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Sabanero Steakhouse

JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“local beef” (2 reviews)
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JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

I did not actually come for dinner, but I came in one afternoon to participate in the cooking class. The chef, Diego, was very thorough and created what he called a typical breakfast in Costa Rica, which consisted of beans and rice, cheese, and plantains....More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed March 18, 2017

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...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed March 5, 2017

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
Reviewed February 24, 2017 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...More

Thank Django12
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
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...More

GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

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...More

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
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.More

Thank Garbs11
GM_JWGuanacaste, Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

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...More

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,...More

Thank RatDog63
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....More

Thank Robert S
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We are staying there next week and would like to make reservations for Tuesday night March 21 at 8:00 for a party of 4. John Maness
March 15, 2017|
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Response from AJAXCHIN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, my suggestion is don't go there.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
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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