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“Good food.”

El Sano Banano Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 37 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: International, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve vegetarian, vegan, sushi, pasta, chicken, fresh seafood and much much more...
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food.”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I ate here but would not want to stay here. Their food was very tasty and they offer vegetarian dishes. I loved the patacones with bean dip and guacamole. For accommodations, El Sano Banano is very, very central. And Montezuma can get hot, dusty and crowded.

Visited December 2012
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Newberg, Oregon
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207 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Fairy garden dinner”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

A small group and I had dinner there. Prices were average, our dinners averaged about $10-12 each. Food was nicely prepared. I had an avocado wrap, which I would recommend. The garden is charming at night with lights strung in the trees. The waiter was very charming and helpful and spoke excellent English. Portions were smaller than usual in CR and still sufficient. Overall a good experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great for movie night”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The food is good and decent enough for bar food. The real fun is whatever movie they are watching that night you will be left whenever you see that movie again remembering the little town of Montezuma that you saw it in. Great spot to start your night. After seeing the movie there are some fire performers that show up around nine thirty and that is a sight you will want to see!

  • Visited January 2013
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SUDAMERICA
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239 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“good service, but too many dollars for too little food”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant and the service is very good with a great atmosphere, we ordered fish and I didn't know that Pargo (loopster) was little, so I had a 300 grams fish with a little portion of mashed potatoes and vegetables, I didn't expect to pay 20 dollars in Costa Rica (which is not little) for a dish and need to eat chips in the hotel because portions are so little. Mashed potatoes are not such a big investment, they could put more.

  • Visited January 2013
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Boston
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Same owners as Ylang Ylang - movies every night, lovely staff. Pretty garden dining. Great night out for mixed ages.

Visited December 2012
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