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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

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Costa Rican, Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique setting

This unique restaurant is located in and amongst the branches of a large tree. The service was prompt and the food was good. I had a casado, a typical Costa Rican meal. It was served with white rice versus the traditional black beans with rice. The fish was delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Vickie D
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Denver, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Denver, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This unique restaurant is located in and amongst the branches of a large tree. The service was prompt and the food was good. I had a casado, a typical Costa Rican meal. It was served with white rice versus the traditional black beans with rice. The fish was delicious!

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Westchester County, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Like most of the food in the area, it was just ok. I suppose this was great for the area but coming from New York, our expectations were quite high. Food was decent, price was high for what we were served. Nearly $100 USD for a meal for three and a few drinks. Not exactly cheap and it is a... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great food, friendly staff and unique surroundings. Try the traditional dish for two which could probably feed four.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A little on the pricy side but worth it! Food was excellent and portion size perfect. The band that was playing while we were there was really amazing, not too loud and great songs !

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A real character place. Lovely food and large portions. Not cheap but good. A great place built around a tree.

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Winnipeg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Meal was good.... Hubby had a steak that was not done medium rare.... was rare. They took it back and had it cooked in a quick minute. Usually when that happens, it gets well-done, but in this case? Perfect! They had a local 3 man band entertaining... Was a little loud so you couldn't really talk over your meal, but... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here with my boyfriend and another couple. This restaurant is so cool, there is literally A TREE in the middle of it. We would have loved to eat on the balcony area but it was too windy that night. We all had amazing dishes; calamari, octopus, chicken stuffed avocado, pizza, quesadillas. We did not have one complaint... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch there. Everyone ordered something different and we were all pleased. I loved the ceviche. Good service.

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San Jose
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food is good, the beer is better! The service is excellent. these guys were very friendly and charming. Sitting in the tree house (try to get a seat by the railing over the street) watching the world go by became our afternoon activity. We joked with the waiters about getting our usual table. It was so relaxing and pleasant.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food was reasonably priced and tasted pretty good, and it seemed like large serving sizes. The fact that it's in a tree (kind of) is obviously the main draw, and it's pretty cool. The live music was also good.

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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: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches

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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