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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Vegetarian, Costa Rican, Gluten Free, Cafe, International, South American, Central American
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Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0638
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My wife and I had lunch in January. We each ordered a typical Costa Rican plate and my wife had a salad. She says the salad was quite good, but the other dished were okay, but nothing to rave about. Larry & Kelly, Georgetown, Texas

Thank RoseAlee
Knoxville, Tennessee
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261 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I had a typical bean and rice plate with some cheese and avocado. It was very good and I sat on the front patio and enjoyed watching people go by. I had a fairly late dinner.

Thank micarooni
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Nice setting but the price was a little high. Maybe it is like this all through Montezuma. Laid back and nice staff.

Thank JennCalgary
Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Ate Here the 3 days we were here for dinner - excellent - food - service - mango ice tea was major refresher Scenic view is of the town and it's people -

Sisters, Oregon
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

They offer a free movie (in English) each night and we stopped in for that. the drinks were very good and the food was good, but not great. Worth going to for dinner and a movie.

Thank cRoss55
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had great fresh fish and wonderful desserts. Their happy hour drinks are wonderful as well. Service was efficient and prompt. A fun thing to do is take in the movies they run every night. DInner and a movie--fun times!.

Thank pedsrn
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Really good food but pricey but Costa Rica standards. We had two beers, nachos and a wrap and it was right around 30 bucks. Thats basically what a meal like that would cost in LA so economically not much of an escape. Good food though!

Thank Tom S
Denver, Colorado
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Stopped in just before going to the falls. Stayed at sister hotel Ylang Ylang. Sat outside in the back of the restaurant since it's a balmy 30 degrees in Denver this time of year. Saw monkeys in the trees while enjoying a salad, then chocolate cake & ice cream. Both were very good, & our waiter funny. Coming out to... More 

Thank dagoDenver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

All sourced ethically, the healthy banana suits the ethics & pace of montezuma. Black bean soup was delicious but for the price should have been bigger - this is largely backpacker territory after all! Good service & at night films are shown if you're missing a few hours of easy amusement

Thank GayleUK
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had breakfast here the last day of our stay in Montezuma. The food was great, and the prices were reasonable. They have a nice seating area outside. The service was outstanding. Our transfer company was supposed to pick us up here at 7 AM. When they didn't show up, one of the staff members took it upon himself to... More 

Thank Michelle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $15
Vegetarian, Costa Rican, Gluten Free, Cafe, International, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
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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