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El Sano Banano Restaurant

Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+1 888-795-8494
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Ranked #8 of 32 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian, International, Café, Organic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Atenas, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

While ESB offers a nice selection of entrees - my husband especially liked the sushi - the vegetarian offerings are really nice. The homemade veggie burger was dynamite! Be sure to ask for a table in the garden. There's lots of shade, and the setting is very tranquil.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Excellent service - good food with a healthier menu. Reasonably priced. Delicious juices and great mexican items.

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice place, in the downtown with good service and delicious pancakes!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We stayed at the hotel (which was great), but avoid eating here. I got uncooked chicken in my stir fry, which is reason enough to avoid it. However the food is very bland and poorly cooked. The crazy thing is ylang ylang is same ownership and is great. Go to one of the other great spots in town, don't waste... More

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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review

As you can imagine, we serve thousands of people in a season and always strive to do our best as well as make constant improvements. Our kitchen standards are the highest in Montezuma. Our staff is professionally trained and certified by the Costa Rican Health Ministry in the manipulation and storage of food items. I am very sorry to hear... More

Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

A good menu and very decent prices. The restaurant also has a movie night every evening at 7:30 so you can enjoy your meal and watch one of the newer movies. Also enjoyed having breakfast on the front patio and just watch people go by. The staff is very friendly.

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I Love this place. The staff is always friendly. The food is consistently good and the service excels. This is the best place to eat in downtown Montezuma. It's an Oasis.

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

It is one of the most friendly and delicious restaurant in town. A really good place if you want to have a look at a movie and enjoy a lovely diner lunch or breakfast. They have international food as well as local food. They have the best rice and beans and nachos in Costa Rica.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Wonderful food and friendly, helpful staff in a lovely atmosphere!

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a great place for people watching. The food is great. Fresh, healthy, but also really tasty. We ate here on our way into town, on our way out and twice in between. If you don't mind a quick 5-10 minute walk down the beach, go to their sister restaurant at Ylang-Ylang Beach Resort. Same food, gorgeous views. Oh,... More

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Montezuma, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Food here is Good but overpriced. When I started going there a year a ago the staff was great, but now... just plain rude at time.....

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