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“great for movie night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Sano Banano Restaurant

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
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian, International, Café, Organic
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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...
Los Angeles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great for movie night”
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 around nine thirty and that is a sight you will want to see!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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SUDAMERICA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“good service, but too many dollars for too little food”
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 and need to eat chips in the hotel because portions are so little. Mashed potatoes are not such a big investment, they could put more.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Yummy”
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.

Visited December 2012
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“Great Breakfast”
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!

Visited January 2013
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“Brownies and shakes”
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.

Visited December 2012
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