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El Sano Banano Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , International
Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0638
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish wrap” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
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Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent typical food. Owner/waiter was so willing to accommodate our needs. We spent quite a bit of time there looking around and trying new things. Hope to go again.

Thank annieo62
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Wherever you go to eat it includes beans and rice. This is the traditional food of Costa Rica. We had breakfast here and the famous tarmac cold drink. We actually got crispy bacon here with our eggs. It was a pleasant surprise and very nice....More

Thank Chantellehowes
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is a fabulous little restaurant. The food is absolutely wonderful and the people friendly. Your food is fresh and made with the utmost care. We thoroughly enjoyed this little place quite a few times during our visit.

Thank ladyp61
YlangYlangManagement, General Manager at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy you had a great time and we hope you visit us again. Pura Vida!

Reviewed September 7, 2017

If you just wanna eat, then that's OK...don't go for the ambience!!! Nice young waitress and that's about it...even outside at the back the tables and chairs are ugly and heavy...not my favourite place at all...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We had the tofu scramble breakfast and typical gallo y pinto along with a smoothie. Everything was delicious. We sat right off the quiet Main Street and it was a wonderful peaceful way to start our day.

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Thank G3900VRjon
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Will defenetly love to come back. Staff was very friendly, great price, clean rooms with A/C, private parking in the center of Montezuma! Highly recommended.

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Thank Claudia S
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We ended up have the omelette 2 days in a row because it was magnificent. I didn't think I could get so enthusiastic about an omelette but it's perfect & served with nice toast. The large coffee to go with it was just what we...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

The owner was friendly and inviting. We decided to grab a bite to eat here after having a few beers at a local bar called Chico's. The bartender recommend "surf and turf" and it was astounding. The food was cooked on and open grill and...More

Thank rduncan237
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Had an early dinner here of pina coladas, Peruvian ceviche, and catch of the day with jalapeno sauce and passion fruit sauce. The drinks and the ceviche were great. The fish was good. For some reason I wasn't expecting the jalapeno sauce to be tomato...More

Thank seecrane
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Loved this place awesome vegan food. Sometimes services was off, but didn't care it is vacation not in a hurry. But my order was messed up by the same waiter twice but again it's not a biggie I kept coming back

Thank AnaBelen V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Montezuma
  • Phone Number: +506 2642 0638
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Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve vegetarian, vegan, sushi, pasta, chicken, fresh seafood and much much more...
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