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El Sano Banano Restaurant

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Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0638
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 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 Montezuma downtown. it's too expensive and portions frequently came with an insufficient amount of the... More 

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Thank AndrewW1984
YlangYlangManagement, Manager at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review

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 chips and guacamole dish. We know how good it is, so we understand why you... More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 July 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 who appreciates someone taking care to pick and prepare fresh ingredients, you will not be... More 

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Thank jaa9972
Los Angeles, California, United States
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 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 seemed like a good idea.

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Thank Jeffrey H
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 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, as I see 'em: PROS: nice atmosphere/ambience, sweet outdoor dining area in the back, good... More 

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Thank JackGH
YlangYlangManagement, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this review

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 about our atmosphere and dishes. With such a large space, it can feel “confusing” and... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Eating outside with nature hearing the ocean with good food and drinks. The ice cream here is so great on a hot day and friday night movie night is fun.

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Thank Wells122015
Tallahassee, Florida
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1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to relax! Staff, food and pool were the reason why we stayed longer than we had planned! Thanks guys!!!

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Ellsworth, Michigan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We love watching the movie, but our most favorite is Ivuin because he takes care of you in a friendly Costa Rican way!!

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Thank Amatteroftaste2013
Ennis, Montana
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Funky and fun with great food. We had the fresh tuna sandwich with a beer for lunch just after arriving from San Jose and it was absolutely Heavenly.

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Thank Toni B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Best mojitos in town. Enjoyed chatting to Kevin the barman and sipping on the lovely mojitos he made. Had a gorgeous fresh tuna salad here also - delicious. Staff really friendly and just a really cool spot to chill out.

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Thank Yvonne G
Maryland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This funky little restaurant is also the town movie theater. Free movies every evening at 7:00 pm provided you buy the minimum drinks and food, which is about $6. The movies are American and aimed for the gringo visitor. The food is spectacular and features some of the finest sushi anywhere in the world. And don't forget the ice cream.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Central American, Costa Rican, Cafe, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
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
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...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?