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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At the Tree House we offer a unique ambiance, we have a huge ficus tree in the middle of the restaurant.Our menu has many options, from snacks, beer and cocktails to a complete diner with a great wine.Our coffee is very special, one the best coffees in Costa Rica, we roast it ourselves and have 4 great Baristas who will make a perfect coffee, you will get incredible latte art!Our stuff is very friendly and we really care about our customers, so if you have any issues at the restaurant please work it out with us and we promise we will give you a satisfying solution!Thanks!
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Peru, Maine, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A restaurant built around a huge tree. How fun to eat amid the branches! We had basic casada and Imperial and it was very good. Staff was attentive and the atmosphere fun. Especially recommend going on the evenings they have live music. We thank our taxi driver (who plays in the band) for recommending the Tree House. A three man... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Have you ever had lunch in a tree? I had not before I went to the Tree House. Voted one of the most unusual restaurants in the world, it was definitely a treat. We were able to score a seat in the front overlooking the street and had a very enjoyable lunch. Most of the people on our bust tour... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nice atmosphere in this second story restaurant built around a large tree. Food and drinks were excellent. Located in downtown Santa Elena.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

great place for an end of evening drink and a pizza. unique place to watch the street activity below from. we preferred small local places for meals but this was fun for a more touristy activity.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Sitting on the patio you are surrounded by a giant tree growing through the restaurant. The quesadillia was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The night we ate there we had a live band providing entertainment. Reservations accepted here. Atmosphere not rowdy but great place to go and visit with a group or date and have drinks/food!

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a true gem of a restuarant in santa elena. It was built around a great tree which is perfect for warm days. They had live entertainment every night and the food was terrific.

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Zurich, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

After arriving in St Elena after a really bumpy drive from Fortuna, we were truely starving and ended up in this restaurant (though we wanted to visit anotherone, but then we were attracted by the location build around a tree and decided to eat here). The size of dishes where enormous (we had some Costa Rican dishes for lunch and... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We took a cab into town to just wander and wound up a little after the lunch hour in this fine establishment and promptly took a seat overlooking the town. We ordered Margaritas that were fresh and tasty. I also had the Avocado Relleno with shrimp - delicious. It is on the appetizer menu but is enough for a meal.... More

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Bellevue, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The tree in the restaurant was pretty cool and the restaurant was really nice inside (we had more of an inside seat than next to the tree). The food I had on that particular day was so so. My wife's was a little better.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Had lunch here a couple of time during our tour, firts time the chicken salad (excellent), second time Nachos (very good). The service was very friendly and it was interesting sitting in a treehouse wastching the world go by. Probably you pay a bit of a premium for eating in such a unique place but thought the prices were not... More

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