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Sabanero Steakhouse

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JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sabanero Steakhouse is part of the JW Marriott's Costa Rica's resort. The steakhouse is staffed with exceptionally friendly service ! The meal is accompanied with some unique starting breads & butter and a varierty of "tasting salts" that made the meal memorable. The ala carte sides were not served in traditional American style but very good tasty and quickly... More 

Thank Dan G
Dover, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the chefs table if you can get it. Great food and service! We went three times in a week we liked it so much. Try the local cuts. The lamb is also excellent.

2 Thank TNorla
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a stay at the Marriott resort. I really enjoyed and thought the staff was the best trained I encountered in Costa Rica. I went with the chicken and was superb. The spices on the chicken really enhanced the meat which was very moist. The bread fresh from the oven was amazing! If I had eaten here... More 

Thank Django12
DeBary, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a very enjoyable steakhouse. Overlooking the ocean and pool at the JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort. We were very pleased with our experience and our dinner

Thank vdehaven
St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Beware of this pricey steakhouse. Although the food was ultimately good, the service leaves a lot to be desired. On a recent visit, when I ordered an 8oz filet if beef, the server presented to me what was obviously not a filet. He said it was the smaller version of the 10oz filet a dinner companion ordered. It was visually... More 

GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for your comments as they help us improve our service. I would like to give you a small explanation on what happened but I don't want you to take this as an excuse. The meat in our Steakhouse is guaranteed for the USDA highest quality hence the price. We have standardized the weight for each... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Great food! Hats off to the chef and the whole staff members. Food here was great. A bit pricy but worth it.

Thank daemonR00t
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

First were told we could not eat until 2 hours after we arrived, then, when we started to walk away, there was suddenly an outside table. Food was ok, pretty basic steak house.

Thank Garbs11
GM_JWGuanacaste, Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Garbs11; Thank you very much for your comments. I regret to know that our Steak House did not meet your expectations. I have shared your comments with our team in order to improve our service and the quality in our Food. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back someday. Warmest regards; Restaurant Manager More 

Amherst, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The atmosphere of Sabanero is really nice, with a small dining area and bar. The wait staff is very professional and the food is good. My only complaint is that the steak was requested to be cooked medium and it was nearly well done. However, it was still juicy and tasty. Worth the visit.

Thank RatDog63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

If you want a relaxing high end meal, this is the place to go. While this is nice for a family, it can certainly be a very romantic place to spend your evening. The smoke flavor in the meat is flavorful, and yet not overpowering. The Sea Bass was also amazing. Dinner for 6 was north of $275 and this... More 

Thank Robert S
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

As usual their service, details and food are top notch. Ask them for a shot of Chupitos after your meal, you will love it too.

Thank Carla A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +506 2681 2000

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