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El Sano Banano Restaurant

) #8 of 31 Restaurants in Montezuma ££ - £££ , , 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%
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 6 December 2015

We loved eating outside near a stream in beautiful Montezuma. There are signs not to feed the monkeys, but fortunately none were around to pester me for my banana pancakes. I wasn't in the mood to share them as they were delicious. I also tried...More

Thank MunoMan
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I went here for breakfast a few times while in Montezuma. They don't have a huge selection, but what they do have is good and reasonably priced and the service was good. Their blended coffee drinks are delicious! The banana pancakes were also excellent.

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

The food is very average, and way over priced for what you get. Go to a soda, and you'll get better value. Service was decent, though a little high-pressure.

Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Arrived at happy hour and ordered a margarita right off of their menu. It could not have been worse, I've had some bad margarita's, including trying every one at LAX Airport, but this was BAD. Then we ordered dinner, Nachos for here and Mahi Mahi...More

Thank Mike K
YlangYlangManagement, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2015

Dear Mike, I do sincerely apologize that you felt your experience at El Sano Banano was one of such disappointment. After exchanging messages with you and hearing your side of this situation, I have checked with our manager and the waiters from that night and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Incredible food! They make their own coconut milk which when blended like icecream with espresso makes for one of the most magical treats of my lifetime. David took care of myself and my yoga students like we were family! The beautiful people of Costa Rica...More

Thank Jessiyoga
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I really like their Nachos, as well as the fish wrap and avocado wrap. The prices are rediculous though, especially for locals. This restaurant is definetly more focussed on tourists.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
YlangYlangManagement, Owner at El Sano Banano Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are happy to hear you enjoy a number of our dishes. We have compared our prices to a number of different restaurants in town and our prices are very...More

Reviewed 8 October 2015

We came here for breakfast two days in a row and the group loved the food. There are options for vegans and vegetarians. We saw monkeys! There's free wifi and it's right next to where the excursions take off so it's great to come here...More

Thank CostaRimaJomaa
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a good restaurant. It offers good local dishes and the prices are reasonable. I like the seating area outside, more so than inside. Just make sure that you don't sit under the coconut tree as these may fall down.

Thank M H
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We have traveled to Costa Rica three times and we ate at the El Sano Banano each time. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. We love the movies shown in the evenings. They lower a large screen and show a different...More

Thank 471alisond
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch, we sat outside and were quite bitten. My tostadas were really tasty, but my friend ordered a salad. It was basically just leaves, no real substance and it cost $10 so she was expecting a bit more. I would definitely come...More

Thank Lucy S
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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