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“great food, ocean view”
Review of Bananas

Bananas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 19
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Description: Bananas is known as the "Island Meeting Place". We are on island time, which means no worry, no hassle. People from all over come here to drink, eat and people watch. So come on in and have a beer...how about a frozen pina colada? Whatever your poison, let our friendly servers be your host. Want a burger? We have the best burgers in the Caribbean. We also have great wings, huge salads, new vegetarian and vegan entrees and more. We are happy to announce that we have expanded the outside seating area for your enjoyment. New menu items, new drinks and new seating make Bananas your new “old favorite hangout”. Come join us for happy hour Thursday nights UPSTAIRS from 5-7pm: free snacks and a chance to win your bar tab…what could be better?
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great location and really good food and drinks. One of the better restaurants on the island, in fact the only 1 we went to twice. Lots of choices for everyone. Drinks were very good as well. Service was prompt and staff was very pleasant and explained the dishes and offered good recommendations to our group.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The food at Bananas was good, but once you're seated they tell you that a 15% fee will be added to your check. This 15% is the tip, which I have no problem with, but adding it to the bill is illegal. They try to charge you an additional tip afterwards by calculating the "obligatory 15% fee" as a gratuity and then suggesting an "additional tip". Food is good but they shouldn't try to take advantage of their customers.

1  Thank Michelle S
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Kurt and Kelly S, Owner at Bananas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Good day Michelle
Servers make $3.00 per hour!!! My wife and I dine in many restaurants & hotels on the main island of Puerto Rico all with a service charge added to our guest check. We tell you in advance so you have the option to stay or dine else ware. We sincerely appreciate you dining with us. We just can't have our servers go home without money to support there families. We made the decision to add a service fee last week after two long months of many tables leaving little or no gratuity. Michelle dining out is a luxury not a necessity!! Lastly the additional tip portion of your guest check is incase you want to leave the customary 18% gratuity. Thanks again for your review & we are happy you enjoyed your food & service.
Sincerely
Kurt & Kelly S.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

With many restaurants to choose from in Esperanza, we went to Bananas based on a recommendation at the guesthouse we were staying. We loved it so much we went back for dinner the following evening! We loved the open-air casual feel of the place. Service was terrific with explanations of the unique dishes, timely drink refills, great conversation. Our party of six all enjoyed the food, including the Mahi mahi w/ coconut curry sauce over conch risotto and the paella the most. The spring roll appetizer was delicious, as was the lobster fritters! We truly enjoyed our visits. Oh yeah, get the Key Lime Pie for dessert!

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Hands down, some of the best food and service on the island. There was a good variety and the prices were fair. We found that most places we went to were a bit overpriced and the service was mediocre at best. This was a fun discovery. Too bad it was our last day, or we would have eaten every meal there!

1  Thank cktravels72
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Loved the place, had a most delicious burger and even the soda had an "island" feel being served in glass mugs. The patrons were very accommodating and nice.

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1  Thank William H
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