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El Sano Banano Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , International
Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
+506 2642 0638
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish wrap” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (12 reviews)
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Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Across from the Park | Next to the Supermarket, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous little restaurant. The food is absolutely wonderful and the people friendly. Your food is fresh and made with the utmost care. We thoroughly enjoyed this little place quite a few times during our visit.

Thank ladyp61
YlangYlangManagement, General Manager at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy you had a great time and we hope you visit us again. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you just wanna eat, then that's OK...don't go for the ambience!!! Nice young waitress and that's about it...even outside at the back the tables and chairs are ugly and heavy...not my favourite place at all...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had the tofu scramble breakfast and typical gallo y pinto along with a smoothie. Everything was delicious. We sat right off the quiet Main Street and it was a wonderful peaceful way to start our day.

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Thank G3900VRjon
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Will defenetly love to come back. Staff was very friendly, great price, clean rooms with A/C, private parking in the center of Montezuma! Highly recommended.

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Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We ended up have the omelette 2 days in a row because it was magnificent. I didn't think I could get so enthusiastic about an omelette but it's perfect & served with nice toast. The large coffee to go with it was just what we...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The owner was friendly and inviting. We decided to grab a bite to eat here after having a few beers at a local bar called Chico's. The bartender recommend "surf and turf" and it was astounding. The food was cooked on and open grill and...More

Thank rduncan237
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Had an early dinner here of pina coladas, Peruvian ceviche, and catch of the day with jalapeno sauce and passion fruit sauce. The drinks and the ceviche were great. The fish was good. For some reason I wasn't expecting the jalapeno sauce to be tomato...More

Thank seecrane
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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 28 April 2017

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 25 April 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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...
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