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“Love sushi :)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Sano Banano Restaurant

El Sano Banano Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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...
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Love sushi :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great atmosphere!!! Sushi and service is great!! We spend a great time talking, casado there was great and big.

Visited July 2014
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English first
1 review
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good food with excellent options for vegetarian people. The breakfast is included if you stay at the hotel. Also I enjoy the diary movie nights, starting at 7:30 pm excellent while you're enjoying your food.
Food is a lil bit expensive but food in Montezuma is so the price is OK considering the size of the portion. The staff are too kind with the people.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Mariana M
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Turlock, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best meals we had in Montezuma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had the fish and my girlfriend had the nachos. Both of our meals were excellent! The servers were very friendly and courteous. Unfortunately we tried this place on our last night in town. We would have eaten here several more times if we knew ow good it was.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tonygerads
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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“LOVE THIS PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant is directly connected to the Ylang-Ylang resort we stayed in, in Montezuma. The food is PHENOMENAL, staff OUTSTANDING. When we weren't at the Ylang-Ylang eating, we were here. Fresh, delicious awesomeness everytimewe went. Can't recommend them enough.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AK S
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
“Not typically a review writer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This isn't a review I want to write, but feel inclined to do so after this evening. My boyfriend and I read several reviews on Trip Advisor and decided El Sano Banano was our spot for a low key date night. We arrived at 7ish for the movie and ordered a Margarita to start. It was a solid drink and fairly strong. The ambiance is nice and the place seemed clean. Slowish service (even for Costa) but friendly staff nonetheless. Based on the reviews we both ordered the catch of the day, since people seemed to love the fish over some other options. We were told the catch was tuna, however, what arrived was VERY oily Mahi Mahi covered in garlic slices. It was overcooked and didn't taste fresh at all. Our vegetables were luke warm-to completely cold and the potatoes tasted suspiciously like instant. I realize this is a little harsh, but at $14+ a plate we were pretty disappointed, and have stomachaches to boot. We may have caught the place on an off night, but my advice is skip dinner and get a drink for the movie - the movie was fun and the atmosphere was nice.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Christy R
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