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“Great food, good movie choice” 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 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...
Garden Bay, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, good movie choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

During our week in Montezuma we dined here twice and also ordered a take-out pizza. The food was consistently fabulous: fresh, prepared with creativity and presented with flair. After we learned about the movie nights, we came here on our last evening in town, arriving early enough for the best seats to watch "The Hobbit." If you're visiting Montezuma, make a point of eating here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We really appreciate your satisfying remarks and feel great as a group to have made your stay in Montezuma a really positive and fun one!

Sincerely,

Patricia
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Burbank, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“has it's niche”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place has it's great little niche things like the house made coco zuma energy snacks (awesome) and for soccer games a good place to lounge and watch the games.

Visited June 2013
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Tonyc32
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Average at best! Not sure why so highly rated!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had dinner here based on the Tripadvisor reviews. We were pretty disappointed really.

We ordered a piazza which we had to wait almost an hour for. When it finally came it was not very good at all compared to the many pizzas i've had in Santa Teresa and such places (I loooove pizza!).

Pizza was thin crust but the base was so hard it almost hurt to eat. You could pick up a slice and the tip would not flop at all - it would stay dead straight!! The taste was pretty poor, it didn't....taste like pizza. It could have been anything really!

It was also very highly priced compared to other places that serve pizza. Maybe they are god with some dishes but not pizza in my opinion!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Very strange! We just began selling pizzas a couple of weeks ago (middle of June) and while we experienced some start-up trouble with our new oven, all has been resolved. It is possible you may have had our pizza in the first few days when our new oven would not heat properly.

Our pizza is outstanding and the variety of mouth-watering choices are beyond what anyone else offers. We even offer vegan gluten free pizza. All of our pizzas are full of flavor and absolutely not bland in any way possible. Price wise, we charge the same as every other pizza place and offer a few deluxe versions that are simply divine. We have a very special base recipe with our pizza sauce that none of the other pizzerias offer, and most of our ingredients are organically grown.

As you can see, we are proud of our pizza creations and have been receiving outstanding feedback from our guests. You should give it another shot. We put a whole lotta love into our pizza!

Patricia
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Minot, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Movies nightly and great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We just had a fantastic afternoon porch sitting, drinking beer, eating nachos, and reading books! A great place with exceptional service, we moved inside at 7 for their nightly movie and had the most amazing avocado salad and thin crust pizza(medium size feeds 2 fully). The salad was around $6-7 and had an entire avocado, tons of homemade pesto and a whole tomato sliced on a bed of shaved lettuce...get this! Pizza was super hot and delicious. Best thing is the servers were as amazing at 3 oclock when i was reading my book as they were at 10pm after the movie. Also consider staying here in the hotel, funky weird place but great!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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san jose
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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