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Sabanero Steakhouse

JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sabanero offers a one hour Costa Rican cooking lesson ($15/person), which was cool. We got to eat the dish he made (Gallo something...black beans/rice). We also went there for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday dinner (the reason for the family trip) and the food was outstanding!!...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the first night of five at the JW Marriott. Celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. Miguel was our server and man was the service good. Really enjoyed how the chef came to our table a couple of times to check on us and ask about...More

Thank zipit80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best food i have had in Costa Rica. Diego, the head chef, is fantastic and the service is first class. Any restaurant that makes you want more of the complementary taster appetizer is good by me! From the sauces to the steak and chicken...More

Thank Ted F
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The steaks and sides were outstanding. The Costa Rican meat cut was well prepared and the sides, especially the mushrooms, were very tasty. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Our dessert - Carrot cake- tasted delicious. The recommended Cabernet Sauvignon complimented our main course.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Great service, food and deserts, a must taste: the homemade ice cream! The environment and service are exceptional, Thanks chef Diego and Dennis for the advice and service!

Thank David D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Superb staff and excellent food. A bit pricy but worth it! Recommend the crab stuffed baked potato side dish.

Thank ChofuMT
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This place is great if you love steak and flavor. Diego makes one of the best steaks you will ever eat and I won't spoil you with the sides and flavorful spices and sauces they give you options to use. You will not need A1...More

Thank largaespada3
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The food was good, but the service was wonderful. Carlos waited on us two of visits and we really enjoyed meeting him. He was attentive and informative about the restaurant and Costa Rica in general.

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Definitely check out this option for dinner; we had a fantastic experience here. The steaks, in particular, were some of the best we have had. Chef Diego does a terrific job.

Thank J-Span5
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Food and service was outstanding! Our waiter even went to the ice cream shop on property to get me coconut sorbet for dessert. My husband is a steak man and said everything was great. I was able to order fish (in case there are some...More

Thank traveld803
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Response from AJAXCHIN | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +506 2681 2000
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Sabanero steak house features premium cut from Costa Rica and USA.
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