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“Best yogurt ice cream in cr!” 5 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 33 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...
san jose
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best yogurt ice cream in cr!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants, the staff is reallynice and they have plenty of veg or vegan options. I had the lemon merengue pie with yogurt ice cream, amazing!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Every meal I ate here was de-lish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Had breakfast, lunch, and dinner....all meals were fabulous! There home-made whole wheat bread was sooo good ( had a fish sandwich with it and had it for breakfast) Had tuna for dinner one night and got 2 huge pieces with a mango sauce....again, de-lish! Their lemon meringue pie was to die for.....had to have that twice! Best l-m pie I've ever had! And a lot of their food is organic. Eat here when in Montezuma!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, Texas
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The food was good enough. The atmosphere the best in Montezuma as far as clean, neat, indoors, movie playing, etc. The service is the fastest in Montezuma. However, we spent over $100 for 3 of us for a drink and dinner each.

Visited June 2013
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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thanks for your positive review! We appreciate that you noticed the positive atmosphere and swift service. We do our best to please our guests and provide a satisfying experience. El Sano Banano is a fun restaurant that offers a unique experience to its customers.

Regarding the word "Pricey", please be aware that what you paid also included tax and gratuities... which turns out to be 23% of your bill. 10% goes to your waiter and 13% to the government. This is mandatory in Costa Rica... and all of our waiters happen to be local Costa Ricans, by the way.

Add to this the fact that Montezuma is a rather isolated village and most organic produce is grown in cooperatives in the Central Valley and shipped to the tip of the peninsula in refrigerated trucks. The price of fuel in Costa Rica is expensive, around $5.50 gallon. We bake our own bread, make our own coconut milk and prepare everything fresh, meaning we, along with our sister enterprise, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, are the largest employer of Costa Ricans in the southern tip of the peninsula and offer the most unique options for our guests.

Thank you for your visit!

Patricia


So with this in mind, our prices are rather cheap, especially considering our use of top quality cooking oils and mostly organic ingredients.
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East Lansing, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The nachos are so good, and the "magic mocha chiller" really is magic! Good food, drinks, and service. Would definitely go there again next time we're in Montezuma.

Visited May 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were impressed with the location and food at this resort. They show movies in the restaurant once a week which I thought was a great idea. I didn't get to see any of the hotel rooms but the restaurant was clean and had a good variety of foods.

Visited April 2013
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