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Tree House Restaurante & Cafe

Main Road, in front of the Catholic Church, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5751
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Ranked #9 of 24 restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
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 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Even in the rain, this was a great place to enjoy people watching, the special atmosphere of the giant ficus, and good food. We stopped here after the Monteverde butterfly gardens and sat inside where the chairs are padded and more comfortable. You would not come here for destination dining; but it is a wonderful, casual place with a unique... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fun, personal, and enormously worth seeing! Do not miss this place! The food is good, the atmosphere the best!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is a cool spot, with a great view of Santa Elena. Service was very good but the food was nothing special.

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped in here right after getting into town. Looked interesting, was not disappointed. The building itself is interesting enough, but I really enjoyed having a balcony seat where I could survey the town and make plans. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Food was close to top-notch.

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Carmichael, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The food is just pretty good but the ambiance can't be beat. You sit up on a platform built around a huge tree. It's beautiful and the kids loved it. We had pizza that was ok but the kids really enjoyed their dinner which made it more fun for us adults.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

the coffee was okay however the ambience was great ! I wish they had some more menu choices , but we went there for the place. there is a small souvenir shop below the coffee shop. I like that the barista made an effort to have a funny face on my mocha .

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Tree House was VERY cool. We walked stairs that spiraled around the tree trunk from ground level to the main floor. The restaurant was very dimly lit with lots of green lights around the tree limbs. The tree itself is massive and the tables/chairs are made from large slices of trees. My wife and I both got seafood (shellfish)... More

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Edenton, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Amazing restaurant! Great atmosphere and food! The service was excellent and usually live music. Live tree that has grown right through the middle fo the restaurant and everything just kinda goes flwoing around this tree.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful setup. Live music in the nights. Gets windy so carry a coat/jacket/sweatshirt if you want to sit out doors.

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So cool, its pretty much the thought that you are sitting in a restaurant that is bulit in a tree. Awesome live music at night. Good service, fast, polite. Just a neat thing to do even for the thrill. Decent prices and food.

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