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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good14%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Costa Rican, South American, Gluten Free Options
JW Marriott Gunacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz 50301, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you book a table. We booked and were very happy we did. The service was excellent, the food was amazing and the knowledge of the staff in the explanation of the prep and ingredients was great. I had the Lamb chops and my...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We dine at saberno steak house quite frequently when staying in Hacienda Pinilla. Make reservations. Service is very attentive and the wait staff will get to know you when you return. Nice wine list and offering by the glass. They offer import cut and Costa...More

Thank vic c
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are staying at the JW Marriott and decided to give Sabanero Steakhouse a try tonight (July 7th) as we saw the good reviews. I am going to leave the waiter's name out of this as it is not my goal to...More

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GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Dear Josh, P, Thank you very much for taking the time to share feedback regarding your experience at Sabanero. I would like to express my sincerely apologize for falling short with your expectations, I regret about what you have experienced. I ask you to please...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Our teenage daughters dined here and received excellent, respectful service, which does not always happen for children dining alone. They said the steak was comparable to Morton's and Ruth's Chris. Overall, a phenomenal meal in a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We enjoyed two meals at Sabanero. Both times, we both had the Costa Rican filet mignon. It was like butter, cooked perfectly and accompanied with a selection of sauces and salts.

Thank ZeroEmissionBob
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

I’ve worked in restaurants over 10 years and our server Miguel was excellent. He suggested the perfect wine to complement my food. All of the sauces were very tasty the food was so hot and flavorful. My wife ordered the lobster and she enjoyed how...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner as a family in this location. Oldemar was our server and he did a fantastic job! My wife and I had NY Strips that were cooked to perfection, while our daughter had a Filet, which was superb. The service was...More

Thank RamblinManfromGA
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This steakhouse was wonderful! Beautiful interior, comfortable seating, the service was A+++++!!! The chef is preparing food very closeby the tables, there is gorgeous inside and outside seating. The pricing was great, not outrageous compared to other steakhouses!

Thank B E
Reviewed March 20, 2018

My husband had a traditional meal and you pay extra for the salad and side dish. I opted for the local filet that was butterflied and served with a vegetable and potato for $21. Go local, it was great!!

Thank Trisheee
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We had a very special meal at Sabanero! Great steaks - ambiance! The service was A+! Dennis was a professional waiter who took care of all our needs and then went above and beyond with some nice desserts! Chef Diego prepared excellent food Eith local...More

Thank Scott J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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 an Wine Spectator award winning restaurant offers a refined dining experience, the coziness of a Costa Rican hacienda and sleek modern decor. Savor our signature homemade bread, along with specially selectd steaks, fresh seafood and satisfying sides- Reservation recommended
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