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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Fine Resort Dining”
2 weeks ago
“Convention ”
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JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ChofuMT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the chef's table. We were able to easily get same day reservations. Food was more than enough, wonderfully cooked, service was perfect. Fun atmosphere.

Thank Beachgirl111111
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Of the choices at the JW, this was the best. So I wouldn't say don't go, but I'd say don't set your expectations too high. I ordered the NY strip (that is priced at Ruth's Chris kind of pricing) and what came out was a...More

Thank mrhover
GM_JWGuanacaste, Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, we used to work with US certified meat and they are of Black Angus and is the best quality here in Costa Rica. I apologize for not having complied, thr menu says this cut weight 16 ounces, and...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Finally we found a place where meat has a true place in the menu. The variety of meatcuts and appetizers are very well presented and tasty. Miguel Angel knew every single detail on the menu and was very sure when he recommended us what to...More

Thank Jose E
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I did not actually come for dinner, but I came in one afternoon to participate in the cooking class. The chef, Diego, was very thorough and created what he called a typical breakfast in Costa Rica, which consisted of beans and rice, cheese, and plantains....More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Sabanero Steakhouse is part of the JW Marriott's Costa Rica's resort. The steakhouse is staffed with exceptionally friendly service ! The meal is accompanied with some unique starting breads & butter and a varierty of "tasting salts" that made the meal memorable. The ala...More

Thank Dan G
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We are staying there next week and would like to make reservations for Tuesday night March 21 at 8:00 for a party of 4. John Maness
15 March 2017|
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Response from AJAXCHIN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, my suggestion is don't go there.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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