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El Sano Banano Restaurant

Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0638
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish wrap” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
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Central American, Costa Rican, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place awesome vegan food. Sometimes services was off, but didn't care it is vacation not in a hurry. But my order was messed up by the same waiter twice but again it's not a biggie I kept coming back

Thank AnaBelen V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Sano Banano Restaurant has really great food, super friendly staff and clean environment. There's a nice lounge area and outdoor patio in the back. And don't leave without trying the amazing chocolates!

Thank nadiagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a bit of romance or luxury, this place is great. They serve great food and cocktails in a beautiful setting but it comes at a bit of a price. Great gluten-free and vegan options.

Thank Lara E
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Super friendly staff. Good food and locale! In the heart of this bohemian little town. AC are a nice touch and worth it.

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Thank xtian2017
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had dinner our first night here because we'd heard it was good. I had quesadillas & they were amazing. They happened to have 2 for 1 pinacoladas which were extremely thick - don't have them if you're not hungry cuz they fill you up!...More

Thank suzieqGRENADA
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for a couple of drinks (happy hour before 6pm). Their pinacolada was really good. We came back the next day for just a dessert and had one of the best banana splits ever! Also quite nice to sit outside in their small...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This restaurant looks dim and uninviting from the street. Go in anyway! Walk all the way to the back where there is a lovely outdoor garden seating area. Makes all the difference in the world. We enjoyed the food and the wait staff was prompt...More

Thank PTP46
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The afternoon happy hours(3-5) drop the price of cocktails down quite a bit. Food delightful, staff efficient and you can watch the herons and blue magpies in the garden. The Pina coladas are huge glasses of pineapple (ice) cream and booze just so refreshing after...More

Thank gtrot
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We ate here a couple of times during our stay in Montezuma. The food was simply wonderful and there were plenty of vegan options. If you can, try to stop in during happy hour (3 - 5 pm, I believe) for discounted drinks and appetizers....More

Thank Mary_VA3
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Loved the chicken & rice dish - quite tasty & comes with patacones & side salad. Deee-licious mocha chocolate "Chiller"....made with fresh homemade coconut milk (sorta like a milkshake but it's a healthy version). They also have incredibly fabulous homemade gourmet healthy chocolates - a...More

Thank vbfein
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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Located in the heart of Montezuma with a great outdoor patio. We serve vegetarian, vegan, sushi, pasta, chicken, fresh seafood and much much more...