... cheeky cockatails at 2pm always go down well! Ordered a quesadilla... very greasy but very filling. On main road - great to people watch from.

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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, Coffee Shop, 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?