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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches, Costa Rican
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Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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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...
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 staff is very friendly. We really care about 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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quirky but acceptable for dinner

It's a strange little place wrapped around a large tree in the centre of Saint Elena, The food was reasonable, but not outstanding. We went there because it looked to be the cleanest from the outside. Acceptable food and service for the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
John P
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Toronto
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It's a strange little place wrapped around a large tree in the centre of Saint Elena, The food was reasonable, but not outstanding. We went there because it looked to be the cleanest from the outside. Acceptable food and service for the money.

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williamstown.ma
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161 reviews 161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family ate here and though the prices were moderately high the food quality was poor. The only decent dinners among seven people were the pork and steak.

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Namur, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This treehouse restaurant is a nice place to eat or just drink a beer. You feel as if you were sitting on tree itself. cosy and good food

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Gatineau, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I ate there on our 2nd night in Monteverde, after the night walk with Kirkajou, because it was already late for Monteverde and we knew we could have a drink and a quick dinner there. Service and food were OK, but we did not order an elaborate meal, therefore I cannot vouch for wonderful food. The location... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Although my friends and I only went there for evening drinks, we quite enjoyed the unique aspect of being in a tree house for the evening. Just lovely!

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Over priced, poorly made food. Don't be fooled by the attractive appearance. Maybe just a quick drink, then eat somewhere else.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a great restaurant, up the stair around the tree which gives it the name and sit at tables which are slices of tree. The food was amazing and the service very good, we really enjoyed our evening here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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363 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Monteverde Cloud Reserve and stayed in a place nearby. This is billed as one of the top 10 bizarre restaurants in the world. There is a huge tree that pierced through the middle of the restaurant. The place is also a hotel. All staffs speaks English, and the food is expensive by local standard. The portion is generous.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Definitely a place to check out if you're looking for entertainment in tiny Santa Elena. Has live music at night, but closes fairly early (leaving at 10:15 pm we were the last customers).

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Walnut Creek
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had diñerr here. It was great fun to eat perched in a huge ficus tree. I had a tamale wrapped in banana leaves and a wonderful fish fettuccine plate with perhaps the best fresh tomato saucer I have ever eaten. There was live music and the place was very busy, so conversation was limited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
  • Phone Number: +506 2645 5751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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 staff is very friendly. We really care about 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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