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“Yummy, fast and friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Sano Banano Restaurant

El Sano Banano Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Cafe, International, South American, Central American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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...
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yummy, fast and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

The menu offers a wide variety of fresh and healthy options. We ordered drinks, an appetizer and two main dishes. All of them were tasty, nicely presented and provided filling portions. We only stayed in Montezuma for two days and ate two meals here, so that tells you something!

The best part of the restaurant was the service. Our waiter, Hubert, was so helpful in filling us in on things to do in town as well as arranging reservations at Ylang Ylang restaurant, which has the same owners.

We will definitely be back if we are in Montezuma again. Thanks again, Hubert!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kristinroo
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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
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“good food, firendly service wi-fi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

We liked our meals and drinks and wifi.The ice tea and Thai curry were different and tasty. This is a nice place to stop for a rest and meal. We sat outdoors and came back a second time during our three day stay.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Sydchana
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good food - reasonable value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

went here for pizza/film night. The pizza itself was nice but slightly overpriced. I would recommend eating here if there is a film showing - it makes the food good value if you include the cost of watching the film!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Samuel B
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uumatter, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thanks for your positive remarks. However, I have to disagree with you about the Pizza being slightly overpriced. The 5 stars you gave us for service is part of the reason. The other reasons are the quality ingredients that go into our pizza and food across the menu. What many restaurants do on the peninsula is hire foreigners working illegally to bring down their government associated costs. Like social security and medical benefits. We don't and won't.
Consider it similar to Fair Trade policies and you will understand why we operate the way we do and offer the very reasonable prices for all the items on our menu.

Sincerely,

Lenny
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“Sano banana restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

So friendly and helpful! Can't wait to go back! Free breakfast with stay, comfortable rooms with everything thing you need, and really really great staff!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cypress, Texas
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179 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“You've Got to Try the Ice Cream!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had lunch here and enjoyed the back patio. There is no beach view which would be nice but you could hear it! The food was good, nothing special, and I could actually get brown rice which was a surprise! But, the ice cream is fantastic! A must if you're in Montezuma!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda R
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