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El Sano Banano Restaurant

) #7 of 29 Restaurants in Montezuma $$ - $$$ , , 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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Central American, Costa Rican, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is the 5th time in 2 visits to Monezuma that we have come back to this restaurant for breakfast. The banana pancakes are truly the best and my husband would disagree with me and says that the huevos rancheros is the ultimate. The outdoor...More

Thank Nan W
Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped by the El Sano Banano for lunch. It was a very relaxed and laid back environment. They have indoor and outdoor seating and the back area is very pretty to sit and eat. We really enjoyed the green smoothie with spirulina! YUM! The...More

Thank Niki M
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went with a large group on movie night. We had thee kids with us, so we were happy they were showing something they were interested in. Food was good and they had something for everyone.

Thank Dean10965
Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped here for dinner one night during our stay in Costa Rica and we really enjoyed the food! This place was recommended to us by one of our local tour guides who said this was the best place to eat in Montazuma, he was...More

Thank soccersyl15
Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a fun place, and they show movies, but the food is poor. Like your average chain Mexican restaurant in the States.

Thank Roboticarm
Reviewed July 5, 2015

We come here every summer to have breakfast in the outdoor area and it is always a delight. The birds will approach your table for handouts, but we find this amusing and entertaining rather than a nuisance. The service, the food and the tropical surroundings...More

Thank Pamelita01
Reviewed July 5, 2015

as an overall rating. it confounds me as it's neither average nor very good but closer to the former. we ate here twice but enjoyed frequent drinks on the universally mentioned patio. it's a gem and worth a visit for the lighting and sounds of...More

Thank AndrewW1984
YlangYlangManagement, Manager at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2015

Dear Andrew W, Thank you for your honest feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits to us. We have taken your feedback into consideration and made some adjustments to our portion sizes, including serving a larger portion of guacamole with the...More

Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

On what exactly they didn't quite like about this restaurant, get a bandaid. The problem is your finger. This place has simple, healthy and very fresh food. It's unpretentious, yes. So for the pretensious, your fingers might also struggle. For the rest of the world...More

Thank jaa9972
Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Great little outdoor patio with a nice view and some shade. The food was okay, nothing really to write home about but great for a snack or light lunch. They project movies in the bar area on Sunday nights, we didn't watch one but it...More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed June 3, 2015

I can't quite put my finger on it but this restaurant does nothing really wrong...it just doesn't do all that IT THINKS it's doing right. Confused? Yeah, so am I when I go there...and I do go there. So here are the pro's and con's,...More

Thank JackGH
YlangYlangManagement, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

Dear Jack, Thank you for your honest and detailed review. We appreciate you taking the time to evaluate our restaurant and we take your feedback to heart. As a family run business we are always looking to improve. Thank you also for your kind words...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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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