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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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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sano Banano was one of my favorites while in Montezuma for a month. I had a few breakfasts and lunches there and also some desserts. All were incredible! Highly recommend trying their chocolate banana bliss smoothie - OMG. Amazing!!! Perfect for a hot day when you're walking around town. They also have lots of homemade chocolates and a beautiful garden... More 

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Mill Spring, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here on the way to Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. The staff were courteous and helpful and the food was delicious. I don't recommend you order iced tea though.

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Thank Jean K
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started with having cocktails here-great value as these are 2,500 colones during happy hour(until 6pm) and lovely! The garden is really relaxed and we had monkeys in the trees on our first visit. The food-whether vegan, vegetarian or meat/fish is really tasty and innovative! We have spent at least 2 evenings eating here(and a couple of others with just... More 

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London E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast there and sat outside in the beautiful backyard garden where you can see all types of birds and even monkeys. Prices are reasonable and the Huevos Rancheros and fruit juices we had were good quality. Friendly staff.

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Thank 444andreast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just up the road from El Sano Banano making it very difficult not to go every day! Excellent choice for veggies that care for our environment. The service was always friendly and genuine. Our food was always tasty, generous and not too expensive. Thanks! P.s. The banana coladas are heaven

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Thank Grace B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always good here! The atmosphere is nice and clean and the staff is very friendly. Lots of selections for vegetarians was a plus for me. And the artisan chocolates! You've got to try the chocolates!

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Thank Nadia G
Tacoma Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Sano Banano service was friendly and accommodating though somewhat slow. Maybe we had communication problems, that caused that. My Spanish is not very good. The courtyard out back looked appealing and was the reason for stopping in but the smell from the river adjacent was unpleasant and we moved back inside. The food was fine though I thought over... More 

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Thank DaneG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is delicious but they killed it with the huevos rancheros, lovely place to stay at. They have an outside place where you can have your food while watching monkeys go by, it's just amazing.

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1 Thank Elías G
Saint Paul, MN
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I walked by here several times and noticed the great bakery before I went inside. It was late and I was the only one there. The service was great as was the fish Casado.

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Thank mkb0909
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't stay here , but this one stuck out from the crowed for they offered NFL football on the big screen, and awesome drinks to a ridiculously good price during happy hour. The service is good, and the best part is they are honest and give very good exchange rates.. one place you know you will never get ripped... 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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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