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“A little pricey but well worth it!” 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 #9 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...
Fresno, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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“A little pricey but well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I almost stayed away from this little gem because I had real it's on the pricier side, which it is, but it so worth it. After two days in Montezuma, this was the best meal I had yet (and we ate at about 6 other restaurants). Not only that, the ambiance was absolutely perfect. The bar was so nice and upscale, the lounge was comfy, the patio was like a tropical paradise and even indoors at the table was nice. It was also the cleanest restaurant we'd seen yet. The service was wonderful, it took us a total of 10 minutes to get our food (we had breakfast). They make their bread fresh, and it's amazing! The presentation is wonderful, your meal comes out on a decorated plate and even a glass of orange juice comes in a fancy glass with a fresh orange slice and decorative straw. We're going back tomorrow for dinner for our last night.
Recap/positive:
- fast service
- delicious food (best we had yet)
- ambiance
- Clean
- Presentation

It's about what you pay at a decent restaurant in the states, but the presentation, service and food quality make it absolutely worth it.

  • Visited August 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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Middletown, New Jersey
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“Great Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Enjoyed Happy Hour here and tried new refreshing drinks. Bartender introduced us to a local drink made with Quatro plumas, and mint... Very refreshing. He was very friendly as a bartender, and also a great waiter at the sister resort Ylang Ylang. We were also informed the restaurant shows a nightly movie.

Visited August 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“Excellent customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Outstanding customer service, Sano Banano is now my only option for sure, when visiting Montezuma!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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New London, Connecticut
2 reviews
“Fresh Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Had great fresh made to order breakfast there every morning of my stay. Delicious coffee and attentive staff!

Visited August 2013
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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“Great food - good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had lunch there several times on a recent 5 day visit to Montezuma. Food was great, staff was very friendly. Great movies in the evening.
Try the frozen lemonade - it is awesome.

Visited August 2013
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